Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak

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Sized for medium to large paddlers, this hybrid kayak is designed to track straight and true on flatwater yet offers great maneuverability when you're ready to explore moving waters.

- REI

By adding a mere 6-inches to the Aspire's smaller design, Wilderness Systems equipped the 2018 Aspire 105 Kayak to hold another 100-pounds of weight, making this efficient and stable recreational kayak well-suited for medium to large framed paddlers. The shallow, slightly arched hull allows for effortless maneuvering around the slow moving riverway, while beginner-friendly chines blend into the sidewall so you won't get stuck wobbling in the middle of the lake. A spring-loaded skeg provides enhanced tracking through long treks of flatwater and the habitual bayside breeze. And although this larger version is only 4-pounds heavier, the replaceable skid plate might come in handy when portaging around monstrous rapids or simply dragging the boat from your car to the put-in.The 105's cockpit boasts all of the comforts you could want for a long day on the water. The Phase 3 AirPro seating system, complete with leg, back, and height adjustments, is truly like sitting in the lap of luxury. Sliding foot braces and padding around your knees and thighs provide a place brace against for enhanced control. A molded-in console features a spot for your smaller go-to items and a cup holder for staying hydrated. Fore and aft on-deck bungee rigging puts essentials at your fingertips and a covered stern hatch supplies more room for your dry bag or bulky gear.

- Backcountry.com

Easy to handle and very maneuverable, the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak is the perfect boat for novice and intermediate paddlers. Phase 3 AirPro seating provides back stability, ventilation, drainage, and comfort. SlideLock XL foot brace system allows for quickandeasy adjustment for leg length. Drop-skeg provides better tracking when the waterstarts to get rough. RedesignedOrbix stern bulkhead is bettersealing and lowerprofile. Bungee deck rigging and molded-in gear tray/water bottle holder. Thigh/knee padding ensures that you stay comfortable no matter how long youre on the water. Skid plate protects the boat from rocky launches. Ideal for medium to large-size paddlers. Seals Spray Skirt Size: 5.5. 51.50 x 23.50 in. cockpit size. 10 ft. 6 in. total length. 29 in. total kayak width. Max load: 400 lb.. 48 lb. total kayak weight.

- EMS

A true hybrid, the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 kayak performs efficiently on flatwater but has the versatility to run rivers with a little whitewater. High-density polyethylene hull is tough enough to handle years of hard use. Phase 3 Air Pro seat features contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort. SlideLock foot-brace adjusts with an ergonomic handle to reset from inside the boat. Built with a large cockpit for medium to large paddlers. Shallow arched hull for easy maneuverability in small rapids and light surf. Upswept bow easily rides up and over small waves. Adjustable Tru-Trak skeg lets you track straight in moving water. All adjustment straps are easy to use and are located forward of the paddler. Footpads are shaped to alleviate foot fatigue. Rear storage compartment with bulkhead and Orbix hatch keeps your gear dry. Cup holder and gear trays at front of cockpit are equipped with bungees. Deck rigging holds maps, extra layers and other gear. USA.

- L.L.Bean

Phase 3 AirPro Seating SystemCup Holder with DrainTruTrak Skeg SystemBungee Deck RiggingSkid PlateSoft Touch HandlesOrbix Stern HatchSlideLock Foot Brace SystemKayak KonsoleThigh and Knee Padding SpecificationsLength: 10'6 / 320 cmWidth: 29 / 47 cmMax Capacity: 400 lbs. / 182 kgDeck Height: 15.5 / 39 cmWeight: 48 lbs. / 22 kgCockpit Length: 51.5 / 131 cmCockpit Width: 23.5 / 60 cm

- River Sports Outfitters