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Old Town
Loon 106 Recreational Kayak

4.785714285714286 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews
Color:Black Cherry



Why We Like The Loon 106 Recreational Kayak

Consider meandering rivers, glassy lakes, and pristine ponds a basket full of crab legs and the Old Town Loon 106 Kayak both a shiny new cracker and a cup full of butter. With a design that caters to both the beginner and intermediate paddler, the Loon 106 will make a day out on the water a fun, relaxing, and easy-going experience.

The hull is composed of a durable three-layer polyethylene material for reliable durability and has a wide and flat hull for a solid, stable feel with a sharp keel line for improved glide and tracking across open water. Old Town didn't stop with the hull on this beauty, and decided to rig the boat with everything you need to have a killer day on the water right out of the box.


  • Super versatile and feature packed recreational kayak for daily use
  • Three layer construction holds up to abuse summer after summer
  • Sharp keel helps you track across flat water for added control
  • Adjustable, padded seat boosts comfort for long days on the water
  • Thigh and foot braces provided added control when waters pick up
  • Click seal stern hatch keeps important items dry and protected
  • Work deck and paddle clip allow you to stay prepared for anything
  • Item #JOP004G
Hull Material
three layer polyethylene
10ft 6in
Deck Height
Maximum Load
Cockpit Dimensions
56 x 23in
Hatch Cover
click seal with bulk head
Claimed Weight

Overall Rating

5 based on 14 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

June 2, 2024

Good kayak so far

Bought a little while ago, glad I got the 106, fits just right in my storage unit lol

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

April 25, 2024

Old Town makes Excellent kayaks ! However they are extremely expensive !

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

January 24, 2024

Loon 106

Love it. Comfortable and just what I was looking for

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Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

January 1, 2024

My first kayak

Stands straight up in my storage unit. My first kayak but I crossed Amistad in it. I'm not the one to ask but it seems strong and durable. I am happy with my purchase can't wait for spring too use it more in south Texas.

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Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

2 out of 5 stars

May 18, 2023


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
10 Foot
5' 9"

The Kayaks are absolutely incredible. But both came with major deep scratches and one came with a deep gash in the side of the hull. When they came off the truck they were only wrapped in plastic. No protection whatsoever around the hulls. Also, we did not get the Kayak locking lids that go on the back of the Loons. We got the lid that is held down by ropes. I am disappointed for sure about this because we spent almost 3K on everything and I would expect to get something a with a little more damage control effort. Makes me weary of buying from here again. Customer service is helping me through the situation now and they're easy to talk to about it. But it still can't change the fact the above has already happened after waiting two weeks for these boats. :(

Brandon B
5 out of 5 stars

September 2, 2022

Best thing I did for myself this year was buy this

I’d been in need of a kayak upgrade for nearly two years and was tethering between 2 models. I was fortunate to locate this one in photic right around the corner, which sealed my decision between the two models and at this point I’m chalking it up to “fate”. I live in a beach town on the Ling Island Sound and wanted something that could perform on the nearby river, in the flat salt marshes and of course that I could cart down the street and launch in the Sound on days that aren’t snotty. I also wanted something light enough that I can hoist it the back of my Jeep Gladiator without help. This ticked all of those boxes. Since buying it I have taken it on all sorts of water types and she performs like champ! Tracking is a dream and I love the speed! I have a standard run of the mill paddle too. I can only imagine what improvements I will experience when I upgrade my paddle next spring. If you’re tossing between this model and another - don’t. Get this one. Period. The seat is Uber comfortable. It’s easy to launch, even when conditions aren’t great and is easy to clean and care for.

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Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

October 28, 2021

Best Kayak out there!

These are hard to find right now, so when I found one nearby that was in stock I pounced on it…. It was a replacement for an older Dirigo that I had enjoyed for many years. I fell in love with the Loon model during a vacation in Maine. The craft is very steady, and tracks straight. The seat is super comfy (much better that the Dirigo’s seat), and I love the convenience of the removable console. I will never own anything but an Old Town, due to their history, their supreme build quality, and the beauty of their boats. This is American craftsmanship at its finest. I have used it so far in some Virginia lakes and slow moving rivers, and can’t wait to explore some North Carolina black water next spring. P.S. When my husband saw mine he got the same one in black cherry!

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Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

January 24, 2021

Great Quality Kayak

I've been kayaking for a year, so I do not consider myself an expert, but I am a research freak when it comes to spending my hard earned money on something new. I've done alot of research on kayaks and have used at least 4 different brands so when it came time to purchase a new one, there was only one decision hard for me. What color? Old Town, in my opinion, is the best for quality and best bang for your buck. The seats in the Loon are the most comfortable on the market. I love this boat above all the others I've been in. If I had one thing I would like changed, is move the adjustable foot rest 4" forward. (This would be a general rule for all the brands). I'm 6'-5" and when it comes to kayaks, I feel the tall people are never considered. The first thing I had to do with my new kayak was move the foot rest and epoxy the original holes. This would still work for the shorter users as there is a large range of adjustments, but that 4" makes a world of difference for me. You will not be disappointed in your purchase no matter what Old Town product you decide on.

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

August 14, 2020

The call of the Loon is hard to ignore.

The following is, I believe, a fairly detailed review of the new Old Town Loon 106. Hopefully it will answer some questions for those who have them. So.....I decided to spoil myself with a new boat. I knew I wanted a boat in the 10 foot range, which is what I’ve mostly been paddling for the last several years. For comparison, I’ve been paddling a 10 foot boat, which is an excellent boat in the mid-price range. It is pretty comfortable and tracks pretty well in a variety of conditions, and Is also pretty smooth to paddle. However, as I’m getting older and my back occasionally complains with longer paddles (over 2 hours), I was looking for an upgrade. My priorities included a very comfortable seat and boat, that tracked well and was quiet in the water, that with any luck would carry me to the end of my paddling days, hopefully many moons from now. After doing some research and testing a few models at a local paddle shop, I decided to go with the Old Town Loon 106. I had paddled the old style Loon in Maine in large, open ponds in Baxter State Park quite a few times during multiple trips there over the past ten plus years, and enjoyed it a great deal. The new Loon is a beauty. It had the most comfortable seat of those I tried (far more comfortable in some cases), and was nice to paddle (as well as you can tell in a small pond for trying out boats). Since my new Loon came in over a month ago, I’ve been out in it close to 20 hours in multiple locations in lakes and on creeks, from slow, calm water, to water with some chop, to water with 2 to 3 foot waves. It’s handled it all like a pro. The seat is incredibly comfortable and has lots of adjustments. Once you find a sweet spot for your back as I did, I don’t know that you’ll need to tweak it very often. I certainly haven’t so far. But the point is, if you’d like to, you can, and in a variety of ways, all while sitting in the seat. The boat is also very comfortable to be in in general. Foot braces are larger than my older boat, which feel great under foot. There is plenty of room for my long legs (I’m 6 feet tall) in a variety of leg positions. The boat cuts through the water very smoothly and quietly. It also tracks very well, better than any other boat in its size range that I’ve tried. I do notice the weight difference at 53 pounds, as my older boat is 42 pounds. It’s still easy enough for me to get up on the car rack myself. If you aren’t sure if it will be too heavy for you to do this, I would definitely recommend lifting it (or a boat within a pound of it either way) as if you were putting it up on your car, which I did after I demo’d it. At some point, as age keeps chasing me, I’ll have to alter how I get it on the rack, but that would be the same for a lighter boat, albeit a few years later perhaps. The boat came with a paddle clip, which I enjoy having more than I would have thought I would. The back hatch seals very well. It also come with a crazy cool console, with a dry storage space, water bottle holders, bike water bottle holder under the console, and even a phone charging cord built into it. It is easily removable, but I just keep it on as it helps shade more of my legs and is not even close to being in my way. Being sort of old school, I still carry my Nalgene bottle by my hip, and throw a small backpack behind the seat or in the hatch with my other items. That said, my favorite console feature thus far is the small bungee-type cord that is right at the front of the console. It holds my cell phone securely in place and is in easy reach for anything deemed worthy of a photo, and I slide one of the arms of my sunglasses behind it to keep them handy. Everything about this boat seems to scream, “Yo! Check me out!” in terms of its high quality strength and looks. I love it, and couldn’t recommend it more, and I’m certainly glad that I didn’t ignore the call of the Loon. Just make sure you can get it on/in your car :)

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors

5 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2020

Love this kayak

My wife and I each purchased one and love them! We recommend them to anyone who wants to enjoy a day on the river.

Johnson Outdoors

Originally reviewed on Johnson Outdoors