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.
This is a great product. My wife and I each have one and we take them to lake Tahoe and Blue lakes. They cut through the water well. We take our dog Murphy with us; he is a standard poodle he loves riding in it; he sometimes stands with both front legs on the bow and his hind legs in with Peggy as she is paddling on the lake. We take turns with Murphy riding in our kayaks. This is a great kayak it is fun, easy to operate, and it cuts through the mountain waters easily. I strongly recommend it for beginners like us.
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+