Submitted: 06-27-2011 by Eric S
I have been looking for my first kayak and had settled on 4 different opportunities. The Rebel went on sale at $249 including a paddle and life vest. Price was a significant issue so this became the best of the four.
I am very impressed with this kayak. I have paddled before in both very cheap and expensive kayaks. This kayak acts like a middle of the class boat. It tracks well, glides beautifully, and is quite comfortable. The seat is very comfortable and easy to adjust. The foot pegs can be moved aft just by pulling on the with your toes. I love the paddle groove. I take a lot of photos so this will be a great help.
I do wish there was provision for forward flotation, but I know how to fix that. (Thus the 9 instead of a 10)
All together, at $249, the Rebel is a great deal.