true
60000

Kayaks

 

Kayak Shopping Tips

 

Buying a kayak can be confusing, that’s for sure. Before you buy a kayak there is one important decision that you need to make: how are you going to use it? Are you interested in paddling whitewater rapids, lakes, ponds, or the open ocean? Are you going out solo or with a partner? All of this needs to be addressed before you pull the trigger and make an investment into your kayak. Beginners should look for kayaks that combine versatile handling with good stability and reasonable weight.

 

Types of Kayaks

 

Sit-on-Top/Open Top

 

Sit-On-Top kayaks or Open Top kayaks allow an individual to sit on the top of the kayak, hence their name. They are a great selection for kayakers who enjoy fishing or diving. They are also an ideal selection for beginner kayakers.

 

Touring/Sea

 

Touring kayaks or Sea kayaks are perfect for individuals who enjoy kayaking long distances. The design of Touring or Sea kayaks are long and lean for better tracking (the kayaks ability to travel in a straight line), and quick travel over long distances.

 

Whitewater

 

Whitewater kayaks are different from the other boats that comprise kayak types. Whitewater kayaks are designed to handle moving water more efficiently. Their design is at the opposite end of the design spectrum in comparison to the aforementioned Touring/Sea kayaks. Whitewater kayaks are short and maneuverable and recommended for experienced riders. more...

 

Helpful Gear Tips
Not sure what you need? Let us help
Need help? Give us a call at 888.271.7500 or Live chat with us now.
Black Friday Preview
Black Friday Preview
Up To 60% Off Tons of Gear
You are using a web browser we don't support. Please use the latest version of one of these browsers
 
10% Off Your Order*
For a limited time, sign up for our emails and get 10% off your first purchase. You'll also receive product sneak peeks, exclusive offers, and upcoming events.