Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 with Rudder

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Designed for multiday expeditions in a wide variety of weather conditions, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 kayak has the efficiency, speed and storage capacity of an expedition sea kayak with the stability of a recreational touring kayak. Made of Gen2 polyethylene, a high-density, lightweight and superstiff plastic. Body has thin yet durable walls and a smooth finish with rich, long-lasting color. Phase 3 Air Pro seat made of contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort. New Course Control rudder system is easier to use and more durable, helping you track straight. SlideLock XL foot-brace adjusts with an ergonomic handle for reset from inside the boat. Stable enough for beginners, with the amenities to accommodate experienced paddlers. A cockpit roomy enough to make larger paddlers comfortable. All adjustment straps are easy to use and 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 the seat back down flat for car-top transport. 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 open and close. Deck rigging has reflective perimeter cord for extra visibility. USA.

- L.L.Bean

More than capable for a weekend trip, this touring kayak has added depth suitable for mid-to-larger sized paddlers while maintaining speed and efficiency necessary for longer distances.


Slip the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder into the cool waters of the Pacific for an intensely intimate whale watching experience or a week-long exploration in and among the San Juans. Lightweight and rigid polyethylene gives the Tsunami the stamina withstand years of paddling expeditions. A moderately rockered bow keeps this boat buoyant even when the chop gets a bit frisky. 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. The Phase 3 AirPro XP gives your tush a cushy ride. Both the SlideLock footbraces and padded thigh braces can be tweaked to give you a custom fit. The rudder comes up when you need to maximize maneuverability, but then drops back down to keep you going straight ahead when the wind picks up. Three covered hatches provide ample storage space for dry bags containing camping gear, clothes, and food. On-deck rigging keeps your fishing rod and rain coat within arm's reach. In this rudder-happy rock-solid boat, you have the ability to leave dry land behind for weeks at a time.

- 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.


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