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Jackson Kayak Zen

Jackson Kayak Zen



Available Size: SMALL

Available Color: Abyss, Red, Yellow Jacket

The Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat and offers a new tier in speed and performance. The sidewalls are higher than the previous model giving it much improved stability. The added volume and bow rocker keep you higher on the surface. The Zen has held onto its fast, light maneuverability but now allows you to fly up and over rocks, holes and waves better than ever. Whether you are looking for a forgiving, easy to roll all around kayak while just getting started or wanting a sporty river runner that surfs as well as it creeks, the Zen is for you. This new hull design will make the Zen a forgiving kayak for those rolling, bracing and running whitewater for the first time. Making it not only an awesome instructional kayak but a top creek racer as well. The end result will be a Zen that is fast, stable and more versatile than ever on rivers and creeks.


  • Uni-Shock Bulkhead System: Save your ankles with Jackson Kayak's Uni Shock Bulkhead System. This system has zero holes drilled into the boat and operates out of your front wall. With a quick release you can push the bulkhead forward and stretch your legs- all without getting out of the boat. Front plates can be removed for added storage in the bow of the kayak.
  • Fast and Forgiving Planing Hull: This smooth, progressive rocker design carries speed through rapids like nothing we’ve made before and is forgiving for punching holes and boils but also for smooth surfing, carving and spinning.
  • Sure-Lock Back Band System: Instantly adjustable all-day comfort with no metal parts to rust or break. A simple pull of the ropes and you have the snug fit you love.
  • Improved Bow Rocker: Lets you ride over holes easier than ever and scoops upwards even when you plug deep.
  • Higher parting Line for added stability: We added a higher parting line to make this 2015 Zen more forgiving and add more secondary stability.
  • Drain Plug: To get rain water out by parking on a steep hill, of course. Why else would you need it?
  • Go Pro Ready: Comes equipped with a screwed in insert Go Pro mount to record your adventures.
  • JK Nalgene Bottle: This US-made BSA free product will give you years of use - just like your kayak - and has our logo to match.
  • 4 Grab Handles and Security Bar: To lock up your investment and keep it securely connected to the roof racks, not to mention safety on the river.
  • Composite Reinforced Hull Support System: Keeps this flat hull flat even after hard impact, roof rack time or years of use.

Size Details:

Max paddler (lbs): 90 to 155
Cockpit Size: 32.5 x 19
Height: 13.5
Length: 8' 2
Material: Linear Poly
Model Year: 2016
Seat Type: Whitewater w/ Seat Pad
Volume: 68
Weight (Pounds): 39
Width: 24
Max paddler (lbs): 130 to 180
Cockpit Size: 34.5 x 20.25
Height: 14.5
Length: 8' 6
Material: Linear Poly
Model Year: 2016
Seat Type: Whitewater w/ Seat Pad
Volume: 78
Weight (Pounds): 43
Width: 26
Max paddler (lbs): 170 to 250
Cockpit Size: 36 x 21.5
Height: 15.5
Length: 9'
Material: Linear Poly
Model Year: 2016
Seat Type: Whitewater w/ Seat Pad
Volume: 89
Weight (Pounds): 48
Width: 27