Eugene Mora III, a Wilderness Systems Ambassador and avid kayak angler, reviews his Wilderness Ride 135. Eugene Mora

Fishing from the Wilderness Systems Ride 135 has been amazing. Although there are many platforms to choose from, this is the ATV of kayaks for me. The pontoon hull design allows for maximum stability and weight capacity. This kayak weighs in at 85 pounds and has the ability to carry up to 550 pounds of gear.

I love the comfortable phase 3 seat. It gets me a few inches higher off of the water and allows me to keep three rods underneath me and between my legs. This allows me to have rigged rods ready to go at a moments notice.

The rear tank well has plenty of room for gear and my crate which is loaded with tackle, rain gear, and my anchor. The dry storage well in the front of the kayak has ample storage for anything I need to keep dry and secure. The center storage hatch is another dry storage area which allows for quick and easy access. Here I put my camera, my drift sock, and a dry hand towel. The storage capabilities of this kayak are countless and extremely useful.

Wilderness Systems Ride 135There are also many useful additions to the kayak and seat that are convenient. The seat has space under the seat for storage and areas directly behind the seat that hold my sunblock, and/or other tackle. The seat also allows you to make multiple adjustments for maximum comfort. This especially comes in handy on those tough fishing days.

The dual flush mount rod holders are great for holding rods, my landing net, or my GoPro pvc pole that I use to capture on-the-water footage.

Also standard on the Wilderness Systems Kayaks is slide-trax. This system allows you to add and modify the position of various rod holders, ram mounts, and accessories that you may need within reach.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Wilderness Systems Ride 135 to any angler out there who is looking for a stable, durable, and comfortable kayak while out on the water.


The Wilderness Systems Ride 135 kayak is available now at both as a package and stand-alone.