Wave Sport Habitat - Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews
(Mark Wiens)

Wave Sport Habitat – Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews

Wave Sport Habitat - Whitewater Kayaks: Reviews

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The Habitat incorporates the trademark roominess of Wave Sport’s previous creekboats, but its new hull design is carvier, more forgiving, and not as flat-bottomed (read: you won’t crush your spine boofing). At just over eight feet, it was fast enough to cut across eddy lines on the Colorado, but agile enough for a bony Dominican stream. 74 and 80 gal; wavesport.com

Bonus: A steplike cutout in the center beam allows you to plant your foot and force your way out of scary pin situations.

Bummer: It’s bulbous enough that if you do catch a sticky hole, getting out may require both skill and luck.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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