The Best Sit-on-Top Kayak

The Best Sit-on-Top Kayak
Kayaks have many different uses, such as surfing, fishing or white water rafting. Generally, people look for a kayak that is specifically designed for one of these areas. However, for a good all-round kayak, the Scrambler 11 by Ocean Kayaks is the most versatile and best performing of the sit-on-top kayaks.


The Scrambler 11 measures 11 feet, 6½ inches long and weighs 49 pounds. Its maximum weight capacity of between 300 and 350 pounds makes it a great kayak for people of all sizes and gives paddlers the ability to bring along heavy gear. The Scrambler is 29½ inches wide with a seat width of 14 inches. It is made from durable polyethylene.


Among the features included in the Scrambler 11 is a comfort-plus seat back built with extra foam padding and four-way adjustability--perfect for your back on those long kayak rides. The cockpit possesses an ergonomically molded-in seat and foot wells for extra comfort. The Scrambler 11 provides plenty of storage, including a 6-inch cam lock hatch, an oversize tank well with bungee netting to keep things in place and a molded-in cup holder. The kayak also has flat areas on the deck for mounting rod holders or gear and self-bailing scupper holes that ensure your kayak will not flood.


The Scrambler 11 is based on the design of Ocean Kayak's Frenzy, which, though popular, was not as fast or as stable as it could have been.
By elongating that model, Ocean Kayak created a kayak that remains stable, even when you reboard the kayak in deep water. The Scrambler 11 also has improved speed and tracks fairly well.
Its easy handling makes it a good choice whether you plan on taking your kayak on flat water or small ocean swells. The Scrambler 11's stability and storage capacity make it very useful if you plan to use it for fishing or to do kayak diving.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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