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BKC UH-TK181 12.5 Foot Review

Updated On May 8, 2020


high performance great features

  • Price = 5/5
  • Design = 5/5
  • Stability = 4.8/5
  • Features = 4.8/5
  • Quality = 5/5

Kayaking has always been one of the most popular outdoor activities for adventurers around the world. There is something about this activity that makes people enjoy their time spent in the wild. Of course, in order to enjoy this period of time and this activity, they will need to find a good kayak. According to many experts, using a tandem kayak can make your trip in nature, even more, fun and if you get involved in fishing during this activity you will have some of the best moments in your life.

Experienced kayakers will tell you that the Brooklyn Kayak Company is not the best-known kayak manufacturer out there, but this doesn’t mean that their best seller model is not worth a try. On the contrary, the BKC UH-TK181 12.5 foot Sit On Top Tandem Fishing Kayak comes with some excellent features and great design.

Why The Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC UH-TK181 12.5?

One of the first things that you will notice about this kayak is the color or mixture or colors to be more precise. The BKC UH-TK181 12.5 foot Sit On Top Tandem Fishing Kayak has a distinctive camo design and even though this design and pattern is quite trendy these days, the manufacturers had another thing in mind when they decided to use this color. Namely, according to the designers at BKC, the camo design will help kayakers blend in any environment in the wild and keep the fish calm and relaxed. Obviously, using kayaks with bright colors will scare fish.

This specific model comes with excellent tracking and what is even more important it is very easy to maneuver it. Keep in mind that this is a tandem kayak which makes maneuverability more difficult per se, but the team behind BKC UH-TK181 12.5 foot Sit On Top Tandem Fishing Kayak have spent some time creating a unique design adding features that will ease handling this kayak. Even though when it comes to kayak fishing, most kayakers are focused on calm waters, they still have to move from one place to another from time to time. This is the reason why UH-TK181 kayak comes with a carefully balanced hull that provides maximum stability even when the water is not very calm. It is very easy to get carried away while you are fishing, but with this kayak, you can rest assured that the stability is at a high level and that your fishing activities won’t be interrupted.

The maximum capacity of BKC UH-TK181 12.5 foot Sit On Top Tandem Fishing Kayak is 450 pounds and two people. It is obvious that their intention was to create a kayak that will not just resist the weight of two adults, but a kayak that will have sufficient weight capacity to carry fishing and other equipment and to keep caught fish. There is significant cargo space that will satisfy the needs of experienced fishermen. While we are still focused on the cargo space, it is good to highlight the fact that there is a big rear compartment that comes with a bungee tie down system for extra safety and added space. Finally, there is extra storage located at the back of each seat. This is where kayakers can place some of their personal belongings.

Truth be told, the kayak is not lightweight. Namely, it weighs around 68 pounds. Surely, this is not a weight that can’t be handled by two adults, but it represents significant weight for long distances. However, the good news is that there are four carrying handles that make this task much easier.

This tandem fishing kayak is created for the long fishing expedition and this is the reason why the two seats found in it are so comfortable and ergonomic. But, that’s not all. For kayakers’ comfort, this kayak provides 2 high-quality bungee paddle rests, three mount rod holders that can be adjusted according to users’ needs and requirements, additional four mount rod holders (flush holders) and several foot rests. All these things are here to provide maximum comfort and exceptional safety. In addition, the package includes two high-quality lightweight paddles made of aluminum


BKC UH-TK181 12.5 foot Sit On Top Tandem Fishing Kayak is definitely one of the best tandem kayaks on the market today. Go ahead and give the Brooklyn kayak company a try they may surprise you with some of their great products.


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Andrew Bell

Andrew is a seasoned kayaker with 15 years of experience under his belt. He began kayaking as a way to reduce work stress but quickly became an avid kayak fisher and lure expert. He currently enjoys both lake and ocean kayaking and loves to write and share his experiences.

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  1. Thank you very much! We are branded Brooklyn Kayak Company now and we are so grateful for the review! 🙂 #happyfishing

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