Reviews for Bilbao Kayak by Bic Sport
Based On: 3 Reviews
09-18-2012Submitted by: lloyd
This is a good beginners all round boat. Easy to paddle stable and tracks quite well. It has some nice features, a wheel at the back of the hull, to aid moving round. The seat is great with many nice design features. The weight is low which is good. The only down side is the plastic is thin so care needed at all times
08-04-2008Submitted by: janet
I just purchased a used Bilboa last week and took it out for a test paddle. In brief - I would recommend this kayak. It's great fun, stable, tracks well, handles nicely and sliced through choppy water.
The molded seat was comfortable but would be perfect with some extra cushioning. I had enough leg and storage space. As an extra bonus it also stayed pretty dry and has a wheel to make portage easy.
The only drawback - a minor one - was that this kayak is slightly cumbersome loading on to my car roof. I'm 5'10" and it was a bit of a challenge on my own but ok in the end. Besides that, the Bilboa performed great and I would highly recommend it.
09-01-2006Submitted by: dbernath
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The Bic Sport Bilbao is a fun kayak. It's very stable and tracks straighter than other kayaks I've tried in this size range (Mainstream Jazz, Wilderness Systems Riot, Ocean Kayak Scrambler). We've had it on various lakes and took it out on open ocean off Long Beach, CA, last weekend. It performed quite well in fairly choppy surf with 2-4 foot swells and a pronounced rip current. It's comfortable, surprisingly fast, and responds quickly to different paddle strokes. I'd recommend the Bilbao to anyone looking for a fun, light-weight, good tracking and quick little kayak. Plus the wheel on the stern is a GREAT feature!
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