If only your office chair were that adjustable.

You want a light craft that won’t wimp out when you hit the occasional rock along the shore. A bow that doesn’t submarine when you hit a wave would be nice too. Necky built the Looksha 12 Kayak with a durable PolyLite material and a high-volume bow. Since seat comfort makes the difference between pleasant hours on the water and torturous back and butt pain, Necky gave the Looksha’s seat back lumbar-angle adjustment, back-height adjustability, and a seat pan that won’t squish your legs together. Adjustable thigh braces increase comfort and keep the gunnel from digging into your thighs.

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would this kayak be stable enough for a...

would this kayak be stable enough for a somewhat beginner ? i like to float the rivers

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necky Looksha

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Transitioned from sit on recreational kayak, to necky Looksha, after got over the difference in rollover stability( they are quite different, sit ons are impossible to tip, sit ins fickle) the kayak tracks good , comfortable overall great.
One comment the hatches have 2 covers an ext hard plastic, and an internal ,soft with a rubber band attached to tightly cover opening, easy to take off , have not been able to put it back on, yet. An integrated external with padding for seal ( one piece would have been easier)

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So Fairly new to kayaking, what would be...

So Fairly new to kayaking, what would be the best kayak for like overnight excursions? Which are the best to hold a backpack, tent, and sleeping bags? Not sure. Any ideas or help would be awesome.

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That's a damn good price on that orange one! But as the owner of a 12 foot boat I would suggest looking to go a little larger if camping is truly what you plan to do with the thing. You have the right idea, you will want front and rear bulkheads giving you dry compartments for gear, but going with say a 14 foot boat will give you not only more dry storage, but also more deck rigging options. I checked and unfortunately BC does not currently have many boats longer than 12" but maybe browse some of the manufacturers pages. My eye is on this beauty right here:
Good Luck!

Write your question here...will I be buying...

Write your question here...will I be buying a 2009 Looksha or a 2010? A New seat has been added to the 2010,What up with that? This has put a hold on my Buying! Thanks

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not sure just do it if u think its the write diccision

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Thinking about getting the Looksha 12si...

Thinking about getting the Looksha 12si is there any difference in the two (The Looksha 12 and the Looksha si) ? They say the other (12 SI) is scaled down for smaller paddlers. I am over 200 lbs and sat in a SI for fit and was told it was big enough in the areas it needed to be felt OK Tighter than others we have rented . Any thoughts

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We're going nuts trying to pick out kayaks...

We're going nuts trying to pick out kayaks that work for us. We both liked the Manitou 14 but neither one of us feel the need for the skeg (liked how the boat handled with it up). So it doesn't make sense to buy those since they take up cargo space. Any suggestions?

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Pleasant Surprise

My style of kayaking is changing now that I am older. Living in southwest Florida I have opportunities for exploration of the vast ecosystem of mangroves and off shore keys. I was looking for a new kayak that would be easy to maneuver as well as tough enough to get to the various keys that were a few miles from shore in deep water. I tested the Looksha 12 at a kayak event that is held annually in Captiva and liked how it handled. I ordered one.

What a surprise. It handles like a dream. I am surprised how fluid it is and the way it responds in turns and tight situations. In the mangroves are many tunnels that open to large open water which my larger kayaks were hard to navigate through. Since the Looksha is only12' long it goes through easily. The second outing I was running slightly ahead of a large rainstorm which developed quickly. The water in the pass became choppy with waves of about 2 to 3'. It glided through easily and quickly.

I plan to kayak the new Calusa Blueway, a marked trail from St. Petersburg to the Florida Keys in the fall and I have total confidence with the Looksha 12.

By the way. Ordering from Backcountry was hassle free.

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What is the weight capacity - I am 6'3''...

What is the weight capacity - I am 6'3'' 240, love the fit of the Looksha just cannot find any documentation on capacity.