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Recent Kayak Reviews

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler

rated 2 of 5 stars The most important issue being the watertight storage, it's sadly not water tight and leaks like a sieve. Mine was purchased at Up & Under, UK, and manufactured under license by Palm Europe International. It was returned twice because of the bad leak and a full refund issued. No replacement offered as there is a mould (mold) issue and the 120 will always leak. If it was not for the leak it would have scored highly, but a boat that leaks is not much use. Full review

Advanced Elements AirFusion Elite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This 13-foot folding kayak has a combination of metal frame and inflatable support. It's light to carry and it's sporty to paddle. Easy to transport by bus or small car or carrying, the AirFusion is an environmentally-sensible choice. The tough construction lasts for years of use. I've tried most of the different kayak models made by Advanced Elements, and other brands as well. The AirFusion is a particular treat to paddle! It's excellent for recreational paddling on flat water and day trips. I… Full review

Perception Prodigy 10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I received this kayak as a gift and it is my first kayak ever. I have used it for paddling on flat water and slow moving streams. As a newbie paddler, this has been a great first boat. It is very stable and maneuvers well. The cockpit and seat are comfortable for my 6'3" frame. After years of asking my wife for a boat, she surprised me with a kayak. I have enjoyed many hours paddling Lake Lanier here in Georgia as well as the Etowah and Chatahoochee Rivers. The Prodigy is a great learner's kayak,… Full review

Dagger Alchemy 14.0L

rated 5 of 5 stars I chose this model for purchase after a season of renting different types for evaluation. I live on the waterfront of a narrow flatwater high current river. Good performance going up or down stream. Rugged hull for rocky landings to explore tiny islands.   I've dumped and hit everything in the river, and expect this boat will last a lifetime. Skegg is awesome. Very good storage capacity and a very comfortable seat, knee pads etc... I'm 5'8" 220 lbs and even with dry suit and rain skirt this is… Full review

Old Town Twin Heron

rated 5 of 5 stars Old Town produced a great family recreational kayak in the Twin Heron. Excellent learning kayak and wonderful for a quiet day on lake or stream. I've paddled most of my life and this is the most comfortable kayak or canoe I've had. Visited the Old Town factory in Maine and found a great deal on a Twin Heron kayak. Couldn't wait to get it in the water! This 60-pound kayak is easy to handle out of the water with two carry handles and lots of places to grab when you lift it onto a vehicle. Unique colors… Full review

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

rated 4 of 5 stars Super stable and tracks well. This is a great kayak for touring around lakes and rivers. Great for beginner paddlers and beyond. I've been a canoer my entire life but decided that my big 15' canoe was a bit too heavy for me to man-handle alone so I sold it and bought the 12' Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 kayak which weighs about 49 pounds (30 pounds less than my old canoe).   I had never sat in a kayak before and I was a little nervous about how different it might be from my canoeing experience. Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100

rated 5 of 5 stars Are you looking for a moderate sized, sit-on-top kayak that's easy to transport, comfortable to sit in, handles well, and is capable of carrying enough gear for a backcountry adventure? Then you should consider the Wilderness Systems TARPON 100 sit-on-top kayak. I've prepared an in-depth video review of the Wilderness Systems TARPON 100 sit-on-top kayak.  I bought this kayak as a birthday gift for my wife, but I love it so much I'm considering getting one for myself. This 10 foot-long kayak weighs… Full review

Oru Kayak Bay ST

rated 5 of 5 stars The 2017 Oru Kayak Bay ST is light, extremely portable, easy to assemble, and strong. It is pricy, but that’s the tradeoff for its weight and portability. i purchased the Bay ST and the Beach LT from REI online for my wife and me after we inspected and sat in them at the 2017 REI Labor Day sale. I had them shipped to my local REI for pickup. Both fit inside my Toyota Prius. When I got them home, I assembled each in my backyard. The folds were pretty stiff during the first few times I assembled… Full review

Folbot Greenland II

rated 5 of 5 stars Through a gator-infested river in Guatemala to Belize and north to the mighty St. Lawrence river of Ontario, Canada, the Greenland II never let me down. The Greenland II design always caught my attention. In the early nineties I called Folbot in South Carolina requesting a ready to ship two seater. The kind lady on the Folbot end stated that a blue Greenland II was indeed available. Two days later, I picked up the kayak at the Miami International Airport cargo area. The fine craft arrived with me… Full review

user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler reviewed Nov 15, 2018
$1049 MSRP
Advanced Elements AirFusion Elite reviewed Jun 23, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Perception Prodigy 10 reviewed Jun 5, 2018
$439
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Alchemy 14.0L reviewed May 28, 2018
$1299 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Twin Heron reviewed May 26, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 reviewed May 21, 2018
$929 - $999
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 reviewed Mar 26, 2018
$759
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oru Kayak Bay ST reviewed Feb 8, 2018
$1,519 - $1,599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Folbot Greenland II reviewed Feb 3, 2018
$2399 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Pakboats XT-15 Solo reviewed Dec 19, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Elie Sound 100 XE reviewed Nov 13, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Eddyline Sea Star reviewed Sep 19, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Current Designs Sirocco reviewed Jul 6, 2017
$1599 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Axis 12 reviewed Nov 24, 2016
$969
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite reviewed Oct 7, 2016
$1189 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS MaverIK II reviewed Sep 23, 2016
$1,895
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nigel Dennis Kayaks Romany Surf reviewed Sep 22, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sea Eagle Sport 370 reviewed Aug 24, 2016
$499
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 reviewed Aug 10, 2016
$949 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
BIC Sport YAKKAir Lite 1 reviewed Jul 8, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Axis 10.5 reviewed Jun 27, 2016
$809 - $869
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Necky Looksha T Tandem reviewed Jun 11, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Jackson Kayaks Karma RG reviewed Jun 8, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pamlico 100 reviewed Jun 3, 2016
$539 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eddyline Denali reviewed May 30, 2016
$2499 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea Eagle Explorer 380x Pro Package reviewed Feb 25, 2016
$1,149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ocean Kayak Yak Board reviewed Feb 24, 2016
$400 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pelican International Intrepid 100x reviewed Feb 15, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Carolina 12 reviewed Jan 16, 2016
$929
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Necky Eliza 15 with Rudder reviewed Jan 11, 2016
Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition reviewed Dec 22, 2015
$680 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Jackson Kayaks Mini Tripper reviewed Dec 22, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Advanced Elements Lagoon1 reviewed Dec 16, 2015
$349
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Sound 10.5 Angler reviewed Dec 4, 2015
$459
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two reviewed Dec 4, 2015
$700 - $829
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dagger Katana 10.4 reviewed Oct 4, 2015
$899 - $1,229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Trip 10 Deluxe Angler reviewed Aug 31, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Perception Expression 11.5 Kayak reviewed Aug 23, 2015
$637 - $859
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Oru Kayak The Bay reviewed Aug 13, 2015
$1275 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 with Rudder reviewed Jul 30, 2015
$1,529
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pamlico 145T Tandem with Rudder reviewed Jul 30, 2015
$974
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Pelican International Summit 100x reviewed Jul 29, 2015
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
LiquidLogic Remix 69 reviewed Jul 27, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dagger Zydeco 11.0 reviewed Jul 23, 2015
$479 - $599
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Perception Impulse 10 reviewed Jul 14, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Elie Sound 120 XE reviewed Jul 9, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Impex Kayak Montauk reviewed Jul 2, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tributary Tomcat Tandem reviewed Jul 2, 2015
$799 - $849
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Dirigo 106 reviewed May 13, 2015
$600
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Carolina 14 reviewed Jan 8, 2015
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