Vibe Sea Ghost 130

Expert rating: 7.9

Vibe’s Sea Ghost line remains very popular with paddlers looking to take serious control of their kayaks, and the foot pedal rudder allows for what experts say is some of the smoothest movement on the water. It’s a huge plus for anyone who’s either new to maneuvering kayaks period, or who may be tired of… Read more

Old Town Topwater 120

Expert rating: 8.3

Experts reviewing the Old Town Topwater 120 seem to agree on a few key areas. Perhaps most of all, the fact this boat is so stable and undemanding on the water despite its low price tag will appeal to anglers looking for a great value tide-over. Reviewers praise the kayak highly for its ease of… Read more

Pelican Sentinel 100X Angler

Expert rating: 8.4

Overall, reviewers are most impressed by the Sentinel X’s portability. It’s one of the lightest boats in its class, and the fact it arrives with carry handles front, back, and to the sides is a major plus point. You can easily lift this kayak one-handed, and storing isn’t ever going to be a problem if… Read more

Bonafide RS117

Expert rating: 7.7

Small yet mighty, the Bonafide RS117 impresses most experts straight out of the gate. It’s a fishing vessel that many think performs great on recreational journeys, and it’s designed with ease of movement in mind. All experts aggregated agree that the hull design helps make this boat one of the easiest to both handle and… Read more

Vibe Sea Ghost 110

Expert rating: 7.8

Vibe’s Sea Ghost kayaks always seem to perform well with paddlers who want to take stacks of gear with them on their travels – and the Sea Ghost 110’s central console is crammed with gear tracks and hidden compartments, which experts feel is a fantastic setup for all kinds of dry tackle and tech. What… Read more

Old Town Topwater 120 PDL

Expert rating: 7.7

Experts all agree that the 120 PDL is an angler’s dream – it’s packed with intuitive storage such as deep hatches, recessed rod areas, and anchor and wiring holds should you need them. Most reviewers also love the central dry pocket built into the PDL itself – it’s ideal for keeping sensitive items in and… Read more

Hobie Mirage Outback

Expert rating: 7.9

The Hobie Mirage Outback is a hugely popular fishing boat that’s seen plenty of reissues and upgrades over the years, but the core of the experience hasn’t changed all that much. Experts feel that with this kayak, if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it! This is one of few kayaks in its class and… Read more