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Most Popular Kayaks of 2018

Most Popular Kayaks Thus Far in 2018

Most Popular Kayaks of 2018 - Paddling.com

The summer weather may be drawing to a close, but this year's paddling season is far from over! As we reflect on another amazing season, we thought it'd be fitting to share some of the most popular kayaks so far in 2018. 

1. Pescador Pilot

by Perception

What is it?

A premium 12'5" pedal drive fishing kayak that is stable, comfortable, and allows you to fish hands-free all day without breaking the bank.

Why buy it?

Switch to hands free fishing and get more performance, comfort, features, and storage than any kayak at this price.

How do I get one?

Visit perceptionkayaks.com and find the nearest authorized Perception dealer near you.

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2. Sandpiper 130

by Eddyline Kayaks

What is it?

The Sandpiper 130 has a large cockpit, a removable Cloud 10 seat, and roomy hatches with lots of storage space for all of your gear.

Why buy it?

Large cockpit for ease of entry. Bring a dog, a camera, the groceries, or a fishing rod. Paddle in comfort, then use the seat on a beach.

How do I get one?

Find a dealer near you at eddyline.com

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3. Mirage® Outback

by Hobie

What is it?

ALL-NEW 2019 Mirage Outback. We accomplished the impossible. We made the world's best pedal kayak even better.

Why buy it?

Redesigned to meet all your angling needs. It comes standard with all the bells and whistles, including the MirageDrive 180 with Turbo fins.

How do I get one?

You can find a place to buy the Mirage Outback in the dealer locator found below.

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4. Mako 10

by Riot Kayaks

What is it?

New in Riot's 2018 line-up, the Mako SOTs are available with or without the new Impulse Drive pedal system, as well as in an angler version with Impulse Drive. 

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5. TRAK 2.0

by TRAK Kayaks

What is it?

Meet the TRAK 2.0; the extremely durable, seaworthy, 16 ft portable kayak. After working with paddlers worldwide, TRAK engineered the Ultimate Touring Kayak. The 2.0 is a tough, light, and versatile kayak that can be paddled in any water conditions. Its 10 min set-up and travel bag system allows you to get it around with ease.

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6. Pinguino 145 Kit

by Pygmy Boats

What is it?

The Pinguino is a great choice for paddlers who want the quickness, lightweight, and joy of paddling a Pygmy, but prefer a roomier cockpit, and high initial stability. The Pinguino 145's larger cockpit and greater stability make it a perfect choice for fishing, photography, bird watching, or a relaxing day on the water.

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7. Wahoo 10.5

by Kaku Kayak

What is it?

Released in 2017, the Wahoo 10.5 was designed for kayak fisherman wanting a compact yak without giving up performance, comfort or versatility. Top Load Gear Track, Aluminum Chair, Micro Powerpole integrated mounting.

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8. Boss 12 SS

by Sun Dolphin

What is it?

Sit-On/Stand-Up kayak. Catamaran hull design with a flat stable platform. Front/rear storage wells large enough for a milk crate or bucket. Non-slip pads and stand up strap. One swivel and four flush mount rod holders. Below deck storage. 

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9. Sea Ghost 130

by Vibe Kayaks, LLC

What is it?

The extra wide hull offers unmatched stability and handles everything from rivers to surf. The Sea Ghost 130 has all the features anglers demand like extra rod holders, large rear tank well, foot controlled rudder system, easy to reach front and rear hatches, tackle tray holders, center console for additional storage with a lid to mount additional equipment and so much more.

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10. Equinox 10.4

by Equinox Kayaks

What is it?

The Equinox 10.4 was created with clear objectives to provide the kayaking enthusiast with a unique combination of quality and performance.

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11. Avalon 120

by Third Coast Paddlesports

What is it?

The affordable, lightweight kayak tracks well on any lake, stream or river. Built for maximum back support, the exceptional seating system features a no slip bottom and plush upper back cushioning.

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12. Viper 10.4SI

by Viper Kayaks

What is it?

Fun and super easy to paddle, the Viper 10.4 is a great entry level kayak with lots of interesting features!

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Need a Kayak Trailer for Your Prized Kayak?

Check out a couple of fan favorites below or check out all kayak trailers to protect your prized kayaks in transit!

1. 4 Place Kayak and Canoe Trailer

by Remackel Trailers

What is it?

The 4-Place canoe trailer is two trailers in one. Our unique rugged design allows to transport canoes, kayaks and paddling gear in the trailer and remove the racks to use the trailer as a utility trailer.

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2. RackandRoll Trailer

by Yakima Products, Inc.

What is it?

Maximize your gear hauling choices by adding a sturdy, lightweight trailer.The RackandRoll trailer is made of lightweight aluminum, and offers a stable, secure ride for *all* your gear. Stores easily upright in the off-season. 

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Or What About a Paddle to Power Your Kayak?

It would be a shame to hop into one of the most esteemed kayaks of the year and then power your paddle with a mediocre paddle. Here's 3 kayak paddles to consider- or check out over 250 kayak paddles here.

1. Sea Feather V-Lam Kayak Paddle

by Sawyer Paddles and Oars

What is it?

The Sea Feather V-LAM Kayak Paddle has a classic low angle paddling profile, updated in carbon fiber and gorgeous Western Red Cedar laminated in a "V" pattern. The long touring blade is reinforced with fiberglass and protected with full perimeter Dynel ToughEdge. 

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2. SKAGIT FG

by Werner Paddles

What is it?

The Skagit FG is a great value for those with a budget and enjoys a more relaxed, low-angle, paddling style. Find design features direct from our higher models, but at a lower price. 

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3. Tango Fiberglass 2-Piece Posi-Lok Kayak Paddle

by Aqua-Bound

What is it?

The Tango Fiberglass’ multi-laminate fiberglass blades are truly hand-crafted using high-pressure compression molding, and they come in three hi-vis color options: Agua, Fuego, and Sunwave. Along with its all-carbon T-700 shaft, the Tango Fiberglass paddle has a super light swing weight yet is strong and very durable.

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