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  • Phase 3 AirPro seating system has 6-way adjustment so you can customize your seating position to meet your comfort needs
  • Contoured seat and seat back have variable padding densities, more where you need it and less where you don't, saving on weight and improving breathability
  • Seat's leg lifter has a soft edge that contours to your thighs, relieving pressure that can cause legs to go numb
  • SlideLock XL foot braces and adjustable padded thigh braces adjust to maximize comfort and ensure optimal paddling position
  • Foot pedal-controlled rudder system with deployment controls in cockpit helps with steering and tracking when you need it most
  • Domed bow and stern hatch covers offer a rugged watertight seal and have tabs for easy removal
  • Stern hatch and bow hatch have bulkheads to keep gear dry and secure and add positive buoyancy
  • Reflective perimeter deck lines enhance safety and ease entry into kayak
  • Bungee deck rigging offers additional storage for gear and paddling essentials such as bilge pump and spare paddle (not included)
  • Soft-touch, ergonomic carry handles have soft rubber construction for easy portage to and from the water
  • Paddle Park provides a place to secure paddle to boat when both your hands are needed for a photo op or gear adjustment

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Specs

Best Use Flatwater Kayaking
Material(s) Rotomolded polyethylene
Length 14 ft. 6 in.
Width 24.5 inches
Depth 16 inches
Weight 56 pounds
Cockpit Size 35.5 x 19.5 inches
Seat Type Mesh / Suspension
Number of Paddlers 1
Hatch Capacity Unavailable
Weight Capacity (lbs) 350 pounds
Tracking System Rudder
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paddling with ease and Confidence In 2008 I picked one of these Tsunami kayaks after trying one out at a REI kayak demo exhibition. I was amazed in how easy to paddle and control it was over others I had tried. Now 9 years later it is still performing well for me down rivers like the Green River, in Utah and the Snake River in Wyoming. I have also used it a dozen times now for multi day Kayak trips, like to Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone. Even with long trips it carries my backcountry gear without any issues. Even when encountering strong wind and waves on Lewis Lake. It portages well when moving from different lakes or carrying short distances. I liked the Tsunami so much I purchased a 2nd one in 2016. This time I had it shippped to me as I am a Park Ranger in a National Park with no nearby REI stores. The kayak arrived without a hitch or problem. I use this extra Kayak for my Ranger led Kayak Tours and it performs well and balanced even with novice paddliers. I would not hesitate to recommend this kayak from novice to experienced paddlers to purchase. You never have enough kayaks and might consider buying 2!
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does it get any better? I bought this Kayak over a year ago and have taken it on many river trips and lakes.. It's fast and tracks well! The rudder is also an added bonus!
Date published: 2017-03-18
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I am an intermediate paddler looking at the WS Tsunami 140 and 145 kayaks. I am 5'6" tall, weight 180 lbs and am wide at the hips. Which of these two models would be best for my size? Also, what size spray skirt would I need for either of these kayaks?

Asked by: Sharon
Based on your height and weight, both kayaks will accommodate you. The Tsunami 140 is shorter and will be easier to turn. The 145 is a longer boat that will be faster once you are up to speed. The Seals 1.7 model spray skirts are compatible with both kayaks. https://www.rei.com/c/spray-skirts
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-20

What is the recommended spray skirt for the Tsunami 145?

Asked by: Norfolk paddler
The Seals 1.7 series spray skirts are a good choice for the Tsunami 145 Kayak. https://www.rei.com/c/spray-skirts
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22
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