Summer Arrivals in Whitewater Kayaking, Kayak Fishing, and Rec. Kayaking
Summer is officially here! The warehouses are filling up with great paddle craft to help you enjoy it. Take a peek at some of the latest products to hit the storefront.
The Bonafide SS107 fishing kayak was designed by anglers, for anglers, and is loaded with features you won't find anywhere else. The hybrid cat hull design provides maximum stability without sacrificing paddling performance. The SS107 features the incredible comfortable HiRise seating system. The ultra-high seat allows you to sit with your knees bent, taking pressure off your lower back. If you want to really dig in and cover some distance, the SeatRack and foldable seat frame allow quick and quiet conversion to a lower position. An under the seat Junk Drawer keeps all you gear close at hand for ultimate convenience, and multiple rod and paddle management points ensure you're never too far from what you need. The Bonafide SS107 is truly an incredible fishing kayak.
Don't let its size fool you! The 3 Waters Big Fish 105 offers all the same features, stability, comfort and performance as the Big Fish 120 but in a smaller more manageable size. This kayak is designed from the ground up with a focus on stability, tracking and performance made possible by the innovative cathedral tri-hull. The cathedral tri-hull features two outer pontoons along with a central pontoon with deep channels in between. The Big Fish seat offers all day paddling comfort with multiple sitting and standing configurations - high, low, recline and flip away, which doubles as a lean bar when standing. The deck features a sturdy reinforced standing platform, storage space along the gunwales and open bow and stern storage areas for easy gear access. Another key feature is the removable Sonar Pod, designed to help you install electronics such as fish finders with ease. Other features include molded in handles, two rear flush mounted rod holders, adjustable foot rests, stand up assist strap and a convenient accessory outfitting track system. The Big Fish offers everything you need to fish your favorite lake or river, in a smaller more compact and affordable package.
Shred Ready's Shaggy LE Helment is new for 2018 as a Limited Production Run. This popular design is made out of carbon and aramid layers for a superior strength-to-weight ratio. New features include the HOG 3.0 Retention System that utilizes a BOA System to easily dial in the perfect tension.
The Perception Sound 10.5 is a great value in sit-inside kayak fishing for larger paddlers. This kayak makes paddling and fishing easy with the perfect combo of comfort, features, and portability. The 10-foot-6 sit-in design protects from the elements while its light weight makes it easy to carry.
Built to explore quiet, slow-moving waters, the Sound's tri-keel hull creates ultimate stability and smooth steering to track straight and stay on course with minimal effort. Value-packed and feature-rick, the Sound includes a dashboard with mounting points for accessories, two molded-in rod holders, and a spacious rear storage zone with bungee cord security.
The Pyranha Ripper takes the #FastIsFun Ethos introduced by the 9R, and combines it with a playful stern for an extra dose of adrenaline. Standout features of the design are generous bow rocker for a dry ride, a highly surfable, supremely maneuverable planing hull, maximum waterline for exceptional downriver speed and easy attainments, plus the security of a full plate footrest and a complete array of security points and handles. With enough volume to take on all your favorite runs, in the Ripper you'll be stern squirting out of the eddies, dip turning around rocks, and soul surfing every wave ... after all, kayaking is meant to be fun!
Perfect for adventures on flat or slow-moving waters, the Access makes everyone feel like a pro by offering exceptional stability, comfort, and control. The 9.5-foot model's forgiving 9-foot design makes it popular with beginner to intermediate paddlers. The sit-on-top design makes it easy to get in and out of the the entire family. The shorter length and lighter weight make it a cinch to transport and increases maneuverability.
For paddlers looking for a great dry suit on a budget, look no further than the Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 Meridian Dry Suit. The Hydrus 3.0 Meridian is made in Arcata, CA and incorporates all the features of the GORE-TEX version including Kokatat's superior construction techniques, integrated socks, women's specific patterning, watersports entry and rear drop seat for women, but at a lower price. This proprietary three-layer fabric is exceptionally waterproof and breathable, and carries Kokatat's limited lifetime warranty.
The Astral V-Eight is the world's first breathable PFD and a long-time best seller. The V-Eight combines Astral's patented Airescape technology with an ergonomic design high mesh back and lightweight construction.
The Old Town Dirigo 120 is a popular recreational, award-winning kayak, beloved for its optimal size and easy-to-paddle design. A roomy cockpit and excellent initial stability make this a perfect choice for almost anyone. Easy grip thigh pads help make the Dirigo 120 efficient and easy to control and maneuver on the water. Equipped with a comfortable seat and a stern Click Seal Hatch with bulkhead, the durable Dirigo 120 is all you need to get started in the sport of kayaking.
LiquidLogic's Retro-Slice revolution is in full swing. They brought you the Party Braaap and Mullet to start. Now it's time to introduce their cartwheel, squirt, splat, surf, flow machine, the Homeslice. LiquidLogic has taken more than 25 years of slicey boat experience to not only create a boat that you can throw around to your heart's content but a low volume kayak that you can paddle all day, probably in shoes. Whether you want to take advantage of the full play potential wheeling in holes and carving up waves or create your own course through the eddy lines, seams, and rocks along the entire river - the Homeslice will have your back.