Eskimo Speedo - Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews
(Ryan Heffernan)

Eskimo Speedo – Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews

Eskimo Speedo - Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews
Mark Anders

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Most people can’t even remember what it was like arcing high-G turns across eddy lines. The ultrastiff Speedo returns to that classic centrifugal rush, with a slalom boat’s speed and edginess. “I was going so fast that the hull smacked the water off the backs of the waves,” said one tester. A waifish 24.4 inches wide, with a slicy stern and minimal rocker, this boat makes a grin-inducing addition to any advanced paddler’s quiver. Just don’t expect comfort: “Its outfitting reminds me of a boat that I paddled at camp, in middle school,” reported the same tester. 9′; 62 gal;

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Ryan Heffernan