I’ve recently taken delivery of a Hi Marine ‘Mini Angler’ kayak, included in the deal is a basic two piece paddle and a comfort seat. Firstly the price, only £300!!, was this going to be reflected in the quality?. It’s of Chinese origin and clearly an excellent imitation of Malibu’s Mini-X kayak. It has two large hinged hatches with a screw lock. There are four flush mount rod holders and a removable rod holder which is rather similar to a Scotty item. The quality of the moulding is excellent, the fittings are good quality, the seat is great. This really is a quality kayak at a bargain price.
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I should point out that I’ve purchased this for my eight year old daughter, hopefully it’ll last her several years before I upgrade her to something else. She’s currently learning the basics of kayaking so I’ve taken the opportunity to take a paddle. Initial impressions are good, it’s stable, easy to paddle and quick off the mark. It’s quite a wide kayak so it’s not going to win any awards for top speed, though it was purchased for its size and stability.
Full review to follow soon.