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Price $299.99 at Amazon$1,199 List$540 List$699.00 at REI$300 List
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Pros Extremely portable, maneuverable, stable, easy set upNo inflation required, lightweight, very durable, stable, fast, tracks well, easy set up and clean upHandles well, high durability, fast, stable, fabric is water resistantHandles and tracks well, very durable, helpful features, option for single or tandem paddlingEverything included, affordable, durable, easy backpack carry, everything becomes part of the kayak
Cons Low durability, poor tracking, weight doesn’t include pump or paddleExpensive, seat cushion thin, rigid pack makes for an awkward carryHeavy, floor difficult to inflate, hard to drainHeavy, no paddles or pump included, expensivePoor paddle, rides high, blunt bow, fabric retains water, difficult to drain
Bottom Line Take this lightweight, packable kayak just about anywhere you can imagine for a unique experienceThough not inflatable, this foldable kayak is an impressive performer and proven crowd-pleaserOur favorite inflatable yak is built to last and perform at a high levelRather heavy but a great performance for a two-person modelIf you want a portable kayak that’s enjoyable to use and won’t drain your savings, look no further!
Rating Categories Advanced Elements PackLite Oru Beach LT AdvancedFrame AdvancedFrame Convertible Ta... Sevylor Quikpak K5
Handling (25%)
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Comfort (25%)
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Ease Of Set Up (20%)
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Portability (20%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Advanced Elements... Oru Beach LT AdvancedFrame AdvancedFrame... Sevylor Quikpak K5
Measured Weight (boat and storage bag only) 5.25 lb 26.1 lb 33.25 lb 55.2 lb 23.4 lb
Capacity Single; 250 lbs Single; 300 lbs Single; 300 lbs Tandem (2); 550 lbs Single; 250 lbs
Kayak Size (length x width in ft) 7'6" x 2'11" 12'3" x 2'5.5" 10'3" x 2'9" 15' x 2'8" 10' x 2'8"
Packed Size (length x width x height in inches) 14" x 12" x 7" 32" x 28.5" x 11" 33" x 16" x 15" 35" x 21" x 12" 22" x 17" x 9"
Included Accessories Repair kit Repair pieces Repair kit Repair kit Pump and paddle
Material/Construction Polyurethane-coated ripstop polyester Double-layered polypropelene Aluminum ribs in bow & stern, PVC-coated polyester Aluminum ribs in bow & stern, PVC tarpaulin, 3 layers rip-stop material Heavy duty polyetster bottom, 24-gauge laminated PVC
Features Rubber-molded handle, mesh carry bag doubles as onboard storage, accessory D-rings Adjustable foot brace and backrest, bulkheads, carry handles Adjustable backrest, bungees, pressure relief valve in floor, skeg Paddle keepers, seatback pockets, bungee straps, D-ring attachment points Backpack carrying system turns into seat , storage area, bow and stern bungees, accessory D-rings, spray skirt, skeg
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