Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 with Rudder
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The Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 kayak combines the stability of a recreational kayak with the speed and tracking of a touring model. Slightly larger than its 14 ft. cousin with a spacious cockpit, the Tsunami 145 is well suited to large paddlers. Hull is crafted in high-density polyethylene for amazing durability and easy care. Novice and seasoned paddlers alike will enjoy the responsive performance of the Tsunami's hybrid hull shape; it's designed to track smoothly during long trips. Multichined, V-shaped hull strikes a nuanced balance and combines excellent stability with remarkable tracking. Foot-pedal-controlled rudder system with cockpit deployment controls helps you steer and track effectively. Updated for 2012, the Phase 3 Air Pro Tour 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 size of paddler and flexes a bit with every paddle stroke. Icons shows what each adjustment strap does, and all control points are forward of the paddler and centrally located to reduce strain. Leg lifter uses handle to shore up space below your legs; back strap lowers seat back, and the angle of back rest is adjustable as well. Small gear bag under seat features a gear clip and enough capacity for a water bottle or extra food. Rear bungee cords lock seat back forward during transport. Keepers footbraces adjust to maximize comfort, personalizing your paddling experience and ensuring optimal paddling position. Stern hatch, bow hatch and small midship hatch all have bulkheads to keep gear dry and secure. Domed hatch covers offer a rugged watertight seal and an easy-to-remove tab and contours.
Quick on the water and roomy in the cockpit, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Kayak is the ideal balance of comfort and efficiency, and now it has the added benefit of a drop-down rudder. Paddlers of any skill level can glide quickly across long stretches of open water and feel confident when the wind whips up a rough sea. Stash camping or fishing gear in the fore and aft hatches, and take this performance touring kayak far from the shore.