If you're just getting started on the water or trying to grow your paddling skills the the Necky Rip 10 Kayak Sport Package is the perfect deal. The Necky Rip 10 is an efficient, responsive boat that comes with a Comfort-Flex seat and Quick-seal stern hatch. The package includes a comfortable NRS Vista PFD in your choice of size and color, a durable Bending Branches Whisper Dream paddle, and a bungee paddle leash. This package also includes the Seals Splash Deck Kayak spray skirt to provide you with splash protection on the water.
Necky Rip 10 follow up from my 8/11 review. While I still love it, I have come to find that, for me at least, the seat is not as comfortable as I initially stated. It looks great BUT I find my old fat butt needs more padding. I would like to find a firm, thin supportive cushion to add to the seat for more comfort. The splash skirt that comes in the kit is superb as it keeps a lot of water out of the boat and keeps my pale white thighs from getting sunburned. I NEVER would have ordered this but it came with the kit. Really nice item. the PFD is good & effective for the sissy type flat ponds I go on. Not sure how it would flaot my carcass in white water or surf. Never will do that test anyways. Only trouble is with a move & home fix up I missed the whole of 2013. Hope to get my wife into a kayak of her own & next year should be differeent. Still give the package a 5+
I purchased this kayak package after researching some other ooptions. This package fit my needs the best and the value was extraordinary. I am a novice and live in Northern MI. I went out in Lake Huron when it was probably to rough considering my skill set. I had a blast!! Easy to maneuver and I can load and unload by myself with the help of a small step stool. My only regrets are that I waited until summer was almost over before I ordered. I bought my wife the exact same package so she can experience the beautiful river systems that our area has to offer!! Definately reccomend!!