Designed for stability and comfort, the Tsomo's compact length makes it convenient to transport on the roof racks of a sedan or on the back of a bakkie. It is also easy to store if storage space is a concern. Naturally, the smaller size and lighter weight make it easy to carry around.
The Tsomo is alert, playful and responsive. It turns on a dime, cruises on flatwater and is a pleasure to paddle. It is not designed to win any races, but it has plenty of speed and glide for such a short sit-on-top. Its width aids stability – a welcome feature when the wind whips up the water. The Tsomo is great for anglers and bird watchers.
Key features include a large tankwell with crate-holding indents, Multifit fittings and bungee cord around the tankwell, cliprings to attach thigh straps, bottle holder, paddle rest, stand-up platform, sculpted seat, adjustable footrests and a front hatch. There are handles at the front and rear as well as two handles on each side to carry this kayak using a double-handed grip. Paddle cutaways enable an ergonomic stroke and make this kayak feel a lot narrower than it is. Should a wave dump water onto the deck, scupper venturis will quickly drain the water as you paddle.
The Tsomo comes as a Standard or Angler version.
|Ideal paddler weight||40-95 kg|
|Max. carrying capacity||120 kg|
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 Tsomo on Vagabond Kayaks' website.