The Pungwe thrives on technical and lower volume creeks with more rocker and great agility. This manoeuvrability allows paddlers to react quickly and make last minute adjustments such as pivoting into micro eddies or avoiding crocodiles.
The Pungwe is quick through flat-water and tracks well, making it easy to stay on line. The shape of the bow and volume help it transition through eddy lines and aerated water without spinning out or slowing down.
The added rocker in the Pungwe also has the added benefit of making it boof more easily, giving paddlers confidence on steep creeks and waterfalls. The peaked front and back decks on the boat help it resurface quickly and evenly after drops and the stern is designed to propel the kayak forward out of holes.
The creeker also has substantial secondary stability that is vital for confidence when running steep rapids where flipping upside down isn’t ideal. If you do capsize, the Pungwe is easy and fast to roll, minimising time upside down.
|Ideal paddler weight||50-85 kg|
|Max. carrying capacity||100 kg|
|Cockpit dimensions||87 x 51 cm|
Kayaks under Class A, Class B and Class C have different prices.
Class A are standard retail kayaks.
Class B have the same structural quality as Class A, but with some visual blemishes. These do not affect the performance of the kayak.
Class C have the same structural quality as Class A, but with more visual blemishes than Class B.
Visual blemishes may be scuff marks, a logo that isn't quite right, a blemish in the plastic or rough patches on the surface. These do not leap out at you, but they are there.
Learn more about the Pungwe on Vagabond Kayaks' website.