The Old Town Loon 26 Angler Kayak is the perfect small, lightweight fishing kayak. The Stabiliform hull delivers superior tracking, speed, and maneuverability. The revolutionary workdeck has a USB port to keep your GPS or smartphone charged when you're out all day. It also has a small day hatch, cup holder, mounting track, and small accessory storage tray. The fully adjustable ACS2 seating system has an ergonomic adjustable backrest, an adjustable and supportive seat, and it made with quick-drying mesh fabric. The Loon Angler also features generous stern storage for tackle, rain gear, and more with a weatherproof click-seal hatch, bungee deck rigging, paddle clip, and 2 flush-mounted rod holders.
|Length:||12 ft 6 in / 3.81 m|
|Width:||31 in / 78.74 cm|
|Weight:||57 lb / 25.85 kg|
|Capacity:||350 lb / 158.76 kg|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit Inside|
|Rod Holders Included:||2|
I've had this kayak for a few months now and feel I can give it a fair review. I have taken it on a few slow river trips, some smaller lake paddles, and a two-day, 40+ mile paddle that included large lakes. It isn't a cheap kayak by any stretch of the imagination but, at my age, I pay for the seat. And this seat is worth the investment. I've spent nearly 10hrs straight in this seat and my hips and back came out of it feeling great (or as great as they'd feel having sat for so long under any condition). The removable dashboard is pretty slick. I don't have much use for the USB pass-through, but the other features have proven handy. The whole thing locks down pretty securely, and I've had no concerns about it popping off. I've rolled the kayak over a few times, too, and the dry box has done a good job thus far remaining watertight. The cockpit is very spacious. There's a nice bit of space between the seatback and rear bulkhead. You can fit a 12pk back there, no problem ;) The initial stability is huge. You can easily stand in this boat. I wouldn't do it quickly, but it can be done. Climbing back in from the water is pretty easy, as well. For a wide, comfy, boat, it paddles pretty fast. I've taken it through some choppy lakes, with wicked winds, and it did really well considering it's just a rec boat. All-in-all, a great purchase if you are looking for a comfortable kayak that you can take through a variety of conditions.
The kayak itself is as described an arguably the best sit-in kayak I've used. Ample space along with an extremely comfortable seat make this kayak usable on long trips. The only negative (which I view as a large negative) is the color associated with the Urban Camo is nowhere close to what is depicted in the image. It is mostly white with lightly speckled black areas. If I knew this was going to be the color, I would have opted for the brown camo instead. There is nothing "camo" about the coloring I received. I highly recommend viewing this in person first before purchasing to ensure the color is what you would expect.
Bought my Loon 126 Angler a couple months ago, but should have pressed the "check out" button at the BEGINNING of the summer, so my wife and I could have enjoyed our kayaks for the whole season (we bought her a Wilderness Pungo 120, which she also likes a lot). Oh well, still managed to get out about five times, so I am well able to say this is a great kayak. It is admittedly the first I have owned, but I've been in a number of others in the past, and this one is easily the most comfortable I've paddled. Very stable (I'm 6'1" and about 220 lbs--yeah, I could stand to drop a few), tracks well like other reviewers have said, and handles very nicely in choppy conditions. I like the console, it's easy reach, and how it easily secures firmly to the cockpit. I have not used the angler features yet, but am looking forward to that next summer. Not really much room for a normal tackle box between my legs, unless maybe I take off the console, so I'll have to see about a flatter box for selected lures and essentials depending on the type of water I'm fishing. Anyway, this is a very nice and solid kayak that I'm very happy with so far, and should get lots of "miles" out of.
Tracks well, quick and nimble, and lightweight for a kayak at this size. If you're looking for a kayak for fishing on lakes or rivers look no further. Comfort is second to none.