Jackson Zen

Jackson Zen

Jackson Zen
$ 1,199.00 USD

Introduction

The most comfortably outfitted river kayak on the market and one of the easiest boats to roll and control. The Zen will shorten your learning curve whether you're a novice just starting out or an intermediate or expert looking run big water rapids and rivers.

With 3 sizes there is a Zen for all but the biggest sized boater.

Description

The Jackson Zen was redesigned in 2015 with added volume in the ends, more bow rocker, and more aggressive thigh braces. These improvements make the Zen the best in it's class of river running/near creek boat kayak that works well for both beginners to learn in and advanced paddlers to push their limits.

Novices find the Zen is a confidence boosting kayak because of the immediately noticeable stability, forgiveness, and ease of maintaining your line. The new rocker and volume help keep the ends from diving when surfing short steep waves, and there are a lot more of those waves than there are ideal surf waves. With the new bow rocker and volume, the Zen rides over waves, skips over holes and boofs easily.

Advanced boaters look to the Zen as a big water / fast river-running boat of choice. Expert paddlers love the Zen for high-speed, high control performance with a slick planing hull to make the most of every feature along the way. Combine this with the most comfortable outfitting on the market, and one of the easiest boats to roll, the Zen will shorten your learning curve.

With 3 sizes there is a Zen for all but the biggest sized boater.

Specs

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Zen S 8'2"
(248.9 cm)
24.5"
(62.2 cm)
13.5"
(34.3 cm)
68 Gal.
(257.4 L)
39 lbs
(17.7 kg)
41 lbs
(18.6 kg)
4'10"-5'7"
(147 - 170 cm)
90-155 lbs
(41 - 70 kg)
Uni-Shock Bulkhead
Zen M 8'6"
(259.1 cm)
26"
(66 cm)
14.5"
(35.6 cm)
78 Gal.
(295.3 L)
43 lbs
(19.5 kg)
46.5 lbs
(21.1 kg)
5'4"-6'1"
(163 - 185 cm)
130-180 lbs
(59 - 82 kg)
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Zen L 9'0"
(274.3 cm)
27"
(68.6 cm)
15.5"
(39.4 cm)
89 Gal.
(336.9 L)
48 lbs
(21.8 kg)
51 lbs
(23.1 kg)
5'9"-6'5"
(175 - 196 cm)
170-240 lbs
(77 - 109 kg)
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SPECIAL SHIPPING REQUIRED

Kayaks are excluded from our free shipping policy. River kayaks are expensive to ship and prone to being damaged. We recommend picking them up at our shop. If needed, we can provide information for you to arrange your own FOB shipping.