Seaward Kayaks Halo SR 130

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May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Seaward Kayaks Halo SR 130 best boats of 2013 summer buyers guide

Seaward Kayaks Halo SR 130    : Inga Hendrickson

For the past 25 years, British Columbia’s Seaward has been making high-end, bomber touring boats from materials sourced entirely in North America. You can feel that pedigree in its first beginner-friendly, thermo-molded kayak. The Halo SR 130 is stable and easy to get in and out of, but it’s also the fastest, lightest, and most maneuverable day tripper we’ve ever tested. It paddles much longer than its 13 feet suggest, thanks to a keel that extends the length of the hull. And with 144 liters of storage and an accessible day hatch, the Halo SR 130 can handle short multi-day trips. The SR stands for “super rec”—as in a souped-up recreational boat—and after paddling this boat for several weeks, we’re happy to report that’s dead accurate. 49 lbs.


Brand: Seaward Kayaks $1,595
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