Wilderness Systems Radar 135
The Radar 135 from Wilderness Systems provides anglers with rock-solid stability and plenty of accessories for extended trips on the water. With its larger size and the option to mount a variety of drives and fish finders, this kayak is ready for any environment.
- Very comfortable
- Ample dry storage
- Many accessory options
- Handles well
- Heavy for its size
- Hard to carry alone
- No built-in rod holders
Size and Weight
At 13’ 6” (412 cm), the Radar 135 is a full size kayak. It’s 34’” (86 cm) wide, providing enough room to feel comfortable. With a deck height of 15.5 inches, it’s designed to not let wind to blow it off course. This kayak has a weight of 90 lbs. (41 kg), so carrying it alone might not be the most desirable option.
Since this kayak is as large as it is, its capacity is 475 lbs. (215 kg). This will be more than enough weight capacity for the average or larger user and any variety of gear that you might want to bring with you.
At the bow there’s a rigid carry handle which can be used to secure it when transporting. Behind it is a bungee used as a paddle park. On the front of the deck is a hinged hatch covering a large dry storage compartment with a water tight seal. This is located on a flat surface that allows you to mount accessories onto the deck via drilling into it if you so choose.
Then there is the “Flex Pod OS Console System”. This is a box which is mounted into the deck and lowers into a hole in the hull. It is retained with two clips, and exists as a place to mount the “Helix MD motor Drive”, an electric motor offered by Wilderness Systems designed for this boat. Or, you can mount a transducer underneath, and a fish finder on the top. It has a handle to easily pull it in and out. Behind it is a scupper box fitting into a hole in the deck through the hull. It’s meant to accommodate the “Helix PD Pedal Drive System”, a pedal driven propeller. Again, it can also be used as a place to mount electronics like a side scanning fish finder. The hatch in front of the seat is a dry storage space and is flush with the deck. It’s designed to be strong enough to stand on. The foot rests on either side are large, padded with foam, and adjusted with levers. Each side of the cockpit has a track for mounting accessories as well as a molded pocket to store small miscellaneous gear.
The seat is a “lawn chair” style having a high, low, and reclined setting. It’s constructed with breathable UV resistant mesh material and can be folded backwards for more room on the deck when standing and casting. It’s mounted on two tracks allowing it to slide forward or backward depending on your preferences. On either side of the kayak is a paddle park and a place to mount a rudder steering system depending on if you are right or left handed. Behind the seat is an extra-large tankwell with a bungee to carry milk crates, or other large equipment. Each side of the tankwell has a short section of track to mount accessories, or the “Airpro 3D Seat”. It’s an entire “perch” to stand on top of and fish from. There is another carry handle at the stern and behind it a mounting plate ledge that lets you add a trolling motor or stakeout poles.
Due to its length and weight, the Radar 135 is a very smooth paddling kayak that tracks very well. With its semi pontoon, semi tri-hull design, at 13 and a half feet (412 cm), the surface area making contact with the water is quite large. This provides extreme stability for the user to stand and walk on while casting or landing fish. The deck material may seem a bit thin to walk on but it is high quality and will retain its shape over time.
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Specification: Wilderness Systems Radar 135