Azul Atlantis DLX Kayak Review

For kayakers who demand the best for their money, the Azul Atlantis DLX kayak is a great choice! The Atlantis DLX sit inside kayak from Azul is just the ticket for those interested in getting started kayaking with some extra features over the Atlantis DLX kayak model. The Atlantis DLX’s advanced tri-hull design provides the stable and sure-tracking ride required by recreational paddlers. The Azul Atlantis DLX provides ease of entry and exit and an extra large cockpit to ensure you won’t feel claustrophobic. The impressive handling and maneuverability of the Atlantis DLX kayak in choppy water will ease a paddler’s anxiety and please those ascending the kayak skills ladder, regardless of size or age.

Pros

The Atlantis DLX has some extra touches you’ll appreciate! Expand your kayaking with the aft hatch and go after the lunkers with the fishing rod holder! Comfort and convenience are well handled with the Azul Atlantis DLX kayak. Not only is the Azul Atlantis DLX sure footed, but it’s very safe and incredibly easy to portage. At only 41 lbs, the Atlantis DLX is a snap to shoulder carry from your car to the shore. Azul has provided convenient carry handles at both the bow and stern, and the comfortable thermofoam seat keeps you purring while you paddle. To keep you completely dry from paddle drip, the optional spray skirt is certainly a nice touch.

Cons

Unfortunately, Azul has gone under due to economic troubles. While Riot Kayak, the mother company, is still alive and well, Azul is now out of production and as such the Azul Atlantis DLX kayak is in limited availability. If you can get your hands on an Atlantis DLX kayak, I’m sure you’ll be impressed by the quality to cost ratio.

Overall Review

I would rate my review of the Azul Atlantis DLX kayak as 4 out of 5. The Azul Atlantis DLX kayak is ideal for an initiation to kayaking or to enjoy years of leisurely pleasure. Comfortable and maneuverable, its advanced tri-hull design provides stability and the sure-tracking ride required by recreational paddlers. A wide cockpit ensures nobody feels claustrophobic, and the adjustable seatback and foot pegs allow paddlers of all shapes and sizes to get the control and comfort found on much more expensive kayaks.

The Azul Atlantis DLX is further enhanced by a fishing rod holder, and adjustable backrest with thermofoam seat and back covers. The Atlantis DLX kayak even has the Easy Drain System – so you can easily drain the cockpit when taking on water! This is such an advantage when your cockpit has mud or sand in it. At 9’6” in length and weighing only 41lbs, the Atlantis DLX is easily portaged and car topped. It will bring years of fun paddling and kayak fishing!

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Rating: 4.3/5 (12 votes cast)
Azul Atlantis DLX Kayak Review, 4.3 out of 5 based on 12 ratings

Written by James Stalker

James Stalker is a licensed kayak teacher and field guide with over 20 years of experience. James fell in love with adventure sports after facing a bout of cancer at a young age. He can be found traveling in some of the corners of the continent almost untouched by nearly anyone else. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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