Field and Stream is a collection of outdoors retail stores owned and operated by Dicks Sporting Goods. Formed in 2013, they operate stores across the United States offering a wide range of products including fishing tackle, rods, reels, fishing kayaks, firearms and hunting gear.
What Type of Kayaks do Field and Stream sell?
Field & Stream sell a range of kayaks for different types of uses including recreational or fishing, single or tandem. They also sell popular brands including Wilderness Systems®, Perception®, Old Town®, Advanced Elements® along with inflatable kayaks and small boats.
If it’s accessories you are after than don’t worry, Field and Steam also stock a huge range of paddles, oars, trolleys, fishing attachments, roof racks and safety gear for your next adventure.
Types of Kayaks Sold by Field and Stream
There are three main types of kayaks sold by Field and Stream. These include
- Recreational Kayaks: Perfect for casual paddling or beginners looking to get on the water with an easy to use and safe kayak. These kayaks are ideal for calm water such as lakes.
- Fishing Kayaks: Fishing kayaks include added features such as padded seats, rod holders and additional storage areas.
- Inflatable Kayaks: For those with limited space or looking to travel with a kayak, inflatable kayaks are a great option. The quality of inflatable kayaks has increased dramatically and are very sturdy and durable. Inflatable kayaks are best suited to recreational use.
Things to consider when purchasing a Field and Stream Kayak
SIT IN VS. SIT ON TOP
A sit on top kayak is where you literally are sitting on top of the kayak with little protection from the elements. These types of kayaks are stable and easy to get in and out of and thus recommended for beginners. Sit on top kayaks also have more “deck space” and fishing kayaks utilise this space for features such as rod holders and waterproof storage compartments.
Sit in kayaks will provide more protection on the sides from water splashing as they will wrap up higher and the paddler sits inside the kayak. They are harder to get into and if flipped are much harder to turn upright than sit on top kayaks. Best suited to more experience paddlers.
For beginners a shorter kayak is best suited as they are easier to turn and manouvour, these are usually in the range of 10 to 12 feet in length. Large kayaks are best suited to touring and long trips as they will travel faster and track in a straight line better.