Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Review

The Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Fishing Kayak is a compact, affordable fishing kayak that is loaded with features for convenience and comfort. Sit on top kayaks are often preferred by anglers for their greater visibility and leverage, and the Tamarack Angler has everything anglers are looking for. 

It has two storage hatches, three fishing rod holders, a paddle keeper, two water bottle holders, and multiple seat adjustments and footrest positions for comfort. The bow shape provides excellent speed, with a skeg for tracking, and a flat-bottomed hull for stability. It’s a self-bailing boat with handles, bungees, and everything you need for fantastic fishing.

Overview of the

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Specs

  • Type: 1-person sit-on-top fishing kayak
  • Size: 120 x 31 inches
  • Draft: 5 inches
  • Height: 14 inches
  • Weight: 51 pounds
  • Weight capacity: 275 pounds
  • Materials: High-density polyethylene
  • Warranty: 5 year limited
  • Color: Olive green

Construction and build

The Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Fishing Kayak is made of blow molded high density polyethylene, making it incredibly durable, impact resistant, and UV-protected.  

The hull has deep channels, a sharp bow, and a skeg for speed and great tracking performance. The flat bottom and chine rails provide excellent stability, and it weighs just 52 pounds. The kayak has T-handles on the front and rear for easy transport, with additional luggage handles on the side. It has self-bailing scupper holes. 

The Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 is full of storage options, with front and rear bungees and two six inch storage hatches beneath the deck. It has a built-in paddle keeper, and two water bottle holders. It has one top-mount fishing rod holder, and two flush-mounted fishing rod holders, for incredible convenience and versatility. 

The padded seat is adjustable, as are the footrests, so it fits paddlers of all sizes. The generous 275 pound weight capacity easily holds all the gear you need, with room to spare. 

The Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Fishing Kayak is made in the USA and backed by a 5 year limited warranty.

About the brand: Lifetime

Lifetime Products is devoted to quality, making affordable products with quality, strength, and durability. And this devotion to quality doesn’t just extend to their products; it also means treating employees, customers, and suppliers with respect, working to succeed as a team. 

Lifetime Products are designed and made in America, operating one of the largest plastic blow-molding facilities in North America, creating more than 50,000 parts a day. It is one of the largest single-site delivery points for polyethylene plastic in the Western United States, where plastic pellets are blow molded into single parts with a sturdy dual-wall design. 

Lifetime also operates the Rocky Mountain region’s leading supplier of processed steel. Lifetime makes all the metal parts for all of their products, using the steel industry’s most innovative equipment. Lifetime Products is an environmentally friendly company that takes responsibility for environmental awareness in their facilities as well as their products. 

They continually strive to reduce waste and recycle raw materials in their processes, thereby improving their environmental impact and reducing costs. Plastic scrap is recycled within the company and used to make new products. Product packaging is streamlined and reduced, and recyclable. 

Lifetime also protects the environment by actively participating in Rocky Mountain Power’s Industrial Energy Efficiency programs, and the company has completed over 40 major energy conservation products since 2003, saving an estimated 16 million kilowatt hours of energy each year. The company has earned a Certificate of Energy Resource Stewardship for their dedication to energy efficiency.   

Pros

  • Excellent speed, stability, and tracking
  • Generous storage and gear attachment options
  • Adjustable padded seat and adjustable footrests
  • Self-bailing
  • Paddle holder
  • Three fishing rod holders
  • Durable, UV-resistant construction
  • Light in weight and easy to transport with rugged handles
  • Two water bottle holders
  • Generous weight capacity
  • Five year warranty
  • Affordable price
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • The seat padding is thin and not as comfortable for long days on the water as other kayaks. Many people choose to add a cushion. 
  • Storage hatches open to simple under-deck storage, not separate secured compartments

Conclusion

Lifetime Tamarack Sit-On-Top Kayak, Tan, 120', Model:90237
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Lifetime Tamarack Sit-On-Top Kayak, Tan, 120", Model:90237
  • Constructed of UV-Protected High-Density Polyethylene. Stable Flat Bottom. Deep Hull Tracking Channels. Stability Chine Rails
  • Multiple Footrest Positions for Different Size Riders. Adjustable Padded Seat Back and Seat Pad for Comfort. Front and Rear Shock...
  • Two Flush Mounted Fishing Rod Holders. One Top Mount Fishing Rod Holder

The Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Fishing Kayak is a fully-featured fishing kayak at an affordable price. It offers excellent tracking, speed, and stability for a fishing kayak in its class, and is incredibly convenient to use, with three fishing rod holders, a paddle holder, and ample storage. 

The padded seat is adjustable, as are the footrests, so it fits anglers of all sizes, although some may wish to add extra cushioning on the seat over long days on the water. 

The kayak is durable, with rugged blow-molded construction and UV treatment to resist damage over time. It’s backed by a five year warranty, and Lifetime Products is an excellent, socially responsible, American company.