Published on September 21, 2008
Section G Living
What’s more green feeling then gliding across the sea in a recreational kayak, taking in natural surroundings and fresh air? Howzabout doing so in a Manitou 13 recycled kayak by Necky Kayaks, whose company has been bringing the most innovative upgrades to their equipment for over thirty years?
The Manitou 13 is made with 100% post industrial plastic, making it not only a high performance kayak (as is the Necky tradition), but the most eco-friendly sporting variety on the market. (In fact, it was named in Outdoor Magazine as one of the 75 Objects of Desire for sportsman in 2007. Sweet.) Necky uses their own cut-outs and plastic waste to produce these vessels. And this plastic “waste” contains stronger property materials than the rest of the Manitou line, making the 13-foot kayak more durable for rocky beach landings, driveway scrape-ups and beatings from windy conditions. Perfect for beginner kayakers like me, who are bound to get tossed around the first time paddling!