Sit On Top

All the Best Sit-on-top Kayak Models


If you were to ask an average person who is new to the whole kayak scene to describe what they think a kayak is, they would typically describe the traditional style of kayak that is skinny, short, and sleek where the navigator sits deep inside the unit.


However, as the name implies, the “Sit-On-Top” style of kayak is completely different from that image. Instead, these use a self-bailing hull that is sealed off and places the navigator sitting on top of the watercraft instead of inside it.


Since the kayaker is forced to be higher up above the water level, the center of gravity for them winds up...


All the Best Sit-on-top Kayak Models


If you were to ask an average person who is new to the whole kayak scene to describe what they think a kayak is, they would typically describe the traditional style of kayak that is skinny, short, and sleek where the navigator sits deep inside the unit.


However, as the name implies, the “Sit-On-Top” style of kayak is completely different from that image. Instead, these use a self-bailing hull that is sealed off and places the navigator sitting on top of the watercraft instead of inside it.


Since the kayaker is forced to be higher up above the water level, the center of gravity for them winds up being different than that of traditional one. To compensate for this effect, the boats are usually designed to be considerably wider to provide for more stability and to prevent the vessel from capsizing.


These models are also well suited for those who find it a challenge to get in and out of a traditional sit-in-styled kayak.


Essentially, these boats have seating that is out on an open and wider deck. Likewise, they are typically more suitable for larger or taller kayakers that prefer having ample room to stretch out their legs.


This kayaking style is a very popular choice for use out on flat waters and works well for fishing, recreation, and SCUBA diving applications. Likewise, since the person is seated higher above the water than on a traditional one, paddling can become a bit more challenging. As such, these models are usually powered instead by either a pedal drive system, sail, motor, or any combination thereof.


At LowerGear, we have many different versions of the Sit-On-Top category of Kayaks to choose from. We offer one-person single kayaks for those wanting to go solo along with tandem ones for those looking to share the experience with a companion. Likewise, we also have inflatable models that are much more lightweight and easier to transport on a trip. Additionally, since you can deflate them after use, they are clearly much easier to store for the off-season.

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