Surely, reeling in a difficult catch in anticipation of a delicious dinner is nothing short of a fisherman’s dream come true. No doubt, I have just the thing for you to make your fishing experience much better – a fishing kayak.
Moreover, I have brought to you the best of the best, Emotion Stealth Angler 11 Fishing Kayak.
How can a kayak help?
At this point, you must be wondering how it can help you.
Wait! Let me explain:
As opposed to dock rentals, kayaks are a cost-effective method to enhance your fishing experience.
No worries! We have come up with the best you can ask for.
Keep reading and you will find out how!
Table of Contents
- Emotion Stealth 11 Angler Fishing Kayak – A Detailed Review
- Features – That Help You Sail the Waters Better:
- Material – What is it Made of?
- Transportation – How to Get it Around:
- Triple Threat Fishing Configuration:
- Comfortable – Move in Style:
- Stability – Moves Only When You Want it to:
- Storage – Fill it Up:
- What Happens if the Water Flows in?
- Tips and Tricks to Sail Better:
Emotion Stealth 11 Angler Fishing Kayak – A Detailed Review
Since the inception of this angler fishing kayak to its production, everything is about durability and performance. As the name of the company Lifetime suggests, they aim to make and produce products which last a lifetime.
Before we dive into the detailed review, let’s throw a glance at its salient features.
|Item Model Number||90514|
|Product Dimensions||132 * 30 * 14 inches|
|Item Weight||58 pounds|
|Weight capacity||300 pounds|
|Rod holders||Yes, 3|
|Cargo net cover||Yes|
|Locking hatch||8 inch|
Phew, isn’t that a long list?
We haven’t even started yet.
So, brace yourself for it getting better!
Features – That Help You Sail the Waters Better:
Undoubtedly, Stealth 11 is equipped with features that not only make it comfortable to ride but helps in fishing also. Since it is a Sit-On-Top kayak, aesthetically it’s beautiful also.
Let’s look at each feature separately.
Material – What is it Made of?
Sailing the waters is no joke. You just cannot go and buy a cheap quality kayak. That can be fatal for you.
So, a very important thing is to check the material. The Stealth Angler Kayak is manufactured with high-density, durable polyethylene. Thus, your kayak is resistant to the solubility in water. Hence, it saves it from any sort of deterioration.
Not only this, but it can withstand logs, rocks and other stuff in the water.
Are you sick and tired of the color fading?
Many times, I hear people complaining that the color comes off their kayak.
Well, no need to worry about it if you buy this kayak.
It is UV-protected. Usually, we do not realize the damage the sun does to the kayak. Not only does it fade the color, it also makes it crack.
But, the UV-protection on this kayak does not let the color fade nor does it allow any splits and cracks to appear.
Transportation – How to Get it Around:
Personally, the first and foremost feature that I look for is easy transportation.
Surprisingly, this kayak takes the lead in that.
Firstly, it weighs just 58 pounds. Therefore, it is not that heavy. Still, the sheer size of the kayak makes it impossible to be handled easily by one person.
It has 4 handles placed ergonomically which help to transport it easily. They are placed at the:
- Left side
- Right side.
As you can see, 2 or 4 people can carry it with ease.
Moreover, the handles themselves are comfortable and do not strain your hands and arms.
Triple Threat Fishing Configuration:
Never worry about missing a catch:
Since we know how slippery fish can be, catching them is no easy job. To overcome this, the kayak has a triple threat fishing configuration.
Sounds fancy, right?
Well, it is better than it sounds.
Ready to fish?
The kayak is already fish ready. Not only can you sail the waters with it, pre-installed rod holders mean that it can be used for fishing.
Unlike other kayaks, you will not need to install anything in it.
There are 2 flush mount rod holders. Despite this, you also have a rod holder on the mounting deck. Moreover, they are placed at such angles as to give maximum catches.
Hence, you don’t have to worry about the placement of the fishing rod and all you need to do is put in the rod and voila, you are good to go.
Comfortable – Move in Style:
Don’t you just hate it when the seats are uncomfortable? Get backache from those long hours in the water?
Comfort is a very important consideration when you go to buy a kayak.
Nevertheless, Emotion Stealth 11 has been made keeping in mind the comfort of the sailor.
Uniquely, it has the Comfort Rest System Seat which is tailor-made to keep the pressure points on you back strain-free. Furthermore, enough padding is provided to ensure it does not hurt.
A low backrest? Surely, we have all been there:
One of the most irritating things for me is a low backrest. Hence, when I saw the backrest on this beauty, I was ecstatic. It has been positioned after great research to be at the right place for an average-height person. Thus, it keeps all those aches away.
Not only this, but the seat is also adjustable. So, for some reason, if it does not suit your height or comfort, you can always adjust it. Adjusting itself is very easy. Moreover, all the attachments are quick-release and you do not waste time in adjustments.
Let me make a wild guess:
You must be thinking about your feet?
Well, that has been taken care of also.
Special Molded-In Freedom Footwells are present in the kayak. These give full support to your feet at an ergonomic angle.
Stability – Moves Only When You Want it to:
Admit it, we all get scared in rough waters. Although kayaks are quite secure, still perfect stability is what we always look for.
The Emotion Stealth Fishing Kayak is a class apart when it comes to stability.
Everything on it from the design of the seats to the engine enhances its stability in the water.
Are you familiar with the hull design?
Owing to its V-shaped design, this kayak planes on top of the water at a higher speed.
Now, even at higher speeds, the ride is smooth in choppy waters. The hull shape makes it possible to distribute the weight of the kayak as such that it becomes stable.
OK, now I know what you are thinking:
That the actual weight of the Stealth Fishing kayak is only 58 pounds. Why does the weight need to be evenly distributed?
Simply put, if it is not distributed properly, the kayak will not float let alone endure rough waters.
Remember the skeg wheel we talked about?
As you already know, the skegs turn the kayak.
Another thing that makes it stand out from the rest is the added length. It is longer as compared to its counterparts. Hence, more stable.
Storage – Fill it Up:
Surely, an added feature on any kayak is the storage.
But, you get ample storage space on this. Much more than others of the same size.
On the rear side, there is a tank well that has a cargo net cover on it. Hence, you can store anything you like without the tension of it falling off. The cargo net provides a safe cover from any sort of insects and bugs also. Secondly, it keeps the cargo in place and does not let it move around in the kayak.
It also helps to protect against rain and water.
The contoured tankwell with the new cargo lacing system can accommodate a tackle box, bait bucket and milk crates.
The more the merrier!
Shock cord on the bow gives more space for storage.
What else do we have?
Right in the middle of the kayak is a solace hatch.
Well, who does not want anything extra?
The hatch opens up a below-the-deck storage compartment. The compartment is perfect to store those things you don’t want to be exposed to direct sunlight.
Drinks, it is perfect to store drinks.
Moreover, you can put anything you want in it as the heat does not get to it and it keeps food warm and drinks cold for a long time.
What Happens if the Water Flows in?
Even though this is a very scary scenario, it happens quite frequently.
Have you seen movies in which people throw water out of their kayak with the help of buckets?
Usually, this is what happens.
Unlike other kayaks, the Emotion Stealth Fishing Kayak has scupper holes. Mostly, all sit-on-top kayaks have this feature.
So, how is this any different than the rest?
Well, the efficiency of these scupper holes is greater as compared to the rest. They do not let even a little water stay in the kayak.
Therefore, you do not need to worry about sitting in a puddle. The scupper holes on this are self-bailing. They keep extracting water on the go.
Undoubtedly, in choppy waters, it is such a hassle cleaning up water that comes in.
No need to worry about this kayak.
It has you covered.
Tips and Tricks to Sail Better:
If you are a beginner and plan to go kayaking, I have a few tips for you.
- Always keep your life jacket on irrespective of whether you are a pro or a beginner.
- Keep in mind to pick a small lake or pond for your first few trips. Moreover, go to waters which have less traffic. The reason being that you will not have to face unnatural waves created by the other boats, kayaks etc.
- Be in sight. Ask someone to keep a watch out for your first few times.
- Last but not least, always play safe. Generally, any kayaking should be done after looking at the weather forecast.
- Don’t let kayaking take a toll on your health. Fatigue is dangerous, so plan smaller trips and increase the time according to your stamina.
What I didn’t like about it?
To be honest, the only glitch is that the rod holder is not adjustable. Yes, you need to have a specific fishing rod that can go well with the holder. It can’t be too small or long.
Finally, you can see that this Emotion Stealth Angler 11 Fishing Kayak is a very versatile kayak. Moreover, it is perfectly suitable for slow-moving rivers, the surf and lakes.
The fact that it has amazing features not only makes it user-friendly, but makes it beautiful in the waters. The color, shape, lace net, rod holders, smart seat, everything is a sight for the sore eyes.
Lastly, the price is very economical. So, do invest in it and be ready to be mesmerized by the quality and features.
So, what are you waiting for?
Kayak in Style!