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Future Beach Angler™ 160

Future Beach Angler™ 160

 
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Future Beach Angler™ 160

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Future Beach
Model:
Angler 160
MSRP ($):
899.99
Length (ft):
13.5

The Angler 160 is the most expensive model in the kayak fishing range by Future Beach, but it is clear to see why. At 160 inches it is one of the longest kayaks they have and, at 74 lbs, also one of the heaviest. It is only 30 inches wide, but has a height of slightly more than 13 inches and a capacity of 420 lbs.

The Angler 160 features a dihedral hull design, which is something that Future Beach uses for a lot of their kayaks. It does deliver plenty of stability and even with a bit of wind this kayak handles quite well. The Angler 160 is also very easy to paddle, even when carrying a lot of gear. While this kayak has an adjustable seat back, it can become a little uncomfortable if you spend hours out on the water, so investing in a good padded cushion is highly recommended. In fact, replacing it with a higher-backed seat is even better. Instead of an adjustable footrest system, the Angler 160 instead makes use of graduated foot wells. Some anglers prefer the former to the later, so it is a matter of taste whether this is a plus or not. Another useful feature that the Angler 160 has is its self-bailing design, along with its integrated drain plugs.

Compared to many of the other fishing kayaks by Future Beach the Angler 160 has got ample storage space. Not only does it have round storage hatches at the stern and in the centre of the kayak, but also has a large stern well with bungees. This is great for anglers who want to take along a cooler box or milk crate, something that isn’t feasible with the smaller Future Beach kayaks. It is also good to see that the Angler 160 has paddle tie-downs, which is another feature that is lacking on the cheaper kayaks from Future Beach. Strangely enough, while this kayak has two flush mounted rod holders just behind the seat, it does not have a swivel rod holder up front. Other noteworthy features include molded-in cup holders as well as carry handles on the bow, stern and sides of the kayak.

Although it is slightly more expensive than the other fishing kayaks from Future Beach, the additional features found on the Angler 160 makes it a solid investment. While it doesn’t have the same performance, durability and features of some of the bigger brands in the business, it does offer a great starting point for novices.

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