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LL Bean Manatee 10 Angler

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5

We bought two of these (on…

Submitted by: hts1220 on 5/28/2020
We bought two of these (on sale) for ease of loading cartop and for an extra pair of kayaks when friends and family want to go paddling together. They have been solid performers for what they are: short(er) recreational kayaks. We already have two 14’ sea kayaks but found we were looking for something easy to load up for a quick paddle on small lakes and calmer rivers. If that is what you are looking for, you will not be disappointed. The seat is pretty good, it is very similar to the seat on our Perception Carolina kayaks. Foot rests are also the same as Perception, fully adjustable for our family that ranges from 5’5” to over 6’ tall. Overall gave five stars because they are very good value for the price point and you get the LL Bean guarantee. This review is NOT for the LL Bean paddles and cockpit cover that came with the package. The paddles are adequate, but we typically use our better quality paddles and save these for when we are putting all four kayaks on the water. The cockpit cover was also adequate for warm weather storage and transport, but it ended up shredding outside in the winter. Bought 2 Seals covers and are much happier with those. Bottom line: nice, fun, solid rec kayaks. Skip the paddle and cockpit cover package.
5

So this was my first kayaking…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 1/8/2018

So this was my first kayaking purchase. I'd been doing a lot of studying and I wanted to get my feet wet (though not literally) and I read that if you weren't sure about how you would like it, to start with a recreational kayak, which is what this is. I got the package, so it came with an anchor, the angler hook-ups, the cockpit cover and the paddle. I've taken it out twice and I've loved it both times. The bottom is wide and almost "w" in shape so stability is much higher than "v" bottom kayaks, which is great for people who are learning their balance. I would love to be able to go on kayak camping trips, I just have to convince my husband that they're a good idea. One of my goals for 2018 is to take my kayak out more, so I'm hoping to get a lot more use out of this. As for a first purchase, it has been excellent. It's easy to use and maneuver by myself, I can easily throw it on top of my car; stability is great. The seat is very comfortable, and my legs have plenty of room to stretch out, which is great since I'm rather tall for a female. The knee guards are great too! I have no complaints!