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Testimonials From Outdoor Gear Enthusiasts and Kayak Paddlers

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We believe 100% in what we’re doing here at Outdoorplay. You are the center of our focus!
But don’t take our word for it....

Supreme Customer Service

"I have had nothing but good experiences with Outdoorplay and the extra mile that you went for me only reinforces that feeling. Thanks again."
Scott Ostrem

Dedicated Paddling Specialists on Staff

"Thanks for your help with the boat selection! The customer service received was VERY good! Thanks again for helping with the process."
John R. Johnston

Incredibly Efficient and Inexpensive Shipping Methods

"I received my item purchased and want to say that your company is very fast on shipping items.......a big kudos to you!! Thank you so much and yes I'll definitely shop from you again and spread the word how super you handled my order.
Thank you."

Wendy Lakso

No Sales Tax

"I am very pleased with your service. I really saved some cash on the sales tax too. Unfortunately for my credit card, you have found a customer for life!


A Grassroots Company

"We're excited to be working with Outdoorplay, and very grateful for the generous support they'll be providing to our waterway conservation efforts. This is one company that's truly committed to the paddling community and protecting our waterways."
Jeff Yeager, ACA Executive Director



I've been battling with different companies over the years when asking for advice and opinions in deciding what products to buy and I've always been pushed along and rushed in conversation. Just wanted to send a HUGE thank you to the woman I spoke with on Friday, September 9th. We spent a little over 30 minutes on the phone discussing the pros and cons of the specific boats that I was interested in and she gave me wonderful insight and personal experiences to the issues I was concerned with. However, I could not have been more satisfied with the way she treated me as a customer. Even though this was my first purchase from your company, it's experiences like this that will keep me coming back as a loyal customer. I truly appreciate everything she did for me, so please send my regards and thank you's to her for everything she did. She is the perfect example of a role model for every company. Expect my review of your exceptional services to be posted on several blogs and websites in the upcoming days and I will spread the word to my friends and fellow paddlers of everything you did for me. I'm very excited to receive my gear and hit the water. Thank you again. I encourage this email to be forwarded to the management team of your company for recognition.

Loyal Customer


This initial review is more about the buying experience with Outdoorplay. I knew what I wanted prior to starting my online search, so it was a matter of finding my kayak and balancing price, quality service and dependable logistics to get the boat to me. This yak will be used as platform for doing waterfowl photography as well as recreational, light touring and fishing, the color was important and locally only "hot colors" were available.

After searching various etailers online Outdoorplay had the most competitive price. Good prices are great, but reputation, service and dependability also factor into determining value, imo. After scouring customer reviews at outdoorplay I was reasonably assured that the experience would be positive. I decided to go with outdoorplay and phone my order in to make sure the yak was indeed in stock. I spoke with Jason on the phone and the order was placed and shipped the same day. Initially my tracking number gave me and error and I was unable to track. I called Jason and he quickly gave me the information I needed. The error came from the website linking to Reddway freight, while my yak was coming UPS freight. Once Jason informed me UPS freight was the carrier the tracking info was easy found. Shipping from Oregon to Michigan via freight was 6 days, very impressive. My experience with freight has been it's a bit slower than ground, but not in this case.

Overall the buying experience was great and free shipping that arrived in 6 days was incredible. An excellent experience and one that will insure I make future purchases at outdoorplay. I'm of the opinion that an accurate review of a boat should only come after extensive use through varied conditions. My initial experience has been as expected, but I'm hesitant to review the boat at this time because of my limited hours in the boat at this time, even though I'm very pleased with my purchase.

So this review is really a review of the experience of purchasing from outdoorplay and a follow up will come after more extensive hours in the cockpit. But so far I couldn't be happier.  

A super happy customer :)


Greetings, O Great Ones ... This is my first order from you guys and already I'm happy.  You saved me money with your free shipping, and you're FAST at fulfilling orders.  Who could ask for more?

Paddling in Oshkosh, WI


I placed a special order for a Necky Manitou 13 with Outdoorplay last month. I just wanted to say that I am loving my new kayak! Thanks for your excellent, prompt service. You guys have won my loyalty. I will be shopping with you again very soon.

Joel Shearer


We just wanted to drop you guys a note to say thanks for the great service. We just bought 2 Wilderness System kayak packages and everything was there undamaged as promised. We received our order in 4 days after we purchased it. Your prices were unbeatable as was your service. Keep up the good work and we will be buying more from you guys in the future.

Teresa & Nick Boschero


I appreciate your great customer service as most companies do not strive for excellence in this area. It is a lost art form that needs to be back in place.



Thank you - we received the kayak on Friday in mint condition.  Now we just have to wait for the ice to melt on the lake to give it a try!  We fit great on the garage floor! 

Linda Veldhuizen


This is my first kayak ever and I'm having a blast. I went with Outdoor play because of the customer service reviews…they were right.

Thanks again. Bob


Wow! You guys are great. I ordered a spray skirt and cock pit cover on Tuesday and it arrived on Friday. You can't ask for better service than that.

Mike Janik


I just now received two kayaks (WS Pungo 100 & Necky Manitou Sport), and two pairs of Thule Hull-A-Port carriers from your company and would like to say that your organization is without a doubt one of the absolute BEST and most Professional Companies I have ever dealt with in my entire life. Thank you for a painless transaction and I hope to be doing more business, with you, in the future.

Barry & Heidi Billor


I want to thank you for your diligence in following up on the order and completing it with me. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Nick Fagundo


Thank you so much for working my Dagger RX warranty issue. I received my brand new RX on Monday, 6/4/07 in good shape. I am extremely pleased at your high level of customer service and professionalism. You and your company have made a huge impression on me, I will not hesitate to recommend others to purchase from Outdoor Play.

Ruth Martin


Incredible service!
I placed the order on Thursday night at 8:30pm and received the order at my door on Monday afternoon by 1:30pm. This included a kayak. Packaging was excellent, no damage to the kayak. I look forward to shopping with your company again.

Quinn Harris


I just wanted to thank you for the great buying experience. My special ordered Dagger Blackwater 12.0 kayak was delivered on time and in perfect condition. Its vary nice to know there is still a company the still knows what customer service is.

Thank you,
Darin Cowhard


Amazing Service. Ordered OK Caper 3/29 and was advised estimated delivery in Maryland would be 7- 10 business days. Kayak delivered on my carport before lunch today, 4/4 7 days total, including the weekend - From Hood River, Oregon to Mt. Airy Maryland - 7 days flat.

Courteous and fast service equals a very enjoyable experience.

Thank you.
John Earp, Mt. Airy, MD.


Thanks for working with me on this purchase. I appreciate your willingness to help me find another product when the one listed on the web was sold out.

Much Thanks!
Diane Cheshier


WOW! you guys are on the ball, I had like 4 emails with information about my order this evening! I can tell you will be great to do business with in the future, what really surprised me was I called this morning at 7:30 am and got a live person.

Keep up the great work and please tell all your staff they did a great job helping me with this order. Now can you send someone to Vegas to help me uncrate this when it arrives? HA

Dennis L Jaworski


I recently purchased a kayak from your online store and wanted to tell you all thanks! I felt like a little kid unwrapping all the various protective layers, but I could tell the amount of professionalism put into shipping it. I must compliment everyone on a pleasant experience shopping at your store. I did have a few worries at first (not that I had heard anything bad about you all), but when you make such a big purchase online you hope all turns out ok. Needless to say, everything turned out awesome! I am very pleased and a for sure return customer! I have no doubts what so ever, and would like to thank everyone for such a fine job. It has been a pleasure doing business with you all and look forward to doing more! I can't wait to take out my new kayak!

A satisfied customer,
Nathan Kilbourne


You rock! I ordered everything I wanted from you and within 7 days had a beautiful new kayak, paddle, vest, skirt and so on! Your service is the best! I live in the Sacramento area and got better service from you than any store here! Thanks again! I will order all of my stuff from you and tell everyone about your service!

Satisfied customer...
Stephanie Rochester Wilton


Hello, just to let you know I received my kayak yesterday, and everything seems great. Thanks for your time and efforts in this purchase. Launched into the surf today got my first striper of the season. Once again thanks and I will recommend you to all who ask about the kayak.



I just received the last of my two packages this afternoon. I am very pleased with the products and the service you and your company have provided. I enjoyed talking with you on the phone, thank you for your time. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and I hope to do so again in the future. I will definitely recommend outdoorplay to my friends.

Chris Angel


I just wanted to send you guys/girls a note saying how happy I am with your customer service. you have great customer communication, super fast shipping and, great products.

thank you again....
Eric Patterson


You guys rock! I have someone in my office that's going to order from you.
And you will get my business in the future, also. Made my day.
Andrew Lee


I just wanted to let you know, that as of yesterday afternoon, I have received both packages. And I would also like to express my gratitude for all of your help with this situation. You guys really went out of your way to help me and you followed up to see if everything was ok. This type of attention to detail and customer service does not go unseen. You have gained a faithful customer for life.

Thanks again,
Jason Polinsky


Wow, you are awesome! I cannot believe how quickly you responded AND with information that is incredibly helpful (instead of saying just we don't have 'em). For that, I'm going to demand that my parents buy their two kayaks from you (or buy my old one so I can get an airalite....)



We purchased 2 Kayaks with paddles, vests, skirts, and safety items. We thought the package would give us a good start on our new hobby, Well we were so happy when we got our kayaks, the package deal quality was better than what we thought we were getting!!! The service was excellent!! Shipping was fast! Thank you so much for everything! happy waters to you.

Machelle and Cliff Nelson


Just wanted to thank you for your excellent product pricing and service.I received my Kayak about 9 days after the order was placed (I expected it to take about that long to arrive). More importantly it arrived in perfect condition due to the excellent job your people did when it was packed for shipment. I am thoroughly pleased with the entire experience of shopping on your site.

Thanks Again!
Glenn Martinet


Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the quality of your merchandise and how fast we received it!!! My husband and I are first time kayakers so it was great to be in "good hands" when you're out in the middle of a large lake where there is a strong current!!As we gain more experience and need additional equipment, you will certainly hear from us!

Thanks for your help.
Bill and Carol Tumulty


Adam, Thanks...I really appreciate it! I think this is my first order with OutdoorPlay and I must say I'm very satisfied with your service. You've been quick and helpful with your responses and that means a lot to me. You've won a new customer....



I will like to extend my gratitude for you help on Sunday while placing my order; you were able to accessorize and meet my immediate needs. Thanks to you I will be able to play at the "Wave in Tulsa" this weekend. Your customer service skill along with your knowledge only assures your company of a definite repeat customer. Once again thank you very much for your assistance and patience. Please forward this e-mail to your superiors because you deserve recognition for your efforts.

Thanks Again!
Juan Carlos Olaya


I wanted to say thank you so very, very much for helping me choose an AT paddle for my sister Laura. She will be so very happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It is always a pleasure dealing with you. It is a pleasure to deal such wonderful people. Have a very happy holiday season and I look forward to hooking up with you on the river.

Warmest Regards,
John Pedersen


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