- 1 So You’re Looking For A Pink Kayak?
- 1.1 The Sun Dolphin Bali SS 10-Foot Sit-On-Top-Kayak
- 1.2 Q & A Section:
- 1.3 Where To Buy A Pink Kayak?
- 1.4 Perhaps you’d like the Perception Kayak Prodigy Roxie?
So You’re Looking For A Pink Kayak?
Well here goes. I’m not going to ask why you want a pink kayak, but if you do, read on! There are a few good brands to choose from. Let’s take a look at what we found out about pink kayaks. Enjoy!
In this article we’ll review two of the more popular brands of pink kayaks.
The Sun Dolphin Bali SS 10-Foot Sit-On-Top-Kayak
This is a good kayak for a good price point. It’s relatively cheap, so you can’t really go too wrong here. After extensive research, this is what I found.
First things first – they are very comfortable. One person said they floated for nine hours straight and they weren’t sore at all. The Sun Dolphin Bali SS 10 Foot floats high off the water, so you can load it it up with stuff. Keep in mind this kayak only has a maximum weight limit of 250. That being said, one person said he was fine in the water even though he’s 220 pounds and had 50 pounds of stuff on the kayak. Due to this superior floatation, the tracking is a bit weak. You’ll end up turning back and forth as you paddle until you pick up enough speed. Once you get used to this and practice, it’s not really a problem.
The Bali comes with everything kayak needs – all the essentials but nothing too fancy. It’s made of sturdy plastic that’s tough and will last a long time. More specifically, rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex high density polyethylene.
Q & A Section:
Is This A True Sit On Top Kayak?
Yes you truly sit on top, the seat rests high in the boat, rather than being flush with the bottom.
Does It Come With Foot Pedals?
No, it doesn’t come with foot pedals. Instead, it comes with adjustable foot stops that you can move if you’re too tall or short.
How Long Will Iced Drinks Last In The Back Storage (PAC)?
Our research has shown that ice and drinks last for many hours on long daytime kayak trips easily. Another nice feature with the Bali SS is that you can tow this storage case behind in the water. If the water is cold, you’re ice and drinks will stay cooler even longer.
What’s The Weight Limit?
Maximum weight limit of around 250 pounds. One person said they were able to carry up to 270 pounds.
Would This Work For A 40 Pound Dog?
It may be a little tricky but yes. The Bali can handle a dog of that size. Try to lay down some double stick tape to add traction for your doggie. Another kayaker said he takes his Jack Russell out all the time and she just sits by her feet. Click this link to see an article we wrote last week about 6 things you need to know when paddling with your dog.
Is It Self Bailing?
Yes it is. Which means that any water that gets in the seat well of the kayak will drain out by itself.
- can carry lots of gear…floats high off the water. At 46 pounds it’s ideal for one person to carry by themselves.
- It’s super stable, which compromises tracking in rapids and speed. This yak performs best in calmer waters.
Whereas the front storage compartment may get wet the rear one is water tight and can be removed and towed behind in the water. This is optional. You can keep the compartment intact within the kayak, or allow it to float behind. This storage compartment is quite large and able to hold a lot of stuff – gear, drinks, etc.
Being pink, this is probably for the ladies…and saying so, this is a solid recreational kayak. If you like fishing, the Sun Dolphin Bali is totally fine for that too. It’s not to tricked out with fishing features, like rod mounts, but at this price point that’s fine. If you’re into fishing in a pink kayak, you’ll be just fine with this model.
One reviewer reported that this kayak tracks nicely on calm water, but not so much on rapids. This seems like an ideal kayak for a lake, pond and calm waters. That being said, this kayak is very stable, which means even as a beginner you won’t go tipping over into the water. One review reported that even though they were in heavy wind and chop, this kayak never felt unstable or tippy. This is good to know, if you’re a beginning kayaker or just want to have fun in the Sun without worrying about anything.
This is a great boat if you’re a starter kayaker to see if you like the sport. Being at a good price and very stable, this is ideal. It’ll last a long time too, if you’re interested in keeping it and not progressing to more sophisticated kayaks. It’s built tough and very durable.
We found the Sun Dolphin Bali to be highly enjoyable, solid feeling and of high quality, once you learn it’s little secrets. The paddle straps, accessory box, water tight space, drink holder, carry handles and price really makes this a good package for the price.
One kayaker who is 220 pounds and 6 feet tall found he was comfortable after removing the foot rests, which some folks complained about. That’s one of the features we like about this kayak – the foot rests can be moved and adjusted to accommodate tall and short people alike.
So all in all, this is a great starter kayak, great for calm waters and lakes and can carry a lot of weight. It’s an ideal kayak if you’re a beginner as it’s very stable. The price is very good compared to other kayaks on the market today. It comes with a drink holder for the beverage of the day and is ideal for recreational use and camping. If you’re into fishing, this kayak will work for that too. It’s very stable and the tracking is decent if you’re not in rapids. Being only 44 pounds this kayak is easy to carry to vehicle to water by yourself. This is good for the ladies and is perfect if you’re kayaking alone. All in all it’s a great recreational kayak, it’s very durable and will probably last a lifetime. To check out our other article reviewing great fishing kayaks, click this link.
Length: 10′ Width: 30″ Weight: 44 lbs. Capacity: 250 lbs
Rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex high density polyethylene
Where To Buy A Pink Kayak?
Probably the easiest place to purchase your pink Sun Dolphin Bali SS 10-Foot Sit-On-Top Kayak is through Amazon.com. Amazon offers expedient shipping on some models and has a generous return policy should anything go wrong with your boat early on or during shipping. In addition to Amazon’s coverage, the manufacturer offers a 2 – year warranty.
Perhaps you’d like the Perception Kayak Prodigy Roxie?
These aren’t entirely pink. It’ pink in the front and bleeds to white in the back. We were pleased to see that the Prodigy Roxies have all 5 star reviews on Amazon. That’s a very good sign. The reviews talk about how sleek and fast the Prodigy is and many feel it is the perfect recreational kayak. It’s very light weight, at 42 lbs. and can easily be handled by a woman or even a grown child. Ideal if for getting it to and from your vehicle by yourself or for pulling across grass or sand and down to the water.
Another feature we like is how beautiful this kayak is. It handles very well, and seems to have a near perfect blend of stability, tracking and speed. One kayaker took his Prodigy out in Lake Huron, in the swift currents of the St. Clair River and the gentle waters of the Black River in Michigan and raved about how well it performed. They loved how light weight it was and it tracked and maneuvered. She’s a 5’2″ 55 year old female and can easily pick it up and load it in and out of her truck. This yak performs like a much more expensive model. Check out this article for more reviews of a nice kayak brand – they’re not pink though!
If you’re looking for a more advanced kayak with streamlined tracking and stability and other features this is a good fit for you.
It has a nice roomy cockpit, easily enough room for a small cooler and a dog. It’s very easy to get in and out of which is good for heavier folks or the elderly and children. Many reviews report seat is very comfortable with no soreness after hours of boating. If you’re tall or short or in the middle, the adjustable foot pegs accommodate any size.
Is It Built For Fishing?
No, it’s pretty much a straight up recreational kayak. Although, anyone can bring along a fishing pole if they want. It just doesn’t have any pole holders and all the other features of a fishing kayak. If you’re looking for a tricked out fishing kayak, this isn’t the right one for you.
A couple has kayaked in their prodigy 10.0 in eleven different states. Their goal is to hit all 50. This is what they had to say: “We have kayaked in lakes, rivers, bays and bayous. Our kayaks were easily transportable and unloadable – ( we use racks on car top, the backs of trucks and sometimes a small trailer). The seats are comfortable and having adjustable foot braces makes it easy to find the best position for your feet. Our dry wells haven’t ever filled with water and have kept our belongings completely dry on all our excursions. We would highly recommend these kayaks to anyone looking to venture into the world of kayaking.”
That’s their words not mine. My research just keeps showing how much people love this kayak.
I kept coming across how much folks were impressed with its stability, tracking and ease of maneuvering given it’s low price point. Even senior citizens talk about how comfy the seat is. Many claimed that for how cheap it is, it’s really easy to paddle and turn on a dime. Less sophisticated kayaks don’t track and turn as well. Our research shows that even more expensive kayaks don’t track and turn as well as the Prodigy.
The Perception Kayak Prodigy Roxie comes highly recommended by all the research I’ve done. If you’re looking for a pink kayak that’s pretty advanced for the price point you should grab one of these. You should probably hop on over to Amazon to take a look at it to make sure it fits your need for pink! This is the perfect recreational kayak for a solo kayaker as it’s so light and can be carried by oneself. It’s very easy to get in and out of and easily transported on car top, etc. It’s a very good beginner to intermediate kayak and maneuvers and handles well. It’s good stability makes it easy to get in and out of. After extensive research we feel it’s a great kayak for the price. If you’re looking for a tricked out fishing kayak, this isn’t the best buy for you. There are so many great fishing kayaks out there. To see our blog about fishing kayaks, click here.
Is There A Warranty?
Yes, all perception kayaks come with a 3- Year Warranty. They are warranted against manufacturing and material defects in the hull and deck for three years from the original date of purchase. Parts, accessories and outfitting are warranted for 1 year.
Probably the easiest place to purchase your pink and white Perception Prodigy Roxie is through Amazon.com. Amazon offers expedient shipping on some models and has a very generous return policy should anything go wrong with your kayak early on or during shipping.
Length :10′ Width: 29.5″ Weight: 42 lbs. Capacity: 275 lbs.
Cockpit Width: 23″ Cockpit Length” 51″ Deck Height ” 15.25 “