BEST KAYAKS FOR HEAVY PEOPLE

Ever been to lakes, rivers or the seas and realizing that there’s only a particular class of people kayaking, I have. I have noticed that very few kayakers if not none at all are heavy people. For some reason, there’s a general belief that kayaking is for lightweight people. Today we’re going to prove kayaks are produced with consideration of the heavy person in mind.  Let’s get into it. No matter your size and weight, one of these kayaks is sure to get you paddling in the comfort you deserve.

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Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 Kayak

The Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 Kayak is a lightweight kayak for beginners and pros of different sizes. It has a weight capacity of up to 300lbs. Outfitted with the Phase 3 AirPro seat and combined with thigh and knee padding as well as a SlideLock Foot Brace system, you’ll paddle easily and customize the set up of the paddle as much to your taste as you want.

Made of Polyethylene, the Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 Kayak weighing less than 50 lbs, has a length of 10 feet and width of 30 inches, it’s so easy to manage and control so you’ll very well feel like you’re sitting directly on water, feeling the ocean breeze touch your face, having a good time exploring the waters. It’s as beautiful as it is efficient available in four colors – Borealis, Galaxy, Mango and Midnight.

Main Features:

  • Lightweight
  • Stern Hatch
  • SideLock Foot Brace system
  • Easy customization
  • Phase 3 Air Pro

Our Top 5 Picks

Top Pick

Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 Kayak

  • Lightweight
  • Stern Hatch
  • SideLock Foot Brace system
  • Easy customization
  • Phase 3 Air Pro

Runner Up

BKC UH-RA220 11.5 Foot Riptide Angler Sit On Top Kayak

  • Foot Pedal-Operated Rudder
  • Rod Holders
  • Maximum Stability

Best on a Budget

Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Kayak

  • Impact resistant
  • Ultra Stability
  • High-density polyethylene
  • 275lbs weight capacity

Other Recommended Choices

Vanhunks Boarding Manatee 9ft Single Fishing Kayak

  • High weight capacity
  • Large storage capacity
  • Polyethylene material
  • Marine graded steel fittings

Other Recommended Choices

Advanced Elements AirFusion Elite Kayak

  • Ultralight
  • Hybrid Aluminum frame and high pressure air design
  • Roll-top rear storage access
  • Inflatable coaming

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BKC UH-RA220 11.5 Foot Riptide Angler Sit On Top Kayak

The Foot Riptide Kayak is one amazing representative from the Brooklyn Kayak Company designed with maximum durability in mind and it’s a perfect fishing kayak with large waterproof storage areas to protect phones, keys, wallets, food, pretty much anything you want away from water. One impressive thing about this kayak is that it features a foot pedal-operated rudder for control in all water conditions and even without paddle steering.

The Foot Riptide Kayak is 68lbs, with a length of 11 feet, width of 34 inches and a maximum weight capacity of 450lbs with multiple drain ports to clear water as quick as possible just in case. It is a sit on top kayak with an aluminium paddle, a deluxe upright kayak seat and is such a stable platform that you can stand up in the kayak for long casts, without falling overboard, but maybe you should just sit.

Main Features:

  • Foot Pedal-Operated Rudder
  • Rod Holders
  • Maximum Stability

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Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Kayak

The Tamarack Angler 100 is a durable Kayak from Lifetime that could last a lifetime. It has a flip-resitant hull with maximum stability and flexible with multi-chine hill increases and two hatches. It also features two flush-mounted rod holders and an adjustable padded seat. It is a kayak that keeps your wallet feeling like a wallet as you get a quality kayak for under $350.

The Tamarack Angler 100 is made from UV-protected high density polyethylene weighing 52 pounds and has a maximum weight capacity of 275 lbs which is really impressive from Lifetime. Lifetime claims the Tamarack Angler is impact resistant which I believe resists impact in a way, only one way for you to find out and I assure you won’t go wrong with this kayak.

Main Features:

  • Impact resistant
  • Ultra Stability
  • High-density polyethylene
  • 275lbs weight capacity

Other Recommended Choices

If you’re not satisfied with the previous options, here are a couple more you

should definitely consider!

Vanhunks Boarding Manatee 9ft Single Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Boarding Manatee 9ft Single Fishing Kayak

The Vanhunks Boarding Manatee 9ft Kayak is a single-seat sit-on-top kayak with a variety of accessories for both fishing and touring for maximum enjoyment on water. It offers high stability and is very easy to maneuver on the water. it is made of high-density polyethylene with storage area large enough to accommodate whatever you would most likely store on water.

The Manatee Kayak weighs 51lbs, has a length of 9 feet and width of 32 inches. It’s maximum weight capacity is 330lbs and also has a Marine graded stainless steel fittings hardware.

Main Features:

  • High weight capacity
  • Large storage capacity
  • Polyethylene material
  • Marine graded steel fittings

Advanced Elements AirFusion Elite Kayak

Advanced Elements AirFusion Elite Kayak

The AirFusion Elite kayak is an award-winning ultralight kayak designed to rival the performance and spreed of skin-on-frame kayaks while simplifying the setup process. It’s made from a fusion of aluminum alloy frame poles and pressurized air tubes resulting in better performance and higher stability in rough conditions. It has a reasonably large roll -top storage capacity despite weighing 32 pounds and also features an inflatable coaming for spray skirt attachment.

Main Features:

  • Ultralight
  • Hybrid Aluminum frame and high pressure air design
  • Roll-top rear storage access
  • Inflatable coaming

Feelfree Moken 12.5 Angler Kayak

Feelfree Moken 12.5 Angler Kayak

The Feelfree Moken 12.5 Angler is a high performance kayak that comes in three color options – Desert Camo, Blue Camo and Winter Camo – and features Feelfrees new UniTrack quick-release track system letting you customize your kayak with all your accessories and the Easy Seal hatch offers one of the driest hatches on the market.

The Molten 12.5 Angler Kayak is a very stable 12 ft long, 32 inch kayak with a relatively heavy weight of 75lbs which is understandable due to the it’s size and capacity. It has a weight capacity 419 lbs and I believe we can agree that’s a lot.

Main Features:

  • High weight capacity
  • UniTrack quick-release system
  • Built in fish rod holders 
  • Wheel in the keel for easy transport

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak

Two reasons the AdvancedFrame Kayak is an interesting kayak is because it is convertible and inflatable. That is, you can paddle solo or tandem a kayak with very high buoyancy increasing sowed and maneuverability. With an open deck design, you can easily enter and exit the boat or utilize the optional single or double decks to convert your AdvancedFrame Convertible from an open deck to a closed deck kayak quickly and easily.

For paddlers looking to up the ante in the AdvancedFrame line, it offers BackBone accessory or rigid high-pressure floors that utilize Drop-stitch technology while built-in aluminum ribs define the bow and stern and improves tracking and three layers of material for extreme puncture resistance.

The AdvancedFrame is 15 feet in length, 32 inches wide and weighs 52lbs having a maximum weight capacity of 550lbs with 2 adjustable padded back supports. This is one kayak to definitely try out as it has a lot a cool features.

Main Features:

  • Easy setup
  • Versatile
  • Convertible
  • Inflatable