Old Town Twin Heron 2 Person Tandem Kayak Review

The Old Town Twin Heron 2 Person kayak is the culmination of many years of building fishing and touring kayaks.

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Featuring a unique tandem design, this Old Town kayak delivers great performance both as a one person kayak and as a tandem boat like other Old Town watercrafts, it was built with high quality materials and expert craftsmanship. The kayak is also affordable, lightweight, and easy to transport.

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Performance & Handling

This kayak offers the ideal platform for you and your paddling buddy. It is 13.5 feet long and 31 inches wide. The Twin Heron was designed with an unique Auto-Trim Hull that offers superior stability. It is this feature that makes this kayak suitable for both solo and tandem paddling since the hull’s design keeps the bow level even when a single paddler is seated in the rear seat.

Moreover, the hull was constructed from three layer polyethylene material that is stable enough to allow you to stand without bulging inwards. This is a big plus for anglers since it gives them more freedom when casting. This high gloss polyethylene material maximizes the distribution of plastic over the boats mold for superior strength and durability without sacrificing weight and efficiency.

Unlike most tandems, paddling this 2 Person Kayak is a walk in the park thanks to Old Town’s exclusive Glide Track foot brace system.

Sitting Comfort

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This tandem has a generously sized cockpit that offers easy exit and entry. The open cockpit features two adjustable Comfort-Flex seats with extra padding that allows you to stay on the water for longer with minimal discomfort. Each seat also features thigh braces that keep you in control or the boat while adjustable foot pegs ensure that the kayak can be used by any paddler regardless of their size and it is made specifically for recreational use.

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The front seat is also removable to allow you to paddle the canoe in solo mode. You can remove the front seat to free up lots of space that can be used to store fishing, hiking or hunting gear. There is a drink holder on each so you can keep yourself hydrated for the length of the expedition.

Storage Options

Storage is definitely not one of the Old Town Twin Heron kayak’s strong suits especially when used in tandem mode. There is no front or rear hatch but the cockpit area is large enough space to accommodate two paddlers and some gear. In solo mode, the fore seat can be easily removed to create storage.

If you love hunting, your dog can also ride in the kayak with you.

Specifications

  • Materials used: 3-layer polyethylene
  • Length: 13 ft6 in
  • Width: 31.5 in
  • Deck Height: 15.5 in
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Load capacity: 450-500 lbs

My Thoughts

The Twin Heron tandem kayak is not a specialist boat (there are plenty of kayaks that are tooled for fishing), but it can be used for a wide variety of activities – from recreational fishing to hunting to family fun. It doesn’t come fitted with many accessories but it can be easily customized with add-ons and accessories to perform a range of duties. The 2 person Twin Heron is recommended for the outdoors loving family on the market for a versatile craft.

You can also watch the video below that goes over in detail every part of this kayak: