Lifetime 10 Foot Tandem Kayak Review

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Written by David Myers

March 16, 2020
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Sit-on top kayaks are very popular these days, so you can find them in all shapes and sizes. One of the bigger ones you will encounter is the Lifetime 10 Foot Tandem Kayak. It’s a spacious option with a great design, so let us take a closer look at what to expect from this one.


Very Spacious

The Lifetime Tandem is one of the more spacious options out there. It is more than suitable for two adults, and because of the hull design, it can hold up to 500 lbs. The hull design of this kayak has some additional advantages as well, as it adds to the stability of the kayak. Even though larger kayaks are usually more stable, the design remains important to keep you safe on the water.

Lifetime 10 Foot Tandem Kayak Review

To cater to each user and provide them with the space they require, you will find that the seating positions of this kayak can be moved to meet your needs.

Option To Add A Trolling Motor

Anyone who does long distances with their kayak could benefit from a trolling motor, especially if a route turns out to be much longer than expected. Lifetime, the manufacturer of this kayak, also provides the Lifetime Power Mate™, a trolling motor suitable for some of their kayaks. The Lifetime Tandem can be used in combination with this trolling motor, which can prove useful if you already own this accessory.

More Comfortable Backrests Compared To Other Models

Another benefit that stands out considerably from most kayaks is the comfort of the backrests. Most seats and backrests can get a little uncomfortable if you’ve been on the water for a longer period of time. This Lifetime kayak has more padding on the backrest, which ensures a little more comfort for longer kayak trips.

Due to the adjustable seating positions, it is also possible to adjust the amount of legroom you have. Some people need more or less legroom compared to others, and not every kayak accommodates for this. The Lifetime does, which makes this kayak suitable for taller people or anyone who has additional needs where legroom is concerned.

Harder To Maneuver For Sole Kayakers

Tandem kayaks are mainly made for two people. As such, a larger Lifetime tandem kayak will be more difficult to maneuver on your own. Even though this kayak scores better in terms of sole maneuverability compared to others, two people will always be recommended to enjoy this kayak to its maximum efficiency.

Conclusion to our Lifetime 10 Foot Tandem Kayak Review

When looking at the pros and cons of the Lifetime tandem, it is a brilliant choice for two people who like to go kayaking together. However, it is not as suitable for a single kayaker, as mentioned earlier. Always remember that larger models such as this can be difficult to maneuver if you’re on your own. That being said, if you love the additional space and want to obtain a tandem for your own, it does score better on maneuverability compared to other tandems.

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