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The Jackson Kayak Tripper 12 Kayak gives you the open-deck convenience of a canoe with the durability and performance of a kayak. Transport a small child or boat-loving dog in the deck, or just fill up the cockpit space with fishing or camera gear. The padded Elite Seat can be reclined for relaxation, moved forward or backward in the hull to accommodate gear storage, and removed so you have a cushy seat for the beach.

  • Hull and deck are shaped to provide the open convenience of a canoe with the increased stability and performance of a kayak
  • Open deck design holds one adult and has room for a small child, a small dog, or your camping or fishing gear
  • 12-foot length and 30.5-inch wide hull is exceptionally stable and easy to control
  • Hull is constructed from the same high-quality resin as the leading whitewater kayaks for unrivaled durability
  • Elite Seat features an aluminum frame that keeps you up and out of any water in the bottom of the boat, generous padding, and a reclinable back rest for all-day comfort
  • Easy seat adjustment track allows you to slide the seat forward or backward in the hull to accommodate gear
  • Seat can be easily removed for use on shore
  • Bungee paddle holders securely stow the paddles out of the way when you're fishing, bird watching, or just relaxing
  • Bow and stern handles make the 49-pound boat easy to transport and load
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Thanks Chris. Love your youtube vids, keep em' coming! Last question... my wife and I just purchased 2 tripper 12s, and like the 'bb' paddle that is in the photos. But what length should it be for this kayak? I am 5' 9", and my wife is 5'6". Not sure with the 'high-low' seat. We were thinking 230-240cm? Thanks.

New Daytripper 12 is awesome !

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

we have the new Daytripper12 with the elite seat. it is extremely comfortable and very stable. it also has the soft deck which is great for sitting my camera on while on photography trips. it has an open layout for gear or if you want to carry a dog along.

Awesome boat!

    I have one of the older models of Day Tripper with the inflatable seat. I have paddled on flat water only, but it is perfect for my needs! I can haul lots of gear for camping, or just a day on the lake. I have no problems keeping up with all the other paddlers, even though the Day Tripper is a bit larger than the other boats in my group. It tracks perfectly and glides through the water with no extra effort. There's lots of room for my dog, and I never worry about tipping over as the boat is very stable. I actually have 2 of the same model and I plan on keeping them for a long time!

    I am curious as to whether the seat in the newer Elite model can be installed in my older version to replace the inflatable one I have? Does anyone know?

    Great Kayak-For What It Is

      Let me start by saying I love my Daytripper. It's the older model, with the inflatable seat and bright green. It rides atop my car for weeks, getting tossed in the Tualatin River when I have an hour or two after work, or on a weekend. If you're looking for a kayak to haul your camping/fishing gear, dog or a friend around a lake or slow moving river, the Daytripper is a great little boat. However, the Daytripper is slow and will wear you out over longer distances. If you're looking for a kayak for longer trips, you'll want a different boat. I haven't tried the Daytripper out on any quicker moving water, but Jackson claims it can be used on Class 3. Just remember the Daytripper has its limits but is a great little boat, I've had multiple offers to buy it, but for the time being, it's not going anywhere.