Inspired by the sleek design of jet skis, the Emotion Kayaks Envy 11 maximizes fun on the water.
Concave, V-shape hull is designed to cut through the water and offers remarkable stability on flatwater and light, rolling waves
Polyethylene hull resists abrasion and UV light, and it offers good looks at a great value
Specialized blow molding process produces a strong hull of consistent quality
Large cockpit opening makes it easy to get into the boat with some extra gear
Foam seat and back rest offer padded comfort from launch until takeout; adjustable footbraces keep you poised to paddle
Seat adjusts using a strap and pull tab; back rest features an adjustable angle and folds down during storage
Thigh padding offers a bit of extra comfort
Cargo netting near paddler is great for storing items out of the way and off the bottom hull
Fore and aft deck rigging keeps essential gear within easy reach; paddle holder secures paddle on either side of cockpit when you need both hands
Bulkheaded aft day hatch keeps items out of the way of splashes
Large, comfortable handles make it easy to get the 49 lb. Envy 11 kayak to the water
Made in USA.
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My first use of this kayak was on a multiday camping trip on the Connecticut River in VT. It is a very capable kayak and handled well with the additional weight of gear. The v-shaped hull provides great tracking. The seat is extremely comfortable in both upright aggressive position as well as laid back position. Dual paddle holders are a nice feature and double as fishing rod holders. The rear hatch entry is very small at 8" in diameter and has a leaky seal that falls out of place. Lifetime Products was responsive and provided me with a replacement hatch within a week. The biggest dry bag I was able to fit through the hatch was <12 Liters but a 30-35 liter bag fits nicely in the bow and/or behind the seat. Similar to other reviewers, I have experienced the front and rear handles loosening but I was able to retighten. A larger rear hatch entry, cup holder and more secure handles would make this a perfect entry/intermediate boat for the casual kayaker.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
had 2 emotion envy 11's for 1 month, handles immediately came loose and all the screws cannot be tightened. bulkhead leaked, bulkhead storage has a very small plastic lid that seems like it would break easily and is so small it is difficult to load the bulkhead with bigger items. foam float in one kayak was not secure and kept falling out when we lifted the kayak. REI was great, let us return them after about 5 uses and we are getting a couple of wilderness aspire 105's for the same price.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend