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Jackson Kayak "Tripper 12"

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Jackson Kayak Tripper 12

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Jackson Kayak
Model:
Tripper
MSRP ($):
999.00
Length (ft):
12

The Jackson Kayak "Tripper 12" will look very familiar to some, especially those that know the Kilroy. The hull is identical but instead of all the kayak fishing accessories that come with the Kilroy the Tripper is a simpler version aimed at minimalist anglers, recreational paddlers, and budget minded consumers. The Tripper 12 preforms just as well as the Kilroy but is lighter.

Features:

  • Elite Seat
  • Perimeter rigging for gear and blinds
  • Slots for easy seat adjustment
  • Foot pegs
  • Solid grab handles

 Specs:

  • Width: 31″
  • Weight:63 lbs
  • Capacity: 375 lbs

Photos

my wife in the jackson kayak tripper 12
Jackson Kayak Tripper 12 bow
jackson tripper 12 kayak
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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Speed 
 
4.0  (2)
Stability 
 
4.5  (2)
Durability 
 
5.0  (2)
Features 
 
2.5  (2)
Value 
 
4.5  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
3.8
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
2.0
Value 
 
4.0

The perfect kayak for me

I am 56 years old with multiple back surgeries. Comfort and stability are key for me. I tried several sit on top models and could not find the right combination of stability and ease of paddling until I tried a Jackson Kilroy. The Tripper 12 is a Kilroy without the extra fishing features, when I got a chance to pick up a used Tripper 12 I jumped on it.

The Tripper 12 is easy to paddle, more stable than the Coosa I used to own, tracks well and is faster than any of the sit on tops I tried. The Jackson seat is fantastic, without it I doubt I'd own a kayak. I've had so much fun in my Tripper 12 that I'm considering selling my big boat.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Easy to paddle, tracks well, relatively fast , comfortable seat
Cons:
Would not use for offshore fishing
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4.4
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5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0

Simple, clean, light

The Jackson Tripper 12 will look very familiar to some, especially those that know the Kilroy well. the hull is identical but instead of all the accoutrements that come with the Kilroy the Tripper just has the soft deck for the front. no rails, rodholders or any of that "stuff" we are accustomed to seeing on the fully decked Jackson boats. this is a simple boat with clean lines, plenty of room and nothing to hang a fly line on. the soft deck makes a great place to strip a fly line on or sit your camera without fear of it rolling off into the water. there is plenty of room for gear, a small child or a dog. the floor does not extend all the way to the front like it does on the Kilroy and there is no stand up strap. the Tripper 12 makes a nice boat for a second angler in the family and the Kilroy hull has excellent paddling characteristics for everyone from beginners to experienced paddlers.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
light, simple
Cons:
wish the floor was full length like the Kilroy
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my wife in the jackson kayak tripper 12
Jackson Kayak Tripper 12 bow
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