Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak

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Sized for medium to large paddlers, this hybrid kayak is designed to track straight and true on flatwater yet offers great maneuverability when you're ready to explore moving waters.


A true hybrid, the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 kayak performs efficiently on flatwater but has the versatility to run rivers with a little whitewater. High-density polyethylene hull is tough enough to handle years of hard use. Phase 3 Air Pro seat features contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort. SlideLock foot-brace adjusts with an ergonomic handle to reset from inside the boat. Built with a large cockpit for medium to large paddlers. Shallow arched hull for easy maneuverability in small rapids and light surf. Upswept bow easily rides up and over small waves. Adjustable Tru-Trak skeg lets you track straight in moving water. All adjustment straps are easy to use and are located forward of the paddler. Footpads are shaped to alleviate foot fatigue. Rear storage compartment with bulkhead and Orbix hatch keeps your gear dry. Cup holder and gear trays at front of cockpit are equipped with bungees. Deck rigging holds maps, extra layers and other gear. USA.

- L.L.Bean

Versatile, stable, and comfortable, the Aspire 105 Kayak merges the body of a recreational touring boat with the mentality of a whitewater boat for equally pleasurable flat-water leisure paddling and river running, within reason. Polyethylene takes a trouncing from novice paddlers, and keeps bouncing along. Even experienced 'yakkers sometimes sneak into a rock garden, and this rugged hull forgives all but the most severe bumps. On the bottom, the shallow, slightly arched hull makes maneuvering magical when you're trying to creep around the broadside of a large, protruding appliance in the middle of the river. Friendly chines blend into the sidewall so you can get an edge if you know what you're doing, and beginners won't be a wobbling wreck in the middle of the lake. An upswept, high-volume bow lets you break through small surf without getting tanked. The Phase 3 AirPro outfitting cushions your tush and lifts your legs. The spring-loaded TruTrak skeg lets you beat a straight line to the shore if that morning mouthful of river water starts talking back. Playing charades on the water and you need to communicate a top' Flick your finger, lift the skeg, and start spinning. The stern bulkhead stows lunch and a windbreaker safely, secured with the Orbix hatch cover. Fore and aft on-deck rigging puts essentials at your fingertips, so you're never far from, um, a cookie or a beer.

- Backcountry.com

Phase 3 AirPro Seating SystemCup Holder with DrainTruTrak Skeg SystemBungee Deck RiggingSkid PlateSoft Touch HandlesOrbix Stern HatchSlideLock Foot Brace SystemKayak KonsoleThigh and Knee Padding SpecificationsLength: 10'6 / 320 cmWidth: 29 / 47 cmMax Capacity: 400 lbs. / 182 kgDeck Height: 15.5 / 39 cmWeight: 48 lbs. / 22 kgCockpit Length: 51.5 / 131 cmCockpit Width: 23.5 / 60 cm

- River Sports Outfitters

Easy handling and very maneuverable, the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak is the perfect boat for novice and intermediate paddlers.. . Phase 3 AirPro seating provides back stability, ventilation, drainage, and comfort. SlideLock XL foot brace system allows for quick and easy adjustment for leg length. Drop-skeg provides better tracking when the water starts to get rough. Redesigned Orbix stern bulkhead is better sealing and lower profile. Bungee deck rigging and molded-in gear tray/water bottle holder. Thigh/knee padding ensures that you stay comfortable no matter how long youre on the water. Skid plate protects the boat from rocky launches. Ideal for medium to large-size paddlers. Seals Spray Skirt Size: 5.5.