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Suggested Retail
$1399 USD
$1862 CAD

Nirvana M

Jackson Kayak
Suggested Retail
$1399 USD
$1862 CAD
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Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the moto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year.

Overview

The Nirvana brings speed, stability, and maneuverability to any class of whitewater, inspiring confidence like never before. High bow rocker keeps you dry while flying over waves and holes, making the Medium Nirvana a sub-9’ racing machine. However, unlike many racing kayaks, the Nirvana is accessible— both responsive and forgiving— such that it feels at home on everything from beginner whitewater to the most demanding Class-V rapids. Available in 2 sizes. M/L
Some the Nirvanas key features include but aren't limited to: Racing inspired hull, boat armor outfitting, uni shock bulkhead system, GoPro Ready, sure-lock backhand system, carrying strap attached to bulkhead for easier carrying, nalgene bottle, and thermoformed U channel.
MSRP
$1399 USD
$1862 CAD

Highlights

  • GoPro Ready
  • Carrying Strap
  • Uni-Shock Bulkhead System
  • Boat Armor Outfitting
  • Race Inspired Hull

Available Colours

  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green

Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the moto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year.

Features & Specifications

Overview
  • Model Year: 2020
  • Category: Kayaks
  • Kayak Type: Creeking
  • Paddlesport: Kayaking
  • Number of Paddlers: Solo
  • Structure: Rigid or Hard
  • Propulsion: Paddle
  • Best Used For: Whitewater
  • Intended Waterway: Whitewater (Class III+)
Specifications
  • Size: Medium
  • Length: 8' 11.5" / 273.1 cm
  • Width: 26.5" / 67.3 cm
  • Weight: 44.5 lb / 20.2 kg
  • Deck Height: 14.5" / 36.8 cm
  • Total Volume: 86 gal / 325.1 L
  • Capacity: 210 lb / 95.1 kg
Features
  • Primary Material: Rotomolded Plastic
  • Bulkheads: Bow
Outfitting
  • Outfitting: Backband
1 - Race Inspired Hull A creeking boat designed to get you through rapids quickly and in control. If you just want a river running/creek boat that has a high end speed in the rapids, but don’t plan on racing, the Nirvana won’t disappoint! 2 - Boat Armor Outfitting A new composite re-inforced hull track system is the backbone of this unique whole-hull integrity system. 3 - Uni-Shock Bulkhead System This shock-absorbing system not only might save your ankles from a rocky impact but also lets us drill ZERO holes in the boat for an absolutely dry ride. 4 - Sure-Lock Backband System This instantly adjustable system is operated right from your kayak and uses only rope and plastic cleats: no metal parts to rust, corrode, fall-out or break - ever! Should you break a rope you are a simple square knot away from continuing in comfort and replacement is possible in any hardware shop. 5 - Carrying Strap Attached to Bulk Head for Easier Carrying This unique webbing loop rides just over the bulkhead so you can hang on while portaging to add next level control and take some of the weight off your shoulders. 6 - Ropes to attach throw rope for easy access Plenty of tie-down points for your pin-kit, rope, breakdown etc. 7 - Go- Pro Ready - GoPro - GoPro Comes with a screwed in mount for your Go Pro that you can unscrew and stick wherever you like for a different point of view. 8 - Nalgene Bottle - Nalgene - Nalgene USA Made, BPA Free and with a JK logo - this is one water bottle designed for years of hard use, just like your Jackson Kayak! 9 - Thermoformed U Channel Thermoformed U Channel with Composite Reinforcement for added Hull Support.
The Nirvana was designed with our top racers involved. They wanted a boat that could move fast but also take them comfortably down harder whitewater- that led us to a user friendly, "zippy" feeling boat!

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