This boat has arrived very under the radar, the OG has been getting all the press but this kayak looks and paddles fantastic! It has the same lines and rocker profile of the Tuna 2 but just scaled down in volume and width. For smaller paddlers this looks like a really good option
On the water it tracks really nicely, and has some real speed. There are nice edges to carve a turn but nothing to sharp or low to make the Stout feel hard to handle in busy conditions. Thanks to a good size cockpit and relitively low stern the Stout is also easy to roll.
The outfitting follows the rest of the Waka line up, moulded in thigh grips , great ergonomic seat, ratchet adjustable back rest, full plate bulk head footrest. A great weight too 21Kg even the youngest of kids should be able to stick it on the roof!
The seat is Roto-moulded. It has three screw holes under the hip pads on seat tab to adjust the seat position. Just loosen two screws and the seat will slide forward and backwards. The seat is very comfortable, especially over longer periods of time.
Shaped pads are provided that velcro onto the seat. Also they have two straps that go around the seat to provent loosing them in a swim. Two extra pads for each side are provided for easy adjustment. You can put one or two pads between the shaped pad and the seat as required.
The back-band is extremely comfortable. It has two ratchets and ladders, making it easy to adjust and tighten. It can be adjusted even more by altering the length of webbing on the back of the back-band. The back-band has been mounted to allow for easy access to any safety equipment or overnight gear stored behind the seat.
The thigh braces are extremely comfortable. They are simple, light weight and most importantly, very effective, giving you perfect control.
The foot-block is fully adjustable thanks to four thumb-nuts on the inside of the hull. The width of the foot-block is also adjustable, depending on the position of the foot block.
Length: 258cm - Width: 66cm - Volume: 310L - Boat Weight: 21.5Kg - Paddler weight range: 50 to 80Kg