We’ve paddled dozens of kayaks over the years and those that stand out as our least favourites are those where you constantly clunk your paddle against the deck with each paddle stroke or where you graze your knuckles!

We’ve added paddle cutaways to our recreational sit-on-top models to benefit from the width and stability of the hull without compromising comfort or the efficiency of a paddle stroke.

They allow you to place the paddle into the water close to the hull without whacking the deck.

Of all the innovative features on our kayaks, the paddle cutaways certainly rank as one of the most performance and pleasure-of-paddling enhancing.