Cobra Kayaks vs. Ocean Kayaks

Cobra Kayaks vs. Ocean Kayaks
Ocean and Cobra are manufacturers of sit-on-top kayaks. Both companies offer different models of kayaks that serve various types of paddlers. Anglers, fitness kayakers, competitive and distance paddlers can choose from many models that specialize in those activities.

Identification

Ocean Kayak launched their first sit-on-top in 1971 and offers single, tandems and fishing kayaks. Cobra Kayak claims to have more than 30 years of experience and offers kayak models that are categorized for various recreational uses.

Features

Cobra categorizes kayaks for purposes like fishing, touring, diving, long-distance sightseeing and surf riding. Ocean Kayak categories focus more on outfitting paddlers with gender-specific kayaks and family kayaks.

Considerations

Choose a kayak that fits your body and the way you use a kayak, rather than going on the basis of brand. A woman might choose the ultra-lightweight Ocean Venus 10 recreational kayak especially designed for female paddlers. An avid surfer might choose the Cobra Strike kayak with its built-in ridges, low-volume reducing drag and exaggerated rocker for riding the waves.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.