Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak Review

Characteristics

Details

# of Individuals

Two

Weight Capacity

470 lbs

Kayak Weight

41 lbs

Activity Type

Fishing

If you are looking for an affordable, yet quality, fishing kayak for you and a partner, then this is a great kayak to consider. The Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak is one of the best inflatable fishing kayaks on the market. It was designed with quality and durability in mind, providing you with a stable, well made kayak that is ready to take on the waters. Because it is inflatable, this kayak’s price tag will be easier on your wallet than if you were to invest in a hard shell fishing kayak, but you will not have to sacrifice on quality. If you are looking for a fishing kayak that doubles as a recreational kayak, this may not be what you are looking for, because it is not good for recreational paddling; as explained below, the rod holders get in the way while kayaking, making it difficult to kayak long distances with ease.

However, if you have an interest in fishing, and are looking for an affordable fishing boat, then keep reading. Whether you are new to fishing, or are an avid, passionate fisherman, the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak has the features and quality that will satisfy all levels of leisurely fishing experience.

Features

Size and Capacity

Having a maximum weight capacity of 470 pounds, the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak can easily support two people and their gear. According to the manufacturer’s website, this kayak is ten feet nine inches long and three feet three inches wide while inflated.

Hassle-Free Fishing Features

The Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak has many features that make your fishing experience as convenient and easy as possible. It has multiple rod holders that allow you to adjust the angle of your rod. There are also paddle holders; these take away the worry of dropping and losing your paddle while you are trying to situate your rod, allowing you to put your focus on fishing. Overall, these features enable you to have a relaxing, hands-free fishing experience.

Trolling Motor Fitting

Though it does not come with a trolling motor, this kayak has a fit for a motor if you choose to install one on your kayak. If you plan to travel long distances across the water, then I suggest installing a trolling motor, for it is difficult to paddle far in this kayak because the rod holders get in the way.

Multi Air Chamber Design

This inflatable fishing kayak is cleverly designed with multiple inflatable air chambers. This feature ensures that your kayak will remain afloat if one of the chambers gets punctured, allowing you to reach shore without the entirety of your kayak deflating.

Pressure Gauge Included

Included with the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak is a high quality pressure gauge. This is important when inflating a kayak to make sure it is filled up with the right amount of air. To get the best use and performance out of this inflatable kayak, you want to reach the recommended air pressure. The correct air pressure differs for every inflatable kayak, so be sure to check the instructions or manual to find the correct air pressure for your kayak. Having the right air pressure means there will not be too much stress on the valves, which on this boat are a tad weak, and the kayak will still be sturdy.

Advantages

Well Constructed With Quality and Durability in Mind

The Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak has an 18 gauge PVC construction and a thick tarpaulin bottom that provides a stable base. The material is double walled with a thick nylon cover to help prevent punctures: even dogs’ nails do not puncture it. This is a very stable kayak that allows you to move around without the fear of the kayak tipping over as you fish.

Storage Space

There is a decent amount of storage space in this boat. It has D-rings and mesh pockets that gives you enough storage for a day of fishing. For example, on D-rings you can store rope, extra fishing rods, and other types of fishing tackle. Mesh pockets are good for storing fishing line, bait, knives, and other various equipment you will need for a successful fishing trip.

Convenience of the Kayak’s Inflatable Nature

Being an inflatable kayak, the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak is lightweight and collapses into a compact package, providing you with convenience and efficiency when you store and transport it. You need not worry about investing in expensive roof racks nor lugging around a heavy kayak: just throw it in the trunk of your car and inflate once you get to the water.

In addition to such great qualities, the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak also tracks and maneuvers well in the water, making it that much easier to focus on fishing. It also has adjustable seats, helping make your fishing trip as comfortable as possible.

Disadvantages

Difficulty Paddling

The largest downside to the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak is that it is hard to paddle in. The rod holders are inconveniently placed and get in the way as you paddle. So if you are looking for a fishing kayak that you can paddle long distances in, or that doubles as a recreational kayak, this kayak is likely not your best option. Yet if you want to use it for solely fishing outings, or plan to install a trolling motor, then this issue will not present much of a problem.

Does Not Perform Well in Wind

Because of its inflatable, lightweight nature, the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak does not perform well in the wind, as it becomes hard to control. However, on calm days, it is very easy to maneuver.

Conclusion

The Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak is a high quality kayak that is sure to last you through many fishing trips. It tracks and maneuvers well on the water thanks to its stable, thoughtful design. It is a good investment that offers you the important fishing features that will satisfy any level of fishermen as they embark on their leisurely fishing outings.

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