Compass 140

13' 8"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Compass 140 Description

The Compass 140 excels in speed, sleekness, stability, and seaworthiness—a versatile kayak that does it all. While not a complete touring kayak, it offers options with sufficient storage for an overnight trip and easy portability. This recreational kayak, with its ability to turn sharply, handle rough waters, and bring joy, is truly versatile. The accessible new day hatch, along with the optional rudder, enhances the experience. Sharing key features with our touring kayaks, the Compass 140 includes secure hatches, safety lines, and bungee cords on deck. Reflective deck lines are a standard safety feature on all our kayaks, visible in low light and night-time conditions.

Compass 140 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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I have been kayaking for the…

Submitted by: paddler573539 on 12/30/2019

I have been kayaking for the better part of 30 years and have enjoyed a variety of kayaks.I must say that I'm quite impressed by Boreal Design's Compass 140. After selling my tandem kayak because I just couldn't bear the thought of lifting it on to the roof of my SUV, I wanted something lightweight. Their ultralight version is listed as 42 lbs but suspect its a little more but still light enough to easily carry around. I was most impressed at how smoothly a kayak of this size tracks, yet still loose enough to turn quite sharply. It handled well in ocean waters with a slight chop. It's storage is comparable to most Touring Kayaks and I could easily pack all I needed for overnight. Primary and secondary stability are comfortable enough for a beginner as well as a seasoned kayaker. I found I could really build up speed quickly due greatly to its lighter weight. All in all a good all around kayak and am glad I chose this over a more expensive kevlar kayak.

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