Necky Elias Kayak Review

A review of the Necky Elias sea kayak by Adventure Kayak magazine.

At last, an Eliza for bigger folks. Unless you’ve been kayaking in a cave for the past six years, you’ve probably heard of Necky’s accolade-winning women’s specific kayak, or watched petite friends paddling these pretty boats. Watched and wondered, perhaps, “Hey, what about me?”

Well, big fella, meet Elias. Necky calls it “an agile, playful and responsive touring kayak” that is “extremely efficient for its size.” Sound familiar? By borrowing design cues from the Eliza—shallow V hull, semi-hard chines and high, buoyant ends—and then stretching the hull three inches and boosting volume, Necky has delivered a nimble performer that’s well matched to its little sister…

 

WATCH A VIDEO REVIEW OF THE NECKY ELIAS SEA KAYAK

 

Necky Elias Specs

Length: 15 ft
 6 in
Width: 22.25 in
Weight: 54 lbs
Price: $1,599 US / $1,679 CAD

 

This article originally appeared in Adventure Kayak, Spring 2013. To continue reading the full review, download our free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App or Android App or read it here.

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