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Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

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Stability9
Speed9
Tracking8
Comfort8
Features8
Portability7

With its sturdy deck, great tracking, precision curves, and maximum capacity configuration, this sit-in recreational kayak is built for speed, all-day kayaking, and enjoyment at all skill levels.

Wilderness Systems also updated the familiar Pungo 120 cockpit with a new dashboard, complete with new capabilities for more versatile kayaking on calm waters.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Prices

$1,099.00
October 14, 2021 10:55 pm
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Description

8.2Expert Score
With its sturdy deck, great tracking, precision curves, and maximum capacity configuration, this sit-in recreational kayak is built for speed, all-day kayaking, and enjoyment at all skill levels. Wilderness Systems also updated the familiar Pungo 120 cockpit with a new dashboard, complete with new capabilities for more versatile kayaking on calm waters.
Stability
9
Speed
9
Tracking
8
Comfort
8
Features
8
Portability
7
PROS
  • Excellent speed yet easy to paddle
  • Roomy sit-inside cockpit
  • Adjustable seat and with vented backrest
  • Superior overall comfort
  • Ample knee and thigh padding for extended padding
  • Plenty of storage for accessories, including on new dashboard
  • Lightweight for easy transportation and storage
CONS
  • Best for small to medium-sized paddlers
  • Need to leash all your stuff

Size and Weight

Pungo 120 cruises right between its Pungo 105 and Pungo 125 siblings in terms of overall weight and size. It is a 12’ 2” (371 cm) long and 29” (74 cm) wide boat with a 14” (35.56 cm) deck height and a 325 lbs (147 kg) maximum capacity.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

The Pungo 120 weighs just 49 lbs (22 kg), so small to medium-sized paddlers will not have too much trouble lifting this bad boy up, transporting, or strapping it on top of a car, truck bed, or storage.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

Capacity

Despite the new dashboard add-on, Pungo 120 offers plenty of room for its class and small to medium-sized paddlers with its 57″ (147 cm) length and 22″ (56 cm) width cockpit. Getting in and out of the kayak without rolling over will not cause you any embarrassing lags out there.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

 

Pungo 120 offers plenty of versatile storage from bow to stern, and as long as you keep within 80% of the maximum carrying capacity of 325 lbs (147 kg), your performance will not feel hunkered down much if you decide to load up.

Features

Wilderness Systems did more than splash a new coat of paint to revamp the current year Pungo 120 kayak.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

Pungo 120 provides a comfy seat you can easily adjust in multiple ways to suit your style and size so you can hit that pro-level, in-water performance. It is a 3D foam seat with ample seating and cushioning to keep your thighs well-supported and numb-free, even on long paddles.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

No worries about seating hot either. The seat employs a mesh design for optimal ventilation, so you can keep cool throughout your expedition.

If you experience back pain or tend to have a sole tailbone after a long paddle, the kayak sports ample cushioning on the backrest to keep you comfortable, too.

Couple that with the adjustable footrests, spot-on knee and thigh padding placement, and roomy cockpit, and the Pungo 120 feels like the kind of boat you will want to have for an all-day-long adventure.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120PaddleTV

Next up, the new dashboard. Expect a good-size dash with ample room for two cup holders, a dry box to keep your valuables safe and dry, and a recess for your WS lithium battery for charging your gadgets on the go.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120PaddleTV

There is a track in the middle of the dash so you can customize it to carry your devices as you like. There is also additional mounting space next to the recess and sidetracks if you want more room for more accessories. That is a lot of room for a sit-in, recreational kayak of this size.

And speaking of storage, the WS Pungo 120 offers more dry storage space right next to the stern handle with its orbix stern hatch. No need to keep those goodies in a dry bag before sliding them in because the hatch’s cover keeps the water out of your stuff.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120Outdoors Oriented

For stuff you want to keep within quick reach, the rear bungee cord rigging offers more deck storage a few inches behind the seat’s backrest.

A couple of buyers found the bulkhead leaked through from the cockpit. We suggest running your little finger along the bulkhead’s perimeter and applying Lexel in a toothpaste-like tube if you find an opening. It is waterproof, elastic, and dries quickly so you can go out to paddle with confidence the very next day.

Across the cockpit, the WS Pungo 120 packs even more front deck storage for different-size gear thanks to its configurable bungee cord rigging.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120Outdoors Oriented

Then you get to choose from four color options; fossil tan, galaxy, mango, and breeze blue. Now, if you kayak along motorboaters, choose a bright color so they can see you clearly at any time to keep yourself safe.

Performance

WS maintained the boat’s classic hull design for the superior stability and top-in-class speed we all have come to associate the model with.

Outdoors Oriented

It also tracks incredibly well for a kayak that lacks a rudder, turns on a dime when you want it to, and feels stable even in windy conditions and choppy waters.

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Additional information

Specification: Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

Specs
Length (in) 146
Length (cm) 371
Width (in) 29
Width (cm) 74
Weight (lb) 49
Weight (kg) 22
Load Capacity (lb)
Load Capacity (kg)
Cockpit length (in) 57
Cockpit length (cm) 147
Cockpit width (in) 22
Cockpit type
Cockpit width (cm) 56
Material High-density polyethylene
Propulsion
Technology rotomolded
Features
Seat Phase 3 AirPro padded seat with adjustable backrest
Rear bulkhead Yes
Rear storage hatch 1
Dry storage 2
Bottle holders 2
Bungee cords 2
Footrests adjustable
Gear mounts 1 Slidetrax rail
Knee pads Yes
Other features Removable dry box for small items
Spray skirt compatible Yes
Specification
Crew 1
User Level Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Use Recreation
Water type Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes
Warranty accessories, and outfitting, Limited lifetime warranty for hull; 1 year for parts
Dimensions
Weight 22 kg
Dimensions 371 × 74 cm

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