Lifetime Youth Wave Kayak Paddle

Last updated date: March 27, 2019

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In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Lifetime Lifetime Youth Wave Kayak Paddle placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
364 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Light enough for kids to carry on their own. Tough plastic construction. Low price point is perfect for a child who is new to the sport.
- BestReviews
The Youth kayak has a wide stance, making it more stable than others and ensuring your child’s safety.
- Kayak Help
The capacity of this kayak is around 130 pounds which means that even older children can enjoy this kayak without any problems. Even though the kayak can withstand the weight of 130 pounds, it is very lightweight and weighs just 18 pounds.
- Kayaker Guide
One of the advantages of youth kayaks is that they’re easier to steer and maneuver thanks to their short length.
- Outside Pursuits
What experts didn't like
No advanced features. Some odels will retain water. Hard plastic design isn't very comfortable for long periods.
- BestReviews
Designed for light use.
- Kayak Help

From The Manufacturer

Perfect for kids ages 5 and up, or up to 130 lbs. Molded finger handles on each side for easy transport; Only weighs 18 lbs. Sloped back end and swim-up step allow rider to easily re-enter kayak from the water. Multiple Footrest Positions for Different Size Riders. Reverse Chine for enhanced stability; Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty.

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Expert Reviews: 6
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Expert Reviews: 4
8. Lifetime Youth Wave Kayak Paddle
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 4
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Expert Reviews: 5
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