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Kayaks That Go with the Flow

The nimble, durable Challenger K1 kayak is made of durable welded material with eye-catching graphics for added safety on the lake or slow-moving river. The streamlined craft slips easily through the water, and its cockpit is designed for comfort and maximized space. Inflatable I-beam floors add stability, and an 84-inch oar and high-output hand pump are also included.

Features

  • One-person kayak with low profile design
  • Cargo net to store extra gear
  • Grab line on both ends of kayak
  • Inflatable floor for comfort and rigidity
  • Inflatable seat with backrest
  • Comes with 84-inch aluminum oar, high-output hand pump, and repair patch

Specifications

  • Measures 30-by-15-by-108 inches (W x H x D)
  • 2-pound weight
  • 220-pound maximum capacity

About Intex Recreation
Intex Recreation makes above-ground swimming pools, air beds, inflatable toys, pool and lake boats, and the proprietary Intex Saltwater Pool System. The company has been in business for over 40 years, and is a global leader in designing and producing innovative products for indoor and outdoor recreation.

Intex products meet the most stringent safety standards, undergoing intensive testing to ensure years of safety and satisfaction. During the manufacturing process, trained Intex employees continuously monitor a wide range of factors, including quality of raw materials, calibration of the machines, manufacture and assembly of each product, product testing, and careful packaging of every item.

Enjoy the feel of a full-size kayak with the convenience of an inflatable boat when you’re riding in a Sevylor® Fiji™ Travel Pack. The two-person kayak comes equipped with two seats: a fixed seat in the rear and a removable seat in the middle. The semi-rigid I-beam floor and three-chamber design keep the boat’s solid shape on the water. The thick, durable PVC and Airtight® System are guaranteed not to leak, and the Double Lock™ Fast Valve makes quick work of inflation and deflation. The boat also comes with a 5-piece touring paddle and special travel bag for compact storage. The 10 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 9 in. kayak holds up to 400 lbs. and includes a 90-day warranty.

  • Two person
  • Max capacity 400 lbs.
  • 10′ 4″ x 2′ 9″
  • Includes 5-piece touring paddle and special travel bag
  • Three chamber design and a Semi-Rigid I-beam floor

Finding the right kayak may take some time but once you know a little bit about them it will become easier over time. Most of it has to do with your specific personal preferences as well as your budget. There are a number of kayaks you can purchase that will not cost you an arm and a leg. Take your time to find the right one and you will have it for many years to come.

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Cheap Sails

If you are looking for a kayak that is built tough and with a very specific purpose in mind then there are a lot of options to choose from. Depending on how much money you want to spend and how durable you want your kayak to be, you can find one to suit your needs. From inflatable to something more durable, there are quite a few to choose from. Keep reading to learn more about these awesome kayaks that were built with a purpose.

Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak

Imagine blasting down a white water river–with spray flying everywhere and your heart beating like a drum–or silently paddling down a mirror-smooth lake at dawn. A pleasant dream? Definitely, but also a slice of attainable reality with the Sea Eagle 330 inflatable kayak. Designed to hold up to 500 pounds but weighing only 26 pounds itself, the 330 can up to two adults and gear, but only needs one adult to carry it to the water. It’s even tough enough to withstand dog claws thanks to the 33 mm polykrylar hull, I-beam construction, and high-frequency welded seams. Your four-legged friend can therefore stand tall while you do all the work.

The Sea Eagle 330 canoe packs down to fit in a storage bag, yet has enough cargo space for several days’ worth of camping supplies. And it’s versatile enough for plenty of uses, from fishing to yacht tending to skin-diving. It can even handle up to Class III whitewater. Other details include inflatable spray skirts, front and rear rope handles, and a self-bailing drain valve (a handy feature on Whitewater Rivers or ocean surf). This pro version of the Sea Eagle 330 also comes with two 8-foot AB30 paddles, two kayak seats, a foot pump, and a storage bag. The kayak measures 134 inches long and 34 inches wide and carries a three-year warranty.

Pescador Kayak

This canoe was adapted from the 2008 model Wilderness Systems Tarpon 20 for the 2014 Pescador. Both boat makers share the same parent company and I would like to assume that this was their way of getting the most out of true and tested hardware and design, especially the hull.

The Perception Sport Pescador 12 Angler Kayak was designed for both beginners and experienced kayakers alike. It comes rigged with a few fishing features needed to hit the water and start performing right away. Like most entry level fishing kayaks, this one comes with a Scotty mount, and one flush mount rod holder but they made it very easy to make additions. You can add up to two flush mounts and three mighty mounts if you intend to use track balls and extra rod holder.

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Fishing for a Better Kayak

Fishing for a Better Kayak

There are several types of kayaks available which is why choosing the best inflatable kayak in 2015 is very important. There are traditional, sit-on-top, pedal, twin hull and outrigger, fishing, standing-up paddling, and military style kayaks. Below we curated our top reviews, video guides, and other useful tips to help you choose the right inflatable for the money.

The Coleman QuickPak K5 Kayak is a great kayak especially for beginners.

  • 1 Person inflatable kayak with grab and go backpack storage system
  • 1000D Polyester bottom laminated with 24-gauge PVC
  • Double-lock and mini double-lock valves prevent accidental air loss
  • Large storage area, multiple D-rings, and bungee lacing
  • 250-Pound capacity, measures 10-Feet by 3-Feet

The Stearns Spree Inflatable Kayak is another great option if you have just started out in the world of kayaking.

  • Patented three-chamber air system provides added safety, the two main chambers are fully enclosed to provide a rigid body when inflated
  • The spray deck keeps the paddler dry all day long and can be conveniently rolled back when it is not needed
  • Highly visible and easy to inflate and deflate
  • Mesh zippered pocket is perfect for storing gear, valuables etc. while paddling and elastic cord and D-rings can be used to tie gear down while traveling
  • Size: 11’7″ x 35″ – 31 lb., Capacity: 2 Persons

Taking cues from the its bigger brother, the “Cuda 12” brings the speed and tracking of the Cuda 14 and puts it all into a smaller package. Being a smaller kayak makes it more adept at navigating smaller rivers, pond, and bays, while keeping all the excellent features like rod storage, tackle organization, speed, and stability of the bigger kayak.

Features:

§  Elite Hi/Lo Seat

§  Bow and stern hatches

§  Day hatch for accessories

§  Rudder and non-rudder versions

§  Rod stagers and flush mount rod holders

§  Tackle storage under seat

§  Replaceable skid plate on keel

 

The Ascend “FS128T” fishing kayak has a removable 360° swivel seating system that allows the angler to easily change position. The FS128T features four flush-mount rod holders and an angler-specific design, combined with a wider transom for better control. Deep molded storage trays to the side and eight self-bailing scuppers maximize draining during those rough days.

Features:

§  Casting platform with pull up strap

§  360 degree swivel seat

§  Multiple dry hatches

§  Adjustable foot braces

§  4 flush mounted rod holder

§  Anchor trolley

 

Choosing a kayak can be challenging if you enjoy looking for kayaks. There are so many great ones available on the market today. Visit a local sporting goods store for more information on kayaks and the differences between them.

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Kayaks for the Adventurer in You

The Old Town Predator 13 Fishing Kayak is a great choice for a beginning kayaker. There are both pros and cons to purchasing this particular kayak. For starters, with a length of 13’2”, this kayak is reasonably fast and, with a width of 33.5”, it’s fairly stable.

In addition, is has a very comfortable seating system that is also height adjustable, it includes adjustable foot braces, and it has a stand assist strap. Plus, the outfitting is absolutely top notch and it has a paddle keeper to keep your paddle from acting like an unruly teenager when you are fishing.

Also, it has sufficient dry storage space with a hold in the bow and a tank well in the stern provides a place to carry a cooler or live bait well. In addition, it’s available with an optional Scotty Stand-Ready bar which provides you with an added means of balance when standing up in the kayak as well as Scotty Outriggers for added stability and it is compatible with Minn Kota trolling motors via a pre-installed Minn Kota trolling motor mount.

Also, the hull of the Predator 13 displays a sharp bowline to help it slice through the water and a molded skeg in the stern to aid in tracking and the pontoon-like Tri-Hull provides superior initial stability. In addition, it also has a very comfortable seat in the Element Seating System which incorporates a rigid frame that enables the paddler to choose either the “Travel” (lower) position for increased stability or the “Attack” (higher) position for increased visibility and maneuverability or the “Stand-Up” position for poling or sight casting along with adjustable foot braces which enable the kayak to fit different sized anglers.

Compared to the average sized person, big men always have a few more extra questions and concerns when looking to buy a sit-on-top fishing kayak. How much weight will it hold? Will I sink it? How many inches wide? Will it tip easy? These are definitely true concerns and questions which need to be answered before buying.

If your main concern is load capacity. There are many fine kayaks to choose from on the market which will hold a lot of weight (400, 500 and even 600+ pounds) while also providing plenty of leg room to keep a guy with long legs comfortable. Here we will review the details of one that fits these needs, the Old Town Predator MX Sit-on-Top Fishing Kayak. See image below, it’s 12 feet long and can hold up to 400 pounds

This fishing kayak is part of the Old Town Predator Series of kayaks which also includes the Predator 13 and Predator XL Minn Kota models. These two other models are a bit more expensive but worth checking out as well. If you are new to the sport, wondering about the overall quality the company “Old Town” puts into its manufacturing? This is the oldest kayak and canoe company in America and their products are highly respected.

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Kayaks to Take You Places

Choosing the right kayak can be challenging if you are not sure where to start. Kayaking can be a fun way to enjoy being on the open water can enjoying outdoor life. There are a lot of different kayaks to choose from, some which are very reasonably priced and have a lot of great features. Keep reading to learn more about these amazing kayaks.

Envision impacting down a white water stream – with splash flying all around and your heart pulsating like a drum- – or quietly paddling down a mirror-smooth lake at day break. A wonderful dream? Certainly, additionally a cut of feasible reality with the Sea Eagle 330 inflatable kayak. Intended to hold up to 500 pounds yet weighing just 26 pounds itself, the 330 can up to two grown-ups and equip, however just needs one grown-up to convey it to the water. It’s even sufficiently extreme to withstand puppy paws on account of the 33 mm polykrylar frame, I-shaft development, and high-recurrence welded creases. Your four-legged companion can along these lines stand tall while you do all the work.

Old Town Vapor

The Vapor 10XT is one of Old Town’s newest get-in-and-go kayaks. This sporty kayak offer a stable efficient, and comfortable ride and is designed to cover a wide variety of paddling activities. Ideal for lakes, estuaries and protected coastal waters, The Vapor 10XT goes way beyond the basics with features. With the adjustable Comfort Flex seat with a padded seat and seatback, adjustable foot braces, and thigh pads, you get a secure and comfortable paddling position. The molded-in paddle rest with bungee securing strap gives you a place for your paddle while you’re eating of shooting photographs of your friends. The cockpit dash offers a cup holder and storage for small items and a cockpit edge.

E-pad with a bungee cinch gives you a spot for your favorite portable electronic device. Like other Vapor series models, the truly revolutionary design feature is the stern Day Well. The outer edges of the Day Well are higher than the cockpit rim and well above the water; your lunch and other items stay dry above the waves and out of the dripped-in and tracked-in mud and water in the bilge of the kayak. The Vapor 10XT, 12XT and 12XTS models include a cover on the Day Well to keep your belongings out of the sun and rain. Built in sturdy grab handles makes loading and unloading a breeze. The Old Town Vapor 10XT is also available in a base level model, the Vapor 10.

Choosing the right kayak for you can be both fun and exciting. There are many great ones that you could choose from.

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The Best Tandem Kayaks

If you are looking for a tandem kayak, it won’t be too difficult with these amazing choices. Continue reading to learn more.

Kayaking is fun, good exercise, and a perfect way to get out in the fresh air and explore beautiful places. Anything this good will be twice as nice when shared with someone else, and tandem kayaks let you split the adventure two ways. Most manufacturers make tandems nowadays, so the only challenge for would-be tandem ‘yakers is choosing the right boat. Tandem kayaks have many things in common with their smaller cousins, but they are also different in many ways, and there are two things that you must consider first when shopping for a tandem kayak: storage and transport.

Enjoy the day on the water with your best pal, your loved one or even venture out on your own with the Hobie Mirage Oasis Kayak. This tandem-style kayak offers everything you need to enjoy a summer afternoon paddling on the lake. The Adjustable High Back Padded Seats are very comfortable and will ensure you feel good all through your ride. There is a ton of storage on this kayak. Two hatches and stowage pockets allow you to bring everything from extra clothes to lunch to drinks and more. There are even cup holders so you’re never more than arms-length away from a sip of water. Built with the MirageDrive System, this hands-free paddling system allows you to move and steer the kayak with our legs.

Sit on to kayaks are similar in size and shape to traditional kayaks but instead of sitting inside the boat, you sit on top of it. Often, there is a seat on top of the kayak and small indents to rest your feet. Most SOT are made from fiberglass but some are made from a durable hard plastic material. These types of kayaks are less expensive than SINK and are easier to maneuver on the water. They are extremely comfortable for people of all sizes and are perfect for both fishing and touring. The best sit on top kayak is one that is priced within your budget, is comfortable and is stable on the water. Below you can find a chart of the best SOT kayaks available today.

This stable, easy to paddle sit-on-top kayak comes fully rigged with fishing features needed to hit the water right away. Anglers love the versatile hull design that’s good for tracking on lakes but also maneuvers easily on rivers. The extra large cockpit opening provides plenty of room to work with your tackle and offers easy entry and exit.

  • Tankwell w/ Bungee
  • Paddle Parks
  • Flush Mount Rod Holder
  • Scotty Baitcaster Rod Holder
  • 64 lb Anchor Ki
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Kayaks Built to Win

The Intex Explorer K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. The bright yellow color and sporty graphics makes the kayak highly visible in the water. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers with a friend, this Sports Series kayak is perfect for two adults. Lightweight and compact, this kayak is a snap to assemble, and allows you to take the fun of kayaking wherever you go. Made with rugged vinyl construction, this sturdy kayak has an inflatable I-beam floor for comfort and rigidity.

A removable skeg provides directional stability, while two adjustable, inflatable seats with backrests are included for comfort. Quick inflating or deflating is a breeze with a Boston valve on each side. A grab line and grab handle at each end is provided for your convenience, as well as a U.S. Coast Guard I.D., and a repair patch kit. The Explorer K2 Kayak provides added accessories including: two 86” aluminum oars and an Intex high-output pump for easy inflation and deflation.

  • Low-profile for lakes and mild rivers
  • Sporty graphics for high visibility
  • Adjustable inflatable seat with backrest
  • Removable skeg for directional stability
  • US Coast Guard I.D

The Sea Eagle 370 sport inflatable kayak is virtually identical to the Sea Eagle 330 (see Sea Eagle 330 Review) except that it is slightly larger, weighs 6 pounds more and can hold an extra 150 pounds.

It has a self-bailing drain valve that allows you to quickly rid the kayak of excess water if needed. The 370 is quite versatile and great for all different water types but is truly an entry level kayak. It is affordable and stable and a great option for beginners that are just starting out in the sport of kayaking or novice paddlers. One thing you can be sure of is that Sea Eagle kayaks are sturdy and extremely hard to puncture. They can literally be dragged over anything and take a huge beating. They are tough and have earned the reputation as being some of the best. This is not a high end model, however it is still good quality and ideal for recreational fun, fishing and paddling adventures.

I think that one of the biggest selling features of this inflatable kayak is that you really get a lot for your money. The price on the Sea Eagle sport kayaks is quite low and it includes the kayak, the paddle(s), the inflatable seat(s), the carry bag, the pump and the repair kit. The only other thing you need to get started is a lifejacket. The Sea Eagle 370 is extremely light weight for a tandem kayak which makes it a breeze to bring anywhere you want to go.

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Get to Know Your Kayaks

Finding a good kayak may take some effort. But if you take the time to learn about the different types of kayaks that are available, you may find it is worth your while.

In the world of recreational kayaks, the Eddyline Skylark is on the higher-end of the spectrum in terms of initial quality and weight. Built in Washington State, the Skylark is a great recreational kayak for those willing to pay a little more for a lightweight, stable companion during day trips. Ideal for exploring lakes, ponds, rivers, and protected coastal environments, the Skylark provides stable and predictable performance all day long. We find the Skyline to be very stable and a great fit for those who are new to the sport.

The Old Town Herron 11XT is one of the newest additions to the Old Town family. Designed for budget conscious consumers, the Herron 11XT provides a great compromise between affordable, initial quality, and performance. Outfitted with a rear bulkhead and hatch sets the Herron XT above its competition within this price range. Great for those just starting out, the Herron 11XT is stable and is perfect for exploring inland ponds and lakes.

Although the seating area is spacious and provides extra volume at the cockpit, the cockpit opening is smaller than average in this class. In terms of durability, like all Old Town kayaks, the Herron is constructed of polyethylene which is forgiving to bumps and bruises. With minimal moving parts, the Herron is an easy maintenance kayak which will require minimal upkeep other than routine washing and protecting.

Take a friend and go kayaking for the day with the Explorer K2. With an inflatable floor, seats, and adjustable backrests, you can ride in comfort. While this kayak is extremely comfortable, it’s also incredibly durable because it’s made up of 30 gauge vinyl. (Fix any small mishaps with the repair patch that comes included.) The two 84 inch oars are made of aluminum, and are built to last. While this kayak is sturdy, you can also inflate it quickly through both of the Boston valves that are attached to the main hull chamber. Get your adventure going quickly and make it last all summer. This inflatable kayak features three separate air chambers; one in the floor and two in the main hull. This set includes: a hand pump for quick inflation, quick-fill/fast-deflate Boston valve, grab line on both ends, repair patch kit, and a storage duffle bag.

Finding a good kayak doesn’t have to be a pain. There are a lot of them available that are reasonably priced and also good quality. Regardless of which one you choose, you will have a great time kayaking.

Garmin Echo 551DV

Fishing Accessories Worth Investing in

There is a huge variety of fish finder brands, their models and types. All this can make it quite complicated and time consuming to find the right one for your needs.  To help you in your search, we have compiled this best fish finder reviews of the models that are popular and top rated in 2015. With our reviews you can find the right fish finder for your style of fishing. To make sure that you get the right features for your needs, it’s important to do prior research. So read our reviews and comparisons to decide which model you need.

The Garmin Echo 551DV is one of the newer and more advanced models in the Garmin line of fish finders and it’s the top fish finder under 300. It’s one of my top choices and I really think that it’s the best fish finder for the money. It offers the best fishing sonar and a large clear display. The transducer has 500 watts of power, which allows the wave to go as deep as 2300 feet. It comes from the echo fish finder series that are known for their great accuracy.

The dual beam transducer uses the 77/200 kHz frequency and 50/200 kHz dual frequency. Additionally, it has DownVu capabilities that allow to nearly photographically view the structure and fish underneath the boat. The 5-inch high resolution display offers zoom, horizontal and vertical viewing, and a split screen mode for viewing the broadband sonar and down image side by side.

Quick History: Although grubs have been around for a very long time, it wasn’t until Mr. Twister added the animated tail in the early 1970s that the bait gained crazy popularity. Soon, millions of Curly Tail Grubs were being sold and many manufacturers embraced the design. The effectiveness of this bait likely rests on its simplicity. It has a baitfish profile that, depending on the size you choose, could mimic forage ranging from shad fry to full-grown mullet. When matched to the proper-size jig head, it can be fished effectively for virtually all species in a variety of water conditions, from fast-­moving rivers to small ponds.

Construction: Once a fish bites this bait, it generally hangs on. The lure’s soft-plastic body feels much like the real thing, allowing anglers a little more time to set the hook.

Fish-fooling Feature: Although it looks a little dull in hand, once that tail is pulled through the water, it comes to life, seeming to propel the lure forward. Size: To target pinfish, use the tiny 1-inch version with a 1/32-ounce jig head. When jigging for cobia, opt for an 8-inch grub with an 8-ounce head.

Best Color: Chartreuse Tip: This bait is not only great on its own, but it also can enhance other lures. Add it to spinnerbaits and chatter baits to improve effectiveness.

Calorie Counting Watches

Watches You Can Count On

Having the right gadgets can make all of the difference when it comes to working out and staying in shape. Whether it is a calorie counter or a treadmill, staying in shape requires some investments that will last you a lifetime. If you truly want to stay in shape then you must have the right equipment at home to help ensure you burn the most calories and stay in shape for a long time. Take a quick look at these calorie counting watches and treadmills to find out which ones are the best choices.

Calorie Counting Watches

The Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband is one of the best calorie counter watches on the market today. Priced at under $130, it comes with a lot of perks that make it one of the best available.

  • Accurately track all-day stats like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed, and active minutes
  • See daily stats, time of day, and exercise mode with a bright OLED display
  • Monitor your sleep automatically and wake with a silent alarm
  • Get call notifications right on your wrist
  • Access real-time run stats like time, distance, and pace to stay on track
  • Sync stats wirelessly and automatically to your computer and over 150 leading smartphones
  • Utilize the sizing tool in Product Details below to ensure proper fit.

Elliptical Machines vs Treadmills

An elliptical and treadmill are two of the most common cardio machines found in gyms.  Both machines can provide an effective cardiovascular workout and help burn calories and improve aerobic capacity, but each machine has unique benefits and drawbacks. Is an elliptical or a treadmill more effective at burning calories?  Which machine should you choose for cardio workouts?  These questions and more will be answered in this introductory article, which will examine the pros and cons of each exercise method and explore some research studies.

From a brisk walk to an uphill sprint, treadmills offer a wide range of options in terms of speed, incline, and multiple training programs. As technology continues to develop, fitness moguls are developing new machines that can be awkward or confusing. The treadmill is familiar and emulates natural movement for walking, jogging, or sprinting. Propelling your body weight requires substantial effort. As a result, your body will burn calories at a higher rate.

Conclusion

Regardless of which of these products you choose, you will get many rewards from them. Exercising everyday will keep you healthy and help you to burn as many calories as possible. Even though it takes a lot of hard work and effort, you are sure to find the right products for you to get you working towards your goals in no time.