Wilderness Systems Pungo 140

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This is a good and well priced kayak. I bought is…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $500

This is a good and well priced kayak. I bought is for the 3-way seat because of comfort on longer trips. I have taken this unit on many long trips over 50 miles.

The only concern that I have had is with the watertight of the foam bulkhead behind the seat that creates the waterproof compartment aft of the seating area. It is not completely watertight due to flexing of the hull/deck when in use, and the foam bulkhead must be caulked to maintain tightness.

This unit handles well for a 14 footer and for a 14 footerĀ tracks pretty well. It is a one person carry.

For the price it is a FordĀ "Taurus" not a Cadillac "Fleetwood". Even so the quality of the Wilderness Systems is there in the product.

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Roomy and stable on the water, the Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Kayak boasts a spacious cockpit and extra length needed for paddlers who shop in the big-and-tall section of the clothing store. The longest-limbed member of the Pungo family, this 14-foot honey of a boat offers fore and aft storage for an overnighter on the island in the lake or your full panoply of photography gear. Whether you're a polished paddler or an evolving 'yakker, this boat offers a smooth, predictable ride across the lake or down a river that only moseys. The Pungo 140 bears a strikingly similar profile to its smaller siblings; all have a modified V running down the center of the hull, sharp chines, and flared (or bellowed) sides resembling keels on a canoe. As such, the Pungo 140 has the same superb initial and secondary stability as its smaller kin, and it has the same tracking abilities across flat water. Just like a birthmark might differentiate identical twins, the distinguishing feature of the Pungo 140 (other than the obvious additional length) is a skinnier waist. With only 28 inches through the widest part of the boat, veteran paddlers will be able to pick up a little steam without much effort. The Phase 3 AirPro seat supports your back and thighs and adjusts in several dimensions with a simple tug or two. The SlideLock footbrace system holds your paws steady, while thigh and knee pads protect your legs from side-wall bruises. Even though the cockpit dimensions might seem like the entryway to a mega-mansion, you can still fit a spray skirt over it if you're afraid of melting. The Kayak Konsole comes off when you're toting bulky items, and you still have bow and stern hatches to store extra gear or beer.

- Backcountry.com

Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Kayak - The Pungo 140 from Wilderness Systems is one of the best-selling kayaks in the world. Beginners can climb in and go where they aim, and more experienced paddlers can extract remarkable performance from these boats. The Pungo 140 also has great speed, giving many traditional sea kayaks a run for their money. Phase3 AirPro outfitting allows you to set up your seat to precisely fit your body type. The sealed bulkheads and Orbix hinged hatch covers make access to gear easier than ever. A removable Kayak Konsole easily attaches to the cockpit rim for even more storage and convenient access to gear. The Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 is a real joy to paddle, especially when you have a lot of water to cover and a lot of gear to carry. Pungo 140 is 14 ft long by 28 inches wide. It's cockpit is 57 inches by 22 inches and has a deck height of 13 inches. The Pungo 140 weighs 53 lbs and will carry up to 350 lbs.

- Outdoorplay

Longer than a true beginner's kayak, this full-length Pungo doesn't sacrifice comfort or stability to gain speed and performance. It's very responsive and has a roomy cockpit like the shorter Pungos, but has the length and storage capacity for overnight trips on lakes and quiet bays. The hull's keel line and multichined shape provide great stability, easy steering and straight tracking. Sealed bow and stern hatches provide dry storage space and maximum flotation. Durable GEN2 polyethylene construction holds up to rocky landings. Now equipped with the new Phase 3 Air Pro seat which features contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort. All adjustment straps are easy to use and are located forward of the paddler no more reaching behind to awkwardly pull on straps. Gear bag attached to seat holds snacks, water bottle or anything you want to keep close at hand. Bungee cords let you fold seatback down flat if you transport your boat bow-down on top of your car. SlideLock foot braces adjust to customize the fit to your comfort, even while you're under way. USA. < L.L.Bean Kayak Paddle A two-piece kayak paddle made with a sturdy, lightweight aluminum shaft. Paddle can be feathered 60A for left- or right-hand control. Asymmetrical fiberglass/nylon blades eliminate flutter. USA. Storage Cover Keeps out rain and insects while your boat is in storage. Imported. KAYAK Dimensions Overall 14' x 28"; Cockpit 57" x 22". Capacity 350 lb. Weight 53 lb. PADDLE Length 230 cm. Weight 2 lb. 8 oz.

- L.L.Bean

Phase 3 AirPro Seating SystemMade in the USABow & Stern BulkheadsOrbix Stern HatchDeck RiggingComfort Carry HandlesSlideLock Foot Brace System8-inch Orbix Bow HatchKayak KonsoleThigh and Knee Padding SpecificationsLength: 14' / 427 cmWidth: 28 / 71 cmMax Capacity: 350 lbs. / 159 kgDeck Height: 13 / 33 cmWeight: 58 lbs. / 26 kgCockpit Length: 57 / 145 cmCockpit Width: 22 / 56 cm

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