Narrowed down to these two, quite different kayaks. As my spouse and I are new in this, would appreciate some wisdom! My specs: 6’4" 220lb, spouse’s: 5’9" 132lb.
We would like to have similar speeds so we can paddle together! Were we to go Eddy, it would be Journey & probably Fathom LV or maybe Samba. Get our wallets out! Were we to go Wilderness, it would be Tsunami 145 & 140.
Here are my questions:
- How much more efficient would the Eddyline be over the Wilderness, due to Carbonlite versus Poly? Are we splitting hairs here, or is it significant enough to be subjectively noticeable? I am aware that other factors (length etc) factor in as well.
- People rave about their Eddy’s. Again, do these boats feel more responsive, nicer to paddle, etc over poly boats?
- We found the seats in the Eddy’s to be less comfy than the Wilderness Phase 3 seats (yes, Barcolounger gets it!). What’s your experience with Eddy seating?
Thanks in advance and we’ll take any advice you can muster!