The Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 is great on flat or slow moving water, the versatile Aspire combines easy handling and maneuverability with great stability, thanks to its strong chine lines and volume. The up-swept bow helps shed water and the molded-in console, with a two-position bottle holder, offers plenty of storage options to keep things within easy reach. The perfect rec and touring crossover, the Aspire series is an excellent choice for novice and intermediate paddlers looking for stability and the opportunity to expand their paddling experience beyond flat water.
|Length:||10 ft 6 in / 3.2 m|
|Width:||29 in / 73.66 cm|
|Weight:||48 lb / 21.77 kg|
|Capacity:||400 lb / 181.44 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit Inside|
We just took our new Aspire 105's out for a paddle in Ventura harbor and are extremely pleased with thier performance. With the skeg up, these turn on a dime - extremely responsive just like the video but perjhaps even more so. I did a 360 in the same spot - wow!. With teh skeg down, the tracking and speed are very impressive (read: fast) for these sorter length kayaks. The seating system is wonderful - after 3 hours onthe water we were not uncomfortable in the least. We've rented many other types of kayaks on the California coast and own two Ride 115's (for ocean and fishing). We really like the relatively lighter weight of the Aspire's - we plan to use these on rivers, but for lakes they'd work just fine. We are also very happy with the customer service and orientation of ACK - the kayaks arrived on time and in perfect condition - brand new and in great shape (even a new smell!) - packaging is very impressive - not a scratch from shipping across country. Would definitely order from ACK again - they are excellent communicators via email and phone.
After trying several different types of kayaks I purchased two Aspire105’s for my wife and I who are both in our mid 60’s and we are new at kayaking. We both needed a kayak with a good adjustable seat which only Wilderness kayaks had. The 105 has everything that we wanted and with the drop down skeg made it a real plus. The Aspire 105 handles and tracks very well. On our second time out on the lake we paddled for four straight hours. ACK handled our purchase and their customer service is great.