Although a bit heavier than the other Old Town models, the Dirigo family of kayaks provide the stability needed without sacrificing maneuverability. A popular model for recreation and fishing, the Dirigo is packed with extras.
This kayak comes complete with a glove hatch box, cup holders, retractable carry handles and more. The cockpit is large enough to hold a parent and child, and some models have a removable child seat. The Dirigo kayak is overloaded with options, allowing you to ride in complete comfort. I give this champ a rating of 4- simply because of its heaviness. With all the options and comfort though, heaviness should be expected.
Uses: Recreation, fishing, beginners, quiet lakes and rivers
Pros: Cockpit large enough for parent and child (with removable child seat), comfortable, easy to paddle and maneuver
Specs: 10-14 feet long and 41.5-53 lbs.
Approximate price range: $750-$1000
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Rating: 4.4/5 (10 votes cast)
Old Town Dirigo Kayak Review, 4.4 out of 5 based on 10 ratings
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Written by Cliff Steele
Cliff Steele prides himself on having a strong knowledge of kayaks and kayak supplies. He works hand-building kayaks for a variety of clients. Sharing a name with a well-known comic book character, Cliff is known to his friends as "Robotman." Cliff lives in San Diego, California.