Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Vs Aspire 105

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Vs Aspire 105

Many first time kayakers want to know why Wilderness Pungo120 Vs Aspire 105 stand out in their popularity.

People who want to have seamless kayaking often use either of the kayaks for their adventures.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Vs Aspire 105
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Vs Aspire 105

We have lighted some of the things you can look out for when using any of these kayaks.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Vs Aspire 105

Pungo 120

Pungo 120 is a sit-in  recreational kayak. It has a sturdy deck, great tracking,  precision curves and maximum capacity configuration.

It is made for speed, all-day kayaking, and pleasure at all levels of skill. Wilderness Systems, as well modernized the well known Pungo 120 cockpit with a new dashboard.

It has all the modern capabilities required for more versatile kayaking on calm water.

Pros:

  • Excellent speed, yet easy to paddle.
  • Roomy sit-inside cockpit.
  • Adjustable seat and with vented backrest.
  • Superior overall comfort.
  • Ample knee and thigh padding for extended padding.
  • Plenty of storage for accessories, including on new dashboard.
  • Lightweight for easy transportation and storage.

Cons:

  • Best for small to medium-sized paddlers.
  • Need to leash all your stuff.

Size And Weight.

Talking about weight and size, Pungo 120 ranges between its Pungo 105 and 125 models.

It is a boat with a length of 12 ft 2 inches  (371 cm). The height of its deck is 14 inches  (35.56 cm) and its maximum capacity is 325 pounds  (147 kg).

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120.

The weight of Pungo 120 is 49 pounds  (22kg). It is very small to medium sized.

Paddlers  can easily lift it up if they want to transport it, tie it on top of a car, truck bed, or store it.

Capacity.

In addition to the modern dashboard added to Pungo 120, it also has enough space.

This is when you compare it to other boats in its category, as well as small to medium-sized paddles. Its cockpit is measured 57 inches  (147 cm) in length and 22 inches  (56 cm) in width.

See also  Bonafide ss127 vs Jackson Coosa HD

It is easy to climb in and out of the kayak. It does not roll over.

It will not bring you any embarrassing lags in public.

Pungo 120 has a lot of various storage features. They range from bow to stern.

Ensure you do not load it with more than 80% of its maximum carrying capacity.

Its maximum carrying capacity is 325 pounds  (147 kg).

If you choose to load up, your performance will not feel hunkered.

Features.

Wilderness Systems did great work in Pungo 120.

It is more than painting a refurbished present year model of the boat.

The seat of Pungo 120 is very comfortable.

The seat is easily adjustable in so many ways. You can adjust it to the way you like and to your size.

You will be relaxed enough to get to that professional level in water performance .

The seat is made of 3D foam. It has enough seating cushioning that keeps your thugs well supported and numb-free, no matter the length of hours you paddle.

You do not have to worry about seating hot. Its seat is made of a mash design. This makes it to  have excellent ventilation. You will be cool all through the trip.

You may feel back pain or have something  like a sole tailbone after paddling for a long time.

This kayak sports has enough cushioning, on the backrest to make you comfortable as well.

Pungo 120 is a kayak you will always feel like to go on an adventure with all through the day.

It has adjustable footrests, spot-on knee,  thigh padding placement and specious cockpit.

Performance.

Wilderness Systems said, the boat has classic hull design,  for the outstanding stability.

He also talked about its top-in-class speed which we all know the boat for.

See also  Are Longer Kayaks Faster?

Outdoors Oriented.

The boat tracks wonderfully well for a kayak that has no rudder.

It turns a dime anytime you want it to. It feels stable, with windy conditions and choppy waters notwithstanding.

Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 Kayak.

Wilderness Systems Aspire 105 is a sit-inside kayak, made for recreation.

It is the best crossover performance and versatility for beginners and part-time paddlers. It is focused on comfort of the rider.

Pros.

  • Excellent speed, yet easy to paddle.
  • Roomy sit-inside cockpit.
  • Adjustable seat and with vented backrest.
  • Superior overall comfort.
  • Ample knee and thigh padding for extended padding.
  • Plenty of storage for accessories, including on new dashboard.
  • Lightweight for easy transportation and storage.

Cons.

  • On the heavier side.
  • No drain plug.
  • Flimsy hatch leaves.
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Vs Aspire 105
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Vs Aspire 105

Size And Weight.

The length of Aspire 105 is 10 feet 6 inches (320 cm) and its width is 29 inches (74 cm).

It weighs 48 pounds  (22 kg). Its deck is 15.5 inches (39 inches) high. Aspire 105 is installed with strong soft-grip handles.

This makes for its easy transportation to water and back.

Capacity.

The weight of Aspire 105 is very heavy. Aspire 105 is made to carry a total load of 400 pounds  (181 kg).

This is able to carry any size of kayaker as well as a big quantity of gear. Any paddler who is interested in a kayak not as heavy as Aspire 105 can go for its other model, Aspire 100.

Features.

Bow to stern. Aspire 105 is perfectly fitted with every basic feature you may require.

It also has additional amenities, specifically made for your comfort and precision tracking.

Beginning from the cockpit, there is a big opening for easy entry and exit of the paddler.

It is fit for all paddlers, irrespective of their sizes. There is an adjustable slidelock feet brace system for paddlers at their feet.

This system is padded in the knee and thighs region. This gives a comfortable prop for shoulder when transported. Its seat is rated Phase 3 Airpro model.

See also  Is Kayaking Better Cardio or Strength?

It is made of mash-covered molded foam. The foam ergonomically fits the body.

When wet, the foam drains perfectly well. During sticky summer paddles, the foam is also breathable. Upgrade on the seat started with models manufactured in 2020.

It has leg raisers in the bottom cushion. The top cushion can be adjusted to rise, lower, move forward or backwards. This depends on paddlers height and performance.

The dashboard is molded in. In it is a water bottle holder. It can hold a bottle upwards or lying down.

The kayak is not equipped with built-in paddle holders. In addition, a spray skirt may be available to stop water from entering the spacious cockpit.

At the back of the seat, behind the cockpit, there is some stowaway space. This fore of the bulkhead can accommodate a tackle box or some extra provisions.

Inside the stern, you will see a bulkhead and a water resistant compartment. This compartment can accommodate about 30 L worth of gear. The compartment hatch is sealed by plastic hinges.

They are stiff. It looks like they are made of brittle plastic. However,  do not be afraid.

There is a year warranty given by the manufacturers against manufacturer defects.

This boat is totally made of high density polyethylene. The keel has a replacement skid plate for durability.

Their is also shock cord deck rigging made available in the bow and stain. This is for extra storage.

You will find cockpit-deployable TruTrak system on the outside of the boat. Availability of skeg is very important.

It helps in a case you run into cross wind. It also helps unexperienced paddlers not to overcorrect.

Performance.

Maneuverability of Aspire 105 is excellent. It handles great on the water. Weather cocking is stopped by the drop-down skeg.

It also balances out tracking if the need arises. With the skeg, you will really feel like gliding in water.  It will make the total feeling of the ride more touring style.