Kayak Length for Height Chart




Kayak Length for Height Chart

Kayak Length for Height Chart

The kayak size to get based on how tall you are. Remember, it's just a guide.

Suitable for:
Low Volume Kayak
< 5 ft. 6 in.
< 140 lbs.
Day excursions with a minimal amount of gear
Medium Volume Kayak
5 ft. 7 in. – 5 ft. 10 in.
150 lbs. – 180 lbs.
Overnight trips with a moderate amount of gear
High Volume Kayak
> 5 ft. 10 in.
> 180 lbs.
Trips that last more than a day with essential gear for the duration

Kayak Volume: What It Means

It gives you a good idea of how much room you can expect inside the boat. 

Low Volume: designed for paddlers under 5 ft. 6 in. tall and weighing less than 140 lbs.

Medium Volume: made for paddlers between 5 ft. 7 in. and 5 ft. 10 in. tall and weighing between 140 and 189 lbs.

High Volume: built for paddlers over 5 ft. 10 in. tall and weighing more than 180 lbs.

Cubic Feet or Gallons: is the actual physical space inside the kayak.

Pro tip: the best way to know if a kayak’s volume is ideal for your height is to sit in it! 

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