The Wilderness Systems Ride 115 Kayak has big-time stability and versatility in a small-time kayak. The Ride series has everything paddlers, anglers and hobbyists ask for in a sit-on-top. Massive capacity, straightforward storage, versatile performance, and rock-solid stability. At under 12-feet, there is not a more portable powerhouse on the market. Features AirPro Freedom Elite Low seating system for comfort and easy adjustability. The 2014 model features include performance oriented hull, large rear tank well, bow and mid-ship Orbix hatches, stand-assist strap, and the SlideTrax tool-less outfitting system.
|Length:||11 ft 6 in / 3.51 m|
|Width:||33 in / 83.82 cm|
|Weight:||73 lb / 33.11 kg|
|Capacity:||500 lb / 226.8 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||58|
|Leg Room - Total:||60|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I was looking for a stable kayak for photography along the spring runs and coastal marshes of central Florida. The Ride 115 has proven to be a valuable investment for that purpose. The yak maneuvers well. While floating the yak handles wakes from other vessels well. The Orbix hatch is just large enough to stow my camera gear as I launch and return to shore. If there is a negative, the yak has a high enough profile that wind can push you off course while paddling. A rudder would help with that I think. Also the vessel is heavy. If planning on racking roof-top, make sure to think out your plans on how you plan to hoist and recover the yak from your racks. Finally, I ended up purchasing a Tacoma for many reasons. The yak fits well in the back of the pickup with about a three foot overhang out the back.
This has been the perfect kayak for me. I live in a small townhouse and it is the perfect size to keep inside. I also carry it on my Camry with a Rhino roof rack and its easy to load and unload being less than 12 feet long. I was standing and fishing on my first trip out with ease. ACK delivered it within a week and I couldn't be happier with their service. Extremely well wrapped up and shipped in perfect condition. Thanks