Lifetime Manta Tandem Kayak Review

Lifetime Manta Tandem Kayak

The Lifetime Manta Tandem Kayak  is one of the best multipurpose recreational kayaks among those currently available in the market.  This kayak comes with Paddles and Backrests and is designed to comfortably accommodate up to 3 people.

This tandem fishing kayak is a good for both solo and family outing. Owing to its superior design that is extremely innovative and functional, it is an ideal option for sailing, fishing or even surfing.

The superior tunnel hull design not only provides great stability but also promotes effortless tracking.It is extremely easy to maneuver and this could be a plus point for both the beginners and experienced alike.

The extent of stability can be gauged by the fact that this fishing kayak even supports a person standing on it without any fear of getting overturned. In other similar kayaks, the person is most likely to lose balance and face the risk of overturning. But hey, if you are on water, you can’t complain about getting wet!


Features that Matter

Innovative Design

One of the best features of this kayak is its innovative design which is characterized by extremely handy in-built features. Probably the most attractive aspect is that it contains contoured seats that can easily accommodate three persons at the same time. This kayak also contains two paddles and two padded backrests.

Apart from these, it has been intelligently designed with a paddle cradle, a holder to keep fishing rods, and multiple foot wells which makes paddling extremely easy for both adults and children. More over the kayak is so spacious that it lets one to comfortably carry a lot of fishing gear without any difficulty.

It is well equipped with drip cups and interior foam that promotes easy flotation. Finally the kayak has scupper holes that facilitate drainage of the cockpit area.

Lightweight and extremely durable

Manufactured by the popular company Lifetime, this tandem fishing kayak lives up to the reputation of its makers. It is Made up of polyethylene which is a high density plastic. Regardless of  the fact that it can hold three people, is surprisingly light in weight. It can be counted in the category of most durable kayaks.

Moreover it is also very easy to carry this kayak in a minivan or SUV. For the design and the looks, it is beautifully contoured without any sharp or protruding edges.


Full features & Specifications

  • Presence of a mast receiver receptacle
  • Unique designed short cord straps attached to forward cargo hold
  • Comes equipped with Ditty Trays and bottle holders
  • Molded side and rear carry handles
  • Push button on paddles with adjustable modes of paddling
  • Tunnel Hull design for superior stability and comfortable tracking
  • Presence of a paddle cradle which can be used to secure the paddle when not in use
  • Foot wells for comfortable paddling
  • Dimensions : 103 by 36 inches
  • Weight : 65 pounds
  • 1 year Limited Warranty


While the kayak is popular and is characterized by many impressive features, it does have a few shortcomings. Firstly although light in weight, you might find it difficult to carry it alone on land. This can make solo outing a bit of difficult task.  An easy way out could be taking the help of your companion.

The kayak can be easily carried by two people. Secondly, although the kayak is extremely stable, it is not the best option for people who are on the lookout for great speed. This Kayak is not designed for speed. Its main purpose is multipurpose recreation that can be perfect for a family outing, fishing, team building and other such activities.

Final Thoughts

The lifetime manta tandem kayak  best fulfills multiple purposes and can be easily used in flat water bodies. Owing to its superior design specifications and also the fact that it is economically priced, this kayak is one of the best that one can get in this price range. Moreover its brilliant stability and large spacious nature makes it extremely suitable and safe for a family outing.

Interestingly one of the person said

I love fishing and now I can go with my kayak.


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