From the leader in whitewater kayaks comes a hybrid boat designed to help flatwater paddlers safely navigate and explore whitewater.
Jackson Kayak's appropriately named All-Water builds on the legacy of excellence developed by longtime whitewater kayak design partners David Knight and Eric Jackson. Like its whitewater counterparts, the All-Water is designed for comfort and ease of paddling.
Testers were impressed by the All-Water's hull speed and glide in flatwater conditions as well as tracking which is attributable to a deployable/retractable spring-loaded skeg controlled from an easy-to-use cleat system in the cockpit. Boaters can stow enough gear and goodies into the 10-inch round storage hatch for a 3-day self-supported trip. A spray skirt fits around the roomy cockpit, waterproofing the boat for those occasional forays into whitewater conditions. Like other best-selling Jackson Kayak whitewater boats, the All-Water is engineered to roll effortlessly.
â€œThe All-Water was designed to be the boat of choice for paddlers who want to take on any river that has stretches of flatwater interspersed with whitewater,â€ said Marty Cronin, Jackson Kayak's vice-president of rec/touring sales and marketing.
Standard-issue comfort outfitting includes Jackson Kayak's popular Sweet Cheeks, thigh support pads, Sure-lock back band, hip pads and adjustable foot braces. A paddle rest in the front of the boat gives boaters a convenient place to stow the paddle for relaxing float time. The boat comes in two ergo-fit sizes, 9 feet and 10 feet in a variety of colors, MSRP $849.
For more details about the All-Water, the complete lineup of Jackson Kayak boats and a dealer locator, visit JacksonKayak.com