The Hudson model is a real classic from Sevylor's fleet, and it’s been the family's choice for a number of years. Mid-range in price, the Hudson is truly great value offering good strength, stability and performance without the large price tag.
❓ Hudson vs. Hudson Premium
What’s the difference between the ‘Hudson’ and the ‘Hudson 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’s incredibly easy to use. 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. In our opinion the Hudson Premium is well worth the additional cost, and a very nice luxury to have if you’re setting up from a beach, riverside or car.
🛶 How does it paddle?
The team here have a soft spot for this model - each year the Hudson is updated, but the same brilliant craft lies beneath. The Hudson glides through the water, tracking nicely, whilst remaining stable and balanced enough to carry families.
🐊 Armoured skin
The underneath of the Hudson 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 Hudson 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 it’s incredible strength, the material is lightweight and couldn’t be easier to roll up.
💡 Some good ideas
The Sevylor Hudson 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 Hudson 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 nylon carry bag – perfect for storing items in whilst paddling. At 18Kg this kayak is more than manageable for one person to carry and fits nicely inside a suitcase for adventures abroad.
The Hudson has handles at the mid-point, and at each end of the kayak, so it’s even easier to carry by yourself.
The Sevylor Hudson comes with an attachable skeg and built-in directional strake, which gives the boat incredible directional stability and tracking.
📝 What's included
Sevylor Hudson Inflatable Kayak
Sevylor Hudson Carry Bag
Sevylor stabilising fin (skeg)
Sevy-Smart pressure gauge
Owner’s manual & quick-repair kit
Aqua-care Warranty (2 Years) + Sevylor Manufacturer Warranty
Size: 363x89cm | Size boxed: 76x25x46cm | Weight: 19kg | Max. load: 230kg
Configure as: Solo, tandem or triple-seater
Inflate time: 3 minutes
Deflate time: Instant
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The Hudson comes in 3 packages - each is designed by Aquascene and comprises hand-selected, quality equipment that is paired perfectly to the Hudson. Alternatively you can choose your equipment separately to suit your needs. All of our package deals include a discount.
The Hudson comes with the kayak, 3 seats, a carry bag, a pressure gauge, a skeg/fin, and an owners manual.
Sevylor Hudson 'Kit 1'
The Hudson Kit 1 includes everything above as well as a high-pressure Pro Pump, and two high performance Pro Paddles made from aluminium and fibreglass.
Sevylor Hudson 'Kit 2'
The Hudson Kit 2 includes everything in Kit 1, as well as 2 specialist Canoe Buoyancy Aids by Baltic. Unlike sailing buoyancy aids, the Baltic Canoe Vests are shaped perfectly for paddling and they're one-size-fits-all. Simply use the straps to adjust for kids (7 yrs/40kg) to XL adults (130kg). The vests come with a 5 year quality guarantee.
The Sevylor Hudson takes less than 5 minutes to unbox and inflate with our double-action Pro Pump. When using an electric pump it's even quicker.
The Sevylor Hudson is seriously tough - it carries three people with ease and can handle sharp shingle beaches, river shallows and whitewater. With good care this model should last decades.
Yes, the Hudson has exceptional stability. Due to the shape and buoyancy of the Alameda, it's more stable than a solid kayak of the same size. Extremely resistant to roll, the solid kayak is a fantastic choice for stable, dry paddling, as well as fishing and family paddling.
The kayak is accompanied by everything that you see in the image above.
We supply the Hudson with a heavy duty nylon carry bag - perfect for transporting in the boot of your car, or even for putting inside a suitcase. The bag is generously sized and will be able to accommodate some paddling equipment too.
The Sevylor Hudson can be used for kayaking on rivers, lakes, coastlines, open sea and whitewater.
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