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Diablo Paddlesports "Adios"

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Diablo Paddlesports Adios

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Diablo
Model:
Adios
MSRP ($):
1,499.00
Length (ft):
12.5

When out on the water you may feel the need to stand up to fish and sit down to paddle. Then again, you may want to do the opposite. The Diablo "Adios" Kayak is inspired by the stability of a stand-up paddleboard and the maneuverability of a sit-on-top kayak combined to create a very unique and versatile watercraft. The stability of the Adios can be attributed to its wider body that also allows it to handle a weight capacity of 400 pounds. Because of this a longer than paddle is recommended. One of the greatest features of the Adios is the ability of it to get into shallower water than most kayaks thanks to the Tri-Hull design, so you can fish those out-of-the-way places your buddies can only talk about.

Features:
  • Front Dry storage
  • Over size cockpit
  • Adjustable foot pegs
  • Pull-up strap
  • 2 Rear Dry storage hatches

Specs:

  • Width: 36"
  • Weight: 69 lbs
  • Capacity:400 lbs

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.9
Speed 
 
3.0  (3)
Stability 
 
5.0  (3)
Durability 
 
3.7  (3)
Features 
 
4.0  (3)
Value 
 
3.7  (3)
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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0

Diablo Adios

The Diablo Adios is one heck of a fishing machine. I have put many fishing and hunting trips on it. It definitely is the most stable kayak around at 36 inches wide. Its very comfortable and roomy. The high seating using the "Larry Chair" is the way to go. You are sitting up high and very comfortable. One of the top kayaks today for standing and poling the flats while looking for fish. As far as paddling, it paddles very well, but slow considering that its 36 inches wide. It won't win any races! But I will trade speed for comfort any day! Great all around boat for calm waters and saltwater flats.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Stable, lightweight, open floor plan, comfortable
Cons:
not the fastest, some hull slap
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Overall rating 
 
4.2
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0

This is a flats machine!

If you are looking for a light stable yak for fishing the flats this is the kayak you have been looking for. I've fished out of mine for the past 5 months and absolutely love it! My kayak had the larry chair and getting up and down from it is a breeze.

I would recommended getting a sup paddle for it as this just makes it easier for you to paddle all day standing up. I usually carry both a traditional paddle and sup paddle.

My only complaints are the rotomolded plastic while like and pretty I'm afraid that one drop off the roof of my car will break the hull. But I guess you have to sacrifice something for the weight!

I would not recommend this kayak if you are going to paddle long distances, it can get a little daunting in heavy wind or waves.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Light and Stable flats platform
Cons:
Thermoformed plastic looks pretty but doesn't hold up as well as rotomolded
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(Updated: June 18, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Features 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0

Diablo Adios 12 Review!!!!!!!

Disclaimer: My review is based off a morning and test driving three kayaks from the local kayak shop. None of these reviews have extensive hours of research put behind them, just about a 20-30 minute initial observation. I test drove the Hobie Pro Angler 14, Jackson Cuda 14 and the Diablo Adios 12. I will post my observations of each. Hopefully it helps someone.

THIS IS FOR THE DIABLO ADIOS 12, which to my understanding is just the longer version of the Chupacabra, or at least that’s what the salesman told me. As I have stated in the other reviews, my number one feature I’m looking for in a kayak is stability and this boat has it. It is my understanding that the designer of this kayak is a fly fisherman so he wanted a kayak that was as simple as possible and free of objects to tangle line in; he definitely obtained that! If this is what you are in the market for, this is a great kayak for that. It is as advertised, a hybrid between a kayak and a SUP! I was also surprised with the ease of paddling the yak. Although I wouldn’t want to go far in it, it wasn’t like paddling dead weight. I think for my purposes, my greatest concern was the durability of this yak. The demo yak was pretty ruff, it definitely wasn’t as pretty as the floor model. The Adios also only comes with a little cushion of a seat. You can upgrade the seat to a raised one or do something completely different like put a cooler in it for the seat. This kayak is stable enough that you could use the cooler as a poling/casting platform. I thought the kayak was a little high priced for what you were getting esp. since they have a bit of a reputation of not being very durable. All in all though, I can see myself owning one of these.

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