Low on the water, the stable and agile Edge 11 literally feels like a shrunk-down sea kayak thanks to its progressive chine and a generous yet sleek outline. The integrated keel makes its hull stiff and the skeg lets you focus on destination, while the front deck rigging and rear watertight compartment take care of your belongings.
This is my first Kayak & I'm very pleased with it. I had several issues to deal with such as storage requirements, stability, weight, capacity, safety & such. Being a first time kayaker I tested several models from a lot of various manufacturers. For the storage issues I needed a boat not to exceed 12 feet & it just fits the bill. As for stability it's top notch, I can lean all over the place & it's really stable & I like the low profile on the water. I'm around 210 lbs & stand 6'5" with long legs & the 275 lb capacity is nice for such a small boat. I still have room to pack a lunch in the bulk head behind me & I got a medium sized gear bag strapped up front to keep my drink , binoculars & other small items in all within reach while I'm on the water. The seat is decent for the price & the adjustable back is nice. While I'm still learning how to perfect my strokes with my Aquabound Whisky the Riot is very maneuverable & I'm getting used to stopping real quick & turning on a dime. I let a good friend use it last weekend while I used her boat ( A well known high end model based in Washington ) & she loved it. Her only complaint was the cockpit was a bit small for her as she is use to her boat. My only real drawback is the weight is a bit much but most adult men should be able to handle it safely & two people carrying it is a breeze . If you're looking for a kayak you can park your rig along the road & pack on your shoulder a hundred or so yards down a trail & not have to worry about accidently scrapping a rock or a tree than the Riot Edge 11 is really hard to beat. It's a great kayak for beginners & you should have no problem selling it when/if you look to upgrade to a bigger kayak as the younger crowd seems to flock to it & ask me questions all the time. It's very popular with them & apparently class I & II rated as well. Buy it!!! you won't regret it.
Good, a friend has let me used his kayak on the river and i fell in love with the edge 11.
I really like the look of the riot kayaks, especially that they don’t have a white bottom like the Delta Kayaks do. They are sleek in the water and cut through easily. The edge 11 with skeg is long enough to track well but still fun to handle a current and make sharp turns. The reflective rigging is easy to see and looks sharp. The drainage spouts let you remove water from the cockpit with relative ease. I did have a few issues with the seat with some screws coming loose but I was able to fix it without having to take it to a shop. If you like fishing it even comes with a holder for a rod. One feature I like is that it has a hook and elastic to hold your paddle in place while you need to go hands free. Overall it’s a great kayak and I love the look and colour options that you get,
It is a good kayak. Rented one last summer hoping to get a newer one.