Current Designs Kestrel 120R
This rotomolded polyethylene boat is one of our best-selling recreational kayaks for smaller to medium sized paddlers. With a shallow V hull it is forgivingly stable, yet accelerates nicely. It's very durable yet weighs just under 50lbs. The twelve foot length is long enough to get some tracking on the water yet short enough that the kayak is easy to maneuver, and most people are able to get it on and off their vehicle without trouble.
Soft chines make it smooth and easy to edge, even for beginners. The seat is fully adjustable and the cockpit roomy and easy to get into. There are bungees on both sides of the cockpit to strap your paddle in when you want to go hands-free, and the flip-lock rear hatch is large enough for a decent amount of gear.
Weight: 46 lbs
Cockpit size: 37 x 17.5"
Stern Hatch: 16.5 x 11", volume 14gal. (53L)