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Chinook XP Tandem XL

  • 12' 10" Length
  • 36" Width
  • 31 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 499.95 MSRP

Chinook XP Tandem XL Description

The Chinook Series is designed for all-purpose recreational use and exceptional value for the adventure seeker in you. A stable, efficient hull form, the Chinook Series offers plenty of cockpit space and proprietary XP floor™ Technology for outstanding value and excellent paddling performance. Eminently versatile by design and loaded with convenient features, this kayak series is an especially popular choice for recreational paddlers, like you, looking to enjoy great time on the water on all of their awesome adventures. The Chinook’s XP floor construction uses an inflatable chamber with Aquaglide's proprietary X-beam Technology to produce a stiff, durable PVC beam floor, while the Duratex™ hull material is blended with rugged 600d polyester for long-life and UV protection. The multiple accessory straps let you haul all the gear you want for easy stowage, while sturdy molded handles around the entire kayak let you board comfortably and easily so you can get on your way quickly. 

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Chinook XP Tandem XL Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Tandem
  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Length: 12' 10"
  • Width: 36"
  • Primary Material: Folding/Inflatable

Chinook XP Tandem XL Features

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit

Additional Attributes

  • Comfortable Core™ seats that include a high backrest
  • Mesh storage pocket
  • Integrated fishing-rod holders
  • Forward-only seat straps and an infinite adjustment system
  • Fin system includes stiff, durable, foiled fin with unique quick-release for easy setup
  • Convenient storage bag included
  • Pump sold separately

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation, Touring
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Duration: Day Trip, 2-3 Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult

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Chinook XP Tandem XL Reviews

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Purchased the Chinook XP...

Purchased the Chinook XP single for my wife, she only used it four times the first season, fifth time seam came apart. 13 months old, so they would not warrant, told us to sew it back together with needle and thread. Kayak is beyond repair, when seam came loose it broke the zipper section also, material was coming apart too much to be sewn back together. Company offered to sell us a new skin, but after I ordered it, they called back and said would not have one in stock until next season?

Great Kayak

Paddled the Chinook XP on a number of occasions and conditions. It's a great stable boat for beginners, as a platform to fish from, to do light touring (eg overnight), and general recreation.

It has a fair amount of weight tho. Two of us have carried the XP across fields to get to a river (approx 400 yards) and it's very tiring. If this is your expectation then I suggest you get trolly wheels to carry.

It's worth hunting out YouTube videos to get an idea of handling. One of the best ones is this YouTube link

Happy kayaking

Love, love, love this...

Love, love, love this kayak! It is easily portable, easy to set up, lightweight and very comfortable. The best part is that it is extremely stable. We have used it in lakes and the ocean and not once felt unstable or even remotely in danger of tipping, even in waves and choppy water. It also holds a ton of gear, us, and 2 of our dogs.

We are novice kayakers so don't have much to compare to but our friend's hard shell seems to move faster although this thing still tracks well. Our use is recreational and it's perfect in that regard. The only negative is the extra maintenance required (inflating/deflating for washing/drying between uses, uv spray, vacuuming sand, etc.). We also have to be careful of oyster beds and salt marshes but no biggie with some pre-planning. It inflates quickly and easily with a foot pump and you can reverse a seat for on-water picnicing together. We have the basic/standard material.

This is my first...

This is my first "Inflatable" kayak and this much fun might be illegal. Set up takes about 10 minutes from car to water. Seats are adjustable to your desire and the Chinook 12.5 has lots of room. Very durable and fun. Would I buy this one again-"YES"!