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Kid’s Kayaks

Kids Kayaks
Prices subject to change without notice.
Suggested Retail Pricing For
17 August 2017!

Quality Kid’s Kayaks are listed below in order of length (shortest to longest). Each Kid’s Kayak offers a precise ‘Frontenac Outfitters Review’ with in-depth Boat Statistics, Performance Ratings, and Canadian Pricing

 

Kid’s Kayaks ~ a Brief History

Simply put, a kid’s kayak is a boat that is designed to properly fit a child. This means lower volume, a narrower cockpit for that controlled, “one-with-boat” fit, and shorter length so the youngster can easily manage their kayak. On the contrary to popular belief, a boat that is wide with an open cockpit does not provide increased stability or safety.

Without a proper fit, the paddler will slop from side-to-side which in turn throws off their stability and lowers the degree of control over that boat. Furthermore, in a wide kayak one is forced to lean over the sides in order to get that paddle in the water without knocking their knuckles on the side of the boat – this also leads to decreased stability and a potential upset.

With that being said, when it comes to kid’s kayaks, safety is a parent’s utmost concern. This translates into a boat with proper bulkheads and watertight hatches for positive buoyancy; and complete deck rigging with reflective piping for high visibility, gear storage for safety equipment (i.e. paddle float, pump, throw bag), as well as a way to grasp the boat prior to a wet entry.

Here at Frontenac Outfitters, we strive to carry the best designs with the highest degree of safety throughout our entire lineup of kayaks. This is no different when it comes to kid’s kayaks. And like all of our boats, we offer free test paddling of any kid’s kayak including gear that we stock!

 

Materials & Average Price Points

Polyethylene: $450 – $1095

Thermoform: $1095 

 

Manufacturers Stocked

  • Delta Kayaks
  • Perception Kayaks
  • Wilderness Systems Kayaks

Pros & Cons of Kid’s Kayaks

Pros

Cons

Smaller, narrower designs offer kid’s a better fit for control, stability, and skills development Can be quickly outgrown, which leaves some manufacturers offering limited selection and quality
A great way to introduce your children to paddlesports and fun on the water Few options with full safety features and proper outfitting
The perfect bonding experience with your kids and an ideal way to keep them active Parents’ perception of narrow, proper fitting kayaks being unsafe
Carry weights are low, which allows kids to carry their kayaks by themselves instilling independence Price points become challenging for parents as kid’s kayaks are outgrown overtime

Note: ‘IF’ a kayak is ‘NOT’ listed from a manufacturer we carry it’s likely because we have superior choices! Why not call us to discuss the pros & cons of the kayaks you have interest in?

Kid’s Kayaks

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Frontenac Outfitters was created way back in 1984. Our vision rewards visitors with a vastly superior level of customer service, paddling expertise and an exhilarating 'on-water' experience.

Today, we have grown to become One of Canada's Largest, most respected, full-service Paddlesports shops. Our sincere objective is to introduce you to a fun, educational and environmentally responsible way to explore our waterways!

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