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Deschutes 110 Reviews
Fabulous little kayak! At…
Fabulous little kayak! At only 18 lbs, I can carry it easily by myself. Super easy set up and take down. I use a power pump, can go from car to water in about 10 minutes.
It handles well, is made of 1000 denier PVC, so tough enough to hit a few rocks and sticks on the river. Plenty of bungees/d-rings to secure gear. Good side and bow/stern handles for carrying. Strike plate under bow to protect on landings. Seat is comfortable, but I still need a cushion for my skinny old butt...something I use in all of my kayaks. The thwart, which is not movable, give good back support to the seat. Skeg is easy to install/remove.
I got the 11' model because I wanted a small kayak. I already have 2 larger, high-end kayaks, and wanted something easy and lightweight. As with any 11' inflatable, the tracking is good but not perfect. If it was my only kayak, or if I was a bigger person, I would certainly have opted for the 13' model and tracking would, I'm sure, be excellent. But this little one is exactly what I wanted, and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it.
I also have a Sea Eagle Razorlite and Driftsun Rover 220, both much more expensive, but this little Deschute is my "go to" now. It's just so lightweight and easy to use/carry/launch. Love it.