Submitted: 05-14-2002 by soaked
My first kayak was an Old Town Egret. It's a very stable, "bulletproof", entry-level kayak with one of the thickest hides found in plastic boats - Old Town has an excellent manufacturing process and I wish some of the other plastic kayak manufacturers would use the Old Town factory to make their boats as solid. It's good for weekends on lakes and ponds, that is, flat water paddling and fishing. It is not good for tidal estuaries, fast manoeuvering, or offshore paddling. You can outgrow it very, very fast if you catch the sea kayaking bug and start taking lessons as my wife and I did. Frustrated with the Egrets, we went to the other extreme and upgraded to Current Design Slipstreams, which we love.