Swiftwater recreational series kayaks perform beautifully on still waters such as lakes, reservoirs and ponds, but what sets them apart from other kayaks in their class is great stability and handling in moving water conditions as well. Equipped with a roomy cockpit and stern dry hatch, these kayaks are ready to see action where other recreational kayaks won''t dare to go!
- Application: Sit-in recreational kayak
- Hull Material: Polyethylene
- Hull Construction: Rotomolded
- Hull Shape: Sit-in
- Seat(s): Basic zone
- Warranty: Three-year limited
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- Easy Entry & Exit
- Easy To Lift
- Poor Tracking
- Day Trips
- Flat Waters
Comments about Swiftwater Sit Inside Kayak:
I own 13 kayaks, work for a local kayak tour company, and go out 3 to 4 times a week year-round so I have a lot of experience with kayaks. Bought the 10.5 version for my wife and it is hands down the fastest kayak for its size (she can now keep up when I am using a normal Rec kayak). It is a smallish Rec kayak (so it is light and easy to load on top of the car) but can easily keep pace with 12 foot or even longer touring boats with no problem. Seating is top notch and appointments (bow lines, hatch, etc) work well. Not 5 stars because it is a little tricky on tracking in flat water (the flip side being that it is highly manueverable in moving water). Foot braces are small (buy the Confluence replacement foot pads: big improvement). Hatch is fairly dry but if you have valuables that need to stay absolutely dry, put them in a dry bag before putting them in the hatch. Unlike many Rec boats, takes a little while to get the balance because it is narrow for a Rec kayak (but that is integral with the design that makes this boat so fast). If you are looking for fast, comfortable, and manuverable kayak. best I have seen at this price range.