Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Kayak Review

The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak is the most popular of the Tarpon kayaks. The Tarpon 120 is incredibly efficient, and is rigged with the latest kayak features available. Winner of the “2008 Sea Kayaker Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Best Sit on Top Kayak”, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak is a classic example of a sit on top (SOT) kayak.

Pros

The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak is by far the most thoughtful and well designed sit on top (SOT) kayak I’ve ever had the pleasure to review. Comfort and stability is the name of the game for the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak; and judging by the quality of this kayak, I’d say they’re winning. Every bit of the Tarpon 120 kayak is sheer perfection. From the ultra comfortable seat, to the copious amounts of deck rigging and storage hatches, the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak is outfitted for adventure.

Cons

This is a first for me. I can’t find anything really substantial to play the devil’s advocate about, so I guess I’ll comment about the price. If the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak were just $100-$200 less in price, I think more people would be able to enjoy this fine sit on top (SOT) kayak.

Overall Review

I would rate my review of the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak as 5 out of 5. Every aspect of the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 kayak is setup for fun, comfort, and convenience. With their latest redesign of the hull, Wilderness Systems has proven once again that the Tarpon 120 is truly the envy of the kayak world.

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Rating: 3.8/5 (23 votes cast)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Kayak Review, 3.8 out of 5 based on 23 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 3 Comments

  1. Jonny the Bear

    The Tarpon 120 is great. I love the room it offers and the smooth ride. There is nothing more exciting that getting inside and making an afternoon of it. Keep riding!

  2. Jason Q

    Can’t recommend the Tarpon 120 enough. Don’t think twice about getting one. If you’re serious, give it a shot.

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