Our previous favorite kayak in this category was the Walker Bay Airis, which we reviewed in two different evolutions (PS July 2008 and October 2017). The boat is light (less than 20 pounds for the bare boat), can pack into a backpack, and is stiff enough for open water paddling. Like any sit-on-top kayak they […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.