Necky Manitou

Apr 9, 2012
Outside Magazine
Day Tourer

Day Tourer Sea Kayak    Photo: Courtesy of Necky

Best Day Tourer Sea Kayak
THE GIST: Shorter and wider than expedition boats, these versatile 12-to-15-footers are great beginner craft. BEST FOR: Coastal exploration; inland touring. WHY THIS ONE: Likened by testers to a good-natured pony, the Necky Manitou is plenty stable, yet intermediates will be slow to outgrow it. Lay it on an edge and it responds like a thoroughbred. And unlike many boats in this class, the cockpit doesn’t feel like a huge pair of Wal-Mart pants. 14'4", 49 lbs.

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