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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder

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    Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder

    With added volume in the cockpit and room for lots of gear, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 kayak accommodates large paddlers during overnight or multi-day trips. See details

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    With added volume in the cockpit and room for lots of gear, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 kayak accommodates large paddlers during overnight or multi-day trips.

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    With added volume in the cockpit and room for lots of gear, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 kayak accommodates large paddlers during overnight or multi-day trips.

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    With added volume in the cockpit and room for lots of gear, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 kayak accommodates large paddlers during overnight or multi-day trips.

    • Novice and seasoned paddlers alike will enjoy the responsive performance of the hybrid hull shape of the Tsunami; it's designed to track smoothly when traveling long distances
    • Multichined, V-shape hull strikes a nuanced balance and combines excellent stability with remarkable tracking on smooth lakes, wind-sheltered bays and slow-moving rivers
    • When piloted by an experienced paddler, the versatile hull also negotiates chop and wind—it's a smooth, fun ride suited to a wide range of abilities
    • Hull is crafted in high-density polyethylene for amazing durability and easy care
    • Foot-pedal-controlled rudder system with cockpit deployment controls helps you steer and track effectively
    • Phase 3 Air Pro XP seat offers excellent comfort and intuitive adjustments
    • Mesh stretched over contoured foam forms a perforated pad; large holes enhance airflow, and small holes enhance support for sit bones and lower back
    • Scalloped, contoured seat pan cradles and cushions legs, and backrest conforms to you and flexes a bit with every paddle stroke
    • Icons show what each adjustment strap does, and all control points are forward of the paddler and centrally located to reduce strain
    • Leg lifter uses handle to shore up space below your legs; back strap lowers seat back, and the angle of back rest is adjustable as well
    • Small gear bag under seat features a gear clip and enough capacity for a water bottle or extra food
    • Rear bungee cords lock seat back forward during transport
    • Stern hatch, bow hatch and small midship day hatch all have bulkheads to keep gear dry and secure
    • Domed hatch covers offer a rugged watertight seal and an easy-to-remove tabs
    • Ergonomic carry handles match hand shape, and their soft rubber construction eases portaging to and from the water
    • Reflective perimeter deck lines enhance safety and ease entry into kayak
    • The Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 kayak with rudder weighs 65 lbs.

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    Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Sea kayaking
    Polyethylene
    Plastic
    16 ft. 6 in.
    23.75 inches
    15 inches
    65 pounds
    35.5 x 19.25 inches
    Padded / foam
    1
    Unavailable
    350 pounds
    Rudder
    No
    Material(s)
    Hull construction
    Length
    Width
    Depth
    Weight
    Cockpit size
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system
    Foldable

    Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder

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    Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Kayak with Rudder is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great boat but lousy seat Had been waiting a long time to save up enough to buy a Tsunami 165. I bought a 160 used on line and it's a great boat...a little tight, that's why I wanted a 165. So I ordered a 165. I picked this one up today and went right to the bay with some friends for a paddle. The boat itself was awesome. The upgrades to the lower seat were really substantial but I don't know what WS was thinking when they went with the lumbar support instead of a regular seat back. I've had a Tsunami 125 for the past 2 years and the phase 3 seat in it was the most comfortable seat I've ever tried. They really missed the bar by cheaping out with this lumbar band. Myself and both of my friends tried paddling this boat and none of us could find a way to make this comfortable. Regardless of how you adjust it, the band ends up down near your but and offers NO support for your back. I've been searching on line to see if I can find parts to modify it up to an Airpro Tour standard which would be more in line with the old style phase 3 seats but so far no luck. I'm afraid to say that this boat might be headed back to REI which is a real shame. Again, it's a great boat and the lower half of the seat is terrific but it has absolutely no back support and makes for a long day.
    Date published: 2014-04-07

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