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Kayak for Lake Union

Hello,

I'm looking for a sit-in kayak to give as a gift for a 5'6" women around 150 pounds. She would mostly use it on Lake Union- and I'd like one that tracks well and that she could get into the water by herself. Which of the kayaks that you carry would be good options?

Thanks!

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@Melvin Thanks for reaching out!

What a great gift! We have a couple of good options for kayaks that would fit your needs:

  • Old Town Manitou Sport Kayak with Paddle. A solid recreational kayak with a length (10'11") that should help with tracking. It is the heaviest of the kayaks here at 44 lbs.
  • Eddyline Skylark Kayak. A step up from a recreational kayak and entering into the day touring category. The Skylark has two bulkheads for storage and is 12' long, which provides stability and good tracking. It also has a large cockpit for easy entry and exit. This kayak weighs 41 lbs.
  • Eddyline Rio Kayak. Essentially a slightly smaller version of the Skylark designed for a small or medium sized paddler. 35 lbs is pretty light for a sit-in kayak so it is easier to transport, and it still has the features of a great day touring kayak. It is slightly shorter, narrower, and has a smaller cockpit than the Skylark.

Hopefully this helps you make a decision, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions!

 

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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@Melvin Thanks for reaching out!

What a great gift! We have a couple of good options for kayaks that would fit your needs:

  • Old Town Manitou Sport Kayak with Paddle. A solid recreational kayak with a length (10'11") that should help with tracking. It is the heaviest of the kayaks here at 44 lbs.
  • Eddyline Skylark Kayak. A step up from a recreational kayak and entering into the day touring category. The Skylark has two bulkheads for storage and is 12' long, which provides stability and good tracking. It also has a large cockpit for easy entry and exit. This kayak weighs 41 lbs.
  • Eddyline Rio Kayak. Essentially a slightly smaller version of the Skylark designed for a small or medium sized paddler. 35 lbs is pretty light for a sit-in kayak so it is easier to transport, and it still has the features of a great day touring kayak. It is slightly shorter, narrower, and has a smaller cockpit than the Skylark.

Hopefully this helps you make a decision, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions!

 

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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Thank you!