Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 vs Old Town Loon 126

Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 vs Old Town Loon 126

The Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 vs Old Town Loon 126 are some of the best-selling recreational kayaks you can buy for maximum comfort.

The two kayaks did not sacrifice stability and speed to create these models for millions of kayakers around the world.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 vs Old Town Loon 126
Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 vs Old Town Loon 126

For instance, the Pungo 125 comes as the longest offering of its series.  Therefore, if you want relief and comfort while kayaking these models can be your choice.

Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 vs Old Town Loon 126

We will highlight some of the features and specifications of these kayaks

Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 Kayak

The kayak offers the required design features for people who want to spend time on the water for their extended trips and light day purposes.

PROS

CONS

Size and Weight

  • The Pungo 125 comes in at 12’6” (381 cm) long by 29” (75 cm) wide.
  • It weighs 53 lbs (24 kg).
  • Its overall weight is quite light.
  • The cockpit is 57.25” (147 cm) long and 22.5” (57 cm) wide. on the water.

Capacity

  • The kayak has a total capacity of 425 lbs (193 kg).
  • It can can handle large paddlers.
  • It also carries a lot of equipment.
  • You should not to load more than 80% of its total capacity.

 

Features

The kayak has a rigid carry handle fastened with two screws. In addition, it is sturdy to act as an attachment point for straps when you want to move the boat.

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The kayak has a bungee cord with ten attachment points on top the deck in front of the cockpit.

The deck at has a rough texture to help keep anything from slipping out. Its dashboard is fully removable and it mounts by fitting into the lip around the cockpit.

It comes with the Wilderness System’s proprietary lithium battery.  It come with adjustable footrests and comfortable foam material.

It offers two padded leg rests on the cockpit sides for your comfort and it has an innovative seat.

The kayak has a fully adjustable “Phase 3 AirPro” seat. There is a button in the front of the seat hat moves the backrest up and a strap.

The system comes with great flexibility and is a comfortable kayak seat with a mesh cup holder located under the seat.

Performance

The kayak has primary and secondary stability because of its hull design. In addition, its length offers a glide capability and tracks without sacrificing maneuverability.

Specification:

  • Load Capacity (lb) 425
  • Load Capacity (kg) 193
  • Cockpit length (in) 3
  • Cockpit length (cm) 147
  • Cockpit width (in) 5
  • Length (in)             150
  • Length (cm)             381
  • Width (in)             29
  • Width (cm)             75
  • Weight (lb)             53
  • Weight (kg)             24
  • Cockpit type sit inside
  • Cockpit width (cm) 57
  • Material             High-density polyethylene
  • Propulsion             paddle
  • Technology             rotomolded

 

Old Town Loon 126

If you think that Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 is outstanding, you have to look at the features of Old Town Loon 126.

The kayak is for experienced kayakers who want performance-driven boats with comfort. The kayak has a customizable design that allows you to meet your kayaking needs.

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Specification

  • Cockpit length (cm) 2
  • Cockpit width (in) 23
  • Cockpit type sit inside
  • Cockpit width (cm) 4
  • Length (in)             150
  • Length (cm)             380
  • Width (in)             31
  • Width (cm)             7
  • Height (in)             3
  • Height (cm)             8
  • Weight (lb)             59
  • Weight (kg)             75
  • Load Capacity (lb) 450
  • Load Capacity (kg) 204
  • Cockpit length (in) 56

 

PROS

  • Offers space for gear storage
  • Comfortable seat
  • It has excellent Foot brace system and rounded hull
  • Enough legroom

CONS

  • Quite heavy
  • Not great in windy conditions

Size and Weight

 

The kayak measures 12’6” (3.8 m) long, and quite long for a recreational kayak. Hence, it is great at tracking than a shorter boat.  However, the kayak does not detract from portability.

The kayak is 126 is 31” (78.7 cm) wide. Furthermore, it has a 17.25” (43.8 cm) deck height.

Therefore, it is spacious to accommodate taller paddlers. It has a weight of 59 lbs (26.8 kg), and quite heavy for its size.

Capacity

The weight capacity is great and can carry up to 450 lbs (204 kg). The kayak is strong enough to support the majority of paddlers and a day’s worth of gear.

  • User Level Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
  • Intended Use Recreation
  • Water type Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes
  • Warranty Lifetime on hull and deck; 5 years on PDL drive; 1 year on accessories
  • Dimensions
  • Weight 75 kg
  • Dimensions 380 × 78.7 × 43.8 cm

 

Features

The Old Town Loon 126 is everything you need in a recreational kayak with its well-thought-out features.

It comes with Old Town’s Active Comfort System 2.0 Seat that blends comfort, functionality, and functionality.

In addition, it comes with enough gear storage space. The kayak has a large stern bulkhead with a click seal hatch for storing larger pieces of equipment.

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You can check the cockpit for a removable workdeck with a USB charging port.

  • Material High-density polyethylene (3 layers)
  • Propulsion paddle
  • Technology rotomolded
  • Features
  • Seat Active Comfort System 2.0 Seat
  • Rear bulkhead Yes
  • Front storage hatch 1
  • Rear storage hatch 1
  • Dry storage 2
  • Bottle holders 2
  • Bungee cords 4
  • Footrests adjustable
  • Gear mounts 1 gear track
  • Knee pads Yes
  • Other features Removable cockpit dashboard with a USB port; skid plate
  • Paddle holders 1
  • Spray skirt compatible Yes
  • Specification
  • Crew 1

Performance

The Loon 126 was has comfort and functionality in mind, and has become one of the highest performing recreational boats.

Also, it offers the Old Town a sharp keel line that allows it to slice through the water. When you check the middle, you would find a rounded hull.

As a result, it lets you have great stability.  In addition, the boat may struggle with windy conditions because of its rounded hull.

Finally, its rounded hull with its Support Track Foot Brace System allows you to comfortably maneuver through tricky waters and shallow coastal areas.

Before you use any of the kayaks, you should ensure that you have information about how they work. For instance, if you are tall, you may not use the Pungo 125.

You should use a kayak that offers you maximum comfort, especially on your leg. If you use the wrong kayak, you may have difficulties paddling on the water.

As a result, read the guide of each kayak before you make your purchase. Do not forget that security is important when you use any kayak.

Hence, make sure that the kayak you use can serve you better.