Jackson Kayak has listened and finally delivered what Whitewater paddlers have been wanting for years! The Jackson Zen is a “true” river running boat. It has a traditional river running appearance with a modern efficient hull, as well as top notch ergonomics and outfitting. The Zen is going to give a whole new generation of boaters the ability to experience attainments, enders, and the fast flowing river running experience that so many of us built our paddling lives on.
Jackson Kayaks feature a U-Channel at the front of the bulkhead securing the front wall in place, as well as the hull support and cleat for the uni-shock bulkhead. The cockpit setup is more ridged than ever before. Improvements have also been made to the seat. The seat is still quick to adjust since it is held in place with one single tumbscrew, preventing the seat from moving forward and back. Also, the seat finally has a water bottle holder. Seat padding has changed a bit as well. The seat pad is a molded foam construction but Sweet Cheeks can still be installed easily for folks that prefer the 2011 Elite setup. The hip pads are similarly shaped to the 2011 pads are are easily adjusted using the included shims.
Length: 7′ 10-1/2″
Weight: 36.5 lbs.