Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 with Rudder

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The efficiency, speed and storage capacity of an expedition sea kayak with the stability of a recreational touring kayak and dimensions that are comfortable for larger paddlers. The 165 is designed with a rudder and other amenities to accommodate experienced paddlers on extended trips and expeditions, yet it's easy enough to handle for beginners. 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. Made of Gen2 polyethylene, a high-density, lightweight and superstiff plastic that allows thin yet durable walls and a smooth finish with rich, long-lasting color. SlideLock foot-brace adjustments are also within arm's reach, letting you reset the foot pegs while in the boat. Footpads are shaped to alleviate foot fatigue. Hatches and bulkheads provide plenty of dry storage for gear. Deck rigging has reflective perimeter cord. USA. Dimensions Overall 16'6" x 23"; Cockpit 351/2" x 191/4". Capacity 350 lb. Stern storage 5,182 cu. in. Bow storage 5,318 cu. in. Day hatch 2,290 cu. in. Weight 63 lb.

- L.L.Bean

Slip the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder into the cool waters of the Pacific for an intensely intimate whale watching experience or a week-long exploration in and among the San Juans. Lightweight and rigid polyethylene gives the Tsunami the stamina withstand years of paddling expeditions. A moderately rockered bow keeps this boat buoyant even when the chop gets a bit frisky. Smooth hull lines and a defined chine help this boat move quickly and efficiently across long, open stretches of water, and the deep hull affords larger paddlers additional room in the cockpit. The Phase 3 AirPro XP gives your tush a cushy ride. Both the SlideLock footbraces and padded thigh braces can be tweaked to give you a custom fit. The rudder comes up when you need to maximize maneuverability, but then drops back down to keep you going straight ahead when the wind picks up. Three covered hatches provide ample storage space for dry bags containing camping gear, clothes, and food. On-deck rigging keeps your fishing rod and rain coat within arm's reach. In this rudder-happy rock-solid boat, you have the ability to leave dry land behind for weeks at a time.

- Backcountry.com

With added volume in the cockpit and room for lots of gear, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 kayak accommodates large paddlers during overnight or multi-day trips. Novice and seasoned paddlers alike will enjoy the responsive performance of the hybrid hull shape of the Tsunami; it's designed to track smoothly when traveling long distances. Multichined, V-shape hull strikes a nuanced balance and combines excellent stability with remarkable tracking on smooth lakes, wind-sheltered bays and slow-moving rivers. When piloted by an experienced paddler, the versatile hull also negotiates chop and wind-it's a smooth, fun ride suited to a wide range of abilities. Hull is crafted in high-density polyethylene for amazing durability and easy care. Foot-pedal-controlled rudder system with cockpit deployment controls helps you steer and track effectively. Phase 3 Air Pro XP 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. 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. Stern hatch, bow hatch and small midship day hatch all have bulkheads to keep gear dry and secure. Domed hatch covers offer a rugged watertight seal and an easy-to-remove tabs.


Lean, sleek, and speedy, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 sea kayak features a cockpit sized to accommodate larger paddlers. This performance touring kayak includes a rudder for steering and improved tracking. 2008 model. Polyethylene hull stands up to hard use. Multi-chine hull shape helps the kayak track straight while also adding to the boat's stability. SlideLock adjustable footbrace system. Rudder steering is achieved with the footbraces. Bow and stern bulkheads create dry storage compartments for gear, clothing, and provisions. Bow and stern hatches for easy access. Deck rigging fore and aft lets you get at munchies and other necessities with just a reach. Adjustable thighbraces deliver a custom fit inside the cockpit. Perimeter reflective safety line gives you something to hold to when outside of the kayak. SealsĀ® spray skirts and cockpit covers that are size 1.7 will fit this cockpit. View A Wilderness Systems Video.