Recreational Kayaks

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$300 - $399.99
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Recent Recreational Kayak Reviews

Wilderness Systems Pungo 140

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love my Pungo 140. THIS awesome kayak should not be listed as a recreational kayak only. It's a cross-over. It's also a touring kayak. To me a touring kayak should be able to hold gear and track well while it carries that gear. Full review

Dagger Axis 10.5

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect crossover kayak. Just what I was looking for! I kayak the waters of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, so I wanted a kayak that would do well on lakes or on Class I to III rapids. I found just what I was looking for with this one! I also like to do nature photography, and the skeg makes a big difference in keeping me on track toward my subject. The seat is adjustable and very comfortable, even during a 10-hour float. I am a 57-year-old woman, and I wanted one light enough I could… Full review

Wilderness Systems Pamlico 100

rated 4 of 5 stars This is the ideal kayak for anyone who is just getting into kayaking, lives on a relatively calm lake, or enjoys going for a calm relaxed paddle. It has a good amount of storage, leg room, and is extremely stable. I purchased two of these kayaks almost five years ago, and they have been great to me. I live on a lake and take out one of the Pamlicos many times a week. They are a very stable kayak and I have never had any trouble with it tipping over. I love the storage behind the seat and found it… Full review

Pelican International Intrepid 100x

rated 4 of 5 stars Great beginners kayak. The twin arch multichine hull is very stable, you would have to try hard to tip it. After reading all the great reviews of the Trailblazer 100 at Dicks, I was sold on Pelican. I had to call Pelican customer service to find out what hull was on that boat. Almost every review talked about the stability. I confirmed with Pelican that is had the twin arch multichine hull. She told me the Liberty, Trailblazer, Intrepid, Shoal, and Bounty all have the same hull. After seeing the… Full review

Jackson Kayaks Mini Tripper

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent little recreational kayak for kids, teens, and small women. It's good for flat water and for fishing. Light enough for small people to carry to the water, it's still well-made of tough plastic. This handy little recreational kayak was the prize I won at a paddle festival. What a pleasure the Mini-Tripper was to paddle! I used it for a year, and it's now owned by the teenage children of a friend. I was not the person it was designed for, yet it still worked fine for me. At… Full review

Perception Sound 10.5 Angler

rated 4 of 5 stars Very responsive, quick, stable, and a good workhorse for recreation, workouts, and fishing. In a 3.4-mile trek, average speed was 3.0 and a top speed of 8.5 during an anaerobic workout. Handles well in wind and waves. Good for large paddlers. The kayak's cockpit is roomy, even for a large person. A little more space than the Pungo 120 or 140. The seat and peddles need to be adjusted before you get in. I read reviews that complained about the 10.5 in wind and wave conditions. In 10-15 mph winds and… Full review

Old Town Trip 10 Deluxe Angler

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent low-cost recreational kayak. This kayak is really nice for flat water and slow moving rivers. My wife and I are are new to kayaking and these were our first purchases. So far we have taken ours out on 16 trips in the past two months ranging from 90 min to our longest trip of 8 hours on the water, 2 miles to 14.88 miles. We have paddled in no wind to as high as about 15mph. It tracks reasonable straight and maneuvers pretty well. We kayak on flat water and slow moving rivers. The kayak… Full review

Wilderness Systems Pamlico 145T Tandem with Rudder

rated 4 of 5 stars Best tandem kayak I have ever used. Very comfortable seats. Very adjustable. Handles very well in solo or tandem use. Front seat slides back for solo use. Large cockpit. It can be mounted on an suv like a canoe. No need for special kayak rack. Great kayak. Full review

Pelican International Summit 100x

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Perfect recreational kayak for those new to kayaking, with a great balance of features for the price point. I bought the Pelican Summit 100X kayak last summer after having joined a group of friends to go kayaking in a borrowed kayak. I enjoyed it so much I started shopping for one of my own but I was on a limited budget. After research and a pretty thorough search in local stores, balancing price and availability, I settled on the Pelican Summit 10-foot kayak from Academy Sports. I had narrowed… Full review

Top-Rated Recreational Kayaks

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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 reviewed Aug 10, 2016
$799 - $1,179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Axis 10.5 reviewed Jun 27, 2016
$647 - $809
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pamlico 100 reviewed Jun 3, 2016
$539 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pelican International Intrepid 100x reviewed Feb 15, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Jackson Kayaks Mini Tripper reviewed Dec 22, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Sound 10.5 Angler reviewed Dec 4, 2015
$455
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Trip 10 Deluxe Angler reviewed Aug 31, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pamlico 145T Tandem with Rudder reviewed Jul 30, 2015
$899 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Pelican International Summit 100x reviewed Jul 29, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dagger Zydeco 11.0 reviewed Jul 23, 2015
$479 - $599
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Perception Impulse 10 reviewed Jul 14, 2015
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Elie Sound 120 XE reviewed Jul 9, 2015
$595
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Dirigo 106 reviewed May 13, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 reviewed Sep 23, 2014
$719 - $903
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 reviewed Sep 23, 2014
$560 - $699
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Perception Prodigy 13.5 reviewed Jul 4, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Camden 120 reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$900 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Old Town Dirigo 120 reviewed Apr 22, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Old Town Vapor 10 reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Twin Otter reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$800 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 12XTS reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$600 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pelican International Liberty 100x reviewed Mar 25, 2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 reviewed Dec 11, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Old Town Heron 9XT reviewed Sep 1, 2013
$430 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite reviewed Jan 17, 2013
$1,249
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Emotion Kayaks Glide reviewed Jul 14, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 10XT reviewed Jun 25, 2012
$490 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Sundance 12 reviewed May 11, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Approach 10 reviewed Aug 20, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Necky Rip reviewed Nov 24, 2010
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Emotion Kayaks Advant-Edge reviewed Jun 13, 2010
Perception Sunrise 100 Kayak
$449
L.L.Bean Manatee Solo 10
$399 - $459
Point 65 Tequila GTX Solo
$799
 
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Angler
$1,145
Dagger Katana 9.7
$1,105
Perception Rambler 9.5
$355
Dagger Zydeco 9.0
$449
Jackson Kayaks Tupelo 12.5
$899
Eddyline Skylark 12
$1,379
Jackson Kayaks Day Tripper 12
$999
 
Old Town Loon 106
$900
L.L.Bean Manatee 10 Deluxe Angler Kayak
$495
Hurricane Santee 116
$799
Dagger Axis 12
$905 - $1,139
Old Town Loon 126
$1,000
Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 Kayak
$607 - $759
 
Perception Rambler 13.5 Tandem
$555
 
Perception Sport Sound 9.5
$389
 
Current Designs Solara 145T
$1,099
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