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7 Must-Have Kayak Products and 1 You've Never Heard Of

Check out seven hand-selected and water-tested kayaking products that will elevate your time out on the water. Plus find the newest and smallest wound-repair device for your first aid kit.


1. The Catch 130 Hydryve

by Pelican International

What is it?

The Catch 130 Hydryve brings pedal drive technology within reach on this 12’6” rudder controlled fishing kayak, making the dream a reality!

Why buy it?

Don't miss out on several end of season sales at some of your favorite retailers. At $1499 or less, this is a deal that cannot be beat!

How do I get one?

Available from major retailers like Academy, Dunham's, Dick's, West Marine, Rural King, and many others in your area!

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2. Sitka LT

by Eddyline Kayaks

What is it?

The Sitka LT is designed for the paddler looking for a lightweight, high performing kayak with effortless maneuverability and a perfect fit.

Why buy it?

This is a fully outfitted seaworthy kayak with perimeter lines, bulkheads/hatches, retractable carry handles, bungees and drop down skeg.

How do I get one?

Find your nearest dealer at Eddyline's website.

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3. Mako 12

by Riot Kayaks

What is it?

The Riot Mako 12 is an exceptional fishing kayak. Its rudder system and pedal drive will keep the ride smooth and enjoyable.

Why buy it?

The Riot Mako 12 is both stable and fun. It provides you with the best fishing experience in the water. It's also spacious and strong.

How do I get one?

Visit their website below or visit them at their store in Saint Hubert to get one today!

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4. ZipStitch

by ZipLine Medical

What is it?

ZipStitch is the most advanced wound repair device available without a prescription. Non-invasive & easy to use, wherever you may be.

Why buy it?

Treat minor cuts on the spot with surgical technology. Avoid the pain, hassle and out-of-pocket costs associated with a trip for stitches.

How do I get one?

Visit the ZipStitch website below to buy in the U.S.

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5. Santee 140 Tandem

by Hurricane Kayaks

Why buy it?

The Santee 140 Tandem is a tandem kayak with a solo soul and lightweight attitude. It cuts through the water with stability and performance, and, with unique Trylon construction, it weighs in at a svelte 57 pounds, which means you won’t need a winch and pulleys to get it off your racks.

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6. Slayer Propel 12 LT

by Native Watercraft

Why buy it?

A lightweight fishing pedal drive kayak! The Slayer Propel 12 LT is a thermoformed ABS fishing craft that is outfitted to be fishing ready with groove tracks and flush-mounted rod holders.

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7. Universal Portable Boat Stands

by Suspenz Storage & Transport

What is it?

Take these stands anywhere - it is great for washing and rigging your boat or a portable storage rack! Ideal for all boats, fishing kayaks, sea kayaks, rec boats, canoes, rowing shells, Hobie's and more.

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8. YakPad Paddle Saddle with Low Backrest

by Cascade Creek Company

What is it?

Yakpads gel seats are designed to increase the seat comfort of any kayak or canoe by incorporating an elastomer gel (same is as used in bicycle saddles) into the cushioning which virtually eliminate potential pressure points.

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