Sized for medium to larger sized paddlers, an excellent choice for paddlers looking for stability and the opportunity to expand beyond flat water. Designed for the paddler who prefers agility over brawn, the Aspire is a performance-oriented recreational kayak that bridges that gap between efficiency and stability.
- Phase 3 AirPro Seating System
- TruTrak Adjustable Skeg System
- Molded-In Kayak Console
- Stern Bulkhead
- Comfort Carry Handles
- Bungee Deck Rigging
- Skid Plate
- Orbix Stern Hatch
- SlideLock XL Foot Brace System
- Thigh and Knee Padding
Length: 10 ft 6 in
- Width: 29 in
- Max Capacity: 400 lbs
- Deck Height: 15.5 in
- Weight: 48 lbs
- Cockpit Dimensions: 51.5" x 23.5"
- Material: Polyethylene
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Our kayaking is on small rivers with mostly riffles/class 1 rapids and small lakes. The kayak is extremely stable and is a nice balance of speed and maneuverability. On the rivers, it handles exceptionally well through riffles and tight curves. The skeg gives you two distinctly different boats; with the skeg up it is very maneuverable and tracks as expected for a 10' boat, but with the skeg down the kayak tracks very nicely yet is easy to turn in tight curves. I love the hinged hatch, it is very easy to turn in your seat, rotate the two handles, and flip the lid. As described, the cockpit is huge. This makes getting into and out much easier. The front of the kayak cuts the riffles cleanly so rarely do I ever get any water coming over the front. The seat is highly adjustable and very comfortable. The seat is roomy and breathable. It might not be the absolutely most comfortable seat on the market, but it's right up there. It is on the heavy side within the 10' kayak range. That said, it is a very robust kayak and you never feel the weight while paddling. Since we paddle rivers that are quite shallow and prone to scraping, I like the fact that the Aspire has a thicker shell and will take countless miles paddled. The thigh padding does help when you throw the kayak on your shoulder while the front and rear handles are nice if you have two people to carry the kayak. Happy Paddling!
Reviewed by: Scotty from Platteville, WI.