Wilderness Systems Ride 135

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Very stable, and the high seat is very comfortable.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $975


Very stable, and the high seat is very comfortable.


  • Stable
  • Comfort
  • Well made

Love this thing. Bought it for fishing and just paddling down a local river. The high seat makes being in it all day very easy. It is stable enough that I stand in it all the time while fishing (even when floating down a river).

It is very well built, have owned it over a year now with a lot of on the water time with no issues. And it is very easily accessorized. Has lots of room for storage with the rear gear area, also the front hatch. The front hatch can also be used as rod locker. The front hatch is also water tight (this works well for stowing camping gear and supplies when doing an overnight trip).

Have had it on small fast rivers and large lakes and everything in between (haven't had a chance to take it out in the ocean yet, but don't think it will be a problem) without any problems or complaints.


Welcome to Trailspace. Thanks for the review!

6 months ago

Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support Trailspace by making your next purchase through one of the links above.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Wilderness Systems's Ride 135 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Wilderness System Ride 135 is optimized for maximum performance and capacity from flat to surf to small water, while adding the latest Wilderness Systems innovations paddlers, hunters, anglers and other hobbyists demand. The fully-redesigned Ride 135 takes everything that made the series so popular and optimizes it for maximum performance and capacity from flat to surf to small water. The award-winning design and angler team has delivered a stable powerhouse with versatility, capacity and configuration capabilities that take this celebrated series to the next level. Every detail has been fine-tuned, from the wider, flatter standing platform, to beefed-up outfitting, to the intuitive layout that easily handles milk crates, all types of rod holders and gear in incredibly accessible locations. There's so much packed into the new 2012 Ride 135 you'll need to see/stand in it to believe it.

- RockCreek

Load it up with gear and hit the water! The Wilderness Systems Ride 135 sit-on-top kayak lets you enjoy recreational paddling, photography or fishing from an extremely stable platform. The Ride 135 offers enough stability to stand up if desired, and wide foot areas on deck make it easy to confidently get onto your feet. 13 ft. 6 in. length offers great tracking, and 550 lb. capacity lets you bring along lots of gear. Performance-oriented hull increases boat's speed and stability, helping it track straight as you explore inland waterways, flatwater and coastal areas. High-density polyethylene construction offers performance, durability and low maintenance. Phase 3 Air Pro Freedom Elite 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 you 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. Small gear bag under seat features a gear clip and enough capacity for a water bottle or extra food. The seat may be completely removed for use as a beach chair when off the water. Footbraces are easy to adjust by hand and stand up to tough conditions. Orbix bow and midship hatches let you store gear away from splashes. Orbix hatch cover features a hinged design and locking lever; to open hatch, simply slide lever to unlock cover and flip open to access gear. Spacious stern tank well with bungee rigging holds a dry bag or tackle box. Molded cup holder with drain keeps hydration close at hand. Includes a paddle holder, self-bailing scupper holes, recessed deck fittings, a skid plate and a drain plug.


Featuring a luxuriously padded seat back and stable, pontoon-like hull, the Wilderness Systems Ride 135 Kayak is game for a variety of paddling adventures. Load your fishing gear in the back tankwell for a paddle to the lake's hidden bay, or slide a fully-stocked cooler under the bungees for an all-day rendezvous with relaxation.

- Backcountry.com

This is the one they've been telling you about. A unique, pontoon-style hull creates one of the most stable platforms available. Wide seating and more capacity are ideal for divers, anglers, and large paddlers. Features recessed storage area behind seat. 2010 model features new oversized, padded seatback. Padded, Oversized Backrest with Seatpad, Side Carry Handles with Paddle Holder, 8-inch Orbix Midship Hatch, Keepers Footbrace System, Large Oval Orbix Bow Hatch, Comfort Carry Handles, Rudder Ready, Tankwell with Bungee, 6-Inch Midship Hatch, Length 13'4" / 406 cm, Width 32" / 81 cm, Max Capacity 400 lbs. / 181 kg, Deck Height

- Massey's Outfitters