Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Kayak Review
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Kayak is the widest member of the popular Tsunami Series of day touring kayaks. The 145’s deeper hull and wider beam ensure a roomy cockpit, perfect for larger paddlers in the 180 lb to 245 lb weight range seeking comfort in a mid-length kayak without totally sacrificing performance.
A shallow vee hull combines with multi-chined sides to create a stability level and tracking, which is higher than what’s available in most kayaks in its category. The full bow creates lift, which raises the front of the kayak up and over large waves instead of plowing into them.
The innovative design of the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 kayak successfully fuses recreational kayak stability with touring type outfitting and efficiency. Easy for beginners to master yet still satisfying for paddlers with more seasoned paddling skills. Our ‘Test Paddler Team’ agree the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 is part of one of most versatile polyethylene day touring kayaks ever created.
Wilderness Systems recently improved their already amazingly comfortable seating system! The Phase 3 AirPro seating system now features a user-friendly design with ergonomic elements to increase comfort, add adjustability, and provide additional support.
“Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Kayak is for ‘Larger Paddlers’ who seek a roomy, versatile touring kayak, with refined safety & performance features!”
Material: Economical, Robust Gen2 Polyethylene.
Hatches: Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Polyethylene Kayaks have 2- foam bulkheads and 3- easy to use push on VCP style hatch covers: 10″ Domed Bow Hatch – 10″ / 24 cm, Oval Domed Stern Hatch – 18.5″ x 12.5″ / 32 x 25 cm (NO bulkhead), 8-inch Domed Midship Hatch (NO bulkhead)/ 20 cm.
Outfitting: Phase 3 ‘Tour’ multi-adjustable Seat System (considered the industries finest by many) includes: adjustable backband, adjustable thighbraces and a moisture wicking seat pan that adjusts up or down.
Other Features Include:
- Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces
- SlideLock XL foot brace system
- Paddle Holder
- Bungee Deck Rigging
- Reflective Static Perimeter Safety Lines
- Soft Touch Handles
- Proudly made in North America
i) Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Kayak is stocked equally with & without rudder systems
ii) Adding a Course Control Rudder System adds 3- lbs to the boats overall weight (59 lbs)
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