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condition: excellent
length overall (LOA): 17
make / manufacturer: Wilderness Systems
model name / number: Tempest/170
propulsion type: human
year manufactured: 2011

Purchased in 2011 from REI for weekend adventures with teenager, but he's off to college. Includes Seals Extreme 1.4 spray skirt, Kokatat small/medium adult life vest, safety kit, and Aquabound fiberglass paddle. Little used and in excellent condition. Here's what the REI site had to say about it:

Fast approaching the pinnacle of modern kayak design, the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak with skeg blends speed with impeccable manners and excellent maneuverability in all conditions.
Winner of the 2008-2011 Sea Kayaker Magazine Reader's Choice award for best kayak for day and weekend touring
High-density Gen2 polyethylene construction offers performance, rugged durability and affordability
With hull lines similar to many British kayaks, the Tempest adds even more chine area for amazing secondary stability and enhanced turning ability
Combination of solid initial stability and strong tracking even in high winds makes this kayak an excellent choice for rough-water expedition paddling
Excellent secondary stability lets skilled paddlers confidently put the boat on edge and hold it there
Paddle comfortably all day thanks to the adjustable seat, thigh and hip support, plus Wilderness System's ratcheting Butterfly Backband
Phase3-XP seat can be adjusted on the fly to relieve fatigue on long paddles or lock in for carved turns
Ergonomic ratcheting backband delivers excellent comfort and control; new Slidelock footrail system is easily adjustable, comfortable and rugged
SlideLock footrail system is comfortable, rugged and easy to adjust; foot braces adjust via extension rod that places positioning at your fingertips
Equipped with three hatches plus plenty of deck rigging, letting you easily stow up to a week's worth of food and gear
Full-size stern hatch, 10-inch bow hatch and 8-inch day hatch all have bulkheads to keep gear dry and secure while adding flotation
Cockpit-controlled drop-down skeg improves tracking and helps resist weathercocking?
Retractable carry toggles allow easy portaging to and from the water
Recessed bow compass mount fits most brands of deck compasses
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