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Diablo Paddlesports Amigo

Diablo Paddlesports Amigo

 
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Diablo Paddlesports Amigo

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Diablo Paddlesports
Model:
Amigo
MSRP ($):
999.00
Length (ft):
13

The Amigo by Diablo Paddlesports is a hybrid kayak that is similar to their Adios model. However, in the case of the Amigo it is not only slightly bigger than the Adios, but also roto-molded. For anyone confused by the hybrid nature of this kayak, it is basically a mix between a kayak and a stand-up paddleboard. This means that it incorporates the best aspects of both to offer something a little different from a typical kayak.

The wide body of the Amigo results in a kayak that provides easier balance and enough stability for stand-up fishing. It is 37.5” wide and weighs a total of 75 lbs, which is a bit on the heavy side. You can sit down to fish as it features a larger cockpit area than traditional kayaks, but will have to purchase your own four point seating system separately. Adding something like a Larry chair, which is sold separately, is comfortable enough and the seat can also be raised quite a bit due to the stability of this kayak. Adjustable foot pegs make the task of paddling much more comfortable and if you need to stand up you can make use of the pull-up strap in the front of the kayak. The Amigo even has two paddle holders to keep your paddles securely out of the way while you get down to some serious fishing.

As The Amigo has a tri-hull design, it doesn’t just provide superior stability, but also enables you to maneuver in water that is very shallow. When it comes to storage options, the Amigo provides you with a mold in well for a fishing crate in the rear and the well is quite roomy. Don’t plan on storing too much in the front hatch, however, as it doesn’t have a lot of space.

This kayak is quite fast and easy to turn for its size, but the tracking may be a bit of an issue. Diablo Paddlesports do sell a skeg for the kayak separately, which is highly recommended if you want to improve tracking. The weight is also something to look out for, although the Amigo does have five comfort carry handles to make transporting it a little easier. Overall, this is not a bad kayak for the price and great if you can’t make up your mind when choosing between a kayak or a stand up paddle board.

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