HOW TO CHOOSE A KAYAK

What do you want to do with your kayak?

PADDLER SIZE & FIT

We don't publish recommended paddler weights due to differences in physical proportions and paddling experience. This chart gives you a general idea of the range of paddler sizes each kayak is intended for. The best way to find a kayak that fits you right is to get in and try it!

Small
Med/Large
XLarge +

MATERIALS

Composite: lighter, better performance, more $$$
Rotomold: durable, heavier, less $

RECREATIONAL

Extremely maneuverable – good for leisure trips, river floats, fishing and photography.
Profile: short and wide | Water: calm | Stability: super stable | Fit: spacious

SOLARA

If you want a rock-solid stable kayak with a
large open cockpit this is your kayak.

KESTREL

If you want a recreational kayak with some
additional paddling performance.

TRANSITIONAL

All around kayaks – great for short to mid-range touring and skill develpoment.
Profile: medium length and width | Water: calm to medium | Stability: stable | Fit: engaged

VISION

If you want a transitional design to be used on mostly flat water.

BREEZE & WHISTLER

If you want a rotomolded transitional design that excels in bigger water or waves.

PERFORMANCE

Performance designs – good for all distances, expeditions and skill mastery.
Profile: long and slender | Water: all water – calm to big | Stability: stable yet nimble | Fit: full connected

NORTH AMERICAN STYLE

If you want a stable kayak with some serious capacity, a seat back and a rudder.

BRITISH STYLE

If you want a snug-fitting, playful kayak with smooth edging, graceful lines, a day hatch, a back band and a skeg.

GREENLAND STYLE

If you want a tight-fitting, hard-edging kayak with an old school look, serious rolling ability, a back band and a skeg.

DANISH STYLE

Stylish, snug-fitting hybrid of Greenland and North American hulls with Danish style.

SPECIALTY

Boats made for unique situations and unique goals.