I Love It, I Hate It!
I bought this kayak almost 2 months ago. I have been out on it pretty much every weekend since i purchased it. I am torn on how to rate this kayak, i love it, I hate it! On the water it performs awesome! I float rivers bow fishing for 6 to 8 hours and i don't get uncomfortable at all. I've been on big open water with big boats and it never gives you the sense of flipping. In short it is solid and comfortable on the water, and for a bigger guy of 250 lbs and over 6 foot, that was what I was looking for. I love the versatility that the rail system gives me. I can be set up with multiple fishing poles, or bow fishing mounts, or both. It moves with ease on the water and with openness of the cockpit area you can set in multiple positions. It is also really easy to get in and out of. It really is a great boat, that you are not in a hurry to get out of. Unless of course something breaks. . . . Now for the not so good. The seat, although very comfortable, is very cheaply made. I have not been able to set up at the higher position as the ends of the metal poles are cut too short and they just slip out of the locks. Last night the dang thing just broke, and now i am with out a seat! They use very, very cheap plastic at crucial points in this chair. Every place there is plastic on this chair I have experience failures, i. e. end caps and t-couplers. If this kayak didn't perform so well on the water i would of rated this thing with zero stars, for quality defects. The Dry storage area is useless. Mine leaks and having read other reviews this seems to be a common thing. I knew that this was a possibility so i just use a dry bag. HOWEVER; Unless you are out on the lake with other kayakers there is no way you are getting inside that thing while on the water without flipping. And on a side note, if you flip this kayak everything you have with you will end up at the bottom of the lake. I had to go diving for my bow and fishing poles, fun times! So even though it is stable you can flip this kayak, in my case the flipping was my own stupid fault and not something to ding in a review for. So if you like to take things on the water, like snacks, phones, fishing tackle boxes. Be aware if you flip its either safely in the useless dry box or in the lake. For the price you pay for this kayak over the others, you would think you were buying quality. ESPECIALLY the seat, as it is kind of the focal point on this boat. Come on Lifetime! How often do you use this product? 16 Times Per Year Cons Heavy, Poor Design, Limited Storage, Price/Value Pros Easy To Paddle, Stable, Comfortable, Great Performance/Tracking Response From Lifetime: Thanks for your detailed review! Lifetime is sending this to their engineers so they can make these updates. They have replacement seats available through their Customer Service team. You can contact them by phone at 1-800-225-3865, or by email at [email protected] They are open weekdays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm mountain standard time and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm mountain standard time.
Reviewed by: S. H. from Lifetime Customer.