The Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat, launching a new tier of speed and performance. High sidewalls provide stability, while ample volume and bow rocker keep you floating on the surface. The Zen is fast, light, and maneuverable; it allows you to fly up and over rocks, holes and waves better than ever! Whether you are looking for a forgiving, easy to roll, all-around kayak or a sporty river runner that surfs as well as it creeks, then the Zen is for you! Available in three sizes.
|Max paddler (lbs)||170 to 250|
|Cockpit Size (in.)||36 x 21.5|
1 - Uni-Shock Bulkhead System
Save your ankles with Jackson Kayak's Uni Shock Bulkhead System. This system has zero holes drilled into the boat and operates out of your front wall. With a quick release you can push the bulkhead forward and stretch your legs- all without getting out of the boat. Front plates can be removed for added storage in the bow of the kayak.
2 - Fast and Forgiving Planing Hull
This smooth, progressive rocker design carries speed through rapids like nothing we’ve made before and is forgiving for punching holes and boils but also for smooth surfing, carving and spinning.
3 - Sure-Lock Back Band System
Instantly adjustable all-day comfort with no metal parts to rust or break. A simple pull of the ropes and you have the snug fit you love.
4 - Improved Bow Rocker
Lets you ride over holes easier than ever and scoops upwards even when you plug deep.
5 - Higher parting Line for added stability
We added a higher parting line to make this 2015 Zen more forgiving and add more secondary stability.
6 - Drain Plug
To get rain water out by parking on a steep hill, of course. Why else would you need it?
7 - Go Pro Ready - GoPro
Comes equipped with a screwed in insert Go Pro mount to record your adventures.
8 - JK Nalgene Bottle - Nalgene
This US-made BSA free product will give you years of use - just like your kayak - and has our logo to match.
9 - 4 Grab Handles and Security Bar
To lock up your investment and keep it securely connected to the roof racks, not to mention safety on the river.
10 - Composite Reinforced Hull Support System
Keeps this flat hull flat even after hard impact, roof rack time or years of use.