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Price $539.95 at Amazon$1,199.00 at REI$424.00 at Amazon
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Pros Adjustable for many sizes, durable, stable, plenty of storage and tie-onsNo 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 Fabric retains water, collects sand/debris, ridiculously difficult to pack up, extremely heavyExpensive, 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 If weight and packability are no object then you’ll love the extra space and features of this model.Though not inflatable, this foldable kayak is an impressive performer and proven crowd-pleaser.Our favorite inflatable yak is built to last and perform at a high level.Rather heavy but a great performance for a two-person model.If you want a portable kayak that’s enjoyable to use and won’t drain your savings, look no further!
Rating Categories Columbia XP Tandem XL Oru Beach LT AdvancedFrame AdvancedFrame Convertible Ta... Sevylor Quikpak K5
Handling (25%)
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6
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 Columbia XP Tandem... Oru Beach LT AdvancedFrame AdvancedFrame... Sevylor Quikpak K5
Measured Weight (boat and storage bag only) 43.2 lb 26.1 lb 33.25 lb 55.2 lb 23.4 lb
Capacity Tandem (2+); 600 lbs Single; 300 lbs Single; 300 lbs Tandem (2); 550 lbs Single; 250 lbs
Kayak Size (length x width in ft) 14'7" x 3'2" 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) 34" x 21" x 17" 32" x 28.5" x 11" 33" x 16" x 15" 35" x 21" x 12" 22" x 17" x 9"
Included Accessories Repair patches Repair pieces Repair kit Repair kit Pump and paddle
Material/Construction Duratex hull, 600D polyester, Aquaglide X-beam technology 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 Splashguards, accessory straps, fishing rod holders, carry handles, adjustable seats, mesh storage pockets, skeg & scupperhole 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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