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This is a sit-on-top style kayak w/ 275-lbs weight capacity and comes with a padded seat back, front and rear shock cords, two 6" storage hatches in the rear and center, two flush mounted fishing pole holders, one top mount rod holder, one paddlekeeper, and front and rear T-handles. - Randy71

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I've been looking for a 10' SOT kayak and liked the look of this in Walmart a couple months ago, but was waiting for a deal. I almost bought a different model during Dicks' sale last month but didn't see the right fit. This comes with a paddle and a fishing rod holder, and can be picked up in-store for free (or shipped for $29.97).

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lifeti...n/55604992

As a price reference, this is $349.99 online at Costco ($299.99 in-store?), $349.99 at Big 5, $394.34 at Amazon (4.3 stars with 63 reviews) and $449.99 at Dick's.

FYI, you'll probably also want to spend about $14 on plugs so that you don't get wet. According to reviews, these fit well:

https://www.amazon.com/Yak-Gear-U...JYMZSSTTW6
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FYI, don't be fooled by the 120. This is a 10ft kayak (as OP mentioned), not a 12'. The weight capacity is only 275, which is on the low end. This is a cheap kayak for doing short distance, letting the kids screw around, etc. If you are looking for a nice kayak that will be comfortable if you are serious about getting into the sport, I'd look elsewhere. Price is not horrible for what it is though. Shipping is cheap compared to most other options you will find when it comes to kayaks being shipped to your door. free pickup is a bonus.
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I agree. Not bad for the price but this is a lower end 10' model.
It is nice that it has two built in and one removable fishing rod holder.
The access holes are open to the bottom and things will drift around the inside if not tethered to something.

I personally use a Wilderness Systems Ride 135 with a Airpro seat ($1,200+ outfitted), but when I found these last year for a closeout at $169ea, I picked one up for my wife and to have a spare to take a friend or my daughter on the off chance she wants to go.

If you are looking to just play around or float down a small river or creek then this will be fine; more than fine actually for anything less than $250

If you are looking for something to be able to get out and fish for an extended period of time or travel any distance then look at investing a bit more for higher quality. this thing has a lot of drag and tracks poorly for greater distances.
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So tempting. What kind of car rack would you need?
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FYI, don't be fooled by the 120. This is a 10ft kayak (as OP mentioned), not a 12'. The weight capacity is only 275, which is on the low end. This is a cheap kayak for doing short distance, letting the kids screw around, etc. If you are looking for a nice kayak that will be comfortable if you are serious about getting into the sport, I'd look elsewhere. Price is not horrible for what it is though. Shipping is cheap compared to most other options you will find when it comes to kayaks being shipped to your door. free pickup is a bonus.
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FYI, don't be fooled by the 120. This is a 10ft kayak (as OP mentioned), not a 12'. The weight capacity is only 275, which is on the low end. This is a cheap kayak for doing short distance, letting the kids screw around, etc. If you are looking for a nice kayak that will be comfortable if you are serious about getting into the sport, I'd look elsewhere. Price is not horrible for what it is though. Shipping is cheap compared to most other options you will find when it comes to kayaks being shipped to your door. free pickup is a bonus.
Do you have any recommendations for learning about kayaks? I'm about ready to buy my first kayaks (white water and lake or ocean)
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So tempting. What kind of car rack would you need?
your question is very general. google some kayak racks for cars and then ask some specific questions. the sky's the limit.
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FYI, don't be fooled by the 120. This is a 10ft kayak (as OP mentioned), not a 12'. The weight capacity is only 275, which is on the low end. This is a cheap kayak for doing short distance, letting the kids screw around, etc. If you are looking for a nice kayak that will be comfortable if you are serious about getting into the sport, I'd look elsewhere. Price is not horrible for what it is though. Shipping is cheap compared to most other options you will find when it comes to kayaks being shipped to your door. free pickup is a bonus.

I agree. Not bad for the price but this is a lower end 10' model.
It is nice that it has two built in and one removable fishing rod holder.
The access holes are open to the bottom and things will drift around the inside if not tethered to something.

I personally use a Wilderness Systems Ride 135 with a Airpro seat ($1,200+ outfitted), but when I found these last year for a closeout at $169ea, I picked one up for my wife and to have a spare to take a friend or my daughter on the off chance she wants to go.

If you are looking to just play around or float down a small river or creek then this will be fine; more than fine actually for anything less than $250

If you are looking for something to be able to get out and fish for an extended period of time or travel any distance then look at investing a bit more for higher quality. this thing has a lot of drag and tracks poorly for greater distances.
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Do you have any recommendations for learning about kayaks? I'm about ready to buy my first kayaks (white water and lake or ocean)
I would just google search for the type you are looking for and there are many forums out there.

I took this model to Destin Fl to put around in the surf and it did fine but this is not ideal for the Ocean I think.

Lakes, white water, and river will all be different style yaks.

White water is usually a sit in type with skirt to keep out water. they are short in length.

River or creek float for fishing, I prefer this 10' over my my expensive 13' as this is quicker to turn and am usually floating and only paddling to correct course.

Lakes I like my narrower, longer 13' ride135 as it sits higher on the water with less drag and tracks better for covering longer distances with less effort.

If you are serious about investing in something that will be of decent quality, find a rental location that has a variety of Wilderness Systems, Jackson Kayaks, Native, Ocean Kayaks, Old Town, Or FeelFree. Narrow it down to a couple models and rent one for the day if you hate it then rent the next favorite the following weekend. Most rental shops will remove discount the rental cost if you purchase a kayak at the end of the rental.
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your question is very general. google some kayak racks for cars and then ask some specific questions. the sky's the limit.
What's the cheapest car rack I could get away with for a sedan? Would I even be able to haul this with a Civic?
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What's the cheapest car rack I could get away with for a sedan? Would I even be able to haul this with a Civic?
yes you could and here you go.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Attwoo...y/22100244

You could do the super cheap option of a pool noodle cut in half and a $2 thing of poly camping rope and be out around $5.
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Blow molded so the price seems about right but not as great as it seems. I picked up a similar one for $212 at tractor supply.
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What's the cheapest car rack I could get away with for a sedan? Would I even be able to haul this with a Civic?
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yes you could and here you go.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Attwoo...y/22100244

You could do the super cheap option of a pool noodle cut in half and a $2 thing of poly camping rope and be out around $5.
personally, i'd have some safety concerns. i know it's probably been done, but i'd rather stick to having a crossbar system, yakima, thule, etc. every situation is different, if this is going from your driveway to a backyard dock, fine, but if you plan to take a highway or get up to substantial speed or travel a good distance, i'd recommend in investing something a little more sound.
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personally, i'd have some safety concerns. i know it's probably been done, but i'd rather stick to having a crossbar system, yakima, thule, etc. every situation is different, if this is going from your driveway to a backyard dock, fine, but if you plan to take a highway or get up to substantial speed or travel a good distance, i'd recommend in investing something a little more sound.

lol, yes indeed this is not the safest method. I wouldn't use it either.
but for the question of cheapest they could get away with it works.

You are right though, I would not get on a highway with that setup. For a slow drive on city street to the local lake though it should work fine. I would almost prefer rope and a pool noodle though rather than trust the cheap tie downs in that carrier package.
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Do you have any recommendations for learning about kayaks? I'm about ready to buy my first kayaks (white water and lake or ocean)
If you are looking for a combination white water / lake / ocean - no I do not have recommendations - white water is outside my area of expertise - nor do I know if something really exists that's a hybrid like that. I'm strictly ocean and I use my kayak only for spearfishing & lobstering. I dive out of a Jackson Cuda 12 and I LOVE it. Believe me, there is a big different between a nice kayak and a cheap one. Try spending all day in a cheapo yak and you'll know what i mean.

you need to consider width, length, speed, stability, storage, comfort, access, etc.
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to haul a yak around with the bare essentials, you need good straps. I recommend these by Thule. Just make sure you get the right length to wrap up and over and around.

https://www.amazon.com/Thule-521-...B004L02YYA

A high end rack setup with crossbars, feet, etc will end up costing more than this stupid kayak. For something like this, throw a towel or some pool noodles (like someone suggested) down on top your car, flip this dumb thing upside down, and strap it down through your door frames (with your doors open so you can actually open the car). It's only 10 feet its not going to fly away. You only need 2 straps. You could travel down a highway, but it would be sketchy.

If you have an SUV and you are loading by yourself like I do, this thing is worth the money. https://www.amazon.com/Seattle-Sp...yak+loader Especially if your kayak is in the 70 lb + range. I have a roof rack too (thule crossbars with Yakima kayak pads) - this suctions to the back window and the kayak rolls right up this thing and onto your roof. easy peasy.
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