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Family friendly.

Despite the prodding of your mother-in-law, the only child in your life is of the furry, canine variety. Still, families come in all shapes and sizes, and with the Jackson Kayak 2018 Tripper 12 Kayak, you can bring your child along with you on your next adventure. With plenty of length for large water bodies, and an extra large cockpit, the Tripper takes your big river back-packing trip from dream to reality. With all that room you can easily fit dog, cooler, camping gear, and have room left over for a sit-on-top feeling of freedom. The kayak is self draining, so there's no need for a bilge pump, and if you're worried about a bit of water, the stern hatch can be used to store your dry bags. 

  • Recreational kayak with large fur-baby-friendly cockpit
  • Extra-large cockpit provides plenty of room for longer river trips
  • Hi-lo seating provides options, lumbar support, and breathability
  • Deck rigging offers additional storage for you or your dog's gear
  • Easy-to-reach water bottle bungee system keeps thirst at bay
  • Gear insert on bow offers easy attachment for your action camera
  • Grab handles provide easy grip when headed on shore for the night
  • Jackson Kayak was founded by whitewater paddler Eric Jackson
  • Item #JAK0041

Tech Specs

Hull Material
linear polyethylene
12ft 3in
Deck Height
Maximum Load
Hatch Cover
Paddler Skill
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
flatwater paddling
Manufacturer Warranty

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Tripper 12–Made in ‘Merica

    I bought this for my girlfriend for the sole purpose of this kayak being specifically tailored to bring the pooches along. Overall, first impression of the kayak itself is impressive. The material appears sturdy, the coloration is beautiful, and the seat is very comfortable. We are unable to see how it actually performs until the earth thaws up here. I did have some minor issues. The bow has a foam separator that severely inhibits storing capabilities, and the seat—although conveniently adjustable in height—is not solidly in place on the kayak. These are my only concerns and awarding 3 stars is mostly due to backcountry’s presentation of the product. Only one picture is provided; to me this isn’t enough. Luckily there are copious amounts of reviews and YouTube videos. Despite my ranting we are very pleased and extremely excited to try this yak out after we buy a paddle.

    Tripper 12

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was looking at Native watercraft when a local told me to check out the Jackson Tripper 12. I knew I wanted the open cockpit and comfy seat. This yak is all that plus it handles well, is stable and paddles well for a wide boat. I added Scotty track for flyrod mount, yak attack paddle holder and cleats behind seat. I also ordered the soft cockpit cover from Jackson.