I googled online to find a shade canopy for my Hobie Revolution kayak. I was pleasantly surprised to find a company out of Pinellas Florida who made them custom onsite. Customer Service was excellent by Matt who helped answer our questions over the phone on assembly. Installation was easy as well. My husband is a fishing fanatic so I am out on the water with him for long periods of time. This canopy gives me the shade I need to keep cool. We were out on a Reservoir this summer when the wind kicked up pretty strong. I tried to hold on to the canopy but it pulled me over. The canopy did release without any problem though. Except for a very windy day I will use it everytime I go out! I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it wholeheartedly. Love it!
Don't hesitate, every kayak should come with this canopy. My son put it together with his girlfriend in 45 minutes. Their first outing they said was so much more enjoyable with the coverage. Necessary item for longer time on the water. Very Happy.
This is by far the best investment I have made for my kayak. Excellent design. Durable materials. Perfect performance. I recently returned from a 3 day paddle on the Buffalo River, and everyone on the trip was envious of my canopy. Paddling & fishing were not compromised at all by the design. Not to mention, keeping cool and staying out of the sun were the best parts about having this canopy. Customer service was amazing when I initially inquired about the product. Matt answered every question that I had, and even looked up the dimensions of my kayak & ice chest to make sure that the canopy would fit perfectly. Thanks again, Matt. So, if you're tired of getting beat up by the sun in your kayak, try Adventure Canopies. It's well worth it!
This has been one of the best purchasing experiences I have ever had. After assembly I sent a picture. I got a reply, not something you expect today. Matthew also pointed out my canopy seemed to have a too short line for the lacing. He sent me replacement. Ok assembled again and it was not as tight ( spreads bit further, wider ) then I sent another picture. Got another reply!! Matthew told me to add the extensions to the stern section of the poles. Did that and sent another picture. Another reply!!! This one says that is how it should look!!
Matthew yes I am very excited this works so well and so easy.
You just do not get better service than Adventure Canopy!!!
Ok how is it made? How does it work? It is made very well and smart. Someone did some clever engineering, It is of simple components and quality. Works wonderful!! Does not get in the way of paddling or fishing. BTW this comes in nice bag for storage, sets up and takes down in like 2 minutes tops. My Kayak is an Ascent 12t.
Can not make a strong enough recommendation. As you can see others like Adventure Kayak's canopy. Looking for some shade on the water this will certainly aide.
Very nice, sturdy, and easy to paddle.
I bought the Tarpon canopy from Adventure Canopies for my Liquid Logic Manta Ray Propel 12 Kayak and it works like a charm! I can definitely feel the difference in temperature under the shade of the canopy. I use my pedal kayak to keep hands-free for wildlife photography and I was worried that the canopy would get in the way but actually I was still able to get some decent shots of an eagle in flight so no worries there. It was a little windy on the water the other day but I never felt as if the canopy was causing too much resistance and when a small gust hit I just held onto it to ensure it didn't pop out of the base to be safe. While I had a little trouble figuring out how the canopy should be assembled - which I admit was totally user error on my part - it was refreshing to see that it came with all the parts I needed for installation and it went on with no issue. The quality seems very good and I envision this being a great way to enjoy the water a little more this summer!
I ordered and installed this on my Hobie Pro Angler 12' and it is perfect!!!! It protects me from the harsh sun and keeps me much cooler. It was easy to install and easy too set up and take down. Matthew was great to deal with. I called with questions prior to my order and was pleasantly surprised that he was there not only to answer my questions and advise me which model would suit my needs, but I received both a call and text followup to be sure installation went well and that I was pleased with the product. I STRONGLY recommend this canopy for any kayak person that needs an escape from the sun. EXCELLENT !!!!
I got the Adventure Canopy bimini for my WildernessSystems Tarpon 12. Shipping was quick, and the install was painless. I used the slide track nuts on the back and drilled the front following simple instructions. It comes with different poles for height adjustment, which I did use.
I live on a lake in Louisiana, and the summer sun is downright brutal. I did plenty of research on bimini tops and chose this one because the design looked so much more stable than others.
I was still a little worried about how the canopy would do in the wind out on open water. The first day I took it out was windy and choppy. The poles have just enough flex to let the canopy sway a little in the wind without moving the boat. I didn't feel like it affected my paddling at all. If it did, I was too busy enjoying the shade on my shoulders to notice. It really makes a huge difference and is noticeably cooler. Less sun equals more energy and more enjoyable longer paddles.
I really got a chance to test it on a 28 mi camping trip down the Sabine River between LA and TX. It breaks down and sets up easily for travel. At the end of the trip, I had 15 jealous, sunburned friends.
This is a must for anyone who spends lots of time in their yak. Well worth it. Go ahead and get one. You'll thank yourself later.
On top of the great product, Adventure Canopies has amazing customer service. The owner, Matt, has reached out personally to follow up and is clearly dedicated to his product and your satisfaction.
I'll be paddling happily in my own shade for years to come.
I purchased the Barracuda for my fishing kayak and absolutely love the product. Matt was very helpful before the purchase answering all of my questions and he followed up after the purchase to make sure I was completely satisfied. The product is very high quality, fits perfectly and is a must for fishing in the summer in Florida. I researched many products before selecting Adventure Canopies and by far, Adventure Canopies has the best product. I would highly recommend .
I researched a number of canopies on the market and found that Adventure Canopies has the best product by far. Matt was very helpful answering my questions before I made the purchase and also followed up after the purchase to make sure that I was happy with my purchase. This canopy is a game changer for fishing in the summer in Florida. The product is very high quality and works great. I would definitely buy again.