The Rio is expressly designed for the small to medium paddler looking for a recreational style kayak with spirited performance and nimble handling.
At just under 12 feet in length and only 35 pounds, the Rio presents a delightful combination of comfortable stability with a playful and efficient hull. While ready for the first time paddler, this kayak will soon tempt you to experiment with more advanced paddle strokes. Keeping up with other touring kayaks is easy, and the extra light weight and smaller size make car topping and storage a joy. The Rio is fully equipped with 10 inch performance hatches bow and Stern for easy access to gear. It sports our comfortable Infinity Seat System and has molded thigh braces for a custom fit. Eddyline installs fusion bulkheads and deck lines for safety, and retractable carry handles for transport ease. All these are long boat features, but in a sporty, compact boat weighing just 35 pounds. The Rio will bring a smile to your face every on every outing.
With a 6061 T6 Aluminium shaft and durable glass filled nylon blades, the VARIO Crossover delivers smooth, efficient power and excellent value. Includes MicroGrip handgrips and drip guards. All Vario paddles have a feather (offset) option. Simply open the Micro-Lock in the center of the shaft and adjust to your desired angle. The shaft is marked with +/- 45 deg
Keep your paddle secure while paddling with the YakGear Paddle Leash. This 1/2-ounce, 40-inch leash features a carabiner on one end and a velcro strap on the other for maximum connection possibilities to your kayak, while maintaining unrestricted paddle movement.