The 2018 Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat and offers a new tier in speed and performance. The sidewalls are higher than the previous model, giving it much improved stability. The added volume and bow rocker keep you higher on the surface. The Zen has held onto its fast, light maneuverability but now allos you to fly up and over rocks, holes and waves better than ever. Whether you are looking for a forgiving, easy to roll all around kayak while just getting started, or wanting a sporty river runner that surfs as well as it creeks, the 2018 Zen is for you. This new 2018 hull design will make the zen a forgiving kayak for those rolling, bracing and running whitewater for the first time, making it not only an awesome instructional kayak but a top creek racer as well. The end result is a Zen that's fast, stable and more versatile than ever on rivers and creeks.
- Uni-Shock Bulkhead System: Save your ankles with Jackson Kayak's Uni Shock Bulkhead System. This system has zero holes drilled into the boat and operates out of your front wall. With a quick release you can push the bulkhead forward and stretch your legs-all without getting out of the boat. Front plates can be removed for added storage in the bow of the kayak.
- Sure-Lock Back Band System: Intantly adjustable all-day comfort with no metal parts to rust or break. A simple pull of the ropes and you have the snug fit made for you.
- GoPro Ready: Comes equipped with a screwed-in insert GoPro mount to record your adventures.
- JK Nalgene: the US made, BPA free product will give you years of use. 1L, wide mouth.
Max Paddler: 130-180lbs
Boat Weight: 43lbs
Cockpit Size: 34.5"x20.25
Footrest Type: Uni-Shock Bulkhead
Material: Linear Poly
Optimum Paddler Weight Overall: 180lbs
Optimum River Running Weight: 170lbs