Are you looking for a moderate sized, sit-on-top kayak…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $900 CDN, about $700 US


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.


  • Small size
  • Generous payload capacity
  • Very comfortable and adjustable seat system
  • Lots of storage
  • Easy to transport by one person


  • A bit heavy at 55 lbs
  • A bit pricey

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 in at 55 lb. and has a load capacity of 325 lb. The fully adjustable seat makes this little boat very comfortable to paddle, and for a short boat it handles and tracks very well.

Please check out the video:


Thanks for the review, theonecanoe. It sounds like you picked out a good kayak for your wife.

1 year ago

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