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Traverse Description

Front bungee cords for storage
Paddleboard leash attachment hook
Textured deck for added traction

Traverse Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Emotion Kayaks, Inc.
Traverse Reviews

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I have the Temptation 10.…

Submitted by: jgillool on 6/19/2018

I have the Temptation 10. This kayak rides true and is pretty easy to maneuver. My only issue is storage. When camping, all the supplies that I carry to the site, make my yak unstable. Never have flipped due to this, just scary in some situations. Other than that, I can carry a large cooler and a lunch box with small dry box. Paddled ocean, river and lakes in Florida.


A tough polyethylene board .…

Submitted by: joozer on 8/31/2015
A tough polyethylene board . Very durable. Removable fin. Great fun with your dog aboard. Heavy to carry about 60 pounds. Sola hatch seeps water from deck, can drain out through drain plug. Provides great total body workout. Rather slow moving due to weight and wide body. Very stable. Pros Stability. Durability. Cons Weight, quite heavy. Hatch leaks. Needs a soft top option. Usage exercise

My family and I had tried…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/13/2015
My family and I had tried paddle boarding before and had a really hard time, and we're very discouraged. We rented the Emotion Traverse boards in hopes of it being a different experience and it was amazing. Even with joint problems I was able to get on and off the board and stand up on open water. This was such a fantastic adventure, and a "I did it" moment for my son and I. Pros Sturdy, stable, easy to get on and off, comfortable to just sit on and relax great for beginners, tall or larger people Cons The boards are a bit bulky and heavy.. so am I Usage Exercise and getting to snorkeling spots

Works great but not a smooth…

Submitted by: shiresd on 2/26/2015
Works great but not a smooth glide. More of a starter board. In my opinion. Pros Easy to use and transport Cons I liked a longer board but this one won me over Usage Exercise

This baby can take a beating.…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 1/18/2015
This baby can take a beating. It's tough and durable for river runs. Pros Toughness Cons Very heavy Usage Pleasure :)

Bought a couple of these for…

Submitted by: jvryak on 10/31/2014
Bought a couple of these for the family - very basic board, was fun to play with but really not made for constant paddling, they were slow and heavy and seem to oil can a bit. Good for playing around but not for serious paddling. Pros low cost, no worry plastic Cons heavy, slow Usage touring

Great Board, seems…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/6/2014
Great Board, seems indestructible. I'm a beginner and wanted an all-rounder. This board has performed, especially for the price. Pros Stable, took it on class II in Boulder Creek where I live and it was awesome. Removable fin. Afraid I would snap it in WW so it's nice to just easily remove it. Cons Little heavy. The middle hand hold is a little hard to hold onto. It's a little thick making you stand higher above the water than some boards. Since it's thick, seems like they could have put an in board reservoir to store more stuff to do an overnight paddle etc. Side handles actually got n my way, tool them off. Usage All-rounder. Lake and easy white water.

Best for beginners, but a bit…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/6/2014
Best for beginners, but a bit slow and heavy. Good for calm bodies of water. Pros Stability is good, especially for beginners. Cons Weight. Slow. Heavy, need strong people to get it onto your vehicle. Usage lakes ponds

We bought two of these for…

Submitted by: Dschmit39 on 5/30/2014
We bought two of these for our rental program because we thought they'd be durable but have been largely unhappy with them. They are somewhat durable but seem to get scratched and gouged surprisingly easy. Definitely very heavy and unwieldy. It would be very difficult for anyone except the strong to put on top of a car without another person or two. Performance wise they are unwieldy to use and seem to neither turn well or go straight well. I have no idea why they are listed on here as whitewater capable boards because I'd rather swim whitewater than go on this. We bought NRS Baron 6 boards after our experience with the Traverse and will be getting rid of these at the end of the year. Would not recommend. Pros Somewhat Durable Cons Heavy, very difficult to handle for one person, Usage Lake

My husband and I bought this…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 5/14/2014
My husband and I bought this to use in the creek near our house.The grandkids ages 2 yrs. and up love it as much as we do. Pros It is inexpensive,durable,super easy to balance,and all ages can use it. Cons Heavy and hard to carry, but perfect for our situation. Usage Enjoyed it all winter without getting wet. Grandkids use it to climb on and jump off as well as stand up paddling and kayaking up and down the creek.

A stable and fun beginner to…

Submitted by: knudson on 3/31/2014
A stable and fun beginner to intermediate board that handles well and has high load capacity. It is molded plastic, hollow inside and has gear cords on the front. It is a bit heavier, so might require 2 people to carry it, but is great on lakes and calmer water. Pros High capacity and stable in calmer water. Cons A bit heavy and slower than slimmer and lighter boards. Usage Use on lakes for users of all ages. Great beginner board.

The Traverse was orginally…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/11/2012
The Traverse was orginally designed by Corran Addison as a whitewater river board. That said, it's sturdy, can take a beating, yet like a whitewater kayak is short and turns easily. It can be used for all types of paddling except long distance or racing. Pros It's nice to have a hatch to store things in. The board is great for rivers where there's lots of rocks was the tough rotomolded exterior won't ding. The Traverse is great for those looking to get into an affordable board. Cons The board is quite heavy and would be difficult for many to put it on a tall car solo, or carry long distances. The board has a lot of rocker and requires a large fin or a J-stroke to track straight. Usage Everything except racing and long distance paddling.