Wilderness Systems Tempest 170

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Delivering solid initial stability and strong tracking in wind and current, Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak is made for midsize paddlers looking to explore rough-water coastlines.


This Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak is an outstanding rough-water expedition sea kayak proportioned for larger paddlers. Exceptionally capable and comfortable, it stays in control even in rough conditions. Phase 3 Air Pro seat made of contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort. Thigh braces, hip pads, seat and ergonomic back band all adjust to custom fit your body. Gen2 polyethylene hull is high-density, stiff and lightweight plastic. SlideLock XL foot-brace adjusts with an ergonomic handle for reset while in the boat. Adjustments are within easy reach and use friction rather than ratcheting for precise control. Body is thin yet durable with a smooth finish and rich, long-lasting color. All adjustment straps are located forward of the paddler. 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 for car-top transport. Retractable skeg gives you even more control in rough water. Footpads are shaped to alleviate foot fatigue. Bulkheads provide plenty of dry storage for gear. New hatches have a tighter seal and are easier to get on and off. Deck rigging has reflective perimeter cord for extra visibility. Expedition deck rigging and compass mount are recessed to minimize deck spray. Carry handles attached with shock cord provide shock absorption. USA.

- L.L.Bean

Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Sea Touring Ocean Kayak with TruTrak Skeg - The discerning voyager's choice, the Tempest 170 sea kayak from Wilderness Systems is the ultimate kayak for those who want to push their limits. From its ultra-comfortable cockpit to a well-mannered shallow-v hull design that behaves itself in conditions calm or chaotic, the Tempest lets you spend your time refining your skills and having more fun instead of fighting to stay upright or on course. Ergonomic Phase3 AirPro Tour outfitting allows you to set up your seat and cockpit to precisely fit your body. All controls are right at your fingertips for easy adjustments. The TruTrak skeg keeps the Tempest 170 moving straight and tracking true when winds or currents kick up. The hydrofoil shape cuts efficiently through water, and retracts into a water-tight housing when not in use. Multiple hatches with sealed

- Outdoorplay

Perfectly blending speed with stability the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak is touring perfection. Balanced and forgiving this boat is perfect for any paddler looking for a seaworthy kayak.


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