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Wilderness Systems Commander 120 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2011/2012

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    Wilderness Systems Commander 120 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2011/2012

    Don't just float along with the prevailing current, make your experience on the water memorable! In the Wilderness Systems Commander 120 sit-on-top kayak, adventure starts on your first paddle stroke. See details

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    Don't just float along with the prevailing current, make your experience on the water memorable! In the Wilderness Systems Commander 120 sit-on-top kayak, adventure starts on your first paddle stroke.

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    Don't just float along with the prevailing current, make your experience on the water memorable! In the Wilderness Systems Commander 120 sit-on-top kayak, adventure starts on your first paddle stroke.

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    Don't just float along with the prevailing current, make your experience on the water memorable! In the Wilderness Systems Commander 120 sit-on-top kayak, adventure starts on your first paddle stroke.

    • Paddler-friendly sit-on-top kayak is ideally suited to fishing, exploring and relaxed day touring; sit-on-top design makes entry and exit fast and easy
    • Commander 120 combines the agility of a kayak with the stability of a canoe, and the wide, pontoon-style hull offers enough room to stand up and sight cast
    • Gen2™ high-density polyethylene construction offers performance, rugged durability and affordability
    • Features 2 seating options: a molded perch on top of the hull, and a supportive, breathable padded seat inside the kayak
    • Padded seat slides forward or back, boosts your comfort with an oversized backrest and detaches for use as a beach chair
    • Want a better angle to gaze into the water? Sit on the perch and stow the foldable padded seat below
    • Large tank well with bungee cords securely stores tackle box and dry bags; bow bungee secures gear up front
    • Slide-Trax rail system attaches compatible accessories (not included) without tools or complicated adjustments
    • Padding on sides of cockpit offers a soft place for your shoulder when transporting kayak
    • Equipped with a trolling motor mounting block (motor not included)
    • Bow and stern carry handles ease transport to the water

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    Wilderness Systems Commander 120 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2011/2012 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Flatwater kayaking
    Polyethylene
    Plastic
    12 feet
    30.25 inches
    60 pounds
    Padded / foam
    1
    Not applicable
    400 pounds
    None
    No
    Material(s)
    Hull construction
    Length
    Width
    Weight
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Hatch capacity
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system
    Foldable

    Wilderness Systems Commander 120 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2011/2012

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    Wilderness Systems Commander 120 Sit-On-Top Kayak - 2011/2012 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing kayak I've kayaked/canoed for over 20 years and have owned/used approx 15 kayaks in that time. This by FAR is the best kayak I've had. Seat is super comfy and the ability to remove the seat and/or slide it under the captains seat is great! No need for a camp chair. REI's personal cooler fits perfectly (on its back. Use ice packs not ice) under the captains seat. The mesh side pockets can be accessed very easily from the sit in seat without moving the seat.. Hope that makes sense lol. Slidetrax system allows for almost unlimited setups and accessories, best part is if you don't like placement you can relocate items over and over on the trax! You can stand very easily in this boat, moving to a standing position feels natural. Unlike a normal kayak the Commander has a dual pontoon style hull which makes it ridiculously stable, you have to really try to fall out/flip this thing! I'll cover that in a bit :) For kayak camping there isn't a better option out there. If loaded properly you can fit as much if not more gear than you can in a one man 12ft canoe! My wife and I can fit everything we take with us to car camp (4-5 days worth, minus air mattress) in my Commander and her older WS Pamlico 120 with plenty of leg room left over. Those people concerned/complaining about water from wakes/waves getting in should check out the bow and stern storage bags Wilderness makes for this boat. Don't know if REI offers them, but they keep the water out very well and offers even more storage! I only have one concern with this kayak.. Thats the lack of a proper bulkhead/not enough bulkhead foam. I intentionally swap all of my kayaks when I first get them to see how they will react in a "worse case scenario". For my Commander I took it out to an island on the Mississippi, loaded it with 50-70lbs of driftwood and pushed the stern underwater until it completly filled up.. Sank like a rock. Thankfully it was in about 4 feet of water and I had it tied to a tree. I also flipped it a couple times that day to see how it'd react and it did MUCH better with that, only filling about a 1/4 of the way and was very easy to renter. The likelihood of finding your kayak entirely filled up is very small but a concern none the less, there are many options out there to fix this. If your on the fence between this kayak and other comparable kayaks get the Commander!! Hands down best fishing/camping kayak there is. And WS quality per dollar ratio is better than any other brand out there, trust me I've owned kayaks from almost all the major brands. Sorry so lengthy but can say enough about this kayak, could go on and on. Hope this review helps
    Date published: 2014-04-01

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