Reviews for Heron 9XT Kayak by Old Town Canoe
Based On: 2 Reviews
07-06-2014Submitted by: asmith8127
Bought it to replace worn out 10' Potomac. Like going from pick up truck to sports car.
Quick. Easy to paddle. Tracks straight line. Turns quick.
Decent sized waterproof storage behind seat. Friend's older one doesn't have the bulkhead so that's a great improvement.
Comfortable seat. Not too heavy. Even with bum shoulder can lift it to roof rack in one motion.
Only negative would be no bungees for storage on deck. Easy to fix. Few dollars for kit and maybe an hour with a drill.
Great boat for day trips. Maybe an overnight if you travel extremely light.
07-29-2013Submitted by: jfharvie
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I bought the Heron 9XT because I wanted a small and light kayak that I could easy take out on the water by myself. It has a large cockpit, larger than others I looked at which makes it very easy to get in and out. The larger cockpit also lets you easily stretch or change positions while you are on the water. The seat and knee guards are comfortable and having a sealed stern hatch is a bonus. It is very stable.
The kayak is a shorter than many. This is a trade-off. The shorter length makes it light and easy to get on the water but it also requires a little more skill to paddle in a straight line.
It does not come with any chords to tie down gear (except for a paddle holder). I plan on adding some myself later.
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