Entry Level Open Cockpit Touring Kayaks
Every paddler has to start somewhere, and novices are often put off by starting in narrow, unstable kayaks with small cockpits. These kayaks are designed with beginners in mind and have a wide, stable hulls making them very reassuring to paddle on flat water. They also have big, open cockpits making them easy to get in and out of, especially from pontoons, steep river banks or canal towpaths. The advantage on this type of kayak over Sit-On-Top Kayaks is that they all offer a much drier ride as the paddler is away from the water, protected by the sidewalls of the kayak, and their lower half is protected from the elements.
These kayaks also have tracking grooves and strong keel-lines in their hull shape making them easy to paddle in a straight line, so the paddler can spend more time enjoying the scenery and exploring the water than trying to stop the kayak turning in circles! They also all have adjustable pedal footrests, and a tall backrest, combined with a padded seat to allow for a comfortable seating position and the kayaker to spend more time out on the water.