Enduro 13

12' 7"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Enduro 13 Description

A bit of front deck rigging, a rod holder and two watertight hatches were just what it took to complete this racy kayak’s list of offerings. Among other items are speed and amazing secondary stability and tracking, thanks to a streamlined, grooved hull that brings this fairly short kayak to life so that it can stand its ground with much longer units.

Enduro 13 Specs and Features

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

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Enduro 13 Reviews

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me and my son bought one…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 12/27/2023

me and my son bought one each of the riot enduro 13.he is 6"1 and i am 5"7.neither of us have any issues paddling these very comfortable kayacks.

we have kayacked 5 days on the river wye twie and have no trouble at all fitting all of our kit,food, clothes tent,sleeping bags,literally everything we need to be self sufficient,needed a couple of wet bags but these store easily on top with the help of the fixed webbing.

Also kayacked the river ouse and nene for 5 days at a time again,no issues with storage at all,never neede to stop and too up anything, including water.

Can't praise these kayacks enough,fell in love with ours the first time we launched.Very stable and maneuverable on the sometimes fast water of the wye,helped to make it a most pleasurable experience. You have to work hard with the skeg up to keep true but skeg down in deeper water and sails along like a dream.

slower waters like the nene and ouse(they are locked)and the enduros are just a nice and comfortable place to be.

We spent up to 12 hours paddling them on numerous occasions and other than back ache(just muscular from paddling rather than positional)and We we never once wanted to get out.

only negative i can give is the "waterproof hatches".my son has had no issues with his but from our Second trip both my front and rear hatches had let in water.thinkingbit could have been me somehow making a mistake I persevered into trip 3 and 4 but had same result.i re masticted both but conceded and pack my kit in wet bags before storing.

it is inconvenient but not the end of the world.woukd get much more in if they were water tight but hey ho.

guys at Norfolk canoes are always very helpful (we buy our kit and the kayacks from there) and a pleasure to deal with.

I haven't bothered them with the water ingress issue,just one of those things but it won't put me off launching my riot enduro again and again.


I’ve owned my Enduro 13 for…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/29/2022

I’ve owned my Enduro 13 for a few months now. Over the years I’ve paddled various canoes and kayaks, all that were good at what they were designed for. The Enduro isn’t the fastest, the lightest nor the most responsive, and it carries a fair bit of kit but you won’t be doing a 2 week camping trip in it. But I have other boats that fit those requirements.

What the Enduro does is everything reasonably well, and that’s why I bought it and love it. It paddles well and turns nicely. Light enough to portage a short distance and car top, and enough space to carry everything I need for a short trip. I use this mostly on my local river when the kids are with me and I need to carry food, drinks, spare clothes and trolley etc. Pack it well and you can get a fair bit in there. I’ve also done overnight camping trips with friends and it’s been perfect (for a big multi day trip I take a 16ft canoe).

It’s stable enough for me to let the kids or friends that are novices use it without worrying about them, but stick it on the edge and it turns nicely and rolling it is relatively easy.

If you want a kayak that fits the bill for most things, you can’t get much better for the price - especially when I found this as a brand new factory second for £250 less than the normal price.

It is what it is, whilst it might not be a master at any one thing it does pretty much everything very well and that was just what I wanted.


Excellent kayak. My second…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 10/12/2021

Excellent kayak. My second one and no regrets. Tracks well, decent speed and excellent build quality.


I am very pleased with my…

Submitted by: paddlerpaul on 5/19/2021

I am very pleased with my Riot Enduro 13. The boat is fast for its size and with the skeg down it tracks very well. The boat handles easily and plays well in the waves. It feels lively on the water. Size is just right for lakes and rivers and likely sheltered costal waters. Seating is comfortable. I am six feet and just over 220 lbs and I find it comfortable.


This being my first kayak is…

Submitted by: paddler1456086 on 5/19/2021

This being my first kayak is a pleasure to paddle, the multi position seat back and pad are a great design and i find i can wedge myself in the cockpit securely, I have no issues of hitting my hands against the sides of the kayak as in a previous review, at 6'1" I would say this is possibly the reason but its just my observations. I find it easy to control and it goes where i aim. not tried it in waves as jet or off sandy/stony beaches so i will be mindful of the skeg but in my opinion this is stable and an easy kayak to control. I took this around a small island backwards and again the control is easy and it sits well in the water. If you get a chance to try before you buy the do so, like with all kayaks, its personal preference, I tried another before I made this purchase and I found this one was to my preference. I've had no leaks through the front and rear bulkhead covers as yet and im very happy with my purchase.


Although seeming well…

Submitted by: paddler910018 on 12/21/2020
Although seeming well equipped and competitively priced, I have used my Riot Enduro 13 for the last year and have grown to hate it. As a smaller paddler, it is simply too wide. I am constantly bashing my hands against the hull. It is very stable, but has no forward momentum and speed. My biggest gripe is that it is terrible in waves. It simply bashes up against them, slaps down over the crest and loses all pace. All with a face full of spray on the process. I have paddled with a friend in a small Dagger Element 10' - he easily kept pace alongside me. The Enduro 13 is not a fast kayak! I do like the skeg and find it tracks very true with the skeg down, but on pebbly beaches it is near enough impossible to launch without the skeg collecting a few pebbles and jamming. There is lots of storage space inside the front and rear hatches but unfortunately the hatch covers are not particularly waterproof. Safe to say I will be moving on to something else as soon as I can afford to!

We have an Enduro 13 and…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/14/2019

We have an Enduro 13 and Enduro 14. The 13 works very well, easily paddled, fast and reasonably maneuverable. My wife and daughter have paddled it in waves up to 6 feet and it has handled them very well. It is a little less tippy than the 14 foot Enduro which makes sense since it is also marginally wider. The only thing that has been a slight problem has been that the Skeg mechanism doesn't like sand and I have had to remove small (1/2") pebbles from beside the skeg which has prevented it from operating properly occasionally. Realistically this isn't a huge problem except that putting the kayak in from shore does tend to put it in an environment where it can pick up rocks and sand, so preventative maintenance is a must. We have had the same issue with sand in the Enduro 14s rudder mechanism, again, maintence is the cure. So really we are very happy overall with the performance of the Enduro 13 and would recommend it to anyone who wants a fast moving stable kayak for basically anything you can throw at it. Obviously it isn't a white water kayak nor is it a multi day large body of water sea kayak, but if you want to take it on smaller inland lakes and rivers for adventures that span a few days and may see variable conditions this is a kayak you should try.