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Length: 15' 3"
Beam: 24.5"
Weight: 50 lbs.
Cockpit Size: Keyhole 35" x 18.5"
Capacity: 400 lbs
Volume: 13.44 cu. ft.
Seat: Sliding
MSRP: $2,399

The Sitka XT (formerly “Denali”) is a lightweight “performance fit” kayak for the larger paddler. It maintains the same performance DNA as the Sitka ST, but scaled-up with abundant foot and leg room.

Spurred by numerous requests for a larger, lighter, performance oriented kayak with room for the larger paddler, we proudly call this kayak our little big boat. This boat looks sleek, but has abundant foot and leg room and the feel and performance of its predecessors. The Sitka XT is a big hit with the larger crowd.

At 15 feet 3 inches long and 24.5 inches at the beam, the Sitka XT features our usual deluxe deck lines and rigging, our fully adjustable Infinity Seat, drop skeg and retractable carry handles. Hatches are a 10 inch bow, 17.25 x 10 inch oval stern, and a 6 inch day hatch just forward of the cockpit for easy access to your smaller storage items. The Sitka XT cockpit is our large size, but with the addition of a keyhole configuration for extra thigh support and durability.

Sitka XT by Eddyline

08-25-2016 Tim Fribley

Rating: 10 of 10

I am new to kayaking. At 6’2″ 230 lbs. I don’t fit in alot of kayaks. And those that do fit me are usually chain-store specials that are better suited to the weekend party crowd. They don’t even compare to the Eddyline Denali [now Sitka XT]. The adjustable seat and foot braces make for a very comfortable day on the water. I can stretch my legs out and just float when I want. Then brace up and take control. The cockpit is sized just right. Plenty of room, but small enough to allow me to control the kayak in any situation. The knee and thigh braces are in just the right locations. If you’re looking to get into kayaking and you’re a bigger person, this kayak may be just right for you too. Light weight yet very well built. Eddyline hit a home run with the Denali [Sitka XT].

03-27-2016 Submitted by: 1984Lee

Rating: 10 of 10

The perfect boat for me, and I’m a big guy! At 6’2, 250lb, with a 34″ inseam and size 12 feet, the Denali [now Sitka XT]would still fit me even if I were taller and had larger feet! The seat is adjustable by 3″ fore and aft. The cockpit is large enough for me to sit in butt first and then put my legs in. The thigh braces are in just the right spot for me, so no need to modify the padding. I feel very solidly “connected” to the boat when the seat and foot braces are dialed in. My other boat is a WS Tempest 170, and it was just too small for me to really fully enjoy. My legs and feet were constantly going numb and my hamstrings would need a good stretch after only an hour or so. I was out in the Denali for 4 hours the other day and had no issues with cramping or numbness in my legs and feet. I could have easily kept going longer without issue.

The hatch covers are very heavy duty and seal very tightly. I really appreciate the day hatch right in front of the cockpit. The boat is beautiful and looks bad-ass! The materials, craftsmanship and attention to detail are superb. The customer service at Eddyline is outstanding! My time is very valuable and customer service is very easy to reach via email or a phone call. The phone number and email contact for customer service is very easy to see right at the top of the homepage. I had several questions before I purchased the Sitka XT and all were promptly answered.

I could not be happier with my Denali [Sitka XT] and the people at Eddyline that make it! Highly recommended for people like me who are not a member of the “slim fit shirts” and “skinny jeans” crowd.

03-07-2016 Submitted by: Jsfarnsw

Rating: 10 of 10

I’m 6’3″, 240 lbs and I love this boat. I’ve owned several other yaks, and nothing has ever fit me so comfortable. Plenty of bow buoyancy, plenty of secondary stability. You have to be careful to get the seat in the right spot–mine does not want to be all the way back, which was a pleasant surprise. I can carry enough gear for multi-day trips without the boat becoming a dog. Tracks well with the skeg down, and I use the skeg about 80% of the time.

07-04-2015 Submitted by: rwccdlc

Rating: 10 of 10

Eddyline has created a kayak that a big man can get into. I’m 6 foot 3 inches and 285 lbs. I demoed the Denali [now Sitka XT] and found it very comfortable to sit in and was able to use for several hours. The Denali [Sitka XT] has a high deck which allows for knee comfort and easy moving about the cockpit. Thank you Eddyline for making a kayak that big people can use.

Sitka XT (formerly the “Denali”) Review – Sea Kayaker Magazine
Eddyline’s thermoformed Denali [now Sitka XT] is “a fine looking boat with nice lines and a beautiful shape. It’s well finished inside and out” (RC). The Hull is “very smooth and has no ripples. There is a hard chine through the middle, softening to curved sections fore and aft.
Read the full review.

Rides: Mike Robertson’s Eddyline Denali [now Sitka XT]

Real People and the Boats They Love – Canoe and Kayak Magazine

May 31, 2016 By Katie McKy

Mike Robertson has big feet. Being size 13, that’s a lot of foot to cram into a boat. And aching toes at the end of a day on the water was a kayaking conundrum for Robertson, 66, of Gulf Breeze, Florida. His solution was a 15-foot 3-inch Eddyline Denali [Sitka XT], with the requisite room to stretch his sore dogs. There’s even room to spare, since the 6-foot 1-inch Robertson doesn’t need to set the adjustable foot pegs at their farthest position. The Denali [Sitka XT] gives him a roomy cockpit for easy entry and a comfy seat, which makes for pleasant paddling. When Robertson isn’t running his lawn and garden center, he’s paddling clear water, watching critters cruise beneath his Denali [Sitka XT].

Mike Robertson

C&K: So, your Denali [Sitka XT] is large and comfy. How does it track and turn? It has a skeg, so it tracks true and performs well in crosswinds. However, I can also take it into clear, freshwater creeks and rivers fed by artesian springs. Creeks no wider than eight or nine feet across or rivers 300 feet across. Even in the tightest quarters, it performs. The first time I got in, it paddled straight, was easy to turn, and I fit. It was love at first paddle!

C&K: How about storage? I really like the storage compartments, as they improved the hatch covers. They’ve got a real nice, easy fit that makes the cover go on and off without effort or leaking. I sometimes add a little WD-40 on the lip of the hatch covers and they continue to pop on and off like they’re brand new. One of my favorite things is a five-inch micro hatch right in front of the cockpit. It’s a perfect place for my iPhone and keys. There’s a large hatch in the back and a bigger one up front up too.

C&K: How about the aesthetics? It’s a beautiful boat. Easy to keep clean and always looks good. I had my Eddyline Equinox for five years and it looked like a brand new boat after all the trips, creeks, and boat ramps. They don’t show their age. The finish is beautiful, as are the lines and fit. Every piece of sporting goods I have is white, so I got the white one. White will show up if you’re stranded on a blue or green sea. If I were doing the poles, I might trade it in, but I’m not doing that anyway.

C&K: What are some of your favorite places to paddle? Most recently, I took a trip down to the Silver River. The Silver River starts at Silver Springs, Florida, a resort that opened in the 1930s. In the forties or fifties, the resort acquired some rhesus macaque monkeys. Well, a bunch escaped and they didn’t think anything about it. Today, there are troops of rhesus monkeys on the Silver River that have done quite well on their own. I’ve been on that river three times and all three times, I’ve seen troops of rhesus monkeys. It’s incredible to see that in North America. You see babies and moms nursing their infants. It’s just incredible. Plus, the water is perfectly clear and always 70 degrees, in January and summer.

C&K: What’s another great place you paddle? I love kayaking on St. Joe Bay, which is between Apalachicola and Port St. Joe, Florida. It’s a saltwater bay that feels like you’re kayaking in a saltwater aquarium. It’s very clear, shallow, and teems with life. You’ll see stingrays and sea turtles and small sharks. Horseshoe crabs abound. That’s sublime, seeing all that life.

C&K: Is there some place that this boat hasn’t been that you’d like to go? I’d like to kayak in the mangroves in the Keys. There are loads of birds this time of year and it’s a place where a lot of open ocean fish lay their eggs. I would also love to kayak the Caribbean. I’m really attracted to clear water. You see the life under your boat. It’s unreal.

C&K: Any advice for beginners getting into kayaking? I would advise someone who’s buying a kayak to not just buy a nice kayak. Buy a nice enough of a paddle too. A good paddle makes a huge difference. You need a paddle that’s light and doesn’t have to be forced into the water. Buy the most expensive boat and paddle you can afford. You’ll use them more, like them more, and they’ll be good for your mind, body, and soul.

— All photos courtesy Mike Robertson



The Heavy-Duty Cockpit Cover is made with a tear-resistant, cargo-cover material that features superior UV and weather protection. The travel strap feature makes this cover suitable for use during vehicle transport as it secures the cover by wrapping around the hull. Adjustable shock cord secures the cover to the cockpit rim while the front grab loop makes it easy to remove and the front clip attaches it to any deck line. Purchase the large size for the Sitka XT.
A coated-nylon spray skirt with an adjustable waist tube and removable suspenders that is excellent for keeping water out of the cockpit. Adjustable shock cord secures the skirt to the cockpit rim and while a front grab loop provides easy release. The waist tunnel will fit up to a 44" diameter. Purchase the large size for the Sitka XT.
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