Submitted: 06-28-2006 by meb
The Easky is a stable (24" wide) 15' almost 'recreational' kayak. To say that it is a sea kayak is misleading. The boat is very roomy, too roomy to get a good feel of the boat. The cockpit is big enough to raise your knees, tan your legs, but not snug enough to offer some real purchase when edging. It does edge, but with a great deal of effort. The 'carving' is minimal.
The main thing to remember about this kayak is the material. It is very, very thin plastic. I can make the front deck completely cavitate with only minimal pressure from my palm. A few years of sun and the whole boat will collapse!
It is a great boat for absolute beginners, those who only want to go out on calm lakes and protected waters. It does have a low back deck so paddle float rescues are a little easier than some higher volume boats.
It is a little cheaper to purchase. I believe the skeg is very flimsy and pooly designed, but it does deploy easily. Keeping it up is more of a challenge. If you want to save a few bucks and you're not going to go into challenging water, the Easky 15 is adequate.