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The Frenzy from Ocean Kayak is a low-cost, sit-on model available in a range of funky colors.
This is one of the low-cost kayaks from our best inexpensive kayak guide, check out the guide here.
Geared as an entry-level kayak, it is aimed at newbies of all ages. But just how good is it?
I sorted through hours of research for this kayak, balancing the good and the bad from Reddit thread reviews, YouTube reviews, and random kayaking forum posts.
So feel free to take advantage of the time I spent so you don’t have to by checking out the rest of the post.
Did you think I was kidding? Here’s an actual picture of my monitors while looking into the Frenzy.
In a hurry? Check out the summary below this sentence.
Made for solo paddlers, the Ocean Kayak Frenzy is 9 feet in length and 31 inches wide. A sit-on model, it offers great stability, even though it is fairly small when compared with other competitors.
The fact that it is so stable is a massive plus point, especially if you are new to the world of kayaking. Constructed from a single layer of polyethylene, the Frenzy’s gross weight is just 44 pounds.
With its ability to hold up to 325 pounds, this kayak can take the heaviest of paddlers or those of you who prefer to carry plenty of extra gear, especially for those overnight paddle adventures.
It has a decent seat width of 18 inches. The Frenzy can accommodate a leg length of up to 50 inches.
One Positive Thing about the product: Capable of handling different weight limits
Of course, our review would not be complete without listing a few pros and cons.
It’s important that you take note of all the incredible features this versatile kayak has to offer.
One of the most important things about any kayak is the seating.
After all, you spend all of your time on the water seated, so it needs to be comfortable, right?
And here, you won’t find any problem with the seating offered on this kayak. The “Comfort Plus” seat is extremely comfy, can be adjusted in four ways and perfect for those long paddle excursions.
If you want to change it, however, well that’s easy enough as it fits into a molded seat well and can be removed and replaced with another seat, if need be.
And the body? If its stability, tracking, and performance you want, then the Frenzy has you covered.
That’s thanks to its hollow tri-form hull which is molded from a single layer of polyethylene. The one stand-out feature is the stability, especially as the Frenzy is fairly small.
And that’s perfect if you are a newbie. It stays upright with ease!
What about moving it around?
Well, the small size and lightweight construction, together with a molded-in carry handle on each side mean you can carry the Frenzy fairly long distances without too much discomfort.
Toggle handles on the bow and stern can be used to pull the board through the water as well.
Well, what you see is what you get. And that’s just the Frenzy itself.
Again, these do not come with the order but are relatively cheap.
What the Frenzy does include is the “Comfort Plus” seat. This can be tweaked to your specifications thanks to the fact that it is fully adjustable.
This seat is high-quality construction so it will last for a long time, even when it gets damp.
Carry handles, front and rear toggle handles, adjustable footrests, molded cup holders, replaceable skid pad and bungee cords all come standard with your Kayak.
And if you prefer to keep your paddle connected to your kayak with a leash, you would need to purchase one as it’s not included.
There are many reasons why this is the perfect kayak for children, beginners or those kayakers making the move to a sit-on-top model.
Perhaps the best, however, is the stability the Frenzy offers.
As someone starting out in the world of kayaking, you would want to have confidence in your kayak. And that’s exactly what the Frenzy provides.
That’s thanks to its hull, which takes on a tri-form shape.
With a pronounced keel, the Frenzy cuts through the water, while still giving excellent buoyancy.
Not only that, but it tracks well too. With heavy paddle strokes, your Frenzy will stay straight and true, no changes of direction from side to side whatsoever.
But it’s stability also makes the Frenzy very versatile. It’s not only for the recreational paddler, but you could fish off it as well, or even scuba dive.
Of course, beginner paddlers and kids will be a little concerned if their kayak takes on some water but thanks to its self-draining system the amount of water staying in the kayak is kept to a minimum.
And should you prefer, you can plug those holes which means the Frenzy sits on top of the water a little more.
So if you looking to paddle on flat rivers, lakes or other still bodies of water, this kayak will certainly do the trick.
More experienced paddlers can certainly use it in choppy conditions or even out on the ocean but beginners should probably not attempt that.
As we come to the end of our Ocean Kayak Frenzy review it’s time to deliver the verdict on this colorful kayak.
If you are a first-time kayaker or want a kayak for your children, you certainly cannot go wrong with the Frenzy.
It’s durable, user-friendly, easy to paddle, forgiving, offers excellent stability thanks to its tri-form hull design and will provide hours of fun on calm waters.
It’s not the greatest in terms of performance, but that’s not what it’s designed for. And perhaps best of all, it won’t break the bank or your back.
This small, cheap kayak packs a lot of punch and is certainly worth investigating.
About the Author Chet Thornberry
My name is Chet and I'm a surfer living in Cocoa Beach. I created this blog to put my experience with surfing, skimboarding, bodyboarding, and paddleboarding to good use (pretty much all things water sports).
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