A lot of FUN and cute too
We bought one of these and tried it out in the pool and went back the next day to buy 2 more. We got a chance to take them out on the river this weekend. We got these so we can poke around lakes and watch birds and animals. This is NOT a serious kayak, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. My husband is 6'3" 200 lbs and we both fit very comfortably in our kayaks. They are very easy to paddle, but don't skim through the water as quickly as a traditional kayak. They are wider and have a very flat bottom, and don't seem to have the same grip on the water. The advantage to this is that they are VERY stable - I was able to haul my 50 lb dog out of the lake and onto the kayak every time she decided she didn't want to swim anymore. When she jumped back into the water, it hardly rocked the kayak.
We got these because they actually fit INSIDE our GMC Acadia SUV. We can put two of them inside, which saves on gas mileage. For camping, they fit INSIDE our tiny (18 foot) travel trailer. Another selling point is that they are MADE IN THE U.S.A. Yay!!!
Our kayaks came with a small triangular sail that is really fun! We flew along with just a bit of wind. Using the oar as a rudder gives you complete control. I wasn't able to tack back and forth against the wind. I'm sure that I don't have the skill to do that yet, but I think it would be difficult with this kayak because of the extremely flat bottom. We were easily able to row upstream on a very gentle river. It seems to be well suited for either going downstream, or paddling around a lake. That's all we want to do anyway. The seat back has a cap at the rear so you can use it for watertight storage. It would probably hold a windbreaker or your lunch. It also has a good sized storage area with elastic cords behind the seat. It holds up to 250 pounds, so you could carry quite a bit with you. It has a built in cup holder, a fishing pole holder, and a rest for the oars.
If you want a fun boat to play around with, this is perfect
Reviewed by: Its All Good from Lifetime Customer.