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Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013

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    Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013

    Love to paddle lakes, but looking to enjoy the experience of some faster-moving rivers? The Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 helps expand your paddling repertoire beyond stillwater. See details

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    Love to paddle lakes, but looking to enjoy the experience of some faster-moving rivers? The Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 helps expand your paddling repertoire beyond stillwater.

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    Love to paddle lakes, but looking to enjoy the experience of some faster-moving rivers? The Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 helps expand your paddling repertoire beyond stillwater.

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    Love to paddle lakes, but looking to enjoy the experience of some faster-moving rivers? The Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 helps expand your paddling repertoire beyond stillwater.

    • High density polyethylene hull withstands years of use and offers high durability
    • Sized for medium and large paddlers, the Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 features a hybrid design that's between a purely recreational kayak and 1 designed for moving water
    • As with all Wilderness Systems kayaks, you'll love the confidence-inspiring stability of the Aspire 105
    • Shallow arch hull is easy to turn, reminiscent of Tarpon and tandem Pamlico series, and it enhances manueverability in class II rivers and even gentle surf
    • Upswept, full bow easily rides up and over waves
    • Front console fits in multiple sizes of bottles, cans, liter-sized wide-mouth bottles and smaller bottles
    • Gear trays on either side of the water-bottle holder offers storage for a small camera, cell phones, sunscreen or sunglasses; drain holes help keep things dry
    • Adjustable, spring-loaded skeg deploys with a cord on right side of cockpit and enhances tracking in flatwater
    • Phase 3 Air Pro 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 size of paddler 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
    • Knee pads enhance comfort inside cockpit and allow greater maneuverability
    • Slidelock footrail system is easily adjustable, comfortable and rugged; footbraces adjust via extension rod that places positioning at your fingertips
    • Generous rear Orbix stern hatch holds your lunch, paddling gear and extra clothes, and rear bulkheaded compartment keeps things organized and dry
    • Orbix hatch cover features a hinged design and locking lever; to open hatch, simply slide lever to unlock cover and flip open to access gear
    • Comfort carry handles at bow and stern make transporting the 48 lb. Aspire 105 kayak easy
    • Skid plate protects bottom of kayak from scuffs

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    Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Flatwater kayaking
    Polyethylene
    Plastic
    10 ft. 6 in.
    29 inches
    15.5 inches
    48 pounds
    51.5 x 23.5 inches
    Padded / foam
    1
    Unavailable
    400 pounds
    Skeg
    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 Aspire 105 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013

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    Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kayak for larger paddlers I am a 6'6" 280 lb man and I find this kayak to be very comfortable. The cockpit is nice and wide with easy entry/exit. The seat is very versatile to add to the comfort.The kayak is also very stable. The drop down skeg helps with tracking and the boat overall is very maneuverable. I had a Perception Carolina 14.5 previously and I find the Aspire 105 to be superior in every way. Highly recommended for a larger paddler such as myself. My wife bought the 10 ft version and the differences are many. Not just the shorter length, but the cockpit is narrower and more shallow. The body is also not as wide.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great boat I love the kayak!
    Date published: 2014-04-16

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