The Ride 135 does what it is supposed to do perfectly. It really is
the ultimate platform for fishing - my primary reason for
purchasing, photography, or physical fitness. It is very comfortable
for all day adventures. There are plenty of storage options, and
they will keep your items dry. I do use a dry bag too. It is a very
stable boat, but admittedly a little heavy too. There are
inexpensive trailers to pull behind your vehicle to help, if weight is
an issue. I would not hesitate to purchase again from ACK. The
boat was wraped for success and arrived in perfect condition. ACK's
customer service is what you wish all retailers had.
Bought this for the wife and
she really enjoyed it. It's not
overly heavy so she can load
and unload it herself, shoudl
she need to. It's very
responsive in the water and
the stability allowed us to put
one of our dogs in the back
and make it a day trip.
Great package!!! Good quality
gear at a good proce
I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I am a large man (6'7",
300#) and this kayak fits me with room to spare. For those concerned
about such things - when I am in the boat, the water comes almost to
the top of the scuppers (with maybe 1/2 inch to spare) but no water
enters the boat. Any drips and such drain their way out fairly well so
the ride is dry. A smaller person would find it even more so.
It is VERY stable, but also paddles pretty well. The seat is
comfortable, and the fact that it can be adjusted to trim the boat is
pretty handy. It's just an all around great boat if you need the size.
Two potential negatives - the boat is heavy, and pretty difficult to get
on the roof with one person. Also, it's a bit tough to maneuver; given
it's size and stability, that's expected.
For those nervous about ordering online, the kayak was packed very
well, and delivered to my door. Given the price and service at ACK,
you really can't beat their package deals. I ended up buying my son a
kayak from a local dealer because I wanted him to be able to test it,
and ended up spending at least $300 more than the package I should
have bought from ACK.
Bought this for my wife.
Fantastic yak! We love to fish,
I have been trying to get her
into kayaking fishing for years.
From her first float, she was
hooked. Very stable and
smooth to paddle. Great
control with rudder.
Overall, Im very pleased with my
This is my first kayak that I
have owned. I have used sit
in sea type kayaks and a few
sit on top. I love this kayak
and the little extras that it
comes. I like how the seat
sets up a little so you butt
is not sitting in water.
Plenty of storage, large
storage area behind the seat.
It is a little heavyer than
most kayaks but the stability
it offers is worth the extra
weight. I cant say that I am
complety comfortable standing
up in it but it can be done
and once I get some time under
my belt doing so I think it
will be second nature. Im not
a real big guy, 511 200 lbs.
but I can see this kayak
accomodating a much larger
person. Awesome Kayak and Of
course Austin Canoe and Kayak
are completly awesome and made
my first Kayak purchase a
Excellent yak. First one Ive
ever owned and Im hooked.
Tracks smooth and its pretty
fast. A dry compartment in the
stern would be great allow
access to rear internals. Good
job Wilderness....good job
My first Kayak purchase and im
completely satisfied. I will
never buy another brand.
Awesome, just plain awesome...