Sun Dolphin Journey 10 SS
Kayaking is an interesting experience. Outside of the obvious ability to travel over water, the experience of gliding through the water, so low to it, is an exhilarating experience, especially for first-timers. Kayaks are typically lighter in weight in which is better for gliding across the water with as well as transport. They are usually one-person devices meaning that when going in pairs, there are two boats. It can easily be done do the narrow nature of kayaks so doubles aren’t hard. They also usually offer some sort of storage capacity depending on the manufacturer and the quality of the boat.
Those who participate in kayaking often usually have higher upper body strength including the core. They also understand the importance of a quality boat. Our website offers unbiased reviews based on a range of customer reviews as well as analysis of the construction and materials used to build products. This article is a single product review on the Sun Dolphin Journey 10 SS, a popular product offered by the brand Sun Dolphin. We hope this article helps you in the buying process and aids in purchases that are satisfactory and enjoyable.
Lightweight body is easy to transport
Decent storage capacity
Adjustable foot braces to accommodate different heights
High stability levels
Stiff, unpadded seat cases discomfort
A little slow-moving
Other accessories are comfort features like adjustable foot braces to help with height differences and paddle holders in order to keep the paddles safely in the boat. Those who bought this product appreciated its accessories noting their ease of use when traveling.
Those who purchased it were happy with the materials used in order to create it. They found it to be quite lightweight, durable and weather resistant. They didn't feel that it lost its color too quickly even when left out in the sun and they appreciated that the paddles float. They also found that the kayak offered long-term longevity which is positive.
Though the weight capacity may not be bad if using it for activities like kayaking alone, it isn't ideal for those looking for a fishing boat as fishing equipment can be quite heavy at times. Reviewers had the hardest time with this feature of the boat especially because a highlight is all the additional storage capacity offered by it. This is positive.
Those who bought this product found that it offered enough waterproofing to keep them comfortable. Between the highly floatable polyurethane material used, the drainage system and the lightweight nature of the boat, they were kept dry during their trips which is positive.
One note that some reviewers mentioned is that this kayak does not offer a pad for the seating area which those who bought this product found a little frustrating and uncomfortable over extended periods of time. Outside of this issue, reviewers appreciated the padded sides and the spaciousness of it. They also appreciated the adjustable footrests which is really positive.
Those who bought this appreciate its style. They noted that it looks like both in and out of the water. They also confirmed that they bought it initially for its appearance but ended up also very happy with its design as well which is positive. They also liked the color options which is also quite positive.
Those who bought this kayak appreciated its durability. They noted that they appreciated how durable it is. They noted that it has lasted them multiple seasons and in general found Sun Dolphin products reliable and long-lasting which is great for the brand. Overall, there doesn't seem to be many issues with its durability which helps with the price point of this product which, though isn't high, is still of a higher ticket price range.
Those who bought this found that it was quite reliable for what they needed it for. One note about it is that it does move a little slow. Though it is lightweight and sleek in design, it does seem to move a little slower in the water which, of course, causes the travel time to be a little longer and creates a little more work. This can impact the length and effectiveness of the trip.
A positive note mentioned by reviewers, though, is that it offers a nice level of stability which seriously helps fishing trips especially when casting. It also offers a lot of storage space which reviewers appreciated as they felt their items were kept safe and helped with the look of the boat when in the water which is positive.
Those who bought this product appreciated its body and the materials used. They found that the weather resistance is adequate and appreciated the longevity of the aesthetic of it which is also really positive. Overall, it offers weather resistance and protection which also helps justify the price.
Those who bought this product appreciated its price and durability. They also liked the nice aesthetic of it noting that they appreciated the additional color options and the stowaway room. Overall, it's a good product at a good price that offers some great durability. The cost value is certainly positive and is great for those long a budget.
- High level of stabilization features for easier paddling
- UV-stabilized Fortiflex High-Density Polyethylene for weather protection
- Portable accessory carrier for more storage
- Two flush mount and one swivel rod holders for hands-free fishing
- Adjustable foot braces for different heights and better comfort
- Paddle attachments
- Retractable carrying handles for even easier transport
The downfalls of it are the lack of padding throughout the seating area. This caused some discomfort to some users. That said, the manufacturer's website does offer them for an additional cost so this is positive and can help quite a bit. It also offers the side padding which helps the sides of the legs when moving around in it. This is a nice feature.
Other negative notes are that it offers fairly low load capacity and doesn't move very fast through the water which causes some exhaustion earlier on in the trip. Outside of these issues those who bought this product appreciated it and for the most part, rated it highly. And at the price, it is definitely worth trying. Happy Travels!