Necky Mission - Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Necky Mission  -  Whitewater Kayaks: Reveiws

   Photo: Brooks Freehill

Why It RulesCheck out this river runner's design: Semisoft edges make for good stability in grabby water, yet offer all the carve necessary for sharp turns, while large bow volume maximizes legroom and helps prevent pearling by keeping your nose out of trouble. » Though not built specifically for play, the slim, lengthy rear makes stern squirts a snap. » The Mission travels fast: invaluable when trying to catch a wave or paddle a few miles of flatwater. » Though kayakers of all sizes easily fit into this boat—it's a full foot longer than the Necky Vibe—the Mission is perfect for larger paddlers. » Outfitting is simple yet effective, with an improved backband and thigh braces that are solid without being intrusive.

Hmmm . . .I could use a bit more latitude with the seat adjustment—bigger boaters who move it all the way forward to balance the load may experience foot crunch.

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