Jackson Coosa Review
Price - 8/10
Design - 10/10
Stability - 10/10
Features - 10/10
Quality - 10/10
Today we were presenting the Jackson Coosa Review, were going to give a little bit of a summary about it. A lot of people have been asking about this boat and the differences between this one the big rig and the Riviera Coosa.
It’s definitely a lot wider and the biggest things about this boat is it’s like a mini big rig it has a lot of features to it and we will go through each one of these in detail.
So why the Jackson Coosa Kayak?
It has an adjustable foot peg area that stick out their nice and padded.
The gum walls have a nice yak attack gear trick which is nice and embedded which makes it really cool and a lot more comfortable on the boat. At the front we have the extra water bottle holders when you pull off the hatch. There is an area to put your spools and some area where you can feed yourself some string whenever you need through a small hole. It’s not used too much in bass water fisher but a bit in salt water fisher you definitely want to use liters for that.
Also in the Coosa like the big rig are the pole holders or the rod tip protectors on the side of the kayak your rod slides easily into them that way if you’re going underneath some trees and such you’re not pulling out your rods.
A huge plus for the Jackson Coosa Kayak is the top straps that hold your paddle this allows you to put your paddle right there in your boat without fear of it floating away. The Cuda have this feature and the big rig and big tuna have this but some of the other Jackson Coosa Kayaks do not because the hatch is a little concave and it is harder to do this.
Bottom of your boat you have go pro hooks and the new style bungees for Jackson this year are fairly nice they all have some nice attachment points and let you just latch on your paddle fairly easily.
The back has another track that lets you do some modifications to your jcrate or any type of crate you want to put there you can put a ball or any time of track on the holder with attachment points which can be attached to your crate and it will give you a nice solid anchor for your boat if you flip over you boat or anything you won’t be losing your gear.
At the back there are some bungees they are all removable and can be taken away. You can put coolers or crates in the back and move your bungees up front so you could still use your bungees with a crate. The regular system only allows you to have one option bungees or no bungees.
The back hatch also has a flip out space just like the front one. It flips in reverse and has a nice locking point as well as a nice drag chain with a real nice chute just like the other Coosa. It has power pole mounts in the back.
The seat has a fabric which is actually used in Toyotas which gives you a real nice luxury feel with a great fabric. Its black and it’s a little harder but the cushion and the feel of it is just a whole lot nicer for really sitting there all day. You can sit in the other seats all day no problem but this is really nice.
There is a back rest with a nice upgrade from the past years models. Last year’s models were good but this years is made by Thermarest a great company for seats.
You can adjust the seating near the bottom by loosening up the straps you can put it in a back high position or a back low position. It drops down and is very stable. You can also adjust it to go up a bit higher there are 4 positions. The greatest thing about this is if you have a really heavy backpack or crate at the back and no gear at front you can adjust to do what you need to do. If you want to track low better you can push your seat forward and push your front end down and allow you to steer allow better in the water.
If you have full gear in the front like sleeping bags more poles, overnight gear etc. The front hatch is larger so you can take your seat back and put yourself farther back in the boat to counteract all of the camping gear you may have.
Jackson Coosa Review of Features and specifications
- Length – 11 ft 8 in Width – 33.5 in Height – 14″ range Weight – 79 lbs w/o seat 85 w/ seat
Opt. Overall – 150-250 lbs
Capacity – 400 lbs
Material – Linear Poly
- A NEW hull design shaped slightly longer for more speed
- Wider deck/hull improving stability even more
- NEW “Coosa Console” with fish finder integration
- Yakattack gear track positions throughout deck
- GoPro mounts
- Multiple rod holding and staging positions for fly, spin and baitcasting styles
- NEW padded flooring for comfort and stealth
- NEW stand up paddle holder
- PowerPole, Micro Anchor ready
- Transducer savvy scupper
- NEW Rod tip covers at bow
- Drag chain chute
That’s the gist of the Jackson Coosa Kayak, this is a great cool boat that has a nice amount of padding in the bottom a great new seat. It’s really an all-around good boat that’s a little more stable than the original Coosa but not near as stable as the big rig. They designed that boat for everyone to be standing up. This one does not come with the standup assist bar, you can stand up but it’s not like the big rig if your 300 pounds you’re not going to be able to stand up.