Designed to give kayakers comfort and stability with agile yet reassured handling, the Halo 130 will make all of your adventures memorable. Experienced paddlers and those looking to develop their skills will appreciate the Halo 130’s potential. This is truly a light and fun kayak!
The ergonomic cockpit with our industry leading 5-Way Adjustable Seat will fit a wide range of paddlers. The new day hatch is within easy reach, along with the optional rudder. Sharing many features with our touring kayaks, the Halo 130 also comes with safe hatches for storage, a full complement of safety lines and bungee cords on deck.
Inspired by the latest in advanced hull design, Boreal Design has crafted a fast, stable kayak that tracks effortlessly and ensures a “dry ride”. The Halo 130 has already gained praise from Outdoors Magazine and received their 2013 Gear of the Year Award.
Rough Water Ready – Beginner Friendly!
Primary stability is a reflection of how stable the kayak feels while sitting still on a calm body of water. A high primary stability is perfect for beginners, photographers and fisherman alike.
Secondary stability is the stability felt while edging the boat (leaning the kayak on one side using your hips). A kayak with a poor secondary will require a stronger bracing technique to edge with confidence.
Handling vs Tracking
There is no right or wrong answer here. A kayak that tracks more (more grey) will be easy to keep on a straight course. A loose kayak (more blue) will be easy to turn on a dime and change direction quickly.
This is the general speed of the kayak, combining acceleration, cruising speed, top speed and how easy it is to keep.
This represents the total inside storage volume the kayak offers. Rudder equipped kayaks tend to have more storage compared to skegs that take up some space in the rear hatch. A high rating for storage is perfect for a touring paddler.
Small to mid sized paddlers
||Weight (plastic) ABS
||Recommended weight of paddler
|13’ (3.96 m)
||24½’’ (62 cm)
||16½’’ x 30¾” (42 x 78 cm)
||48.5 lbs (22 kg)
||90 to 250 lb (41 to 114 kg)
|Recommended load limit
||Type of Chine
||Béluga skirt size
|325 lb (102 kg)
||38 gal us (144 L)
||Shallow V Soft