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Brooklyn Kayak Company UH-FK285

Brooklyn Kayak Company UH-FK285

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Brooklyn Kayak Company UH-FK285

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The UH-FK285 from Brooklyn Kayak Company is definitely one of the most compact models in their fishing range. This sit on top kayak has a hull length of only nine foot five inches, but it is 33 inches wide and 18 inches in height. The hull weight of the UH-FK285 is 44 lbs, which according to BKC, gives the kayak the ideal weight to length ratio to provide plenty of balance and stability. While this is true, you still can't expect the same type of stability you would get from some of the bigger kayaks on the market. However, if you want something that is really compact, then the UH-FK285 won't disappoint.


While the UH-FK285 is very compact, it doesn't mean that BKC has forgotten to add any storage options to it. Not only does this kayak have a pair of waterproof hatches, complete with dry bag inserts, but you'll also find a cargo area with bungee straps in the rear. Many of the smaller fishing kayaks on the market tend to omit this feature, which can be a hassle if you have larger gear that you want to take out with you. All fishing kayaks should ideally have a minimum of three rod holders, so the UH-FK285 doesn't disappoint in this regard. It has two flush-mount rod holders that can be found behind the seat and a 360-degree articulating rod holder that is easily accessible up front. In addition, the kayak features a handy pair of paddle rests, so you can secure your paddle on either side of the hull without risk of losing it.


Comfort is a common issue for smaller fishing kayaks, but the UH-FK285 offers adjustable footrests as well as an adjustable seat to minimize the aches and pains. The seat is supportive enough, but depending on how much time you usually spend out on the water you might want to upgrade to something a little more padded in the future. The kayak is not too heavy, so carrying it overland isn't much of an issue, but it doe shave four carrying handles to make the task a little easier.


Overall, this is a very decent kayak that is very portable, which makes it ideal for younger anglers or anyone who doesn't have the space for something larger.


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