Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Review

by frank on June 25, 2013

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak 

lifetime tandem fishing kayak review

Heavy-duty kayak holds up to 500 pounds

Whether you landed on this page specifically looking for a review of this 10 foot Lifetime Fisher Kayak or if you have been searching and searching for fishing kayak reviews and just sort of stumbled on this page…

Either way, you’re in luck because this is the best review you will find on this particular model. Why is this the best?

Because there’s really only one question you need to answer and if you answer, “NO” then this probably isn’t the right fishing kayak for you.

What’s the question?

Don’t get us wrong, this is a very high quality kayak for fishing. But…

Do you plan on fishing in tandem, as in the picture above? If not, then you may want to pass on purchasing the Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak. Or maybe you’re really strong!!!

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak with Paddles and Backrests (Olive Green, 10-Feet)

Lifetime Tandem Fishing Kayak ReviewThis kayak is a bit bulky and hard for one man or woman to carry. The manufacturer claims it weighs 60 lbs but it feels closer to 70 lbs when you pick it up.

If you’re fishing solo, you may be better served by purchasing one of our recommended light weight fishing kayaks.

Got a fishing buddy?

Not saying this couldn’t be used by a solo-fisherman but this model is highly recommended as a  tandem fishing kayak.

So if you see fishing with a buddy, your wife, your kids, etc… Then this would be the perfect kayak for you.

It’s nice to have two people for loading, unloading and carrying out to the water, especially if you plan to walk any long distances.

There’s plenty of room for two people (even three) inside this kayak.  The manufacture should have marketed this a tandem fishing kayak

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Review

One of the most common questions asked about this model pertains to the inside, specifically about the seating, “how comfortable is it?” or “it doesn’t look like it would be very comfortable!!!”.

We agree, the seats do not “look” very comfortable but looks can be deceiving.

Ergonomically Fit Seating 

Lifetime, the company who manufactures this kayak put a great amount of research and effort into designing and building the best ergonomically seating.

So while it may not look comfortable, you surely will change your mind after spending some time inside the kayak. The angles and slopes of the seats are contoured to comfort the low extremities of the human body and the two padded backrests are really easy on the lower back.

However, one thing we think should have been included with this Kayak is some padding for your rear-end. But you can always use your own cushion. We are not sure if this company sells some type of add-on cushion.

Standing up fishing kayak

Kayak is great for standing

The inside hull design is unique for a couple reasons.

Number #1 – the design allows this fishing kayak to accommodate up to three fishermen at the same time.

Number #2 – the hull allows you to sit side saddle and since this kayak is extremely stable in the water you can take advantage of this inside hull design that allows you to easily stand up while reeling in your big fish.

Take a look at Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak specific features

  • 10 foot Kayak made for both solo and tandem fishing
  • Two paddles are included
  • Three molded rod holders
  • Sits 2 very comfortably but can fit 3 anglers
  • A storage area for dry goods
  • Ditty trays, shock cord for loose items

A look at this Kayak Specs

  • Made from durable molded polyethylene

    Lifetime Sport Fishing Kayak Reviews

    A look inside the kayak

  • A conservative Draft of 6 inches
  • Can carry up to 500 pounds
  • The length is 10 feet
  • The width is 36 inches
  • This kayak weighs 60 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year

Customer Reviews

David Ackland, Santa Cruz, Cali - The perfect tandem fishing Kayak for my wife and I. Me and her together have no problem lugging this kayak. Might have purchased a lighter one if I was fishing alone. Very satisfied with my purchase.

Mike Adams, Charleston, SC – I was unsure how the seating would be when I first purchased this Lifetime Kayak but now I love the seating. Very easy to sit down and stand up while on the water. Very stable, never had a kayak like this.

Mary English, Melbourne Beach, Florida – Purchased this as a birthday gift for my two twin grandsons. They had a lot of fun stories to tell me at Christmas. They seem to love it.

See our other recommended fishing kayaks at our homepage.


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