Kayaks for petite woman
Posted by: tjl5709 on Aug-16-13 9:36 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
My wife is petite. ~5 ft / 95 lbs. Looking to get her a rec/light tour kayak. An option I'm looking into is the wilderness tsunami SP. The standard 120 is to wide.
Are there any other options for her. Looking for something around 12 foot.
Use: day trips. Slow rivers and flat lakes.
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Touring Kayak Paddles
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Posted by: thegoose on Aug-16-13 10:07 AM (EST)
a perception carolina or a wilderness systems piccolo.
Try my kevlar Perception Shadow 16.5, if|
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-16-13 10:16 AM (EST)
you're near Champaign, IL.
Posted by: angstrom on Aug-16-13 10:51 AM (EST)
You're right -- the Tsunami 120 would be huge for her, as would most rec/light touring kayaks. The SP would be a much better choice.
Posted by: kvw1988 on Aug-16-13 11:06 AM (EST)
Yeah I'm the OPer from the Tribute thread, and the SP was suggested to me, and honestly if I find one I'll probably end up buying it simply because it has the forward bulkhead that the Tribute doesn't.
I saw a used Piccolo kayak on |
Posted by: shirlann on Aug-16-13 11:06 AM (EST)
Craigslist, southwest Michigan, for sale this past week.
Posted by: gingernc on Aug-16-13 1:57 PM (EST)
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-16-13 3:29 PM (EST)
The Current Designs Suka is tiny.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-16-13 3:30 PM (EST)
Thigh braces smashed my thighs down. Couldn't hardly get in or out of it for a test fit on the show room floor.
If you can find a Perception Sole|
Posted by: JackL on Aug-17-13 4:34 PM (EST)
she might like that.
My girlfriend is about the same size|
Posted by: yakfisher on Aug-17-13 6:47 PM (EST)
She has an Impex Sea Breeze and loves it. http://www.impexkayak.com/seabreeze.shtml
a used current designs|
Posted by: jonsprag1 on Aug-17-13 8:02 PM (EST)
Look for light|
Posted by: LeeG on Aug-18-13 8:32 AM (EST)
Posted by: angstrom on Aug-18-13 2:19 PM (EST)
Pygmy Osprey 13
Posted by: willowleaf on Aug-19-13 1:24 PM (EST)
Posted by: angstrom on Aug-19-13 2:46 PM (EST)
I suspect that the reviewer feels fast in the Approach because the other "10-12' flatwater kayaks" are even wider.
In regards to the original poster|
Posted by: BigandSmall on Aug-19-13 8:15 PM (EST)
Yes the SP will fit her very well. The only downfall is the cockpit lacks contact since it's so big. Another 12 footer to eyeball is the Tahe Lifestyle Solo PE. I've not seen one yet but it looks interesting.
Don't Hold the Lady Back|
Posted by: clydehedlund on Aug-21-13 12:48 AM (EST)
Get her a high performance surfski, like the Fenn Spark, which would match her high performance car, pick-up or SUV. At around 25 pounds and just under 17 inches wide, she deffinitely won't need you to help carry it.