Lifetime Tamarack Kayak

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The Lifetime® Tamarack™ 120 "sit-on-top" kayak features a flat bottom for stability and a comfortable backrest for long days on the water. It's constructed with blow-molded, high-density polyethylene, making it durable, UV protected and impact resistant. With shock-cord straps, multiple footrest positions, two 6" center compartments and fishing rod holders, this kayak has plenty of extras to enhance your paddling experience.

Features

  • Constructed from UV-protected high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Lightweight 50-lb design
  • Multiple footrest positions for different-sized riders
  • Comfortable seat back
  • Stable, flat bottom
  • Easy carry handle
  • Front and rear shock-cord straps
  • 6" center storage compartment
  • Paddle cradles
  • Front and rear T handles for easy transport
  • Deep hull tracking channels
  • Stability chine rails
  • Will not fade, crack or peel
  • Dimensions: L 120" x W 31" x H 14.1"
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Draft: 5"
  • Warranty: 1-year manufacturer's limited

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Lifetime Tamarack Kayak
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For self/couple (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (5), Budget shopper (3)
      • I Am A:
      • Family young kids (4), Family older kids (3), Single male (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good entry level kayak.

    I was planning to buy a midpriced popular brand kayak, but when I saw this for [$] partialy outfitted, I immediately checked the hull design and saw a more defined keel, so in...Read complete review

    I was planning to buy a midpriced popular brand kayak, but when I saw this for [$] partialy outfitted, I immediately checked the hull design and saw a more defined keel, so in five minutes I was already paying for it. A little bit worried when i arrived home because there is no real review online. Well, I just tested it in the lake and there's no difference paddling it compared to other 10 ft sit-on-top. This kayak tracks well, stable enough that you can stand on it. But pay attention to the side handle, the rivets don't have washer, like the other reviewer(in the angler version) said, the handle could slip from the rivets. The fix should be nothing compared to the price I paid.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for the price

    I use this kayak inshore in Fl does a good job, BUT you might have to change out a rivet/s on the side handles (easy), for the price this thing is great....Read complete review

    I use this kayak inshore in Fl does a good job, BUT you might have to change out a rivet/s on the side handles (easy), for the price this thing is great.
    If you are going to put some serious miles paddling this is not the kayak for you, but for the weekend putzn around the mangroves/nearshore it is fine...If you are newbie to yak'n, renting one from a local shop is a good idea so you get the feel for what your needs are..

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    5 Star Combo!

    By GinnyD

    from Deerfield Beach, FL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Fun Fun And More Fun

    Cons

    • Some Blemishes From The M

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

      The only thing better than getting a Lifetime Tamarack 120 is getting it from Sports Authority. They are all about customer service and satisfaction.I highly recommend them and this kayak. The Tamarack is as stable as a queen-size bed, yet it moves through the water effortlessly. I did try others [both sit-in and sit-on-top] and this one left the others just sittin' on the bank.

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      • Family Older Kids

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awsome

      By T-roy from michigan

      from merritt island,fl.

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

      • Cleans Easily
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Stackable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple
        • Portable Use

        Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

        Very stable, easy to carry

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        • Family Older Kids

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good for the price

        By Frank Rizzo

        from Tampa,FL

        Pros

        • Price Is Unbeatable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Self/Couple

          Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

          I use this kayak inshore in Fl does a good job, BUT you might have to change out a rivet/s on the side handles (easy), for the price this thing is great.
          If you are going to put some serious miles paddling this is not the kayak for you, but for the weekend putzn around the mangroves/nearshore it is fine...If you are newbie to yak'n, renting one from a local shop is a good idea so you get the feel for what your needs are..

          • I Am A:
          • Single Male

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Kayak!

          By SkySky

          from Portland Oregon

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Durable
          • Fun
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Self/Couple

            Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

            I spent several weeks researching kayaks and decided on this one after happening upon it at Sports Authority. I wanted something fun, durable, and easy to transport on family camping trips to lakes. I also wanted to be able to get out in the water without spending loads of money. Compared to the other new and used options I explored including canoes and SUP boards this seemed like a really good deal at [$]. It handles well, is virtually unsinkable, and has a nice watertight storage compartment in the rear and ample straps for gear. The handles seem fine with big washers supporting the rivets. I am also impressed with the keel design. You probably won't win any friends in the local kayak club but its not about that.

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            • Family Young Kids

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            All Around Kayak

            By LJ PalmBeacher

            from West Palm Beach,Fl.

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Dry Cargo storage
            • Easy to Use
            • Stable
            • Tracks well

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Lake Fishing
            • Rec Paddling

            Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

            My cousin bought 2 Lotus kayaks at Sports Authority on sale,so I went there while the sale was on to look at the multi-seater "Manta". I thought it was a bit uncomfortable and found the Tamarac very comfortable and has a dry storage area.The price was great so I Bought it.I took out on a Lake(first-time ever on a kayak) and it tracked well & was pretty stable.My brother & I and cuz think its a great kayak and a steal for the money.We plan on going snook fishing on intracoastal Sept. 1st.

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            • Single Male

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice Starter Kayak

            By I'm Dad not the ATM

            from Charlottesville, VA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fishing
              • For Self/Couple
              • Portable Use

              Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

              Purchased this kayak to use around in the local lakes/ponds and when camping. Easy to control, tracks okay. Do not expect to win any speed contests, but for a leisurely day on the water, or for fishing - this kayak cannot be beat for the price. My son (age 10) sat on it, and was using it with ease in less than 5 minutes. Looks like I'll be buying another one soon.

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              • Family Young Kids

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect Starter Kayak

              By Roz the Man

              from Charlottesville, VA

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fish

                Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

                I live 75 miles from Sports Authority. called ahead to make sure it was in stock. The rep assured me there was one in stock and would move to front of store for my arrival the next morning. Showed up that evening just prior to close - it was sitting up front, tagged with my name....as promised. Perfect customer service. Took it out the next day - a completely stable platform, easy to row, and now am fighting my son over who "actually" owns it....he claimed it as his own after one use. 10 years old - moves it through the water easily and I feel totally at ease with him using it.

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                • Family Young Kids

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Tamarack Kayak

                By gus

                from Shawnee Mission, KS

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • For Self/Couple

                  Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

                  I looked at a lot of kayaks before settling on this one. The yak is stable to a fault, and that stability comes at the expense of speed. As a 6' male, I recommend feathered, 96" paddles, but my 84" straight paddle works pretty well. Have had on a local lake and Gulf of Mexico with no problems.

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                  • Family Older Kids

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                  (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Lasted 2 hours

                  By Stabs

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Sinks slowly

                  Cons

                  • Easily damaged
                  • THIN plastic hull

                  Best Uses

                  • In a pool

                  Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

                  I bought this kayak on father's day and used it one week later for the first time at the Salt River. This yak lasted barely a couple hours before it started sinking. For those that don't know about the lower Salt River, it has very few rapids and is rather forgiving. Despite that, a rock managed to rip a 3" gash in the hull. After further inspection, the hull was extremely thin on the bottom of the kayak (about 2-3mm).

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                  • Single Male

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                  (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good entry level kayak.

                  By Roland

                  from Clovis, CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Backrest
                  • Bungee cords
                  • Good hull design
                  • Storage hatch

                  Cons

                  • Side handle weak construc

                  Best Uses

                  • Beach fun
                  • Fishing
                  • Lake
                  • Slow River

                  Comments about Lifetime Tamarack Kayak:

                  I was planning to buy a midpriced popular brand kayak, but when I saw this for [$] partialy outfitted, I immediately checked the hull design and saw a more defined keel, so in five minutes I was already paying for it. A little bit worried when i arrived home because there is no real review online. Well, I just tested it in the lake and there's no difference paddling it compared to other 10 ft sit-on-top. This kayak tracks well, stable enough that you can stand on it. But pay attention to the side handle, the rivets don't have washer, like the other reviewer(in the angler version) said, the handle could slip from the rivets. The fix should be nothing compared to the price I paid.

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                  • Family Young Kids

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