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Most Popular Kayaks of 2020

Curious what the most popular kayaks of 2020 have been? Now that the year is wrapping up, we can finally tally it up and share our findings. Here are the most popular, most viewed kayaks by the largest paddlesports community for 2020.

Note that some of these products have been discontinued for 2021, but that doesn't affect their popularity for 2020, so we figured we'd include them anyway.

Most Popular Kayaks of 2020

  1. Mustang 100X by Pelican International
  2. Sea Ghost 130 by Vibe Kayaks, LLC
  3. Blitz 100X EXO by Pelican International
  4. Catch PWR 100 by Pelican International
  5. Skylark by Eddyline Kayaks
  6. Maxim 100NXT by Pelican International
  7. Bay ST by Oru Kayak
  8. SE-370 by Sea Eagle Inflatables
  9. Mirage Passport 10.5 by Hobie
  10. Shearwater 125 by Vibe Kayaks, LLC
  11. Sea Ghost 110 by Vibe Kayaks, LLC
  12. Skipjack 90 by Vibe Kayaks, LLC
  13. Delta 14 by Delta Kayaks
  14. Mirage Compass by Hobie
  15. Wahoo 10.5 by Kaku Kayak
  16. Sky 10 by Eddyline Kayaks
  17. Sitka LT by Eddyline Kayaks
  18. AdvancedFrame Convertible by Advanced Elements
  19. AdvancedFrame by Advanced Elements

1. Mustang 100X

10'
Length
29"
Width (in)
39
Weight (lb)
$369.99
MSRP

The Pelican MUSTANG 100X EXO is a 10-foot sit-in multi-function recreational kayak built on a twin-arched multichine hull that offers great stability while providing good tracking. It features molded footrests making it easy to share this kayak among friends and family without having to always readjust the footrests, adjustable knee pads, a cockpit smartphone holder, the ERGOFORM™ seating system, two flush mount rod holders, a front deck storage hatch with bungee cord, a tank well with bungee cords to store your fishing gear or secure the included 17L ExoPod™ removable storage compartment, and ergonomic carrying handles. Made of RAM-X™, a multi-layer polyethylene with an advanced resin providing significantly more rigidity than standard polyethylene, the MUSTANG 100X EXO comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is lighter, stiffer and stronger, and built to last for many fishing adventures.

  • 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

Mustang 100X Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
(20 Consumer Reviews)

My wife and I are retired…

My wife and I are retired seniors. We find these kayaks to perfectly fit are needs for lake kayaking. Also the weight (39lbs) is perfect for me to lift them up on the J-Hook … read full review

Me and my wife bought two of…

Me and my wife bought two of these recently, first time I ever went out I wound up with friends on class 2 rapids. WHAT A BLAST, very stable, and also very easy to maneuver … read full review

As a rookie paddler, I really…

As a rookie paddler, I really like this kayak! It's stable, tracks well, and has a good amount of storage. My husband and I both have one and recently took them down a 7 mile… read full review

2. Sea Ghost 130

13'
Length
33"
Width (in)
75
Weight (lb)
$999.99
MSRP

Venture farther in the Vibe Sea Ghost 130 angler kayak. From unmatched hull stability, and superior tracking, the Sea Ghost 130 angler kayak can handle waters from rivers to surf. Along with rigging and storage options that anglers demand, the Sea Ghost 130 includes a rudder, that saves energy on long paddles, windy days or in strong currents.

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

Additional Attributes

  • Dual position Vibe Hero seat
  • 4 Vibe Phantom Grip carrying handles
  • Built-in cup holder
  • Comfortable, adjustable foot braces
  • Pre-installed toe controlled rudder system
  • 2 flush mount fishing rod holders
  • 4 Integrated, top-loading gear tracks
  • Fishfinder transducer port with mounting points and protective lid
  • Fast access bow paddle park
  • 2 side bungee paddle parks
  • 8" sealed V-Wave deck plate with waterproof cargo bag insert
  • Large sealed V-Wave bow hatch with waterproof cargo bag insert
  • Rear cargo storage area with bungee tie down
  • 2 tackle tray holders: Fits PLANO™ 3600 tackle tray
  • Vibe Versa Console
  • 10 scupper holes (plugs included)
  • Replaceable skid plate

Sea Ghost 130 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(45 Consumer Reviews)

Outstanding fishing kayak.…

Outstanding fishing kayak. Very stable. Lots of extras for the price. Customer service is great as I lost a screw and plastic spacer from the seat and they got me the replace… read full review

The first Kayak I have been…

The first Kayak I have been on the water in for at least 45 years. To say I was a little nervous is an understatement. This kayak has been amazing for the past 6 months. Stab… read full review

My first Kayak. Very good…

My first Kayak. Very good choice. Some of the things that stand out compared to other Kayaks I researched. Stable, 33” wide hull. I’m 250 pounds and a novice. 550 lb. weight … read full review

3. Blitz 100X EXO

9' 6"
Length
30"
Width (in)
44
Weight (lb)
$369.99
MSRP

The BLITZ 100X EXO recreational kayak is versatile, fun and ideal for paddlers looking for a stable and relaxing experience on lakes, slow moving rivers and calm waters. All of Pelican's boats have been thoughtfully designed with the most convenient and comfortable features to suit each paddler’s specific needs. The outdoors is now within your reach with the perfect boat waiting for you.

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

Additional Attributes

  • Packed with the most convenient features and storage compartments
  • Comes equipped with the Exopod 17 L removable compartment
  • Two accessory eyelets and two flush mount rod holders
  • Twin-arched Multi Chine Hull offers excellent stability giving you a secure and steady ride
  • Additional flotation inside the hull of all of Pelican's sit-on-tops meets or surpasses ABYC Standards
  • Adjustable ErgoLounge Seating System
  • Exceptionally durable high molecular density polyethylene means less material is needed to produce each boat

Blitz 100X EXO Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 Consumer Reviews)

This was my first kayak…

This was my first kayak purchase and it has been the best decision that i ever could have made. It looks great, easy to transport, i can load it in my jeep cherokee by myself… read full review

Wonderful kayak. I enjoy my…

Wonderful kayak. I enjoy my kayak more than i ever thought. The quality is great, enough storage,great console for phone and drinks. The color is attractive. The kayak maneuv… read full review

This kayak is a wonderful…

This kayak is a wonderful entry level kayak. The seat is comfortable, and the exo pack that comes with it is nice. It’s easy to fish out of; however, if you’re looking to sav… read full review

4. Catch PWR 100

9' 9"
Length
39.75"
Width (in)
78
Weight (lb)
$999.99
MSRP

The CATCH PWR 100 is made for the more advanced angler looking for a kayak packed with convenient and comfortable features for the ultimate fishing experience. All of Pelican's boats have been thoughtfully designed with the most convenient and comfortable features to suit each paddler’s specific needs. The outdoors is now within your reach with the perfect boat waiting for you.

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

Additional Attributes

  • Tunnel Hull offers maximum stability giving you a secure and steady ride
  • Ergo360 seating system on sliding rails allows you to adjust your position at any time
  • Seat also swivels 360 degrees
  • Packed with the most convenient features and storage compartments
  • Accessory eyelets and two flush mount rod holders
  • Pre-wired for your choice of gas or electric motor
  • Additional flotation inside the hull of all of Pelican's sit-on-tops in meets or surpasses ABYC Standards
  • Exceptionally durable high molecular density polyethylene means less material is needed to produce each boat

Catch PWR 100 Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
(3 Consumer Reviews)

incredible, These are amazing…

incredible, These are amazing stable . easy to stand up and fish in. the 360 swivel seat makes casting behind the boat a breeze. i really love the versatility of getting in p… read full review

It has been amazing imagining…

It has been amazing imagining how much fun I'll have with this boat once it is finally available in Colorado.

5. Skylark

12'
Length
26"
Width (in)
41
Weight (lb)
$1,429
MSRP

Eddyline's best selling Skylark doesn't stray far from the company's touring kayak roots. The 12 foot Skylark has abundant stability and a roomy fit, yet retains the efficiency to keep up with longer boats. Hatches and bulkheads bow and stern for safety and storage convenience. This versatile boat fits many paddlers and is easy to move both in and out of the water.

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

Additional Attributes

  • Optional installed rudder
  • Optional thigh braces

Skylark Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(48 Consumer Reviews)

Just purchased two 12 foot…

Just purchased two 12 foot eddyline skylarks for my husband and I. We just finished kayaking 12 miles on the Chippewa river in Wisconsin, we were extremely happy with them. W… read full review

The perfect higher end all…

The perfect higher end all around beginner to intermediate kayak! You can feel stable as a beginner with plenty of room to grown & develop skills. Narrow & refined enough lin… read full review

You can't go wrong with the…

You can't go wrong with the Skylark. It's very stable, tracks well for a shorter kayak, and is light enough to cartop with ease. It has the best qualities of a recreational k… read full review

6. Maxim 100NXT

10'
Length
28"
Width (in)
36
Weight (lb)
$499.99
MSRP

The MAXIM 100NXT recreational kayak is versatile, fun and ideal for paddlers looking for a stable and relaxing experience on lakes, slow moving rivers and calm waters. All of Pelican's boats have been thoughtfully designed with the most convenient and comfortable features to suit each paddler’s specific needs. The outdoors is now within your reach with the perfect boat waiting for you.

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

Additional Attributes

  • Packed with the most convenient features and storage compartments to give you plenty of space to store your personal items
  • Twin-arched Multi Chine Hull offers excellent stability giving you a secure and steady ride
  • Added floating blocks on each side of the kayak along with a flatter hull type ensures your safety and peace of mind during your ride
  • Adjustable Ergoform padded backrest with seat cushion
  • Exceptionally durable high molecular density polyethylene means less material is needed to produce each boat

Maxim 100NXT Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(4 Consumer Reviews)

I love my kayak. It’s easy to…

I love my kayak. It’s easy to use. I bought a kayak cart which makes moving my kayak around a lot easier. I am looking for another one so that I have one at home to travel wi… read full review

It’s a really confortable…

It’s a really confortable kayak, really stable on water! I Like that I have a lot of place to put stuff and it’s really lightweight! 👌💕

Great sturdy kayak with a…

Great sturdy kayak with a comfortable seat. Purchased 2 and love them!

7. Bay ST

12'
Length
25"
Width (in)
28
Weight (lb)
$1,599
MSRP

The original Oru Kayak that's withstood the test of time. Launched on Kickstarter, sold by retailers around the world, and in the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Stable enough for beginners, while fast and sporty for expert kayakers. Plenty of room to stash gear for day trips and short camping excursions. Transforming it from box to boat takes just a few minutes.

  • Structure: Folding
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • Comfortable foam seat and fully-adjustable backrest
  • Easy-to-close watertight seams
  • 2 rubber deck straps for extra gear
  • Easy-to-adjust footrest
  • Reinforced cockpit for easy entry
  • Pair of bulkheads for extra rigidity
  • Simple and intuitive strap and buckle closure system
  • Fits standard spray skirts (size medium)

Bay ST Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
(39 Consumer Reviews)

Wow - took it out on the…

Wow - took it out on the water for first time today - wide part of the Potomac River with 5-10 knot gusts. Assembling it for the second time took me 10 - 15 minutes - next ti… read full review

Bought the Oru Bay used for a…

Bought the Oru Bay used for a $700 because I have a tailwheel airplane in Alaska and it gives me opportunities to go places where there aren't roads. I love kayaking and hav… read full review

Just bought the basic Oru bay…

Just bought the basic Oru bay model. I've never tried a portable sea/open water kayak before. I've a fair amount of experience sea kayaking- mostly in the Sea of Cortez and N… read full review

8. SE-370

12' 6"
Length
34"
Width (in)
32
Weight (lb)
$329
MSRP

The Sea Eagle 370 is the 330's big sister. Only 6 lbs. heavier (32 lbs.) with a larger carrying capacity of 3 people or 650 lbs. You can take along enough gear for that long weekend fishing trip, camping adventure or river running voyage. Form and function make the Sea Eagle 370 America's second most popular inflatable kayak.

This affordable inflatable sport kayak is as lightweight and portable as it gets, yet still remarkably stable and durable.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Tandem, 3+
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • NMMA Certified
  • Open and close drain valve
  • Five deluxe one-way valves
  • Lashed down inflatable spray skirts
  • I-beam construction floor
  • 2 skegs on the bottom for better tracking & speed
  • Sun & saltwater resistant hull material

SE-370 Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
(30 Consumer Reviews)

I have had mine since 2013…

I have had mine since 2013 and have used it 20 plus times. It is still in good shape. I rinse it each time I put it away. I have the deluxe seats which are comfortable. I rec… read full review

Recently bought a sea eagle…

Recently bought a sea eagle 370 pro . For my wife and grandson. Read a lot of reviews most all were very positive about the boat. After receiving it was really impressed by t… read full review

I have gone up and down with…

I have gone up and down with my feelings about this boat, initially resenting how easy is punctures on rocky rivers. The company rep told me that it has been successfully use… read full review

9. Mirage Passport 10.5

by Hobie

The Mirage Passport takes you anywhere you want to go with the ease of pedal power and the world-class authority that comes with the Hobie brand. Every feature is designed with your entertainment in mind. And everything is seriously fun. The easy-to-use steering system and simplified version ofthe twist-and-stow rudder puts navigation at your fingertips and a smile on your face. Enjoy the power and simplicity of the Mirage Drive Classic. Pedal to places others can’t. Move easily across shallows or through the weeds and reach even the most remote waters without tiring. After all, Hobie works hard so your legs don’t have to. Hobie's job is to design fun pedal kayaks. Your job is to enjoy yourself. Experience the Passport today.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Mirage Passport 10.5 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 Consumer Reviews)

My wife had tried many kayaks…

My wife had tried many kayaks at demo days and when she tried the Hobie Passport her eyes lit up and she said this is my boat. She loves the pedal aspect and the pedals are v… read full review

I bought 2 as soon as they…

I bought 2 as soon as they came to market. These are a great deal in the land of Hobie MirageDrive kayaks and are well made with the new 2 piece body manufactured design. The… read full review

my parents just recently…

my parents just recently bought this for me, so I can't say toooo much about it yet. But it's been an enjoyable experience each time I get in the water with it. I call him sh… read full review

10. Shearwater 125

12' 6"
Length
35"
Width (in)
77
Weight (lb)
$1,299.99
MSRP

The most complete fishing kayak ever, the Shearwater 125’s unrivaled speed and stability is only exceeded by its limitless options for angling customization and its incomparable choices of pedal, power, or paddle acceleration – Vibe X-Drive pedal system, Bixpy Jet motor, Vibe Evolve paddle, or the unique combo of all three – at an unmatched price to build the fishing kayak of your dreams to fit any and all budgets.


Own the water. Own the Shearwater 125.
  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • 4 position high-low Vibe Summit® Seat
  • 8" of seat trimming for comfortable weight displacement
  • 4 Vibe Phantom Grip® carrying handles
  • 2 molded-in, heavy-payload rear handles
  • Bixpy Jet® motor-ready Vibe Gravity® Rudder System
  • Vibe Freeflow Rudder Control padded foot braces
  • Hand-steering rudder control ready
  • Premium non-slick deck padding
  • Flip down Vibe Summit Seat® standing / sitting perch (sold separately)
  • Easy access gunwale standing perch
  • Stand up assist strap mount
  • Open deck with large, padded standing area

Shearwater 125 Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(3 Consumer Reviews)

This kayak has been a great…

This kayak has been a great addition to my fishing equipment. Extremely stable for standing and site fishing. The ability to switch from paddle to pedal to use of the Bixpy m… read full review

Ok, I have had my new…

Ok, I have had my new Shearwater 7 full days and have fished out of it 4 times with each trip not being less than three hours. My view is a little skewed because I have fishe… read full review

I just purchased my new…

I just purchased my new Shearwater 125 and can't hardly wait to get in it and try it out.

11. Sea Ghost 110

11'
Length
33"
Width (in)
62
Weight (lb)
discontinued

This Product Has Been Discontinued

Adventure awaits with the Vibe Sea Ghost 110 angler kayak. This kayak provides the best of speed and stability and maneuvers flat water, rivers and tight quarters with ease. The well-balanced hull provides unparalleled performance while the included rudder system saves your energy during long paddles, windy days, and strong currents. The dual position Vibe Hero seat provides comfort and support for long days on the water.

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

Additional Attributes

  • Dual position Vibe Hero seat
  • 4 Vibe Phantom Grip carrying handles
  • Built-in cup holder
  • Comfortable, adjustable foot braces
  • Pre-installed toe controlled rudder system
  • 2 flush mount fishing rod holders
  • 4 Integrated top-loading gear tracks
  • Fishfinder transducer port with mounting points and protective lid
  • Fast access bow paddle park
  • 2 side bungee paddle parks
  • 6" sealed V-Wave deck plate with cargo bag
  • Large sealed V-Wave bow hatch with cargo bag
  • Rear cargo storage area with bungee tie down
  • 2 tackle tray holders: Fits PLANO™ 3600 tackle tray
  • Vibe Versa Console
  • 10 scupper holes (plugs included)
  • Replaceable skid plate

Sea Ghost 110 Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
(12 Consumer Reviews)

I love this kayak. It’s…

I love this kayak. It’s stable, fishing friendly with the tracks on both sides to mount all of your gear. Has a rudder and is very affordable.

This is a great kayak. I have…

This is a great kayak. I have used it on numerous trips and tracks well, handles moderate waves and boat wakes and is fairly comfortable. My biggest gripe is that the center … read full review

I've owned this kayak for…

I've owned this kayak for almost a month, and been out at least half dozen times. I absolutely love it. I challenge anyone to find a better kayak in this price range (>$1k… read full review

12. Skipjack 90

9'
Length
32"
Width (in)
46
Weight (lb)
$399.99
MSRP

Break free with the Vibe Skipjack 90! This kayak delivers great maneuverability and stability in a smaller package, without skimping on features. At 46 pounds, this kayak is easy to handle and even fits in the back of many SUVs.

  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • Built-in ergonomic backrest and cushion
  • 4 molded-in, comfort grip handles
  • Built-in cup holder
  • Molded in foot braces
  • 4 Flush mount fishing rod holders
  • Mount for rectangular base accessories
  • 2 side bungee paddle parks
  • Quick access paddle rest
  • 6" sealed V-Wave deck plates with cargo bags
  • Front and rear cargo storage areas with bungee tie down
  • Tackle toss tray for quick tackle changes
  • 6 scupper holes (plugs included)

Skipjack 90 Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(2 Consumer Reviews)

I recently purchased the…

I recently purchased the Skipjack 90. I love it. It tracks well even though it is only 9'. The quality is incredible. It comes equiped with 4 built in rod holders and 2 water… read full review

I finally was able to take…

I finally was able to take this out for its maiden voyage last weekend. I have to say, I am impressed with this kayak! Having 4 fishing pole holders proved to be very useful … read full review

13. Delta 14

14'
Length
23.5"
Width (in)
45
Weight (lb)
$1,995
MSRP

Designed to paddle in any conditions, the Delta 14 is a versatile touring kayak ideal for multi-day adventures and day trips alike. Its long waterline and moderate V-shaped hull provide an impressive combination of speed and stability that will inspire confidence in both new and experienced paddlers. Easy to handle on or off the water, this lightweight thermoformed kayak is packed with features, including the proprietary multi-position Contour II Seat System, a solid rudder, and loads of storage accessed via three Press-Lock hatches.

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

Delta 14 Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(8 Consumer Reviews)

I bought this model to use in…

I bought this model to use in open water and a nearby lake. It gets up to speed very well. The retractable rudder is an asset. We get a lot of wind being on the coast her… read full review

We had been renting kayaks…

We had been renting kayaks for 20 years and finally decided to take the ownership plunge. We were looking for boats big enough to do some kayak camping, but sleek enough to h… read full review

We bought a pair of the 14's…

We bought a pair of the 14's after considering inflatables etc. we wanted kayaks that would fit on the deck of our sailboat and were lightweight. But we didnt want a toy floa… read full review

14. Mirage Compass

by Hobie

Simplicity defined, its time-tested MirageDrive pedal system with Glide Technology and new Kick-Up Fins moves you easily through the water. Patented Kick-Up Fin Technology takes the worry out of kayaking in shallow, structure-filled waters by automatically retracting upon impact. Outfitted with a breathable mesh seat, the Compass offers maximum stability and an oversized cockpit and flat deck for standing. A sharp turning radius makes this fishing kayak nimble in tight quarters, yet able to speed over open water in stealthy fashion. Kayak fishing features include molded-in rod holders, H-Track accessory mounts and a transducer cavity ready for you to install a Lowrance® fishfinder. For a stealthy look, upgrade to the Compass Camo package that is outfitted with the reversing MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Fins and comes in Camo color.

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Mirage Compass Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
(11 Consumer Reviews)

I love this protect. It is…

I love this protect. It is light enough that even at 75 I can still load it on top of my truck. It paddles very well and also peddles well. I've already caught a 4 lb bass fr… read full review

Fantastic kayak! So very…

Fantastic kayak! So very fast crazy stable quick and responsive turning. Love love love it! I can stand easily and plan on some upgrades such as a square hatch and moving t… read full review

This kayak has performed…

This kayak has performed everything I wanted. It paddles well and even peddles better. I've used it several times to fish and it helped me catch fish.

15. Wahoo 10.5

10' 6"
Length
33"
Width (in)
68
Weight (lb)
$899
MSRP

New 2017 10.5 Wahoo. 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.

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

Wahoo 10.5 Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
(7 Consumer Reviews)

I spent months reading…

I spent months reading reviews, watching videos, and demoing several different kayaks. I originally was set on getting a pedal drive (Old Town, Feel Free Lure, or Hobie) but … read full review

When I received the Kaku…

When I received the Kaku Wahoo 10.5 in April this year, I noticed the surface of the plastic body of the kayak had porocity (small bubbles) in several p!aces, stern and port … read full review

Very nice and versatile…

Very nice and versatile product! It fits easily into the back of my truck and I take it EVERYWHERE! I've used this thing in small ponds, large lakes, and even in the river! I… read full review

16. Sky 10

10'
Length
26"
Width (in)
32
Weight (lb)
$1,079
MSRP

The Sky 10 is a recreational sized kayak that provide the safety and comfort features and performance of full-fledged sea kayaks. Weighing only 32 pounds, the Sky 10 is one of the best paddling 10 foot recreational kayaks available anywhere. With standard dual bulkheads bow and stern, you won’t sacrifice safety and storage capacity for size and ease of transport.

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

Sky 10 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
(33 Consumer Reviews)

This kayak glides through the…

This kayak glides through the water effortlessly. What a difference between this new kayak and my old 9 foot one. I can lift this myself even as an older woman! I go kayaking… read full review

Love this Kayak! I was used…

Love this Kayak! I was used to a 12 foot or longer kayak and was concerned about the tracking, especially in wind. The Sky 10 did great. It’s light weight enough for me to ca… read full review

I'm loving my new Eddyline…

I'm loving my new Eddyline Sky10. I sold my longer kayak as I found it too difficult to lift and carry. Well, this 71 year old woman has no trouble with the Sky 10. The kayak… read full review

17. Sitka LT

14' 6"
Length
23.5"
Width (in)
49
Weight (lb)
$2,199
MSRP

The Sitka LT is a lightweight, high performing day touring kayak designed to fit the medium- to large-frame paddler. This fully outfitted seaworthy kayak has perimeter lines, bulkheads and hatches, a 6 inch forward day hatch for easy access of small items, retractable handles, deck bungees and an upgraded ergonomic Infinity Seat System with backrest (standard) or backband (optional).

  • 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

Sitka LT Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
(7 Consumer Reviews)

I have owned this reasonably…

I have owned this reasonably priced boat for 18 months. Plus: It is maneuverable, accelerates quickly, edges well, and weighs exactly 47 pounds (yes, I weighed it on a di… read full review

I purchased Sitka Lt and have…

I purchased Sitka Lt and have been paddling it at least 3x's a week for two months now . I've paddled large and small lakes, little creeks, the Hudson river, ocean bays in va… read full review

It has been a year now and…

It has been a year now and many miles of paddling. Love this boat. Perfect for the M/L paddler looking for one boat to do it all ." expecially Ocean Bays, bigger lakes and th… read full review

18. AdvancedFrame Convertible

The AdvancedFrame® Convertible is a fifteen foot kayak that can be paddled solo or tandem. With an open deck design, you can easily enter and exit the boat or utilize the optional single or double decks to convert your AdvancedFrame® Convertible from an open deck to a closed deck kayak in a matter of seconds. The design of this kayak combines our rigid bow and stern rib-frame design with the versatility of tandem or solo seating positions and interchangeable decks.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo, Tandem
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • carrying duffel
  • Repair kit included.
  • 2 folding seats

AdvancedFrame Convertible Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
(43 Consumer Reviews)

Incredibly easy set up,…

Incredibly easy set up, reliable in the water, comfortable, simple break down, not nearly as difficult to get back in the bad as many complain about, best of all our kayak fi… read full review

I purchased the tandem AE…

I purchased the tandem AE kayak in 2019 and have had it out several times with my wife; I wanted a two person kayak that did not take up the whole garage! It arrived when the… read full review

We have had this kayak for a…

We have had this kayak for a couple years and have really enjoyed it. It is well made, tracks well in the water and folds nicely for transport. We use it as a safety kayak … read full review

19. AdvancedFrame

10' 5"
Length
32"
Width (in)
36
Weight (lb)
$539.99
MSRP

The AdvancedFrame® is a hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak. Utilizing built-in aluminum ribs in the bow and stern, it slices through water like a knife and rivals the trackability of hard-shell kayaks. The stern acts as a skeg, increasing the tracking performance. It uses extremely durable materials in a 3-layer construction and features many high-end components. There is plenty of on-board storage room for extended trips. It sets up in just a few minutes and is compact enough to take along on a weekend adventure.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

AdvancedFrame Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
(46 Consumer Reviews)

Good: Easy to set up -…

Good: Easy to set up - takes about 10 minutes tops. Not too heavy - I feel the average person would have no problem lugging this 50 yards to a drop in or for a portage. … read full review

I have the two man Advance…

I have the two man Advance Frame Kayak with the drop-stitch floor. I believe the drop stitch floor is a necessary upgrade because the stiffness of the kayak is exponentially … read full review

Spread the Word, We live on…

Spread the Word, We live on Vancouver Island and I bought the Advanced Elements kayak (10’5” model) after taking one of our friend’s for a paddle. It was love at first stro… read full review

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