Jackson Kayak Zen 2017 - Whitewater

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The Jackson Kayak Zen bridges the gap between river runner and creek boat and offers a new tier in speed and performance. The sidewalls are higher than older model giving it much improved stability. The added volume and bow rocker keep you higher on the surface. The Zen has held onto its fast, light maneuverability but now 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 while just getting started or wanting a sporty river runner that surfs as well as it creeks, the Zen is for you. This new hull design will make the Zen a forgiving kayak for those rolling, bracing and running whitewater for the first time. Making it not only an awesome instructional kayak but a top creek racer as well. The end result will be a Zen that is fast, stable and more versatile than ever on rivers and creeks. Jackson Kayak makes three new sizes, the Zen S, M, L.

At Zoar Outdoor the Jackson Kayak Zen has been one of our best sellers.  We love it's ease of entry for great paddler fit.  The adjustments are quick and simple so we can get folks on the water fast and in comfort.  The whitewater river runner performs great giving folks performance on a broad range of local rivers.  Try out the Jackson Kayak Zen with our great demo fleet.



  • Max paddler (lbs) 170 to 250
  • Length 9'
  • Opt Overall (lbs) 190-200
  • Seat Type WW w/ Seat Pad
  • Volume (gallons) 89
  • Weight (lbs) 48
  • Width 27"


  • Max paddler (lbs) 130 to 180
  • Length 8' 6"
  • Opt Overall (lbs) 170-180
  • Opt River Running (lbs) 170
  • Seat Type WW w/ Seat Pad
  • Volume (gallons) 78
  • Weight (lbs) 43 
  • Width 26"


  • Max paddler (lbs)90 to 155
  • Length 8' 2"
  • Opt Overall (lbs) 145-155
  • Seat Type WW w/ Seat Pad
  • Volume (gallons) 68
  • Weight (lbs) 39
  • Width 24"

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