By Libby Bliss
In a market that’s always looking for ways to expand, sit-on-top kayaks continue to carve out their niche in the kayak spectrum. Flip through the latest travel brIn a market that’s always looking for ways to expand, sit-on-top kayaks continue to carve out their niche in the kayak spectrum. Flip through the latest travel brochure selling azure waters and hula girls giving massages, and you’re bound to see a sit-on-top in the background. Moose heads and antler racks aren’t the only things decorating hook-and-bullet stores these days. Next time you go to one, I bet you’ll see a sit-on-top or two. Without a doubt, SOTs are working their way into multiple outdoor activities.
The sit-on-tops in this review illustrate well the variety available. Some of the kayaks were sent to us very bare-bones and others with accoutrements. When you find a kayak you like, check with the manufacturer, as there are generally a number of add-ons and options. Oh, and do yourself a favor and invest in a kayak cart, for Pete’s sake. You’ll like your sit-on-top a lot better if you do. Single carries for most (not all) of these kayaks would be a back-breaking experience. I paddled the kayaks in calm water.
The article was originally published on Canoe & Kayak
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