Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 Kayak
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The Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 Kayak combines easy handling and maneuverability with great stability to make it the most versatile boat of its kind. With an economy drop-skeg and the ability to perform in moving water up to Class II, the Aspire 100 is the perfect choice for novice and intermediate paddlers hoping to take their paddling experience beyond flat water.For free shipping to most of our New England stores, or to ask any questions, call Customer Service at 888-463-6367.
Love to paddle lakes, but looking to enjoy the experience of some faster-moving rivers? The Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 helps expand your paddling repertoire beyond flatwater. High density polyethylene hull withstands years of use and offers high durability. Slightly smaller than its 10 ft. 6 in. counterpart, the 10 ft. Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 is designed for small kayakers. The Aspire 100 features a hybrid design between a purely recreational kayak and 1 designed for moving water. As with all Wilderness Systems kayaks, you'll love the confidence-inspiring stability of the Aspire 100. Shallow arch hull is easy to turn, reminiscent of Tarpon and tandem Pamlico series, and it enhances maneuverability in class II rivers and even gentle surf. Upswept, full bow easily rides up and over waves. Front console fits in multiple sizes of bottles, cans, liter-sized wide-mouth bottles and smaller bottles. Gear trays on either side of the water-bottle holder offers storage for small cameras, cell phones, sunscreen or sunglasses; drain holes help keep things dry. Adjustable, spring-loaded skeg deploys with a cord on right side of cockpit and enhances tracking in flatwater. Phase 3 Air Pro seat offers excellent comfort and intuitive adjustments. Mesh stretched over contoured foam forms a perforated pad; large holes enhance airflow, and small holes enhance support for sit bones and lower back. Scalloped, contoured seat pan cradles and cushions legs, and backrest conforms to size of paddler and flexes a bit with every paddle stroke. Icons show what each adjustment strap does, and all control points are forward of the paddler and centrally located to reduce strain. Leg lifter uses handle to shore up space below your legs; back strap lowers seat back, and the angle of back rest is adjustable as well. Small gear bag under seat features a gear clip and enough capacity for a water bottle or extra food.
Unlike a host of other hybrid boats hitting the water, the Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 Kayak takes a touring approach and throws in a twist of whitewater for a wickedly versatile boat. Hitting the river just prior to peak run-off and sneaking out for a pre-dawn paddle on a tranquil lake no longer require two boats with the Aspire in your possession. The shallow hull means maneuvering over class II water is simple, and the drop-down skeg makes tracking a tight line effortless. With one slick boat, you get the stability of a touring boat with the frisky attitude of a whitewater boat for a wide variety of paddling situations. The rugged polyethylene hull will weather rock storms in fine fashion. Even pro 'yakkers make an occasional mistake, and this sturdy boat manages to forgive all but the most hard-hitting incidents. The slightly arched hull makes navigating chop cheeky fun as the up-swept bow bounces merrily along up and over the waves. Signature Wilderness Systems chines blend into the sidewall for incredible stability. Smaller paddlers will find the cockpit sized just for them, with a slightly shorter length and wide, easy access. The Phase 3 AirPro outfitting can be tweaked for a custom fit, and the sliding footbraces bring the necessary elements for a comfy paddle. The spring-loaded TruTrak skeg lets you scribe a straight line, be it to the shore or the party island in the middle of the lake. The stern hatch sports an Orbix cover to protect your mid-day sustenance, and an adjustable water bottle holder means you should never run dry. Fore and aft on-deck rigging puts essentials at your fingertips so you're never far from a cookie or beer.