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10 Best Kayak Reviews 2015- Recreational,Tandem Kayak, Fishing Kayak

Looking for the best kayak to purchase? There are different types of kayaks available on the market for different purposes. Maybe you are looking for the best fishing kayak or maybe a recreational kayak. See the list below to get a quick idea of how to pick one.

ModelEditor
Rating
Type
Old Town Predator MX 5Multi Purpose
Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creeker4.8Recreational
Sea Eagle 370 Pro Package4.3Tandem Inflatable
Coleman QuikPak K5 Kayak4.5Recreational
Wilderness Systems Tempest 1705Sea & Touring Kayak
Sun Dolphin Fishing Kayak4.4Fishing Kayak
Advanced Elements4.5Tandem Kayak
Emotion Glide Sport Kayak4.7Beginner kayak
Point 65 Martini Kayak,5Multi Purpose

 

Best Fishing Kayak: Old Town Predator MX Kayak

Old Town Predator MX Kayak review

This is one of the best all-rounder fishing kayak available on the market. To be honest it is a multi-purpose kayak which can be used in various ways. We are giving a 5-star rating to this kayak. It might be expensive but trust me it is totally worth of the price tag. This is a sit on top kayak. This kayak is quite long at 12 feet and it weighs 82 pounds. Rat material of this kayak is polyethylene. If you are kayaker who loves to face tough situation then this is a great option for you. This kayak can handle big swells easily. Its multi-position allows you to use it efficiently in two ways: paddling and fishing. It is a great option for swimmers too.

 

Pros:

  • Huge space to keep gear and stuff
  • Multi sitting position
  • Can handle heavy swells
  • Sit is very comfortable & adjustable
  • Customize as much as you want
  • Scupper plugs works excellent

Cons:

  • Slightly heavy

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Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creeker

Dagger Mamba 8.1 Creeker Review

Best Kayak for White Water: Are a big fan of kayaking on the white water? Are you ready for some serious fun which includes having a strong nerve? If yes, then Dagger mamba 8.1 Creeker kayak is for you. This whitewater kayak is very popular among many famous paddlers from different parts of the world. It weighs only 44 pounds by making it one of the best lightweight kayaks. It is 8.1 feet in length. There are adjustable foot braces, gear storage system and security grab handles. It has been said that this kayak improves the learning skill. This is a best recreational kayak for fun loving people.

 

Pros:

  • Specialized for whitewater
  • Handles big water rapids easily
  • Adjustable foot braces
  • very comfortable

Cons:

  • no major cons

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Sea Eagle 370 Pro Package

Sea Eagle 370 Kayak Pro Package
Best Tandem Kayak: This is one of the best inflatable tandem kayaks.I am a big fan of this kayak as this is one of the cheapest inflatable kayak available for tandem kayaking. This kayak is very lightweight and it’s super portable. One thing that needs to be mentioned for the first time inflatable kayak purchase that these takes few time to get inflated: this one takes 8 minutes.

This kayak can be taken to the river or in the lake and you can take your partner too. As this is a tandem kayak, you may want to take your dog with you. You don’t have to worry as this kayak is strong enough to withstand your dogs paws and claws. I know that’s a good news for a dog lover. With plenty of features, this 12 feet kayak can hold up to 3 persons or 650 pounds. It’s super easy to inflate and deflate.

 

Pros:

  • Cheap tandem kayak
  • Easy to inflate and assemble
  • Foldable
  • Lightweight and easily portable

Cons:

  • Not suitable for rough environment

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Coleman QuikPak K5 Kayak

Coleman QuikPak K5 Kayak Recreational kayak

Best Recreational Inflatable Kayak: This is a recreational inflatable kayak. This kayak features a large storage, multiple D-rings & bungee lacing. It’s double lock & mini double lock valves are very useful in case of accidental air loss. There is a backpack and it comes a part of the kayak when joined. This kayak is 10 feet long. This is a good kayak for fun loving people as you can easily handle this kayak by yourself.

 

Pros:

  • Large storage area
  • Excellent stability

Cons:

  • Not suitable for rough environments
  • Accessories are average

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Wilderness Systems Tempest 170

Wilderness Systems Tempest 170

Ultimate Best Sea Kayak: Do love sea kayaking? If the answer is yes then you need to know that this is the best sea kayak. This beast can handle very rough swells easily. With the wilderness system, this kayak is perfect for a sea kayak. Even though it has a narrow beam but you can easily put your favorite gear and stuff in it. This sea kayak looks pretty amazing and it has a premium look which will catch everyone’s eye. This 17 feet kayak is good for touring too.

It’s sit is very comfortable and the footpeg is adjustable. Another plus point for this kayak is that it’s pretty faster then other kayaks. This cool kayak can be very effective on the lake too. My cousin bought one last month and she has been paddling on the lake for a while and she is totally happy with it. Just in case if you like to mod your kayak, you can do modding in this kayak too. This is one of the best touring kayak in this price label.

 

Pros:

  • Very stable
  • Enough place to store camping gear and stuffs
  • Premium outlook
  • very comfortable
  • Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces

Cons:

  • No major cons

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Sun Dolphin Fishing Kayak

Sun Dolphin Fishing Kayak

Best Cheap kayak for Fishing: This is a pretty decent cheap kayak for anglers. With some very useful features this kayak is a perfect option for anglers. It lightweight and thus it;s easy to carry by a singe person. It is made for the anglers by coming with fishing system. There are two flush mount rod holders, swivel rod holder and more. Since you are using this kayak for fishing you may have to sit for a while and this is super easy with this as the seat is very comfortable.

This 12 ft long fishing kayak has been loved by many anglers. There is adjustable foot braces which might be useful for some people.

 

Pros:

  • Specially made for anglers
  • Fishing facility like rod holder
  • dry storage compartment
  • Great tracking

Cons:

  • No scupper plugs

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Advanced Elements AE1007-R

Advanced Elements AE1007-R

This is a very popular inflatable kayak from advanced elements. There are three layers of material which prevents the extreme puncture. This is a tandem kayak for paddlers who can rearrange the sit plans according to usage. Padded seats are comfortable. If you love to go for tandem kayak then this is surely a good option. I am planning to get one to paddle with my brother and thinking about this one.

Since this is a Convertable kayak you can go for either single solo kayaking or you may take a partner. This cool kayak is 15 feet in length and weighs 56lbs. It can hold up to 550 lbs.

 

Pros:

  • Multi sit position
  • Three layers of protection for puncture
  • Convertible

Cons:

  • Slightly heavy 56lbs

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Emotion Glide Sport Kayak

Emotion Glide Sport Kayaks

Best Kayak For Beginners: This is a 9 feet 8 inches long kayak which weighs around 49 pounds. This kayak is for single paddler purpose which provides great mixture of stability, performance. This lightweight kayak is very easy to handle on the water and the users of this kayak have praised this handling skill of this kayak.

Taller person like more than 6 ft can easily use this kayak and feel no pressure. This kayak provides stable kayaking on the lake or on smaller waves. Even though we have mentioned this for beginners but it is a very good option for experienced paddlers who are looking for budget-friendly kayaks. This kayak is lightweight and perfectly perfect for the beginners and experienced too.

Pros:

  • Good stability with high performance
  • Lightweight
  • Heavy-duty adjustable foot braces
  • Comfortable foot positioning

Cons:

  • Poor positioning of bungee

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Point 65 Martini Kayak, Red

Best Touring Kayak Point 65 Martini Kayak

Best Touring Kayak: This is a different type of kayak then others. This kayak has a unique feature which will be very helpful for some people. If you ever wanted to get a kayak which will work as single kayak and tandem kayak then you might be thought that you are out of your mind. But, now, you are not !!! This kayak can be used as single kayak and tandem kayak too. You can transform this kayak into a single kayak or tandem kayak anytime you want.  As you can see in the picture, this kayak can be assembled and taken apart easily within seconds. It’s not magic, it’s ENGINEERING !!!

This is the best day touring kayak which is very lightweight. You can easily pick it up while drinking your coffee. It’s so lightweight that you can easily put it on the card or in the trunk. Its large comfy padded cockpit is so comfortable that it makes the entry & exit very easy.

This kayak is one of the best recreational kayaks for people who like to kayak on the daytime. It can be used as tandem recreational kayak by assembling all parts.

Pros:

  • Best day touring kayak
  • Easy assemble and reassemble
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to carry

Cons:

  • Not fit for tough environments

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