Eddyline Sandpiper

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Stability 9
Speed 8
Tracking 9
Comfort 9.5
Features 9.5
Portability 10

If you’re looking for maximum comfort and stability, yet want Eddyline’s cool looks, the Sandpiper has got you covered. With its huge cockpit opening and a 28-inch beam, it will let you take a kid or a dog along, or even do some fishing.



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If you're looking for maximum comfort and stability, yet want Eddyline's cool looks, the Sandpiper has got you covered. With its huge cockpit opening and a 28-inch beam, it will let you take a kid or a dog along, or even do some fishing.
  • Very lightweight
  • Stable
  • Comfortable
  • Dry storage
  • Expensive
  • Not as fast as other models
  • Lacks playful character

Size and Weight

Eddyline Sandpiper is 12 feet long (366 cm) and 28 inches wide (71 cm). At 38 lbs (17.2 kg), it is super lightweight, so you can easily throw it on top of your car and just go.

The Sandpiper offers an impressive capacity of 350 lb (158.8 kg), so it can support paddlers weighing up to about 200 lbs. If you’re heavier or you like to take a lot of gear, take a look at Eddyline Sandpiper 130, which offers more volume and 390 lbs (176.9 kg) of capacity.


Eddyline Sandpiper has all the features you’ve come to expect from an Eddyline kayak. It features retractable carrying handles (which are quiet in the wind or waves), two bulkheads for maximum safety and dry storage, partial deck lines (the rear one can be used for self-rescue with a paddle float). You also get the super comfortable Infinity seat, adjustable footrests with about 10″ of adjustability, and soft knee pads.


At 28 inches wide, Eddyline Sandpiper is not a racing boat. However, it is still very easy to paddle and lets you cover some distance with very little effort. The kayak’s shallow V-shaped hull and sharp keel help it track really well.

The primary stability is awesome, which is especially important for beginners. The extra width and the large cockpit make it easy to get in and out, adding to overall comfort. The Sandpiper has a friendly character and will let you have a lot of fun on the water.

What’s lacking from the Sandpiper is the playfulness of Eddyline’s tighter-fitting models. The spacious cockpit also means less connection to the boat and less control when performing advanced paddling techniques such as carving. This boat was designed for relaxed recreational trips.

Construction and Materials

All Eddyline kayaks are made from Eddyline’s proprietary Carbonlite 2000® material. It is a dual-layer sheet of ABS plastic which consists of a load-bearing “muscle” substrate and a very hard, UV- and scratch-resistant exterior layer that gives the kayak its distinctive shine.

Sheets of Carbonlite have different specs depending on the model. To make a kayak, the sheets are heated up and then formed over a mold using vacuum (this technology is known as thermoforming). The top and bottom parts are then glued together, creating a very lightweight but strong construction.


Eddyline kayaks come with a 3-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty is limited to the original buyer of the kayak. You need to register for the warranty by filling out and returning the warranty registration card or by completing this form on Eddyline’s website).

The deck rigging is warranted for 2 years.

To know more about Eddyline’s warranty terms, click here: https://eddyline.com/technology-innovation/faq

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Additional information

Specification: Eddyline Sandpiper

Length (in) 144
Width (in) 28
Height (in) 12.5
Weight (lb) 38
Load Capacity (lb) 350
Cockpit length (in) 48
Cockpit width (in) 22
Cockpit type sit inside
Hull design Shallow V hull
Material ABS plastic
Propulsion paddle
Technology thermoformed
Seat Padded Infinity seat with adjustable backrest
Front bulkhead Yes
Rear bulkhead Yes
Front storage hatch 1
Rear storage hatch 1
Dry storage 2
Bungee cords 2
Footrests adjustable
Knee pads Yes
Spray skirt compatible Yes
Crew 1
User Level Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Use Day touring, Recreation
Water type Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes
Warranty 3 years from date of purchase

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