Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Kayak Review

The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 kayak is a high performance sit on top (SOT) kayak. The bow is uniquely shaped to allow the kayak gentle access through surf and waves. A large rear tankwell offers ample storage space, while the raised floor in the kayak provides a safe and dry riding experience.


The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 kayak is one of the most stable sit on top (SOT) kayaks I’ve ever paddled in the surf. Don’t be fooled by the Tarpon 100’s small stature, this kayak really cuts through the waves.


The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 kayak is a bit heavy for a 10 ft. kayak, weighing in at a full 55 lbs. Its oblong shape and sharp hull rocker may provide a challenge to a kayaker seeking to transport this kayak alone.

Overall Review

I would rate my review of the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 kayak as 4 out of 5. This kayak is fun, stable, and maneuverable; which is everything I’ve come to expect from Wilderness Systems. However, the weight for this kayak at only 10 ft. is a big turn off. I can’t imagine what it would be like to try to hoist the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 kayak down to the beach without another helper.

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Rating: 4.2/5 (11 votes cast)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Kayak Review, 4.2 out of 5 based on 11 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.

This Review Has 4 Comments

  1. Corey Smock

    This one does track well. I can thoroughly recommed it to anyone interested in a great beginner model or even advanced people.

  2. Rory Storm

    Never thought I’d find a kayak that worked so well. Maybe I just needed to try Wilderness Systems.

  3. Rory SUcks

    I don’t think you know what the hell your talikn about rory. These suck.

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