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How Much Thrill Can You Afford?

If you are looking for an inexpensive kayak, then these are a couple of them that you have to choose from, both equally as nice. Spend a comfortable day on the water in the Sevylor Clear Creek 2-Person Kayak. The adjustable seats let you find the perfect amount of leg room, while the spray covers help keep you dry from splashed water. The 26-gauge PVC construction lets this kayak stand up to multiple seasons on the lake and is backed up with our Airtight System, which is guaranteed not to leak. Just in case you do hit a snag, the multiple air chambers will help you get back to shore.

Enjoy the feel of a full-size kayak with the convenience of an inflatable boat when you’re riding in a Sevylo Fiji Travel Pack.  The two-person kayak comes equipped with two seats: a fixed seat in the read and a removable seat in the middle.  The semi-rigid I-beam floor and three-champer design keep the boat’s solid shape on the water.  The thick, durable PVC and Airtight System are guaranteed not to leak and the Double Lock Fast Valve makes quick work of inflation and deflation. The boat also comes with a 5-piece touring paddle and special travel bag for compact storage.

The nimble, durable Challenger K1 kayak is made of durable welded material with eye-catching graphics for added safety on the lake or slow-moving river. The streamlined craft slips easily through the water, and its cockpit is designed for comfort and maximized space. Inflatable I-beam floors add stability, and an 84-inch oar and high-output hand pump are also included.
Our local B.C. test crew had high hopes for the latest entry from Vancouver Island-based manufacturer Seaward. And for the most part, the paddlers were not disappointed. “It feels like an expedition-lite boat,” said one seasoned tester used to multi-week hauls. The Compass certainly looks like a de-tuned version of Seaward’s tried and true expedition boats. Its hard chine—basically edges on the hull—easily engaged with a light lean, allowing for rudder-less steering.

The pronounced keel also made short work of a long crossing, keeping the boat straight with minimal correction, though the bow-to-stern keel-line also meant that it turned slowly. Where Seaward strayed from the norm was with the rudder, ditching the usual swing-down rudder deployment for a trap-style one: Pull the cord and it “drops” into a binding. It’s an innovative idea and effective when it works, but some of our testers were left in limbo with it stopped halfway, only partially engaged. The quality of the seat also left some lumbars disappointed, especially for paddlers over six feet tall. Where the kayak’s extra cost did show up, however, was on the deck with high quality lines, beautiful thermoform build from recyclable ABS plastic, and the generous, well-thought hatches.

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