Submitted by: Scottaorlando on 4/29/2016
The Intuit 13.5 might be the fastest heavy molded boat out there. I read that the Intuit 13.5 handles like a kayak a foot smaller and tracks like a kayak a foot longer. After using the kayak for 3 years I would agree.
The Intuit 13.5 has great primary and secondary stability making it a great choice for paddlers of any ability level. The seat is the most comfortable of any kayak I have paddled. The expandable back support is a nice touch. The thigh stabilizers are very comfortable and allow steering of the kayak just by pushing and leaning on them.
The front design of the Intuit 13.5 allows for the kayak to break tough water and push it away from the cockpit.
The only downside to the Intuit 13.5 is the weight. At 55 pounds the kayak is a little heavy, but most molded kayaks of this size and style usually are on the heavy side.
The Intuit 13.5 is a great all around kayak.
Submitted by: sjgrappling on 4/29/2016
The only part of the kayak I would give a low rating to is this same raising back feature can kind of get scrunched down when you first enter the kayak. You have to be real careful to seat yourself forward some and then push into this back of the seat. The adjustable cushions on the sides of the seat are great. They snug you in and give you more confidence in stability and a sense of feeling that you are "one with the kayak". It has a hard chine allowing easy turns using only your hips. The great storage fore and aft allows you to take adequate equipment and then some for camping trips. Another great feature is the small round storage right after the seat on your back right. It is just big enough for a water bottle or snack and is easy to reach and out of the way of paddling.
This kayak cuts through waves easily and is not tossed around. It tracks well. Most importantly it has a great look on the water. Try one you will love. I won't use any other touring kayak.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 9/22/2015
On the other hand my 12.5 is easy to carry between lakes, get it on your car roof alone and currently I see the weather cocking as a plus, as you really need to focus on good technique which is not a bad thing for novices in the sport.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 8/12/2015
The Inuit felt immediately right, excellent seats, very comfortable and adjustable and a very playful boat that stimulates to learn fast. The 12.5 is just under 4m but it is not a slow boat for a touring kayak and light and practical enough to do solo trips (carrying and lifting on your car). I am very pleased with this high quality kayak.
Submitted by: mstran on 9/5/2014