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A quick review by Adrian Tregoning on his Mazowe
MAZOWE 2 Seater Double Kayak
Perfect for families and friends who like to paddle together, nothing can beat our Mazowe.
The Mazowe will forever change your perception of what a double sit-on-top is actually capable of. This kayak, carrying two people and their gear, can really move! Its hull is designed to reduce drag, maintain a straight course and respond quickly to paddle strokes to change direction.
The Mazowe’s most valuable feature is that there is a substantial distance between the seats of the front and rear paddlers to give the rear paddler enough space for a full paddle stroke without worrying that their paddle will hit the front paddler. Paddle cutaways – for both paddlers – mean that both can enjoy a full paddle stroke without clipping the paddle blade against the deck.
The Mazowe is designed to carry two people with their gear stowed on the deck. That’s why we’ve got a sizeable Tankwell behind the rear paddler and we’ve let the footwell of the rear paddler flow into another tankwell in the middle of the boat to maximize the available storage space.
Multifits around the tankwells serve as attachment points for tie-downs, bungee cords, ropes and clips to strap-down gear on the deck. The 8″ Screw Hatch at the front is watertight and it is ideal for items that need to be stowed away more securely. Each paddler also has a Paddle Rest, to secure their paddle to the deck when hands are needed, as well as Bottle Holders.
Where double sit-on-top 2-seater kayaks are concerned, the Vagabond Mazowe is a game changer.
The MAZOWE 2 seater is NOT available as an angler model. It is however really easy to DIY fit the Mazowe with Railblaza interchangeable fittings to equip it as a great angling vessel (we will deliver). See the options HERE.
Children will love paddling the Mazowe with you or with a friend. The Mazowe has so much space that more than two children can climb onboard, using the two Tankwells as additional seating for smaller passengers.
Dogs can be seated in the bigger Tankwell behind the rear paddler or in the center Tankwell in front of the rear paddler. Line the tankwell with a foam mat to prevent their paws sliding so that they can sit upright to enjoy the scenery.
With the power of two paddlers and a hull shaped for speed, the Mazowe can really move on flatwater. Use the 8″ Screw Hatch and the two tankwells for gear. The Mazowe is great for overnight trips.
The Mazowe has the comfort and enough speed for long trips, but it doesn’t really have the packing space required for two people. For this reason, it is not a great touring kayak.
While the Mazowe is suitable for fishing, if angling is your sport, we recommend our angling options, which come with two flush-mounted Rod Holders, Deck Rails, and an Anchor Trolley. Take a look at the Kasai Angler, Tsomo Angler, and Tarka Angler.
The Mazowe will reward you with great experiences on the sea – shared with a paddling partner. Use Thigh Straps attached to the Clip Rings to keep you on the deck should a wave catch you by surprise. Thigh straps also allow for greater control.
The Mazowe can punch through waves to get you behind the breakers and then back to shore, but it has not been designed to ride tubes. For real wave surfing, get our Dumbi kayak instead.
While river tripping is a pleasure on the Mazowe, 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 Mazowe 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.