Touring Kayak or Kayak for Touring
The Dagger Stratos 12.5 is a highly versatile touring kayak that is available in two sizes for the near perfect fit. The smaller paddlers should look at the Stratos 12.5 S whilst the large paddler should consider the Stratos 12.5 L. The Stratos is the perfect touring kayak boat for fast crusing along your local canal, around the lake and even rock hopping trips along your favourite section of coastline.
Dagger have designed the Stratos 12.5 to feature a high quality polyethylene shell, this gives the best levels of performance and durability. The kayak has been packed with lots of features to make it a great performance option. The rear of the kayak incorporates the retractable skeg. This ensures that on open water you can deploy it, to keep directional stability. This is also be great for new paddlers to keep them in a straight line. The mid section of the Stratos 12.5 features a large easy access cockpit. The kayak cockpit includes a large seat pan, this offers gret comfort due to the seat pad and the rake adjustment. Further comfort is then gained from the adjustable kayak backrest. Control of the kayak and support for the paddler is achieved by the addition of the adjustable kayak footrests and the padded thigh braces. The footrests are a pedal design and can be easily adjusted even while sat in the kayak. The front and rear of the Stratos 12.5 also features foam bulkheads and hatches. These offer a good levels of storage for required kayaking gear whilst out on your kayaking adventrues.
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The Dagger Axis E is a 10.5 foot touring kayak that's perfect for getting back into kayaking and also new comers who are looking to venture out for the first time. This Axis E is great for flat water touring and is equally suitable for use on the inland waterways and lakes as well as calm coastal trips. This is a lovely kayak that offers good levels of stability, forward speed, and comfort. The Axis 10.5 has a large easy-access cockpit so it’s easy to get in and out. The ergonomic seat which also includes a padded seat and an adjustable kayak backrest, offers good comfort. Further comfort and support is achieved by the addition of the pedal footrest and padded thigh braces. The rear of the kayak then includes a foam bulkhead and storage hatch to keep your equipment secure, whilst the retractable skeg enhances the directional stability.
The Venture Kayaks Flex 11 is a recreational touring kayak that's ideal for taking to the water for the first time. It's a great option for exploring your local waterway, whether it’s cruising along your local canal or round the lake, the Flex 11 will do it all. Featuring a large easy access cockpit, a padded seat and an adjustable footrest. The rear of the kayak then has an oval kayak storage hatch and a retractable skeg for enhanced directional stability.
The Islander Kayaks Jive is a 10.5 foot touring kayak that's perfect for exploring your local river, cruising around a lake or finding peace and tranquillity on the canal. This kayak has a large easy access cockpit which incorporates a padded seat, backrest and thigh braces, additional comfort and support can be achieved by adding an adjustable pedal footrest. The rear is fitted with a foam bulkhead and an oval kayak storage hatch. There's also a retractable skeg that will keep you on a straight course, whilst the front deck elastics offer you somewhere to keep your map!
The Dagger Stratos 14.5 is a plastic touring kayak that's available in two sizes. The size options will help to achieve a near perfect fit and will therefor offer the best possible levels of performance. The Stratos 14.5 features a large and comfortable cockpit system with a supportive back rest and adjustable footrests. There are also front and rear hatches for accommodating storages and an array of elastics for securing items you may need close to hand.
The P & H Virgo is a plastic touring kayak that’s available in three different sizes. The Virgo features a good sized cockpit for easy access, a padded seat, padded backrest, a set of kayak hatches and kayak deck lines for storage. The front deck also incorporates a moulding for a Silva 70P Compass and the rear of the kayak has a retractable skeg for better directional stability.
The Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Hybrid, a 2 piece sea kayak paddle that features a fiberglass reinforced blade which is then mounted on a 100% carbon paddle shaft. These split sea kayak paddles also feature the Aqua-Bound posi-lock joint system. This enables you to split your kayak touring paddle into 2 different pieces for ease of transport and storage. The split paddle joint can then be used in a variety of different configurations. You can choose between left or right handed, you can also use it at a number of different feather angles that include 0 degrees through to 75 degrees in 15 degree increments. These sea kayak paddles also include a set of kayak drip rings to prevent the water from running off the blade onto the paddle shaft.
Steamlyte Kinetic Tour Foundation Leverlock paddle
The Palm Loweswater Spraydeck, a great option for paddlers who are into sea kayaking, kayak touring and recreational kayaking. This spraydeck will fit most kayaks and gives a good seal due to the neoprene deck panel. It features an adjustable waist tube, ideal if there are a few people using the kayak and deck. The Loweswater deck is also well suited towards paddling in warmer conditions. When used with the braces,it enables you to have the waist tube open for greater airflow, breathability and enahnced comfort. This deck features a 3mm neoprene construction, this is partnered with a 9.5mm shock coed edge for ease of getting on and off. The waist tube is a 2.5 layer fabric which is waterproof and breathable. The front of the deck also has a good sized release handle for easy of removal after a capsize.
The Nookie Como Touring Deck is the perfect option for many Kayakers out there. This fits a wide range of Sea and Touring Kayaks and also many of the modern crossover kayaks. The Como Deck features a split noprene / fabric construction to give the perfect balance between, performance and comfort. The main section of the deck is made from stretchy 4mm jersey neoprene and features an 8mm shockcord edge. This gives a good amount of stretch for getting the deck on, but still offers a snug and secure fit. The waist tube incorporates a 2 layer construction to give waterproofness and breathbility. This neoprene deck also comes with a large release strap and knee strap for easy removal when upside down, whilst the removable braces help to support the deck when its worn loosely on the waist.
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