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  • 15' Length
  • 24" Width
  • 38 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 3,395 MSRP

Saranac 15 Description

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Saranac 15 Reviews

Read reviews for the Saranac 15 by Swift Canoe & Kayak as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

While not the most...

While not the most exciting kayak, it is well made and comes with features that other kayak makers could learn from. In particular, the handle for putting a lock on the kayak allows you to go on a trip and leave your kayak locked up if you wish to explore. The other feature that is great is the seat with great lumbar support. Probably the most comfortable kayak seat I've tried. The version I owned was the Kevlar LV version (Low Volume) and fit me quite well (I'm 5'7 and 140lbs). The weight (or lack thereof) was great for lifting the kayak out of the water and onto the top of the car. As for performance, it tracks well but you aren't going to win any races with it but that's not really what it was meant for. Overall a very competent and well built kayak.

While not the most...

While not the most exciting kayak, it is well made and comes with features that other kayak makers could learn from. In particular, the handle for putting a lock on the kayak allows you to go on a trip and leave your kayak locked up if you wish to explore. The other feature that is great is the seat with great lumbar support. Probably the most comfortable kayak seat I've tried. The version I owned was the Kevlar LV version (Low Volume) and fit me quite well (I'm 5'7 and 140lbs). The weight (or lack thereof) was great for lifting the kayak out of the water and onto the top of the car. As for performance, it tracks well but you aren't going to win any races with it but that's not really what it was meant for. Overall a very competent and well built kayak.

I am very pleased with my...

I am very pleased with my recent purchase of Swift's Saranac 15 footer. Owning a few other kayaks and paddling several others over the years, I have gotten a sense of the different nuances a kayak can offer in the areas of stability (primary and secondary), tracking, rocker, chine, comfort, ease of entry, and many other things people tend to note when buying and using a particular boat. In all of those things mentioned I have found the Saranac to perform well above the 'average' and really think it excels in the area of tracking (without the skeg deployed) and stability.

As I have aged it has become more important for me to find a boat that is easy to get into and out of, lightweight, comfortable and efficient to paddle. The Saranac has met and exceeded my expectations and I look forward to keeping this boat in my 'fleet' a long time.

I bought the Saranac 15 LV...

I bought the Saranac 15 LV last summer because I am in my 60's now and suffer from arthritis. I needed something light. It is a Kevlar fusion and weighs 38 lbs. I use it for day trips. What is really important to me is that my body is not sore after a day of paddling because the boat is so comfortable and the seat is excellent. Although it has a skeg, I rarely use it.

I love this boat! It tracks well, and moves quickly and easily. I find it very responsive. I highly recommend this kayak!

Swift's Saranac 15LV is...

Swift's Saranac 15LV is light for it's size, tracks very well. Stable and comfortable. I find there is hardly a time I need to deploy the skeg. I'm just shy of six feet/180 pounds. The low volume model fits well. I'm comfortable in the kayak for hours in rivers and lakes. Handles Lake Ontario waves under normal weather conditions well.

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