10 Best Kayaks for January 2021

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Emotion Kayaks Guster 10 Sit-in Kayak, Lightning
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Emotion Kayaks Guster 10 Sit-in Kayak

Lightning

by Lifetime OUTDOORS
What We like

Front and rear handles for easy Transport

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Product Features

  • Oval hatch for added storage beneath the deck
  • Front and rear shock cord straps to secure loose items
  • St performance hull for tracking and stability - 275 lb. Weight capacity
  • Adjustable padded seat back and seat pad for comfort

Front and rear shock cord straps to secure loose items Oval hatch for added storage beneath the deck Adjustable padded seat back and seat pad for comfort St performance hull for tracking and stability - 275 lb. weight capacity

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Intex Excursion Pro Kayak, Professional Series Inflatable Fishing Kayak
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Intex Excursion Pro Kayak

Professional Series Inflatable Fishing Kayak

by Intex
What We like

High pressure inflation provides extra rigidity and stability, with high pressure spring loaded valves for easy inflation and fast deflation

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Product Features

  • Storage space in bow and Stern with stainless steel d rings for tying down Dry bags and gear; Kayak total weight capacity: 400 pounds
  • Super tough laminate PVC with polyester core: light weight and highly resistant to damage from abrasion, impact and sunlight
  • Includes 2 removable skews for deep and shallow water, 2 floor mounted footrests, 2 integrated recessed fishing rod holders, 2 adjustable bucket seats
  • Removable and adjustable mounting bracket for additional accessories, such as GPS systems, fish finders, swivel fishing rod holders etc. Includes a carry bag and repair patch
  • Includes 86in Aluminum Oars and High-output pump

Storage space in bow and stern with stainless steel d rings for tying down dry bags and gear; kayak total weight capacity: 400 pounds Includes 86in aluminum oars and high-output pump Includes 2 removable skews for deep and shallow water, 2 floor mounted footrests, 2 integrated recessed fishing rod holders, 2 adjustable bucket seats Removable and adjustable mounting bracket for additional accessories, such as gps systems, fish finders, swivel fishing rod holders etc. includes a carry bag and repair patch Super tough laminate pvc with polyester core: light weight and highly resistant to damage from abrasion, impact and sunlight 3-ply super tough construction employs a high molecular pvc that is unaffected by gasoline, oil and salt water. it is highly resistant to damage from abrasion, impact and sunlight. it also permits more air pressure for rigidity.

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Yakima - JayLow, J-Style Fold Down Rooftop Kayak Carrier, 2 Boat Capacity
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Yakima

JayLow, J-Style Fold Down Rooftop Kayak Carrier, 2 Boat Capacity

by Yakima Products
What We like

Versatile design: Integrated cam lever allows you to adjust the upright position with ease; Rack also folds flat when you're not using it for better clearance and reduced drag

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Product Features

  • Carry up to 2 kayaks: Fits 1 kayak in J-cradle position (up to 80 pounds) or 2 kayaks in a vertical, stacked position (up to 110 pounds combined)
  • Fits most crossbars: Compatible with Yakima SteamLine and round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars; Minimum crossbar spread of 24"
  • Includes straps: Includes all the necessary hardware and straps (Heavy-Duty Straps and Bow/Stern Tie-Downs) to secure your gear; SKS (Same Key System) locks sold separately
  • Easy install: Comes fully assembled out of the box; Tool-free installation in about 10 minutes; Refer to Yakima Fit My Car Tool to ensure compatibility

Fits most crossbars: compatible with yakima steamline and round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars; minimum crossbar spread of 24" Carry up to 2 kayaks: fits 1 kayak in j-cradle position (up to 80 pounds) or 2 kayaks in a vertical, stacked position (up to 110 pounds combined) Includes straps: includes all the necessary hardware and straps (heavy-duty straps and bow/stern tie-downs) to secure your gear; sks (same key system) locks sold separately Easy install: comes fully assembled out of the box; tool-free installation in about 10 minutes; refer to yakima fit my car tool to ensure compatibility

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Lifetime Cruze 100 Sit-in Kayak, Orchid Fusion, 10-Foot
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Lifetime Cruze 100 Sit-in Kayak

Orchid Fusion, 10-Foot

by Lifetime Products
What We like

Stable Flat Bottom Hull Design; Front and Rear Toggle Handles for Easy Transport

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Product Features

  • Multiple Footrest Positions for Different Size Paddlers
  • Oval Hatch for Added Storage Beneath the Deck
  • Adjustable Quick Release Seat Back and Seat Pad for Comfort
  • Deep Hull Channels for Tracking Performance and Chine Rails for Stability

Adjustable quick release seat back and seat pad for comfort Deep hull channels for tracking performance and chine rails for stability Multiple footrest positions for different size paddlers Oval hatch for added storage beneath the deck

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Perception Kayaks Rambler 13.5 | Sit on Top Tandem Kayak | Recreational Kayak for Two | Storage with Tie Downs | 13' 6
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Perception Kayaks Rambler 13.5

Sit on Top Tandem Kayak, Recreational Kayak for Two, Storage with Tie Downs, 13' 6", Dapper

by Confluence Outdoors
What We like

Roomy molded-in seat is easy for anyone to get in and out

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Product Features

  • Boat Weight: 78 lbs. Maximum Capacity: 550 lbs.
  • Large rear open storage for cooler and other gear
  • Sport type: Fishing
  • Multiple footrest options accommodate paddlers of all sizes
  • Can be used on lakes, ocean bays, light surf or even slow moving rivers

Can be used on lakes, ocean bays, light surf or even slow moving rivers Removable padded seat and backrest with adjustable support Large rear open storage for cooler and other gear Multiple footrest options accommodate paddlers of all sizes Perfect for all skill levels Boat weight: 78 lbs. maximum capacity: 550 lbs. Sport type: fishing Boat length: 13' 6" width: 34 Versatile, stable and fun tandem kayak - made in usa Additional mold-in center seat for the kids or dog

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Pelican Recreational Sit-in Kayak - Argo 100XR Cosmos - White - Tin Grey -10-Foot Lightweight one Person Kayak - MDP10P100-00
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Pelican Recreational Sit-in Kayak

Argo 100XR Cosmos, White, Tin Grey -10-Foot Lightweight one Person Kayak, MDP10P100-00

by Pelican
What We like

The ARGO 100XR is made with our patented RAM-X PREMIUM material, an exceptionally durable high molecular weight polyethylene that contains a top layer of advanced resin, which provides more rigidity while still being conveniently lightweight.

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Product Features

  • Built using our Twin Arched Multi Chine Hull, these kayaks provide excellent stability and combined with our spacious cockpits, getting in-and-out of a kayak, has never been easier!
  • Maximum capacity of 300 lb.
  • Sport Type: Fishing
  • ERGOCOAST portable seating system, which allows you to remove your seat from the kayak to use anywhere else.
  • With ergonomic carrying handles and at only 42 lb, you will be able to easily carry the ARGO 100XR to wherever you decide to go.

Ergocoast portable seating system, which allows you to remove your seat from the kayak to use anywhere else. Built using our twin arched multi chine hull, these kayaks provide excellent stability and combined with our spacious cockpits, getting in-and-out of a kayak, has never been easier! With ergonomic carrying handles and at only 42 lb, you will be able to easily carry the argo 100xr to wherever you decide to go. Sport type: fishing Maximum capacity of 300 lb.

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Pelican Sit-in Kayak -10 Feet Lightweight one Person Kayak (Argo 100X, Fade deep Blue White, Recreational, KFF10P300-00)
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Pelican Sit-in Kayak -10 Feet Lightweight one Person Kayak (Argo 100X

Fade deep Blue White, Recreational, KFF10P300-00)

by Pelican
What We like

The ARGO 100X also includes upgraded features geared to making your experience comfortable with inclusions like adjustable footrests an adjustable Ergoform padded backrest with seat cushion

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Product Features

  • Sport Type: Boating
  • To ensure you stay well hydrated there is a second bottle holder built-into the seat
  • There is a front storage hatch with bungee cord and a rear tank well equipped with mesh deck cover as well as a cockpit table with bottle holder and convenient compartments
  • Built using our Twin Arched Multi Chine Hull these kayaks provide excellent stability and combined with our spacious cockpits getting in-and-out of a kayak has never been easier!
  • At only 36 lb the ARGO 100X is incredibly easy to transport

Sport type: boating Built using our twin arched multi chine hull these kayaks provide excellent stability and combined with our spacious cockpits getting in-and-out of a kayak has never been easier! There is a front storage hatch with bungee cord and a rear tank well equipped with mesh deck cover as well as a cockpit table with bottle holder and convenient compartments At only 36 lb the argo 100x is incredibly easy to transport To ensure you stay well hydrated there is a second bottle holder built-into the seat

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MaxKare Kids Kayak Four Seasons Blue Kayak with Foldable Back Rest, Cup Holders, Front & Rear Storage Hatches, Paddle, 6.1' Feet, 3 footrest Positions, Ages Years 5 and up,Weight Capacity of 121 lbs
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MaxKare Kids Kayak Four Seasons Blue Kayak with Foldable Back Rest

Cup Holders, Front & Rear Storage Hatches, Paddle, 6.1' Feet, 3 footrest Positions, Ages Years 5 and up, Weight Capacity of 121 lbs

by MaxKare
What We like

Multi-Scenario Applied & Lightweight Maxkare Sit-In Kayak is suitable for domestic pool, river, lake, and calm sea, etc. 20.5lbs lightweight with back end touching land for easy transport and hull protection. The front carry handle is designed for single-handed pulling and moving. The wave kayak also comes with convenient handles on each side for various moving positions. It measures 6'1'"L x 24.6'' W x8.8'"H, can be easily tied to a car roof or stored inside a car.

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Product Features

  • Cup holders, Front & Rear Spacious Storage Hatches MaxKare kayak for kids has 2 cup holders, front storage volume 1.7L, and back storage volume 2.5L. The bungee straps and mesh cloth enclosure help to keep bottles and personal belongings in place to fully ensure safe water fun. Provides a gleeful touring for kids to enjoy food and surroundings.
  • Grooved Cockpit + Foldable Back Rest, Trains BalanceThe grooved cockpit of our kayak keeps the children 360protective. With a folding backrest, the paddling goes long and comfortable while providing the user with maximum comfort. Ergonomic design can train the balance of your kids and enable them to explore the beauty of nature with safe curiosity.
  • Four Seasons, Safe & Sturdy, No Inflation Needed With ergonomic design and HDPE materials, Maxkare Youth Kayak keeps durable and corrosion-resistant. 3 footrest positions, suitable for kid ages years 5 and up with a maximum weight capacity of 121 lbs, maximum height is 5'3". Maxkare Youth Kayak comes with molded paddles for tracking and surfing and features drainage holes to drain the cockpit area. Easy operation that is beginners friendly. Brings unique adventurous experiences to your kids.

Cup holders, front & rear spacious storage hatches MaxKare kayak for kids has 2 cup holders, front storage volume 1.7l, and back storage volume 2.5l. the bungee straps and mesh cloth enclosure help to keep bottles and personal belongings in place to fully ensure safe water fun. provides a gleeful touring for kids to enjoy food and surroundings. Four seasons, safe & sturdy, no inflation needed with ergonomic design and hdpe materials, MaxKare youth kayak keeps durable and corrosion-resistant. 3 footrest positions, suitable for kid ages years 5 and up with a maximum weight capacity of 121 lbs, maximum height is 5'3". MaxKare youth kayak comes with molded paddles for tracking and surfing and features drainage holes to drain the cockpit area. easy operation that is beginners friendly. brings unique adventurous experiences to your kids. Grooved cockpit + foldable back rest, trains balancethe grooved cockpit of our kayak keeps the children 360protective. with a folding backrest, the paddling goes long and comfortable while providing the user with maximum comfort. ergonomic design can train the balance of your kids and enable them to explore the beauty of nature with safe curiosity.

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Perception Kayaks Flash 9.5 | Sit Inside Kayak for Fishing and Fun | Two Rod Holders | Multi-Function Dash | 9' 6
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Perception Kayaks Flash 9.5

Sit Inside Kayak for Fishing and Fun, Two Rod Holders, Multi-Function Dash, 9' 6", Blaze (9331900189)

by Confluence Outdoors
What We like

Extreme stability and easy paddling characteristics make this kayak ideal for beginners and leisurely afternoon voyages - Made in USA

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Product Features

  • Dual tracking channels keep the boat on course; the kayak's short length makes it exceptionally maneuverable
  • Adjustable foot braces accommodate paddlers of different sizes. The zone comfort seating with a high Seat back make for a comfortable ride for paddlers of all sizes.
  • Easy access dashboard with cupholder and small gear storage
  • 10 rear storage hatch to keep extra gear dry
  • Perfect for lakes, ponds, slow-moving rivers and calm coastal environments

Molded-in rod holders conveniently located for any fishing outing Easy access dashboard with cupholder and small gear storage Front and rear handles ergonomically optimized for easy transport Paddle park to stow your paddle close at hand Dual tracking channels keep the boat on course; the kayak's short length makes it exceptionally maneuverable 10 rear storage hatch to keep extra gear dry Adjustable foot braces accommodate paddlers of different sizes. the zone comfort seating with a high seat back make for a comfortable ride for paddlers of all sizes. Perfect for lakes, ponds, slow-moving rivers and calm coastal environments Drain plug for easy cleaning and draining

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Perception Joyride 10 | Sit Inside Kayak for Adults and Kids | Recreational and Multi-Water Kayak with Selfie Slot | 10' | Dapper
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Perception Kayaks Perception Joyride 10

Sit Inside Kayak for Adults and Kids, Recreational and Multi-Water Kayak with Selfie Slot, 10', Dapper

by Confluence Outdoors
What We like

Two solo Mount points allow you to add a variety of RAM mount accessories without drilling

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Product Features

  • Patent-pending Selfie Slot lets paddlers stage electronics for viewing and capturing images
  • Adjustable footrests accommodate paddlers of multiple sizes
  • Comfortable, adjustable seat with thick, ventilated padding
  • Convenient drink holder to keep your favorite beverage within reach
  • Boat length: 10' width: 29-1/2

Adjustable footrests accommodate paddlers of multiple sizes Boat length: 10' width: 29-1/2 Live it up and enjoy the ride in this lifestyle-inspired recreational kayak - made in usa Water types: lakes, ponds, slow-moving rivers, calm coastal & open ocean Comfortable, adjustable seat with thick, ventilated padding Patent-pending selfie slot lets paddlers stage electronics for viewing and capturing images Storage hatch with hinged lid and bulkhead for added boating safety Boat weight: 50 lbs. maximum capacity: 275 lbs. Convenient drink holder to keep your favorite beverage within reach

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