Touring Kayak

I am relatively new to Kayaking (although have gone on a few excursions with borrowed boats). I do quite a bit of canoe trips, though would like to get more into Kayaking. I am looking at getting my first boat now that I finally have some money.

A common excursion for me would be a week to week and a half trip to the boundary waters (for those of you unfamiliar… very top of minnesota). In order to get in and out of most of the places we go there are a number of portages. So basically, I am looking for a lightweight touring kayak with enough room for a week long trip. After reading some reviews here is my list:

Riot Evasion

Prijon Touryak

Prijon Motion

Dagger Halifax 15.5

Obviously, I should try them, but Im looking for thoughts and comments on these or other good suggestions out there.


demo days
Your dealer may have a demo day at a lake and the maunufactures could let you try them out. Or, sit in them, and compare them side-by-side.

go prijon
Go prijon becaue their plastic is better quality.

thanx for the help