Bought 2 early this summer, and they have changed our whole recreation time. Hubby fishes while I paddle and explore and take pictures. Mobility issues that would prevent me using a canoe or cockpit kayak are not issues anymore! I swear my husbands high blood pressure drops 20 points every time we can get them out!
Very stable and very manuverable, butt gets wet everytime but oh well to that.
Pros: Good price and tracking for beginners kayak. Front and back handles for carrying. Dicks Sporting Goods was helpful with my decision as I am a newbie to kayaking.
Cons: seat support is too low making it uncomfortable, no side handles to grab for one person to carry.
Overall though this is a good beginners kayak. Im happy with it. Will look for accessories to fix the seating and side handling. It's a fun yak and I feel safe in it
The kayak is made of Pelican's Ram-X material. A lightweight, tough formulated plastic exclusive to the brand. I bounce it off of rocks, trees and oyster shell frequently and have never once had a structural issue. For a 10' kayak it is very stable while sitting. Standing is possible, however it does take quite a bit of balance in order to stand (I'm 5'11", 170lbs with good balance). It tracks well, which is a blessing for a kayak of this size and stability.
I want to upgrade to the new Catch 120 but recommend this kayak to anyone (novice or experienced) looking for a quality product at a great price point.
*Two thumbs up Pelican!*
The Boost is a boat designed for Dick's Sporting Goods, at a low price point.
Highs: Stable, lots of room on deck for fishing tackle, water, food, comfortable seating, tracks well.
Lows: Heavy, slow, lack of carrying handles on the sides, hull scratches easily, and water bottle niche is too far forward.
Bottom line: This is a great boat for $200. It won't set the world on fire, but for beginning paddlers it's a cheap way to get into the sport. I fish from it often and have taken it on ocean marshes, rivers, and lakes.