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Lifetime Zenith Kayak Review

I recently bought my first kayak. Normally before shelling out my hard earned cash, I do copious amounts of research, but the one model that caught my eye had no real reviews, and I’ve only been able to find it for sale at one store. My ultimate goal was to get something affordable that would allow me to test the waters as it were. I hadn’t been on the water since I was a kid using my grandparent’s row boat. After spending a few days researching, I decided to just head down to the store and see the kayaks in person. I settled on the Lifetime Zenith. It hit the affordable mark, being $180, and had all the features I could think I would want when floating around on a lake or river. It has a covered storage area in the back, a large cockpit with feet rests and an adjustable seat back. The only thing really missing was a cup holder, but I can add that later.

Since purchasing a few weeks ago, I’ve gotten out on the water at least once a week and I’ve had a blast every time. The boat tracks well, and does what it’s supposed to do. It’s stable with wakes, and has even handled a few light rapids well, though I wouldn’t recommend taking it out in anything remotely extreme.

Paired up with a kayak specific life vest, a paddle, and an assortment of dry bags, I’ve already gotten my moneys worth. It’s perfect for a casual weekday float, or 7 mile trip down a fairly busy river.

First Float

A few weeks ago I decided to purchase a kayak. I wanted something that would get me outdoors more and to explore some of Nashville’s waterways. The added bonus of being almost 100% free of technology is fantastic as well. Being out in nature is a great way to clear your head and to really get away from it all.

The first float was better than I could hope for. We launched right into Old Hickory Lake and just paddled around the fishing area, and I almost immediately found a cove where a heron was hanging out. I tried to get as close as possible for a good photo opportunity, but the heron decided he wanted to be somewhere else.

I wanted to share the video I snagged of that. I can’t wait to get back on the water again.