- Application: Recreational for lakes, bays, marinas and mild rivers
- Boat Beam: 34"
- Hull Material: 3-layer PVC Tarpaulin
- Hull Construction: RF welded seams
- Hull Shape: Sit-in
- Warranty: One year
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Reviewed by 15 customers
The kayak does not inflate evenly. The bladders don't lay evenly along the sides. Most importantly, even though it says it is rated for 350 pounds it bends like a pretezel when I get in (I am 250+/-). To add insult to injury, the attachable fin didn't stay attached and doesn't float.
Had trouble with the Velcro bladder cover popping open if overinflated or in the sun. Manufacturer called me last week and offered a replacement cover with a zipper...BRILLIANT!! Installed this morning and been paddling around all day. Love the boat!! Such a simple fix to end 2 years of frustrations! Don't buy without the zippered cover
Have had the kayak for about 2 years. Frustrating to get the pressure perfect...if not enough then sags, if too much the Velcro seams that hold the bladder rip open and bladder pops out. If too hot the seams pop open, if too cool sag, if leave in the sun even a short time, pop. Once popped, you have to run for shore, deflate, reclose the velcro seams on a beach, hope to get pressure perfect...frustrating. Seems odd to require such an exact pressure by manufacturer yet provide no way to determine the exact pressure? Bladders should be zippered vs velcro. Disappointed, probably should have returned it when I could.
- Fin Helps Tracking
- Very rigid
- Hard to inflate fully
- Mild Rivers
Spent a week cruising around Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River with my kids on the Scamper II. After you get it fully inflated (which isn't easy w/ the included foot pump), it's VERY rigid and fast. It did a fair job cutting through the chop on a windy day in Tahoe while paddling from Emerald Bay to DL Bliss SP.
Hv just bought it from SFO & yet to try it in India - Given the terrible ratings wouldn't have bought it in the first place.
Hope it works, otherwise will have to lug it back all the way (a real pity - 10000 miles). Chris the Manager didn't say anything negative, otherwise I could have bought another with a better review.
Could have bought a bilge pump & a pump with a guage!!!!
IMP - have given a rating as my comments cannot be sent
- Availability of backbone
- Availability of foot pegs
- Convenient mesh pocket
- Easy to InflateDeflate
- Good rigidity
- Heavy duty materials
- Inflatable seats
- Nice Coloring
- reasonable price
- Reasonable tracking
- Relatively light weight
- Widely opened cockpit
- Poor lumbar supports
- Still lakes and bays
When inflated properly with 2.0 psi or so, no sagging can be observed. Especially with a backbone, this kayak is suitable for a variety of locations. Reasonably good kayak with a good price except for the poor lumbar supports...
Bought two of these on the weekend for the express purpose of toiling around in bays and inlets with my wife and 3 small children on our upcoming trip to Desolation Sound.
Just came back from sea-trialing them and they worked perfectly! I read some of the reviews below and was anxious when I learned about the sagging issue. When I carried them from my car roof to the water for the first time I noticed the sagging and was thinking I'd be writing a similar review and taking them both back. When I got them to the dock however I pulled out the foot pump that comes with and put as much air in as I could until they were rock hard. I then loaded the family in and just had a wonderful time out on Lake Washington. I own kevlar sea kayaks and they serve their purpose extremely well....these also serve the purpose I bought them for - family fun - equally well! Nice product!
- Tube material
- Lack of inflatable floor
- No oars
- Boat wsmall storage
- Small lakes rivers
We purchased this boat after we returned a different brand of inflatable kayak that would not hold air. Our kids are 7 and 9 years old and they were very excited about this kayak (and so was Dad). Its a good looking boat with much better materials than the Sea Eagle. The boat worked well the first couple of days, but then the tubes began to fold and sag (while holding air). The disappointing part is that the boat does not have an inflatable floor as one would expect (similar to a inflatable boat/dinghy). The boat comes with a cheap bellows pump and the directions tell you how many PSI to put in the tubes, but it does not come with a PSI meter on the pump. Sadly after it started folding and allowing water into the boat, we returned it to West Marine and were given a refund, no questions asked. Sadly, I could not recommend this boat to friends.
it sagged, lost its fin on the second beach, lost air I was lucky to get back alive and I am an ex off shore kayak racer.
Very confortable padding, when inflated properly(took me three tries) it is a very comfortable kayak compared to hard kayaks, rides well and two adults and three kids were on it at one time. Some water always gets inside. Great concept but I would recommend a pressure gauge to facilitate inflation. Also noticed if velcro is not well attached midsection bowing will occur. We love it though