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Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013

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    Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013

    Smooth, sleek and ready for touring, the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak with skeg blends speed with impeccable manners and excellent maneuverability in all conditions. See details

    • $1629.00

    Item # 847394

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    Smooth, sleek and ready for touring, the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak with skeg blends speed with impeccable manners and excellent maneuverability in all conditions.

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    Smooth, sleek and ready for touring, the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak with skeg blends speed with impeccable manners and excellent maneuverability in all conditions.

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    Smooth, sleek and ready for touring, the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak with skeg blends speed with impeccable manners and excellent maneuverability in all conditions.

    • High-density polyethylene construction offers performance, rugged durability and affordability
    • With hull lines similar to many British kayaks, the Tempest adds even more chine area for amazing secondary stability and enhanced turning ability
    • Combination of solid initial stability and strong tracking even in high winds makes this kayak an excellent choice for rough-water expedition paddling
    • Excellent secondary stability lets skilled paddlers confidently put the boat on edge and hold it there
    • Paddle comfortably all day thanks to the the Phase 3 Air Pro XP seat, which offers excellent comfort and intuitive adjustment
    • Mesh stretched over 3-dimensional foam forms a perforated pad; large holesenhance 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
    • Series of icons shows 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
    • SlideLock footrail system is comfortable, rugged and easy to adjust; foot braces adjust via extension rod that places positioning at your fingertips
    • Cockpit-controlled drop-down skeg improves tracking and resists weathercocking
    • The Tempest 170 is equipped with 3 hatches plus plenty of deck rigging, letting you easily stow up to a week's worth of food and gear
    • Full-size stern hatch, 10 in. bow hatch and 8 in. day hatch all have bulkheads to keep gear dry and secure and to add flotation
    • Domed hatch covers offer a rugged watertight seal and an easy-to-remove tab and contours
    • Ergonomic carry handles match hand shape, and their soft rubber construction eases portaging to and from the water
    • Recessed bow compass mount fits most brands of deck compasses (deck compass not included)

    Made in USA.

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    Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Sea kayaking
    Polyethylene
    Plastic
    17 feet
    22 inches
    13.5 inches
    57 pounds
    34 x 18 inches
    Padded / foam
    1
    Unavailable
    325 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 Tempest 170 Kayak with Skeg - 2012/2013

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