Lovers of the outdoors gravitate to the experience of kayaking as it allows them to spend time in the water to take in the beauty and mystery of nature while enjoying fantastic upper body exercise. Wholesale retailer Costco offers two types of Equinox kayaks exclusively in its stores: the Equinox 10.4 and the Equinox 12.0T. These kayaks have strong appeal with casual adventurers, as their low cost and high standard of safety make them a clear choice.
Differences between the types of Equinox kayaks
The first difference between the Equinox 10.4 and the Equinox 12.0T is the available seating. The 10.4 is designed for one person while the 12.0T can hold two people. The next difference is the cost. Costco sells the 10.4 for $349.99 while the two-seated 12.0T sells for $449.99. Both types of Equinox kayaks are made with the same quality materials. With more seating, the 12.0T has a higher weight capacity, about 475 pounds, versus 250 pounds for the 10.4.
Key features to consider
Both models of Equinox kayaks combine advanced features, superb tracking, exceptional stability and remarkable speed. They are ocean ready, meaning that an adventurer can take either model kayak from the river to the sea without worrying about salt water corroding the kayak material. The accessories for these kayaks are also made of anti-corrosive materials. These accessories are available at the manufacturer's website. The paddles for each model are adjustable in length and feathering angle to accommodate those of any height. As far as features for specific models, the Equinox 10.4 sports front and rear carry handles, two large storage hatches with molded rubber covers, comfort seat cushion and thigh pads, which are adjustable, a front and rear integrated drain plug, sealed rear bulkhead and a signature Multi Channel Hull, which makes the kayak appropriate for most skill levels. The 10.4 measures 124 inches in length, 29.5 inches in width and 12.2 inches in height, weighing about 54 pounds. The cockpit of the craft is 37 inches x 18.5 inches. The two-seater 12.0T incorporates much of these features, adding side handles but taking away one storage hatch to incorporate the second seat. The 12.0T measures 156 inches x 34 inches x 12.2 inches and weighs 70 pounds.
The Equinox 10.4 and 12.0T kayaks can add adventure to the life of anyone interested in paddling down a river or exploring the ocean in a secure, well-constructed craft designed to accommodate all kayaking skill levels.