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Got the Regal a couple of years ago because I wanted a...

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Got the Regal a couple of years ago because I wanted a closed cockpit kayak that had an open stern for dogs, coolers etc. I had rented one when floating the Buffalo. It's about as simple a kayak as possible. The seat is molded but comfortable.

Bottom line - I love it! The only knock is it's a little slow. But when going down a river, that's not a problem I don't understand why Jackson quit making it.

I've owned a Riviera for years but dismissed the Regal...

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I've owned a Riviera for years but dismissed the Regal until a friend decided she wanted to part with it. It paddles just like a Riviera which is great. The other positive is I can but a skirt on it and paddle through bigger rapids without filling the kayak as I did with the Riviera. So I now use the Riviera on slow moving streams and the Regal on faster moving streams - great pair of kayaks!

Purchased this great rec kayak from Canoe Ky. after...

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Purchased this great rec kayak from Canoe Ky. after trying some cheaper kayaks from the sporting goods store. The Regal has enough space for my big feet to move around and I can even paddle with bent knees thanks to the large cockpit. It's nice to be able to change positions when I'm on the water for a couple of hours. The cockpit does a good job of keeping me dry which is important for paddling in cooler temps. The large back deck is nice. I use it for storing my kayak cart. It's easily large enough for a cooler or dog. I like high back chair, but it could use some padding.

The Regal paddles fairly straight for a 11' kayak and is stable. It's wide at 30" and not very fast. It has built-in handles which I use all of the time. The Regal appears to be well made. It can handle riffles and some white water with no problems. I use it mainly on creeks and the Salt River near my home.

Overall I'm pleased with this kayak and feel like I made the right decision to spend a little more.

I was looking for a closed cockpit kayak that had a back...

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I was looking for a closed cockpit kayak that had a back deck that I could use for coolers,dogs etc. The Regal is one of the few that fits that description. Bought it this spring and I have had it out on the rivers and lakes. Love it! It meets my needs and the simplicity of it is awesome! The molded seat is very comfy and it handles Class I water great.

Only downside is it is a little slow in the water and that's why I gave it an 8. But, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.