There is nothing more satisfying than doing a self-support camping trip out of a kayak. It’s like backpacking except that the boat is doing the back breaking hauling part. Most whitewater kayaks are hard to camp out of. Stuffing gear and dry bags behind the seat is a pain then tugging and pulling everything out at night can be another nightmare but the XP eliminates the pushing and tugging of gear by offering a dry storage compartment that is easily accessed through its large ‘backcess’ hatch. Easy on and off the backcess hatch is stiff, lightweight and dry. The storage compartment can easily hold a week’s worth of camping gear.
Summary: If you’re looking for an all around go anywhere kayak that is comfortable, safe and easy to paddle look no further than the XP.
- Weight: 49 lbs
- Length: 10′ 3″ (312 cm)
- Width: 28″ (71 cm)
- Volume: 105 US Gallons (397 liters)
- Ideal Weight Range: 180-300
- Cockpit Dimensions: 38′ x 21.5