Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160

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At sixteen feet long, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 Kayak is built to perform, track, and cruise without compromising hauling capacity or comfort. Plenty of attachment points and hatches give you ample space for longer tours, and creature comforts like a cup holder and extra-plush seat mean that the long haul won't seem so daunting after all.

- Backcountry.com

The Tarpon 160 by Wilderness Systems is a solo sit-on-top kayak ideal for coastal paddling and casual touring. It features plenty of room for you, your gear and your big sense of adventure. Paddler-friendly sit-on-top kayak is perfect for exploring wildlife areas, fishing and relaxed day touring; sit-on-top design makes entry and exit fast and easy. Gen2(TM) high-density polyethylene construction offers performance, rugged durability and affordability. Multichine hull responds to your leans and delivers terrific secondary stability. Foot pedal-controlled rudder system with cockpit deployment controls helps you steer and track effectively. Redesigned Phase 3(TM) SOT seat features increased air circulation, adjustable backrest and leg support and easily accessible adjustment. New larger tank well with bungee cords securely stores tackle box and dry bags; bow bungee decking secures gear up front. New dual Slide-Trax rail system at front of seating area and tank well attach compatible accessories (not included) without tools or complicated adjustments. Keepers footbraces adjust to maximize comfort, personalizing your paddling experience and ensuring optimal paddling position. 8 in. center hatch and 19 in. bow hatch offer dry storage for small items like clothing and lunch. Hatch covers feature a hinged design and locking lever; to open hatch, simply slide lever to unlock cover and flip open to access gear. 2 paddle holders secure your paddle while fishing or taking photographs. Molded-in mesh pockets stash small items, and comfort carry handles ease transport.


2NDS . The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 is one of the most well-designed sit-on-top kayaks on the market. The Tarpon series offers amazing paddling performance thanks to enhanced bow lift, which allows the boat to glide through surf and choppy water. Generous tankwell storage space, raised floors and a comfortable Phase 3 seat system add to the appeal of this all-around great kayak. Comfortable Phase 3 seating system Keepers foot brace system Molded-in cup holder Gear storage pockets 8” orbix midship hatch Large oval orbix bow hatch Spacious tankwell with bungee rigging Paddle holders Comfort carry handles Slidetrax accessory system Weight capacity: 375 lb. Length: 16' Width: 28 Depth: 13-3_4 Weight: 72 lb. Material: Polyethylene Made in USA Boats are cosmetic 2NDS and may come with minor blemishes, not unlike those that will be incurred on the first outing. To ensure your satisfaction, please remove all packaging material immediately upon arrival, and inspect for damage prior to signing acceptance form from carrier. Note any damage on carrier’s document, and contact Sierra Trading Post with any problems. Delivery Charge: $125. Must ship via truck within the continental U.S. only. Cannot be applied to special shipping offers.

- Sierra Trading Post

The ultimate destination kayak boasts the most performance of the line - more capacity, speed, and a drier ride. Don't compromise comfort for performance. Tarpon Storage Pockets, 8-inch Orbix Midship Hatch, Keepers Footbrace System, SlideTrax System, Phase 3 SOT Seating System, Side Carry Handles with Paddle Holder, Large Oval Orbix Bow Hatch, Comfort Carry Handles, Tankwell with Bungee, Length 16' / 488 cm, Width 28" / 71 cm, Max Capacity 375 lbs. / 170 kg, Deck Height 13.75" / 35 cm, Weight 72 lbs. / 32 kg, Cockpit Length 52" / 132 cm, Cockpit Width

- Massey's Outfitters

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160


The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 30, 2013 at Backcountry.com.

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