Kayaking can be a great sport in the summer time, and can also provide many health benefits. Kayaking can also be expensive as kayaks can cost in the high hundreds or reach into the thousands. Kayaking is one of my favorite summer activities; it is easy to learn and can provide hours of entertainment and fun. This article will take a look at 3 of the best kayaks on the market under $300, what makes them good, where to get them, and price.
1. Tiger Shark Sit In Kayak
The Tiger Shark sit in kayak is a great kayak for under $300, it is loaded with many features that you would often overlook while shopping for kayaks. The high seat back allows for less pack pain, which is a common side effect of a poor supporting kayak seat. There is one cup holder in the middle of the seat for easy access to a drink while on hot summer day; most kayaks have this feature and it should not be disregarded in an inexpensive kayak. Another feature that I found most surprising was the fishing pole mount; I would never have thought of this, but if you are fishing in a kayak space is limited and can be uncomfortable if you need to free your hands. This product can be found at www.boatersworld.com for $249.
2. Pelican Pursuit 100 Sit-in Kayak
This 10′ kayak will give you speed and comfort wrapped in a low price. This kayak features an adjustable backrest, foot pedals, and is also lightweight. The Pelican Pursuit is built to be stable and give you the confidence of reliability. Kayaks are hard to flip unless you are just starting out; this kayak provides a great design that makes it harder to flip yet is slim enough to gain speed. This product can be found at www.joessports.com for $299.
3. Sevylor Pointer K1 10″ Kayak
When space is your concern an inflatable kayak can often be the answer. This inflatable kayak provides all the support that a traditional kayak has yet offers a few extras rarely seen in kayaks under $300. The backrest is padded to provide more support than a traditional plastic backrest, and there is also a rear storage compartment that is covered to prevent loss of items or water damage. Having a storage compartment in the kayak allows great flexibility since water damage is my main concern when getting ready for a kayak trip; the interior often gets wet from splashes of water or the kayak can tip. This item can be found at www.sportsauthority.com for $299.