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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 Angler Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 AnglerWilderness Systems Tarpon 160 Angler

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 AnglerWilderness Systems Tarpon 160 Angler

Kayak Specs

Length
16' 0"
Width
28"
Weight
83 lbs
Capacity
375 lbs
Base Price
US $1,269
Main Propulsion
Paddle
Rudder
Optional
Passengers
1
Hull Type
Sit-On-Top
Production Status
Available

Manufacturer

Brand
Wilderness Systems

This well laid-out kayak maintains performance and dryness even when loaded down with gear. The kayak for long distance outings that tireless anglers swear by. Shown with optional rudder. Made in the USA.

Features

  • Phase 3 AirPro SOT Seating System
  • Silent Traction System
  • Cupholder
  • Self-Bailing Scupper Holes
  • Made in the USA
  • SlideTrax Universal Mounting Plate
  • Gear Storage Pockets
  • Side Carry Handles with Paddle Holder
  • 8-inch Orbix Midship Hatch
  • Keepers Foot Brace System
  • Flush Mount Rod Holder (2)
  • SlideTrax Accessory System
  • Large Oval Orbix Bow Hatch
  • Scotty Rod Holder
  • Comfort Carry Handles
  • Rudder Ready
  • Tankwell w/ Bungee

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Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.5  (2)
 
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 Angler 2010-01-10 21:59:59 ALMAN
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
ALMAN Reviewed by ALMAN    January 10, 2010 View all my reviews

Tarpon 160 Angler

this is the boat i rate all other performance long boats against. This is a serious boat

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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 Angler 2009-11-27 13:17:29 Admin
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.0
Admin Reviewed by Admin    November 27, 2009 View all my reviews

06 160i Tarpon


Ive had my tarpon over a year now and have enjoyed it greatly.Its fast and handles small creeks to open lakes great. I have not been on salt water as of yet so cant say for surf. I have been on class 2-3 rapids with it and it did great. Its very stable for its speed but from what Ive saw not as stable as some other SOT kayaks but you get that speed . Ive only fell out of it once by accident and that was going off a 3 foot drop off a wall into a river.

To me it has only 2 faults that are not a physics issue . One its a wet ride with any chop on the water for me at 220 pounds which looks to be improved on the 09 model with new seat setup and drain holes. Two a lot of rounded edges and odd unnecessary angles in the foot wells which make it harder to mount fishing gear . It looks like they have improved that on the 09 models but I have not seen it first hand so Im not sure how much improvement .

I highly recommend this kayak if you are looking to go fishing one day and touring the next. Its plenty big for a 3 or more day touring trip while stable enough to fish off of with out worry of taking a swim.
Reviewer: Jason from Southern Va

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