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Reviews for Heron Kayak by Old Town Canoe

Rated: 8.33/10 Based On: 3 Reviews

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Submitted by: JoSend Email
Rating: 10 of 10

     I bought my Heron a couple of months ago and it is fantastic, It rides well in the water, feels very stable and can manoeuvre very easily. I am new to paddling and feel this is the best kayak for me.
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Submitted by: DuffSend Email
Rating: 8 of 10

     Purchased a pair of these for my wife (5'8 150) and daughter (5'2 120). Used mostly on day trips downriver (class I with some little wave trains and rock gardens).Perfectly stable, as you'd expect from a rec kayak. Durable and from what I can tell impossible to flip. They will even accommodate me (6'1 225) although they sit a bit low and the secondary stability suffers.
Outfitting is basic. No drain plug, but in the stuff we've been in there is no splashover since they're decked pretty high. Just the water you carry getting in & out.

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Submitted by: Randy ByersSend Email
Rating: 7 of 10

     This is my first kayak and primarily bought it due to price and the local dealer. At around $1000, I felt it was good value, fit my budget and I liked the way it tracked during long trips, I was greatly impressed with the tracking and the stability! The craft is very stable, ideal for beginners for either lakes or coastal areas, handled 2-foot white caps quite well but it feels "heavy" while paddling...quite a workout as far as I am concerned. A tail wind can really do a number on it, had to fight to maintain course, but into the wind, wow, like a bullet, really slices the white caps and swells! The cockpit is roomy but I am not real impressed with the room for the feet. One has to cock their feet to the side to have room enough for knees and placing feet on the pegs, perhaps most kayaks are like that but fact remains, I wish I could get my feet more verticle rather than canted to the sides. Seat and backrest are basic at best, they both need tons of padding. One's knee! s have to tuck up under the deck cowling and that requires some padding as well. Quality control on the manufacturing is questionable. No way that kayak weighs the 60 or so pounds that they claim, has to be heavier when compared to my canoe which is in that same weight catagory. Some flaws in the material and the cockpit cowling had apparently been cracked and then patched again at the factory before it was shipped as I was at the dealer the day they took it off the truck. Highly recommend the kayak for a beginner for lake and moderate coastal paddling. Priced right but knowing what I know now, if extra cost wasn't such an issue, I would have gladly spent the extra money and bought a better kayak from the start.
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