kayaks

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Payne Outdoors cheap whiskey kayak

A Cheap Kayak and Cheap Whiskey Can Be Really Bad

Thinking about buying that cheap kayak from Walmart? It might be a bad choice.  Before we get into the technical aspects of it you need to know a couple of things. #1 I’ve been on a budget. I spent $200 on my first kayak more than 15 years ago. It did what I needed it to by getting me off the bank. #2 This article isn’t meant to disparage any person […]

Bonafide SS127 Payne Outdoors

Bonafide SS127 Least Mentioned Features

After a couple of months and several trips under my belt with the new Bonafide SS127, I’ve found a few things I really like that seem to be barely mentioned when people outside of the company talk about the kayak if even mentioned at all. Luther Cithers hits on all but one of these in his 17-minute overview which came out after I already had the SS127. What I have […]

Crescent Kayaks LT Light Tackle Quarter Shot Payne Outdoors

Crescent Kayaks LiteTackle and UltraLite First Look

Crescent Kayaks, a long time manufacturer of recreational kayaks has introduced their first offering into the fishing kayak niche. The Crescent LiteTackle and Crescent UltraLite are sub-$1,000 fishing kayaks that have high end appointments and are built for multi-water performance. Both of these kayaks are made in America and are built for rigidity to survive harsh conditions on the water. Most of the prototype testing has taken place on rocky […]

Jackson Kayak E-Flex Drive Electric Motor Payne Outdoors

First Glimpse of the Jackson Kayak E-Flex Drive Unit

In July of 2016, Jackson Kayak introduced the world to the new Flex Drive units for their kayaks, a small snippet, that most of us had forgotten about, has resurfaced. The Flex Drive is easily deployed with the flip of a lever, has adjustable pitch prop blades and a 12:1 ratio. An interchangeable electric motor-driven head unit is in development as well for release at a later date. Oh yeah! […]

Yak Gear Camo Kayak Cover & Hunting Blind Photo 2

YakGear Launches Ambush Hunting Camo Kayak Cover & Hunting Blind

YakGear’s latest product release is a hand up to on-the-water hunters. Now available through yakgear.com and local YakGear dealers, the Camo Kayak Cover & Hunting Blind, part of YakGear’s new Ambush Hunting line, keeps hunters safely under wraps while still allowing access to the areas around them. The product’s Realtree Max-5 pattern, sewn-on vegetation straps and removable concealment flaps help paddlers blend into a variety of surroundings. The flaps keep […]

DIY Cart Fail

When My DIY Cart Failed Me in the Boonies

I’ve been a big fan of the C-TUG kayak cart from Railblaza for several years. It’s rugged, works well, and I’ve put it through hell. I tried a DIY cart and about a dozen other carts before I settled on the C-TUG. It was the only one that I felt like it wouldn’t leave me stranded. Stranded seems like a weird reasoning but allow me to explain. The thought of […]

Lockrack

REVIEW: Lockrack Holds Kayaks Without Straps

If you are a kayak angler or a stand up paddleboard enthusiast, cartopping your board or kayak is hard enough without adding in the frustration of straps and locks. Lockrack has come up with a way to secure your board or kayak on top of your vehicle, lock it down, and not have to mess with straps at all. Here’s the ins and outs. The grip coated arms can extend […]