What's the Best Kayak?: It depends on the paddling adventure

Imagine yourself on a beautiful beach. The deep blue sea extends before you, its surface rippled by waves and a growing breeze. A small enchanting island breaks the horizon a few miles offshore, crowned by a lighthouse and an idyllic camping area. Behind you a protected lagoon lies calm and still, connected to the sea by a broad channel. And everywhere paddlers are out enjoying the aqueous bounty. Take a closer look at the diverse array of kayak styles on the water, and you’ll soon discover the right boat for your paddling adventures...

This column originally appeared in the March/April edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here. 

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

(Photograph by Bill Thomas)

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