Wilderness Systems Experience



Escaping the lights and noise for the brilliant colors and smooth landscapes of the wide-open; you've found perfection. It's only fitting that you choose a kayak designed to match.

Since 1986, Wilderness Systems has been chasing that same perfection.

Innovative designs tuned for performance, premium outfitting, and stunning quality have made these boats among the most acclaimed paddling experiences in the world. From new entrants to seasoned experts, Wilderness Systems kayaks are designed to get you where you want to be, more often - on the water.

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Celebrating Excellence


We are extremely proud of our award-winning designs and continue to push the envelope of what's possible in kayak design, outfitting, and overall quality. If you haven't, we encourage you to find out for yourself why Wilderness Systems kayaks are consistently recognized as some of the best in the industry. Once you do, kayaking will never be the same again.

  • PADDLEexpo votes the Radar 115 as 2016 Coolest Product of the Show.
  • Florida Sport Fishing votes the A.T.A.K. 140 2015 Gear of the Year.
  • The Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K. 140 voted 2015 Kayak of the Year by the Yak Angler Choice Awards.
  • Yak Angler votes the Thresher 155 in its 2014 Best Fishing Kayaks of the Year.
  • Yak Angler votes the Ride 115X in its 2014 Best Fishing Kayaks of the Year.
  • Kanumagazin votes the Focus as the 2014 Boat of the Year.
  • Yak Angler places the Ride115X in the list of Top 10 Fishing Kayaks.
  • Field & Stream voted the Wilderness Systems RideX as the 2013 Gear of Outside Retailer Show.
  • Men's Journal votes the Wilderness Systems Aspire as a 2012 Best for Beginners kayak.
  • Men's Journal designates the Ride 115 as Men's Journal Approved in 2012.
  • Kayak Angler votes the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160 as the 2012 Flat Master of the Year.
  • Outside Online votes the Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 as a Best Beginners Sea Kayak.
  • Wilderness Systems Ride 115 receives Editors Choice Award from Outdoor Life in 2012
  • Kayak Angler voted the Wilderness Systems Ride 115 one of 2012's Trendsetter - Seven Latest Catchy Kayaks.
  • Wilderness Systems Kayaks voted Brand of the Year by Canoe & Kayak for 2011.
  • The Wilderness Systems Commander Series voted Best New Fishing Kayak in the 2010 Canoe & Kayak Reader's Choice Awards.
  • Wilderness Systems was Chosen by retailers as Canoe and Kayak's Boat Manufacturer of the Year for 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • Confluence Outdoor, parent company of Wilderness Systems, was rated as one the "best suppliers to do business with" in the outdoor industry by SNEWS for 2009.
  • Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Received the 2008 Sea Kayaker Reader's Choice Award for Best Kayak for Day and Weekend Touring
  • Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Received the 2008 Sea Kayaker Reader's Choice Award for Best Sit-on-Top
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 120 Received a 2009 Women's Adventure Magazine Editor's Choice Award