The Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak is of growing popularity in the Pungo family of kayaks. The Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak adds to the versatility of its sister kayak, the Pungo 120, by reducing the overall weight and increasing the kayak’s maneuverability. The Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak melds the lightweight and durable characteristics of composite materials with the affordability and versatility of plastic.
The Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak is truly a unique kayak to paddle. This kayak seems to glide through the water with little or no resistance at all. Although the Pungo 120 Ultralite is too long to be a viable playboat, it was easy enough to maneuver that pulling off the same stunts was pretty simple. I especially enjoyed the Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak’s quick recovery speed when testing out its rolling capabilities.
I found that the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak didn’t handle larger waves as well as I had hoped. Though the lightweight design of the Pungo 120 Ultralite comes in handy while playing about or paddling in your local flat water, it leaves the kayak vulnerable when you are expecting two or three foot swells.
I would rate my review of the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak as 4 out of 5. I really enjoyed the light weight of this kayak while playing in “recreational” conditions, but I found it lacked a bit when the waves get rough. Obviously, there are much better choices for a touring kayak; but if you are looking for a fun and easy to transport recreational kayak, then the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite kayak might be right for you.
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Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite Kayak Review, 3.5 out of 5 based on 24 ratings
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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.