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Save big! - This package includes the Wilderness Systems Tempest 165, Aqua-Bound Swell Plus paddle, Seals Tropical Tour skirt, and a Stohlquist Tow Motion PFD. You'll also enjoy a 15% discount on any other accessories purchased with your package, plus the added savings of Free Shipping & No Sales Tax. You can't beat that deal! (limited time offer - order today & SAVE).

Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 Kayak: The discerning voyager's choice, the Tempest 170 sea kayak from Wilderness Systems is the ultimate kayak for those who want to push their limits. Designed for paddlers with a smaller frame, the Tempest 165 features a lower deck, narrow beam, and slightly shorter length. From its ultra-comfortable cockpit to a well-mannered shallow-v hull design that behaves itself in conditions calm or chaotic, the Tempest lets you spend your time refining your skills and having more fun instead of fighting to stay upright or on course. Ergonomic Phase3 AirPro Tour outfitting allows you to set up your seat and cockpit to precisely fit your body. All controls are right at your fingertips for easy adjustments. The TruTrak skeg keeps the Tempest 170 moving straight and tracking true when winds or currents kick up. The hydrofoil shape cuts efficiently through water, and retracts into a water-tight housing when not in use. Multiple hatches with sealed bulkheads and deck rigging let you place gear where you want it. With great control, edging, and speed, you'll go places you've never been in the Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 sea kayak.

Aqua-Bound Swell Plus Paddle: The Carbon Swell Plus Kayak Paddle by Aqua-Bound makes waves with the paddling community! This all-carbon performance kayaking paddle is designed for a more relaxed low-angle stroke and crafted with the most discerning kayak devotee in mind. With a carbon fiber shaft the Aqua Bound Carbon Swell Plus Kayak Paddle provides amazing durability for the weight. Balanced and flutter-free carbon blades further reduce weight so you can paddle longer with less fatigue. With the telescoping adjustable ferrule, you can customize your paddling experience instantly. Set the feather angle of your blades to minimize wind resistance without causing wrist fatigue. Telescope the Swell to the ideal length for your paddling style and conditions. Perfect for anything from day trips to full-blown expeditions, the Swell offers ultimate performance for any serious paddler.

Stohlquist Tow Motion PFD: The Tow Motion is the Swiss army knife of PFDs. It offers the most comfortable fit available, and is configured in a way to accommodate the need for maximum storage capability and additional places to put things. The Tow Motion kayak vest comes with a tow belt allowing one to easily transform this jacket in a rescue vest. Hand-shaped foam elements minimize the vest's profile, and the rugged Cordura shell will provide years of durability. A cross-chest cinch adjustment eliminates ride-up and fits the vest lower on the torso for full mobility, more effective buoyancy and additional comfort. The shorter, lower back will not hinder your movements or rub against your boats backrest. Stretchy adjustable neoprene shoulders offer great comfort. Roomy pockets offer plenty of storage room for radios, safety essentials and food. Strobe lash tabs and 3M reflective trim on both front and back increase visibility in low-light conditions. The Tow Motion adds functionality and convenience for any type of paddling.

Seals Tropical Tour Skirt (1.4 Deck): This performance breathable skirt is constructed of waterproof/breathable fabric for the ultimate in comfort. All seams are sealed to further increase the waterproofing. Rim grip/safety slip technology keeps your skirt firmly in place while paddling, yet releases easily for exiting the boat. The adjustable stretch-nylon waist closure with removable suspenders fits a wide variety of paddles (sized up to a 43" waist) , and the tensioned deck stay keeps the skirt taut. Ballistic nylon edging guards the skirt from paddling inflicted wear and tear. A mesh deck pocket keeps essentials close at hand.

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Tempest 165 Kayak Package

  • High-density polyethylene plastic
  • Phase 3 AirPro XP outfitting:

    • Adjustable padded backband
    • Adjustable seat w/ 3D contoured padding
    • Adjustable, ergonomic leg lifter
    • Adjustable padded thigh braces
    • SlideLock adjustable footbrace system

  • Bow, midship, & stern bulkheads
  • 10-in domed bow hatch
  • 8-in domed midship hatch
  • 18.5” x 12.5” stern hatch
  • Retractable TruTrak skeg system
  • Reflective perimeter safety line
  • Bow & stern deck rigging
  • Soft Touch carry handles
  • Shopping Info

    I love this boat. I bought it nearly a year ago. Had never paddled one before, but did a lot of research. Woman's intuition. I paddle it on local lakes, rivers and offshore in all conditions around the NC coastline. Most times it's packed to the gunwales with camping gear, food etc. I'm 5'8 and 125lbs and probably need to add a bit more packing around the thighs to keep me in when fooling around upside down. Here are the good (non-technical) points: 1. excellent rolling; 2. GREAT in surf and other dodgy conditions; 3. easy access skeg, though hardly need to use it; 4. Can sit in the seat all day (paddling) and still hold a glass of vino as the sun goes down; 5. even as a wee lass can carry the darn thing and atop my 4Runner; 6. just feels 'right'. And (non-technically) why it's not a '10': 1. can't pack as much gear as other boats of similar size or 6" longer - but also means I pack lean (and drink less); 2. the rear bigger hatch leaks in surf and when rolling, no matter if it's a new hatch or not and I jump up and down on the darn thing. More than happy to recommend this boat.

    Patti Davis

    Willmington NC


    Tempest 165 Kayak Package by Wilderness Systems for Kayaking


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    Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 Sea Kayak with TruTrak Skeg:

    Length Width Weight Cockpit Deck Height Max Capacity
    16' 6" 21.5" 55 lbs. 34 x 18" 12.5" < 300 lbs.

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