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.


Spend a quiet morning paddling in the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak, watching ripples move through the reflections as flocks of geese soar above the glassy water. Or, if that docile scene causes you to snore, have your paddling pal slap you awake for some choppy fun on a wind-blown lake or river. Versatile, stable, and comfortable, the Aspire 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. Take this boat down a Class V drop and you'll be in a Level I trauma center within minutes. 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 egregious 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 side wall 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 up-swept, 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 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

The Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 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 105 is the perfect choice for novice and intermediate paddlers hoping to take their paddling experience beyond flat water.For free shipping to participating New England stores, or to ask any questions, call Customer Service at 888-463-6367.