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Eddyline Skylark

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Stability8.5
Speed8.5
Tracking9
Comfort9.5
Features9.5
Portability10

Eddyline’s #1 bestseller, the Skylark is a recreational kayak with some “serious” sea kayak features and a playful character. Stable enough for beginners, it also offers superb edging performance and efficiency for more experienced paddlers.

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Eddyline's #1 bestseller, the Skylark is a recreational kayak with some "serious" sea kayak features and a playful character. Stable enough for beginners, it also offers superb edging performance and efficiency for more experienced paddlers.
Stability
8.5
Speed
8.5
Tracking
9
Comfort
9.5
Features
9.5
Portability
10
PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Efficient
  • Stable
  • Dry storage
  • Looks stunning
CONS
  • Expensive

Size and Weight

Eddyline Skylark is a 12-foot (366 cm) kayak with a 26-inch (66 cm) beam. At only 41 lb (18.6 kg), it is incredibly light for a 12-footer, making transportation and handling a much easier task.

The Skylark can carry up to 295 lb (133.8 kg), which is many people will find sufficient for recreational and day touring use. If you’re a heavier person, we suggest looking at Eddyline Sandpiper 130, which has a capacity of 390 lbs (176.9 kg) and a more spacious cockpit.

Features

While it is a recreational kayak in terms of length and fit, Eddyline Skylark packs some serious features that you normally see on longer, performance-oriented models.

The boat features retractable carrying handles and partial deck lines (the rear one can be used for self-rescue). There are bow and stern bulkheads (sealed waterproof compartments), which greatly increase the kayak’s safety (it won’t sink, no matter what). You can get inside the bulkheads via rubberized hatches and use them to store your camping gear, clothes, or lunch.

The Infinity seat is very comfortable, which multiple points of adjustment. The seat pad and the backrest can move together, so you can easily find the best sitting position and also adjust the trim of the boat.

Performance

Eddyline Skylark is beginner-friendly but will also let you have fun as you progress.

It offers great primary stability to make you feel safe as you learn how to paddle. The medium-sized cockpit is easy to get in and out of, adding to the overall comfort. As you become more experienced, you will find that the Skylark’s hard chines provide excellent edging performance and allow you to practice more advanced techniques.

Eddyline Skylark is a great performer. Its glass-smooth, sleek hull pierces through the water with minimum effort. The sharp keel goes the entire length of the boat, ensuring great tracking. The Skylark is a pleasure to paddle, so you’ll want to be on the water more often.

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.

Warranty

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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The Skylark is a recreational kayak in size and fit while providing the features and performance found in a full-fledged sea kayak.

Additional information

Specification: Eddyline Skylark

Specs
Length (in) 144
Width (in) 26
Height (in) 13
Weight (lb) 41
Load Capacity (lb) 295
Cockpit length (in) 35
Cockpit width (in) 18.5
Cockpit type
Hull design Shallow V hull
Material ABS plastic
Propulsion paddle
Technology
Features
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
Specification
Crew 1
User Level , ,
Intended Use Day touring, Recreation
Water type ,
Warranty 3 years from date of purchase

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