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A full-size tandem with a featherweight of only 27 lbs., the Aquaglide Deschutes 145 tandem inflatable kayak has 600 lbs. of capacity to take you, a partner and plenty of gear to your destination.
Named after the famous Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon, the Deschutes Series of kayaks fly through flat water with a straight rocker and are as rugged and diverse as the river it’s named after. A full-size tandem with a featherweight of only 27 lbs., the Aquaglide Deschutes 145 tandem inflatable kayak has 600 lbs. of capacity to take you, a partner and plenty of gear to your destination.
Built with cutting edge technology and EVA floor, the lightweight Deschutes allows for more compact packing. Duratex construction, paired with inflatable thwart and EVA floor creates rigidity and lightweight efficient performance.
☑ 1 Deschutes Kayak
☑ Seat(s) and storage backpack
The Deschutes 145 is constructed with four molded carrying handles
(bow, stern and both sides), but can very easily be carried by hooking the side of the kayak over your shoulder. The side handles are located roughly 88 inches from the kayak snout.
The bow and stern of the kayak feature beefed-up nose cones.
Two splash decks – front and rear
Extend partly over the seating well and help prevent water from splashing in. Each has a bungee deck-lacing system for attaching gear. The front deck extends 36 inches over the seating well. The bungee system features 10 soft cloth loops with deck-lacing approximately 24 inches long by 15 inches wide tapering to 3 inches.
The front splash deck
Features a 5-inch splash guard to help prevent water coming over the deck. There is one more cloth D-ring centered on the bow deck, which can be used to attach gear.
The rear deck extends 28 inches, with 8 soft cloth loops
A bungee system measuring 13 inches by 13 to 5 inches, and another centered cloth loop.
There are two sets of plastic d-rings
(two each side) on the main tube for seat attachment; these are positioned 60 and 109 inches from the nose (64 inches from the stern).
There are four military valves for the two side chambers and the two thwarts.
The floor in the seating area is constructed from a 1/2 inch grooved, closed-cell EVA foam which is laminated/adhered to the hull
It is not removable or inflatable. The narrow grooves create some grip when entering the kayak, as well as letting small amounts of water to run down the gunnels.
A rigid thwart bar is located on the floor and could be used as a front foot brace. The thwart bar, thwarts and laminated EVA foam (termed the Feather Frame) work together to create a lightweight, simple-to-set-up hull that can be easily rolled up, yet still provides a fair amount of rigidity.
Two 8-inch diameter inflatable thwarts are permanently fixed between the two side chambers.
The front thwart is positioned 76 inches from the kayak nose and the rear thwart is 40 inches from the tail.
Deep inside the rear well is one-floor drain plug (not to be confused with self-bailing) which can be unscrewed/opened to let water out.
The kayak body features tubeless, welded, side chambers constructed from 1000 denier 850 GSM Duratex reinforced PVC with a smooth finish.
The hull is a rugged, puncture-resistant 500 denier 600G Duratex reinforced PVC with a removable tracking fin and 16-inch landing plate.
The tracking fin is hefty, measuring 5 x 11 inches with a quick-release locking pin.
☑ Best For: Touring, Expedition
☑ Capacity: 600 lbs (272 kg) 2 Person
☑ Warranty: 2-Year Limited
☑ Dimensions: L 14’6″ x W 40″ (L 442cm x W 102cm)
☑ Weight: 27lbs (12,2kg)
☑ Box Dimensions: L 30” x W 28” x H 16”, (L 76 cm x W 70cm x H 40cm)