The KARMA TRAVERSE mates a stretched, slightly wider version of the the highly acclaimed Karma with unique features to make for one of the most versatile kayaks ever. While the Traverse will handle whitewater with ease, its longer waterline and retractable skeg make for less effort when knocking out miles of flatwater. Yakattack rails allow for attachment of all sorts of accessories like camera mounts, smart phone holders, fishing rod holders, cup holders and more. Full JK whitewater outfitting including the Unishock footrest system and an optional implosion- proof "Expedition" rear hatch cover make the Traverse truly expedition-ready.
Total Versatility - Total versatility: class 2-4+ whitewater, occasional flatwater use, overnight/multi-day capability, easy to learn to paddle in, easy to roll. Also the person who wants only one boat in their quiver.
High Hull Performance - Here's where we separate from the others. A stable, predictable hull with a strong link the Karmas, including really good initial stability but also great whitewater capability.
Classic JK Whitewater Outfitting - All the ease of adjustability of JK whitewater boats, and the convenience and safety of Jackson Kayak's standard whitewater outfitting including our back band, comfy seating and adjustable paddling.
Uni-Shock Bulkhead - To make this a true whitewater exploration kayak, we have added our Uni-Shock bulkhead for added safety. This feature and the new hull design bring the level of whitewater it can run up.
Deck Storage - Deck lines at both bow and stern allow for convenient storage of items you need at a quick reach.
Yakattack Tracks - Yakattack tracks allow you to add any number of accessories for your adventure. Using RAM mounts you can add GPS systems, smart phones, fish finders, cameras, cup holders and more.
GoPro Ready - Capture the moment right out of the bag with our pre-installed Go Pro Bow Mount. Just snap yours on and Simply hit record to watch your technique through the rapids!
Nalgene Bottle included - Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos and will last for years to come - like our kayaks
Stern Storage - Designed for multi-day whitewater and flatwater excursions, the stern hatch provides ample room for packing gear. NEW this year is the implosion proof Hard Hat available as an accessory to keep your gear secure through harder whitewater.
Sure Lock Back band system - This simple system uses ropes and cleats for a secure, instantly adjustible fit - right from your cockpit! With no metal parts to rust, break you’ll spend more time on the water, as if a rope breaks you’re just a quick square knot away from paddle securely once again
Max paddler (lbs)165 to 315
Cockpit Size36 x 21.5
MSRP (US $)$1,199.00
Opt River Running190
Rear Hatch Yes; Oval, 16 1/4? X 11 3/8?
Seat TypeWW w/ Seat Pad