Name: TEnd85

Most Recent Reviews

Let’s get this out of the way right from the start: my blue Eddyline Equinox is a gorgeous boat. Doesn’t impact speed, stability, or cargo space but that color sure makes me smile every time I see it. I’ve had my Equinox for about a year, and I’m as happy with it today as I was the day I first put it on the water. At 14’ and 45 lbs it’s easy enough for me to load and unload alone, it has excellent initial and secondary stability, and while I don’t need a cockpit as large as the Equinox’s it does make it super easy to enter and exit. I’m 5’4”, and at 116 lbs I’m what my four-year-old grandson describes as ‘tiny strong’ as opposed to him being big and strong. Even a tiny strong person can manage the Equinox. I primarily paddle local lakes, but the Equinox also made the trip with me last fall on a return visit to Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. The previous year I rented an 18’ kayak for the trip, so I was curious to see how my gear would pack into the 14’ Equinox. Slight adjustments to my gear choices coupled with judicious use of deck space allowed me to bring everything I needed. Even fully loaded, the Equinox tracks well, glides smoothly, turns easily, and rides out waves comfortably. The adjustable seat and foot pegs, coupled with the generous cockpit opening, make the Equinox a possible choice for humans of various shapes and sizes. I’m still relatively new to kayaking, so I feel safe saying the Equinox works for novice paddlers and more experienced paddlers alike. If you are looking for a boat somewhere between a recreational kayak and a sea kayak, the Equinox deserves a look.