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Eddyline Samba 13’9”

The Eddyline Samba is a great entry-level touring kayak. Its thermoformed construction means it’s lighter than a roto-molded polyethylene boat and has good primary stability from its 22.5-inch beam.

At only 43 pounds, the Samba is easy to transport to the water, load onto your vehicle, and glides through the water with ease. It has a built-in skeg, which can be deployed to keep the boat tracking in a straight line in windy conditions, and comes with an adjustable seat, back band, and footrests that offer optimum support and comfort.

The stern and bow hatches provide ample dry storage for weekend getaways, and the deck bungees allow you to store and transport additional gear and equipment within arm’s reach when you’re paddling.

The Eddyline Samba is a great kayak for light touring paddlers seeking comfort and stability.

Our Overall Review

4.4

Things we like:

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    Good for weekend touring
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    The drop-down skeg enables straight tracking
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    The exterior is UV-resistant
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    Lightweight for its length
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    Durable ABS composite construction

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSells out quickly. Hard to get your hands on.
  • check-markSteering using a skeg as opposed to a rudder can be more difficult for an entry-level paddler

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Eddyline Samba 13’9”

Specs & Features

  • Type: Sit Inside
  • Person Capacity: 1
  • Material: Thermoformed ABS
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Weight: 43 lbs.
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Our Overall Review

4.4

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Good for weekend touring
  • check-mark
    The drop-down skeg enables straight tracking
  • check-mark
    The exterior is UV-resistant
  • check-mark
    Lightweight for its length
  • check-mark
    Durable ABS composite construction

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSells out quickly. Hard to get your hands on.
  • check-markSteering using a skeg as opposed to a rudder can be more difficult for an entry-level paddler

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