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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 with Rudder

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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.


Stash enough camping gear for a weekend of touring and set out in the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder. 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. This expedition boat boasts extended storage space, rock-solid stability in rough seas, and the comfort you need to spend day after day on the water.

- Backcountry.com

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.