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Found it to be built well works great and seems very durable I weigh 250lbs and no issues. I've seen reviews about the skeg falling off, this has to be operator error because it's very hard to remove on purpose. But I can definitely so how easy it would be to install incorrectly, I almost did it myself. When installed correctly it cannot be removed without first depressing two tabs that lock it in. All in all very good deal for the money.
We are not serious kayakers. Bought this to add to our family fleet of boats. We used it 3 times over the course of last weekend on a large lake and it worked great. Handled well, comfortable, easy to inflate, deflate and pack up. Honestly for $70 I'm thinking of buying another one because it is so much easier to pack and travel. Only giving it 4 stars because of the little use we have given it. I'm curious to see if it holds up over time.
I purchased two Vapor 10 Angler kayaks and they arrived two weeks ago. I have not yet tried them out due to traveling on business, but they appear to be of good quality, and my wife and I look forward to using them. Also, I noticed that the price of these kayaks were reduced right after I received them so I called customer service to see if Academy would honor the lower price. After some discussion, they agreed to give me a credit. I couldn't be more satisfied with Academy and their customer service.
I kayak in the New River. I have used different types and sizes of kayaks. I really like this kayak although it is not the perfect fit for me. I love the length for the river because it is best for tighter spaces. I'm 5'4" and 150 lbs. and it is very roomy for me but I wish I didn't sit so deep in the kayak because it makes it a little harder to paddle. It seems to travel well and I didn't flip over which is always a plus.
I bought these kayaks for a lake trip with my dad and it was fantastic. You don't cut through the water like a regular kayak, you more float on top but you still move very easily and feel very stable inside. Also its squishy enough to lounge on which hard kayaks can't really do. Things to be aware of: the paddle is 84 inches which is a good bonus but you may want to upgrade to a longer paddle if you don't want water in your kayak (just splashes).
This is my second purchase of the same Kayak. I want to have one to share with friends and family. The Kayak is great quality for the price. It is compact enough to carry in the trunk and have it ready anytime there is an opportunity to get on the water. The pump is easy to use and it can fill all pieces in less than 150 pumps. The only problem I have had is the skeg. The original fell off and got lost in the water. I ordered a compatible replacement on ebay and it floats when it falls off. Most ... of the reviews I have seen on this kayak have problems with the skegs.
Got this kayak for a great deal. Took it on the metro Chattahoochee section in May, 2017. Extremely stable and faster than my wife's Ascend D10. was able to stand in it and paddle for twenty minutes with no problem. I'm 5'8" and 140lbs and this boat gave me no troubles. only drawback is the seat, I immediately bought the no limits seat for 30$ and it fits perfectly and is much more comfortable. Overall great value highly recommend!
I love this kayak, you can't beat it for the money. It has plenty of space for storage, very sturdy, and very portable. Only downside to it is that the seat is trash, but I stand for the most part in the kayak, so it doesn't bother me as much. Included is a YouTube review I did of this kayak.
WE GOT TWO OF THESE, ONE FOR ME AND ONE FOR MY HUSBAND. WE TOOK THEM OUT ON A LITTLE LOCAL LAKE. I AM 58, YRS OLD 5'9" AND WEIGH 200 LBS. MY HUSBAND IS 60 YRS OLD, 6" AND WEIGHS 230LBS. WHEREAS THEY FLOAT GREAT WITH OUR WEIGHT AND MANEUVER QUITE WELL I WISH WE HAD GOTTEN THE 12 FT, ONLY BECAUSE I THINK WE LOOK FUNNY IN THESE AS BIG AS WE ARE. THIS IS A GOOD START, I AM ANXIOUS TO GO DO MORE EXPLORING
This is a good, stable kayak, with fishing accessories. Recommended. One suggestion for Pelican: design a closed container to fit behind the seat, under the bungee cord, for water, food, gear, etc. - would be accessible while paddling. The front storage is nice, but is more for overnight camping gear. The kayak is fairly heavy, so it's better for two-person carry to water. Also - this is a wide kayak, so go one size longer on paddle than you would normally get, to avoid hands hitting sides.
I bought this yak almost a year ago. together the two of us have been on amazing fishing trips.. and some of the worst. However one thing stayed true, its performance. no matter how choppy the water or how long of a paddle it cut through the water with ease and with superior stabibility. I have tested it for hunting firing many different rounds while afloat and with each shotgun blast only a small jolt through the boat. I fired bird shot, duck, and 1 oz slugs and all of which the kayak handled ... perfectly! must have for any outdoorsman
My review title really says it all. Don't hesitate to buy this great kayak and an incredible price. It's well worth the $349 Academy is asking for it. We bought two of these kayaks for lake touring and I was blown away when we got them on the water. SUPER SUPER stable (probably the most stable kayak I've ever paddled), fairly quick and they track well. A little about me: I've owned the more expensive, big brand name kayaks and this one easily competes with the $500-$600 kayaks out there. After ... some research, I found out that this kayak is made specifically for Academy Sports in Canada by one of the big name companies :) There's really good storage in the stern hatch -- enough for day touring, or even ultra-light camping. The weight of the kayak is spot on for what it is. It can easily be lifted atop a car or carried to the shoreline. Buy this kayak with confidence. You will not be disappointed.
Over Thanksgiving, I purchased 5 kayaks from another store.....actually, two different stores! On the way home, I passed the Lifetime store and saw they were a lot cheaper. I went into the store and purchased 5 of your kayaks.......then spent another hour returning the first ones I bought. We actually put two different kayaks in the pool and tried them out. The Lotus handles extremely well and the price was great. Thanks Lifetime!
This is my first kayak. My problem has been that I couldn't find one comfortable for my bad back and leg hamstrings that are tight. So when I got this one I sat on it at home and it was actually pretty nice. All I did was add a soft stadium seat to it that also allows me to quickly adjust the straps on the sides for the desired back angle I want. The same can be done with the hard back that is on the kayak. I've taken it out now about 6 times and my back actually feels good sitting and ... paddling on it. Someday I'll take up fishing with it. This kayak is very stable. I'd have to really work hard in trying to tip it over. I've leaned way to the side seeing how it would do and it still stays very stable. I did get those kayak wheels to wheel it to the water since I sometimes have parked somewhat far from the water (about a 10 minute walk) and it makes transporting the kayak very easy. I just strap the wheels in back of the kayak when I get in the water. This thing will float over such shallow water, too. I'm surprised it is so inexpensive for what you're getting.
I have two of them which I take out fishing you must be careful not to look over the sides cuz they will flip over easily and you cannot get back in them in the water but they are a lot of fun and can get you into a lot of good spots and of course it's fun to be dragged around by a fish
One of the two kayaks that I purchased had a small guage near the seat. The color was not like the pictures a reviewed on the website. They arrived with a duller color not as bright as the academy website. I was pleased with performace and price.
I bought two of these for my son and husband for Christmas. They fish out of the various lakes, canals, bayous, and rivers in Southeast LA and love them! They maneuver easily and the rod holders and strap areas are ample enough the carry several poles and a small ice chest. They loved them so much that two of their friends and my father also went out and got the kayaks!
Ordered through another vendor for my husband... the kayak seat is comfortable. HOWEVER, the dry storage "compartments" (Two 6" Storage Compartments in Rear and Center) is a joke! There are two 6" round lids that open into the ENTIRE hull of the kayak! There is not 2 "compartments". Therefore, if you throw your keys & phone into the "compartment" between your legs, it will slide from the front of the kayak to the rear & getting your stuff out is nearly impossible. Horrible engineering flaw.
Great customer service to go along with a great price! The kayak is stable enough for me to stand up & stretch my legs while fishing.
Great kayak love it use it everyday. What can I say.
I've had my catch 120 a few months now and I could not be happier! I'm 6' 2" 260 lbs and this kayak is super stable.. I upgraded from a field and stream eagle run 12 and couldn't be happier.. tons of storage room, ample standing room easily upgradable, tracks good for such a large stable kayak.. it's not fast but you don't need speed to fish.. the seat is amazingly comfortable, I looked at several before I made my purchase and after multiple trips to the lake I am pleased with my purchase..
Had this for a month. Super stable and the seat is the selling point I can go all day in this kayak and not hurt the next morning. I got it on sale for 599.99
got this kayak its easy to carry ,load. tracks great in water . smooth finish easy to clean . love the scuttle plugs they work great . new hull design is a dream stealthy look not fancy . back port is a bit small but is good . now this is the 11th kayak i have bought and all different styles and lengths all purchased from academy great product for any kayaking skill level this is a perfect kayak if you just want to go out and chill on the water
I bought this kayak a couple of years ago and for the price you can't beat it. It is not the most stable but tracks well and cuts through the water without difficulty. I am looking to buy another one for my daughter. It's a sit on top kayak so your butt is going to be wet. It's summer, it's fun. I don't kayak to stay dry. Highly recommend. Love it. Own 3 kayaks and this is by far my favorite
Great kayak for fishing, but let me warn you, use an after market seat if you want to be on it all day. I was on it for 4 hours and my tailbone took a beating. It hurt for 2 hours after I got off. But just get some kind of cusion and you have yourself a durable, well priced kayak.
Tracks well, comfortable, light weight, enough room for fishing. Easy to add accessories.
This kayak is extremely light and moves so easily on the water that it is amazing. The lightest touch of the paddle will get this kayak moving, it has great speed and stability plus it is very comfortable. The drawback to this kayak is that it does not track well, every paddle stroke will cause the nose to wag, no big deal since it is so light that you can keep it going when you want it, however, as soon as you stop paddling it will turn around and not go straight. Minor annoyance and one that I ... overlook because of the lightweight, stability and speed. A very nice kayak for the money.
I bought this yak 2 days ago as my first kayak and have had it on the water ever since lol. It tracks great, floats great and does awesome cutting thru water. I've had it on the water with 10mph headwind do with no problems. I'don't recommend this kayak to anybody
I bought this kayak a few weeks ago.. took it to the lake a quickly found out that whoever put it together did a poor job.. the drive unit was way out of adjustment causing it to kick up while paddling.. the rudder cables where not installed properly and would not turn to the left.. later found that the cables were cut to short.. so now after resucuring all the bolts and loose screws I am having a hard time finding new cables.. haven't had any luck getting in touch with perception.. only show a ... phone number and haven't got a return call..I guess I am just expecting better assembly on a 1800$ kayak. Hopefully I will be updating this with some good news soon
I've had mine for several months and love it. The only problem is that I have to keep adjusting the screws for the pedal drive plate.
I bought this boat for my granddaughter to use at our lake house. It is so easy to paddle. It is lightweight and easy to transport.
Bought this for my mom. She is 5'2" and 115lbs. There are 4 of us in my family and thanks to Academy sports this allows all of us to be together on the water.We know have 4 kayaks thank to the awesome sales.
I have owned 5 of these great little boats for myself and various guests (from age 12 to 65) and have paddled open ocean, salt marsh, rivers and streams in 6 states. They are lightweight, stable, and comfortable and a tremendous bargain. I am 6'-2" and 180# and the boat is big enough for me, I can fit all 5 in my grand caravan with the seats folded down and close the tailgate! Stable enough that my 64 year old girlfriend paddles with her 5 year old grandchild sitting in the kayak in front of ... her. Not a whitewater boat or suitable for going through the surf, but all you need for day trips. I fish from mine regularly. The and small size means you can haul them in the back of a puck up truck or minivan without the time and effort of tying them to a roof rack...and the light weight will make carrying them to the water easier so you will use them more often!
Avid kayakers can enjoy the features of sit-in kayaks, which may be equipped with an adjustable seat, molded-in cup holders, padded cushioning and roomy cockpits for extended time on the water. Sit-in kayak privide a little more protection from your environment while paddling, but can be more difficult to get in and out of. When browsing through kayaks for sale, you can find kayaks and canoesto help customize or store your kayak.
Immerse yourself in the fresh air with sit-on-top kayaks that let you sit on top of the kayak rather than in a cockpit. Paddle keepers, rod holders and swivel rod holders make sit-on-top designs ideal for fishing kayaks, and padded seats allow you to lean back comfortably as you cast out your line and wait for a big catch. Fishing kayaks offer durability and storage space for all your gear.
For quick excursions on the lake or for fun out at camp, inflatable kayaks offer a viable option. The lightweight design of inflatable kayaks makes them ideal for moving between locations or for tucking away on the go. Units with hand pumps make inflation and deflation simple. Even though they are lightweight, inflatable kayaks come equipped with helpful features, such as cargo nets for keeping accessories in place, deep cockpits for added stability, polyester deck covers to protect against UV rays and grab lines that let you pull the unit easily out of the water after your adventure.