Kayak & Ski Reviews

We've decided to put all of our current kayak & ski reviewstogether in one place, most written by us, as well as couple from our customers. Some are written word, some a short summary with a video, some with both. If you have a review of one of our kayaks or skis we'd love to see it. Click on the image to read the review.

Expedition Kayaks Audax

Our own design, manufactured in Australia.

Length 560cm

Width 53cm

Capacity Approx. 405l

Paddler Weight 75-110kg

$4790 (Infused Expedition) $5390 (Infused Elite) $5890 (Ultra)

Pace 17 Tour

Length 522cm

Width 53cm

Capacity Approx. 405l

Paddler Weight 75-110kg

$5290 (Nelo N9 Layup)

Pace Action

Length 480cm

Width 54cm

Capacity Approx. 370l

Paddler Weight 70-90kg

$5290 (Nelo N9 Layup)

Pace 17S

Length 540cm

Width 52cm

Capacity Approx. 340l

Paddler Weight 50-75kg

$5290 (Nelo N9 Layup)

Rockpool Taran

The kegendary fast tourer that started it all, we like to let this simele video speak for what the taran is capable of, bearing in mind on all three boats in the video it's carrying 30-340 kg of expedition load.

Length 548cm

Width 51cm

Capacity Approx. 340l

Paddler Weight 70-100kg

$4990 (GRP)

Valley Gemini SP

A video that shows off this great little play boat in the environment for whihc it was deisgned.

Length 485cm

Width 56cm

Capacity Approx. 250l

Paddler Weight 70-100kg

$1990 (Rotomoulded Plastic)

Nordkapp Forti

Length 545cm

Width 56cm

Capacity Approx. 290l

Paddler Weight 70-100kg

$4190 (Glass)

Fast Touring Kayaks - an Overview

What is a Fast Tourer? Not just marketing hype, but instead a real & palpable shift in the design of sea kayaks designed to go long distances, carrying gear, whilst also looking after the paddler.

Think Zen

The latest arrival into the transition genre, more nimble than it's rivals at 5.6m long so an excellent one for garage storage, and designed with stability in mind. This is a ski we're excited about, we think 560cm is a great length for most paddlers ability. 

Length 560cm

Width 52cm

Paddler Weight 55-90kg

$3490 (Performance), $4590 (Elite)

Think Evo Gen 3

There are some significant changes to the old Evo 2, all aimed at making the ski more accessible to a wider range of paddlers.
1. The bow has less volume & less windage, making it a much easier craft for lighter paddlers to handle in wind, without significantly affecting the overall hull volume.
2. The cutaways are deeper to allow a closer catch.
3. The 'hump' is lower to give paddlers with a shorter leg length improved fit & ergonomics, without any changes to how a taller paddler will fit.
4. The new bailer is adjustable - you can leave it closed when there is no chance of wash etc, and open for the big stuff, which greatly improves the flat water speed of the ski. 

Length 560cm

Width 52cm

Paddler Weight 55-90kg

$3490 (Performance), $4590 (Elite)

Epic 18X Double

Length 670cm

Width 57cm

Capacity Approx. 240kg

$4990 (Performance) $5990 (Ultra)

Epic 18X

Length 550cm

Width 55cm

Capacity Approx. 420l

$4990 (Performance) $5990 (Ultra)

Epic V10 Gen 3

Length 625cm

Width 45cm

Paddler Weight 65-100kg

$4990 (Performance) $5990 (Ultra)

Epic V8Pro

Length 585cm

Width 50cm

Paddler Weight 55-90kg

$4990 (Performance) $5990 (Ultra)

Plastic Surf Skis - Epic V7 vs Vajda Raptor

Epic & Vajda have addressed this glaring lack of a true entry level, budget-priced ski with the respective recent launch of their V7 & Raptor Surfskis. Both designs are shorter than the standard skis at 5.2m and 5.3m respectively, so manageable in an average home garage, or on top of a city sedan.

Carbonology Boost

The Carbonology Boost is welcome addition to the 'ambitious starter' genre. It's 5.95m long, 50.5cm long, super manoeuvrable and predictable in the runs & only $3300 for the 14.5kg layup. If you're getting into ski paddling & wanting to have a crack, or looking to come back down to a design more manageable in the rough stuff, this should be in your list of boats to test. 

Length 580cm

Width 50cm

Paddler Weight 55-90kg

$3350 (Performance), $3890 (Elite)

Carbonology Cruze

Length 550cm

Width 55cm

Paddler Weight 60-110kg

$3350 (Performance), $3890 (Elite)

Fenn Elite S

Length 640cm

Width 43cm

Paddler Weight 60-110kg

$3890 (Carbon Hybrid), $4490 (Carbon)

Fenn Swordfish S

Length 600cm

Width 45cm

Paddler Weight 60-110kg

$3390 (Vac Glass) $3890 (Carbon Hybrid), $4490 (Carbon)

Fenn Bluefin S

Length 600cm

Width 45cm

Paddler Weight 60-110kg

$3390 (Vac Glass) $3890 (Carbon Hybrid), $4490 (Carbon)