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Tempest 170 Kayak by Wilderness Systems

Item #: TA294943
Tempest 170 Kayak by Wilderness SystemsTempest 170 Kayak by Wilderness SystemsTempest 170 Kayak by Wilderness SystemsTempest 170 Kayak by Wilderness Systems
Tempest 170 Kayak by Wilderness Systems
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Oversized delivery and handling charge: $99.00
Note: This item is not eligible for promotional discounts.


Oversized delivery and handling charge: $99.00
Online Availability: In Stock
Approx. delivery time 1-2 weeks by freight. Street address & phone number required. Cannot be shipped to our stores. Delivery time/cost may vary by destination.
Available only in contiguous U.S. and Canada.

Product Details

This Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak is an outstanding rough-water expedition sea kayak proportioned for larger paddlers. Exceptionally capable and comfortable, it stays in control even in rough conditions.


  • Capacity: Up to 300 lb.
  • Weight: 57 lb.
  • Dimensions: 17'L x 22"W.
  • Cockpit: 34"L x 18"W.
  • Bow storage: 5,553 cu. in.
  • Stern storage: 5,492 cu. in.
  • Day hatch: 2,502 cu. in.

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  • Phase 3 Air Pro seat made of contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort.
  • Thigh braces, hip pads, seat and ergonomic back band all adjust to custom fit your body.
  • Gen2 polyethylene hull is high-density, stiff and lightweight plastic.
  • SlideLock XL foot-brace adjusts with an ergonomic handle for reset while in the boat.
  • Adjustments are within easy reach and use friction rather than ratcheting for precise control.
  • Body is thin yet durable with a smooth finish and rich, long-lasting color.

Additional Features

  • All adjustment straps are located forward of the paddler.
  • Gear bag attached to seat holds snacks, water bottle or anything you want to keep close at hand.
  • Bungee cords let you fold seatback down flat for car-top transport.
  • Retractable skeg gives you even more control in rough water.
  • Footpads are shaped to alleviate foot fatigue.
  • Bulkheads provide plenty of dry storage for gear.
  • New hatches have a tighter seal and are easier to get on and off.
  • Deck rigging has reflective perimeter cord for extra visibility.
  • Expedition deck rigging and compass mount are recessed to minimize deck spray.
  • Carry handles attached with shock cord provide shock absorption.
  • USA.
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