The Sevylor Alameda Premium 2021 is the most recent addition to the fleet. Much like it’s sister model, the Ottawa, the Alameda is enormously popular. The Alameda Premium is a serious investment in return for unparalleled strength, performance and stability.
❓Alameda vs. Alameda Premium
What’s the difference between the ‘Alameda’ and the ‘Alameda Premium’? Both models are identical apart from one feature – the Premium version comes with Sevylor’s ‘Easy Inflation System®’. This is a single-point valve that is designed to make inflating your kayak all the more effortless. Simply turn the cap to the unlock position, and watch all 3 tubes inflate simultaneously as you pump. The valve is cleverly designed so that if one tube is punctured, the others will remain inflated and completely independent of the other tubes. In our opinion the Alameda Premium is well worth the additional cost, and a very nice luxury to have if you’re setting up from the car, a beach, or a riverbank.
🛶 How does it paddle?
Our team have been extremely impressed by the Alameda Premium's ability to glide over the water, tracking in a perfectly straight line, whilst remaining stable and balanced enough to carry families in all types of water conditions (coastal, open sea, rapids, inland rivers, lakes and canals). Taking a higher inflation pressure than other kayaks in the Sevylor range, this model performs how you would expect a fibreglass kayak to perform. Sublime.
🏅 Award-winning seats
The most beneficial feature of the Sevylor Alameda Premium is the new 2021 seating design. The 3 seats are anchored onto the side tubes rather than resting on the floor, which has 4 enormous benefits that are worth learning about:
1. Your weight is spread across the whole kayak rather than just the floor. Taking weight off the floor removes any impressions in the hull caused by your body weight. This greatly reduces drag, allowing the kayak to effortlessly guide over the surface of the water after every stroke of the paddle. A truly beautiful feeling.
2. Where a typical kayak would have designated locations for the seats to dock in to (usually 1 for each seat), the Alameda Premium has 60! The anchorage points for the seats are roughly 1 inch apart from one another and they span the full length of the kayak. This means that you can position all 3 seats anywhere along the Alameda Premium's length, which makes it possible to adjust the leg room of each paddler to inch-by-inch. You can also remove any one of the seats if you are paddling as a pair, or solo.
3. Because the seats are suspended, you are seared slightly higher-up, which is good for a number of reasons; you won’t get a wet bum if the kayak takes on any water from splashes. You’ll also find that sitting slightly higher up makes paddling much easier, not having reaching over the side chambers as much to get your paddle in the water.
4. The backrests have built-in lumbar support pads, bringing comfort above and beyond that of a rigid kayak - say goodbye to backache and hello to longer, more enjoyable journeys in blissful comfort. For any paddlers with lower back pain, we recommend this model because of the comfort and support you get from the suspended seating design.
🐊 Armoured skin
The underneath of the Alameda Premium is protected by Decitex®, a patented skin formed from nylon that has been meticulously woven through multiple layers of PVC. The result is a smooth and slippery surface with low-drag. Thanks to this ‘iron-like’ skin, you can drag the Alameda Premium up shingle beaches, run aground over rocks, and graze against low-lying branches and roots. Water will bead off the Decitex® skin, keeping your kayak bone-dry for when you’re ready to pack up. Despite its incredible strength, the material is lightweight and couldn’t be easier to roll up.
💡 Practical innovation
- The Sevylor Alameda Premium can be used for solo, tandem, or family paddling with two adults and children. However many paddlers choose this model with the intention of paddling solo/tandem, removing the 3rd seat for extra legroom or space for camping/fishing gear.
- The Alameda Premium is extremely difficult (near impossible) to flip over, making it a safe option for families. It’s nimble enough to navigate tight rivers, but robust and stable enough to tackle white-water rapids. The raised bow and spray deck makes for good defence against any choppy waves that would otherwise leave you a little wet.
- The whole kayak rolls into a neat, watertight backpack – perfect for storing dry items in whilst paddling. The bag features comfortable padded shoulder straps so that you can walk off with the kayak on your back, and a drainage plug so that you can drip-dry the kayak whilst it’s inside the bag. At 20Kg this kayak is more than manageable for one person to carry and fits nicely inside a suitcase for adventures abroad.
- The Alameda Premium has handles at the mid-point, and at each end of the kayak, so it’s even easier to carry by yourself. The new paddle grips hold your paddles for you whilst you rest, removing the need to bring a wet paddle into the cockpit.
- The Sevylor Alameda Premium comes with an attachable skeg and built-in directional strake, which gives the boat incredible directional stability and tracking.
📝 What's included
Sevylor Alameda Premium Inflatable Kayak
Sevylor Alameda Premium backpack (also a sealable drybag)
Sevylor stabilising fin (skeg)
Sevy-Smart pressure gauge
Owner’s manual & quick-repair kit
Aqua-care Warranty (2 Years) + Sevylor Manufacturer Warranty
Size: 383x92cm | Size boxed: 81x45x26cm | Weight: 19kg | Max. load: 210kg
Configure as: Solo, tandem or triple-seater
Inflate time: 3 minutes
Deflate time: Instant
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