Pakboats offers the convenience features of the Puffin Saranac, but in an even lighter package. And it even offers a deck option with two cockpits that can support spray skirts. The new Saranac hull and deck fabrics are very attractive and give the kayak a sporty new look. Optional Saranac decks offer one or two cockpits, making this kayak as versatile as it is good looking. Leave the decks behind for fishing convenience. Use the double deck for a day trip with a friend, or take the solo deck for a couple of weeks of camping. The Saranac will take it all in stride.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 11/29/2012
This new version of the Saranac comes with 2 skegs which mounts under the stern which offers pretty decent tracking. It's very easy to assemble the kayak. It takes me only 20 minutes to assemble and less to dissemble. The kayak is very stable and feels very sturdy. For a big person like me (210 pounds and over 6 feet) it's easy to get in and out. The only downside is that the seat is not the most comfortable that I've used. I'm pretty picky though when it comes to seat comfort and will probably cut out some material and make my own adjusted back support.
The conclusion is that this is a great kayak for both shorter and longer tours. The price is also right so you cannot really go wrong with this one.