Sleek, fast and extremely stable, the Kasai is a playful and versatile single-seater, sit-on-top kayak. Paddle this kayak daily for sport and fitness or take it out on weekends or on vacation to paddle on dams, rivers and on the sea.
Although the Kasai is forgiving and is suited to the casual, recreational paddler, those with more experience will appreciate its responsiveness. Its hull is designed to glide, track and to change direction with only a few paddle strokes.
Paddlers will welcome the Paddle Cutaways that make this kayak feel narrower than it is. These cutaways allow for a full, natural paddle stroke without bashing the paddle blade against the side of the deck. Put your back into paddling with your feet positioned together in the footwell and place your feet on the Footrests to leverage each stroke.
Another treasured feature is the flat Stand-up Platform in front of the seat. Where one can often get onto the water by sliding in on your kayak, getting out can be an inelegant challenge. Now, there is no need to wait for someone to help you out. Place your feet squarely on the platform and stand-up to step off.
The Paddle Rest on the one side and Bottle Holder on the other side of the seat makes it easy to stay hydrated and keep your hands free when you’re not paddling. Be a vagabond and embark on adventures with your gear stowed in the 8″ Screw Hatches and Tankwell of your Kasai.
Although children will love playing on the Kasai and paddling it around, the Kasai is a substantial kayak that they will find to be heavy to move and maneuver. They will not experience the performance or responsiveness of this kayak purely because it will be too big for them. Children are best suited to paddling our Kwando or Tarka kayaks.
The Kasai’s large rear Tankwell is perfect for your dog. Take more than one small dog out for a paddle or a medium-to-large sized dog. There is enough space for your dog to lie down. Line the tankwell with a foam mat to prevent their paws sliding so that they can sit upright to enjoy the scenery.
The Kasai is a dream on flatwater. Its four-meter length gives it superb speed.
The Kasai is a great kayak for touring with decent speed, and lots of stability, comfort, and storage space for multi-day trips.
Solid and stable, and with plenty of space, Kasai is a great fishing kayak. If angling is your sport, we recommend our Kasai Angler version, which comes with two flush-mounted Rod Holders, Deck Rails, and an Anchor Trolley.
On the ocean, the Kasai performs superbly. Thigh Straps attached to the Clip Rings will keep you on the deck should a wave catch you by surprise and they allow for greater control. Use the Tankwell, 8″ Screw Hatches and 8″ Day Hatch to securely stow gear. From short to long-distance expeditions, the Kasai is an excellent seaworthy kayak.
The Kasai enjoys surfing smaller waves, but for real wave surfing, get our Dumbi kayak instead.
While river tripping is a pleasure on the Kasai, keep to sections of the river with smaller rapids. Use Thigh Straps attached to the Clip Rings for better control.
We don’t recommend paddling the Kasai from a standing position but we do recommend standing up on the Stand-Up Platform to stretch your legs while you’re out on the water.