Kayaks for Women

I am looking for the best light weight, easy to manage kayak to use in lakes, bays, and slow moving rivers. I had a pelican sport 94 that I never found time to use so I ended up giving it away to some children who use is in their pond for fun. I am now ready to find a new kayak, I have looked for another pelican sport 94 but I can’t seem to find them at any retailers or even on the pelican website. Are their any women out there that have any suggestions on a kayak for small framed women?

the archives. there was a thread a couple weeks ago.


Thanks, that helped!

light yaks
I have a Perception Sonoma 13.5 that is light. The LL Bean Calypso was designed for small women. I also had a short Sundance that was pretty light.

If you are sure you are looking for
"the best, light weight" kayak, take a look at the “baby QCC”.

I don’t know if it the best, since “best” is in the eyes of the beholder, but it is one of the better small kayaks, and weighs in at 44 pounds.



Prijon catalina

Eddyline Merlin LT
if you can drop about two grand.

Nice looking boat too…
…a woman who had one.

She might still have one, but I haven’t had any

luck in getting her to come out on the water.