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  • Co-extruded ABS laminate creates a hull that offers the looks and performance of a composite kayak yet with the durability of plastic
  • Co-extruded ABS material is lightweight, highly abrasion resistant and easily maintained
  • Sharp entry and exit lines maintain firm tracking even in rough conditions; rudder-free design makes kayak easy to maneuver
  • Padded seat cushion with extended thigh supports helps reduce hip and back fatigue; duo-foam backrest with forward lean and height adjustment
  • Adjustable footbraces promote proper paddling posture and support; contoured design is comfortable without footwear and won’t catch clothing
  • Fused Carbonlite front and rear bulkheads for dry storage and safety
  • Bow and stern deck bungees provide additional deck storage
  • Retractable carry handles and security loops

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Specs

Best Use Flatwater Kayaking
Material(s) Carbonlite ABS
Length 12 feet
Width 26 inches
Depth 13 inches
Weight 41 pounds
Cockpit Size 38 x 18.5 inches
Seat Type Padded / Foam
Number of Paddlers 1
Hatch Capacity Bow: 3,110 ; stern: 2,074 cubic inches
Weight Capacity (lbs) 295 pounds
Tracking System None
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than advertised I started kayaking 20 years ago when I purchased a recreational, plastic, flat-bottom kayak. I used it mainly on lakes and ponds. Lots of fun, very durable, but not much in the way of performance and heavy to lift on one's own. Last month I purchased the Eddyline Rio mainly because I wanted a higher performance kayak, and one that I could carry on my own. However the Rio proved to be too small - does not fit if your pant leg inseam is more than 30 inches, which mine was. So I immediately exchanged the Rio for the Skylark. Perfect fit, just a bit heavier than the Rio, and great performance - just what I was looking for. I paddle almost exclusively on ponds, lakes, and rivers. A bit tricky to enter and exit because the hull is not flat, thus not as stable as I was used to, but I quickly got that solved. Best of all is the increase in performance. Pretty attractive in the water, too.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding for Guiding Flatwater Day Trips As a volunteer nature guide, I needed a kayak that was comfortable, relatively light, and fast enough to corral other paddlers. The Eddyline Skylark meets these needs. The seat is comfortable for 8 hours of paddling. The kayak is light enough to be easily car-topped and stored by one retiree. The boat tracks well and enables me to rapidly move around in a group of paddlers in the nature programs. The bonus is that it is a gorgeous kayak. I receive many compliments and young kayakers often ask to sit in it. While the kayak is still new, thus far I am very pleased with the design, performance, and comfort of the Eddyline Skylark.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice I've had this boat for several years. It is a joy to Paddle and very stable. It's a little bit slow however Easy to maneuver and I certainly would buy it again. Have mainly used it paddling on Puget Sound..
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lake kayak I bought this kayak last year and have taken it out many times. It handles and tracks really well at the lake. I predominantly go kayaking in Lake Sammamish, and it does well with the waves caused by all the boats. My 9 year old daughter has used it, to my boyfriend (6'1'') to myself (5'7''), and we have all loved it. It is light weight enough for me to load and unload by myself and carry it on my shoulder for several hundred feet.
Date published: 2017-07-09
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Can the Eddyline Sylark Kayak be special ordered for store pickup in yellow?

Asked by: TC304
​No, REI.com does not provide special order services.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-02

A previous person asked about thigh braces on the Skylark, and the response was the model is not available with that option. However, Eddyline's Skylark webpage indicates that it can be ordered with thigh braces. Is this really not possible through REI?

Asked by: ewendel
It is not possible to order this kayak with thigh braces through REI. We are stocking the standard model of the Skylark, which does not include the thigh braces. There are thigh pads inside the cockpit that provide some protection and leverage, but not the molded thigh braces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

Is red the only color you have? Can I get the Skylark with thigh braces?

Asked by: TT In Bend
Red is the only color of the Skylark Kayak we carry in our assortment. This model is only available without thigh braces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-14

Do you sell the "spray decks" for the Eddyline Skylark kayaks? What is the price?

Asked by: John D
Yes, we sell the Seals Splash Deck Spray Skirt that will work on the Skylark. https://www.rei.com/product/823477/seals-splash-deck-spray-skirt
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-26
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than advertised I started kayaking 20 years ago when I purchased a recreational, plastic, flat-bottom kayak. I used it mainly on lakes and ponds. Lots of fun, very durable, but not much in the way of performance and heavy to lift on one's own. Last month I purchased the Eddyline Rio mainly because I wanted a higher performance kayak, and one that I could carry on my own. However the Rio proved to be too small - does not fit if your pant leg inseam is more than 30 inches, which mine was. So I immediately exchanged the Rio for the Skylark. Perfect fit, just a bit heavier than the Rio, and great performance - just what I was looking for. I paddle almost exclusively on ponds, lakes, and rivers. A bit tricky to enter and exit because the hull is not flat, thus not as stable as I was used to, but I quickly got that solved. Best of all is the increase in performance. Pretty attractive in the water, too.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding for Guiding Flatwater Day Trips As a volunteer nature guide, I needed a kayak that was comfortable, relatively light, and fast enough to corral other paddlers. The Eddyline Skylark meets these needs. The seat is comfortable for 8 hours of paddling. The kayak is light enough to be easily car-topped and stored by one retiree. The boat tracks well and enables me to rapidly move around in a group of paddlers in the nature programs. The bonus is that it is a gorgeous kayak. I receive many compliments and young kayakers often ask to sit in it. While the kayak is still new, thus far I am very pleased with the design, performance, and comfort of the Eddyline Skylark.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice I've had this boat for several years. It is a joy to Paddle and very stable. It's a little bit slow however Easy to maneuver and I certainly would buy it again. Have mainly used it paddling on Puget Sound..
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lake kayak I bought this kayak last year and have taken it out many times. It handles and tracks really well at the lake. I predominantly go kayaking in Lake Sammamish, and it does well with the waves caused by all the boats. My 9 year old daughter has used it, to my boyfriend (6'1'') to myself (5'7''), and we have all loved it. It is light weight enough for me to load and unload by myself and carry it on my shoulder for several hundred feet.
Date published: 2017-07-09
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Questions & Answers

Can the Eddyline Sylark Kayak be special ordered for store pickup in yellow?

Asked by: TC304
​No, REI.com does not provide special order services.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-02

A previous person asked about thigh braces on the Skylark, and the response was the model is not available with that option. However, Eddyline's Skylark webpage indicates that it can be ordered with thigh braces. Is this really not possible through REI?

Asked by: ewendel
It is not possible to order this kayak with thigh braces through REI. We are stocking the standard model of the Skylark, which does not include the thigh braces. There are thigh pads inside the cockpit that provide some protection and leverage, but not the molded thigh braces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

Is red the only color you have? Can I get the Skylark with thigh braces?

Asked by: TT In Bend
Red is the only color of the Skylark Kayak we carry in our assortment. This model is only available without thigh braces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-14

Do you sell the "spray decks" for the Eddyline Skylark kayaks? What is the price?

Asked by: John D
Yes, we sell the Seals Splash Deck Spray Skirt that will work on the Skylark. https://www.rei.com/product/823477/seals-splash-deck-spray-skirt
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-26
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