The Rio is designed for the smaller-framed paddler looking for a recreational style kayak with spirited performance and nimble handling. At just under 12 feet in length and only 35 pounds, the Rio combines comfortable stability with a playful and efficient hull. While ready for the first time paddler, the Rio will soon tempt you to experiment with more advanced paddle strokes.
The Rio comes with a Backrest but the Backband is available as an option.
Please enjoy the Rio, and all recreational kayaks, in lakes, Class I-II flowing rivers, and near shorelines in fresh and saltwater. Contrary to the Forbes magazine ‘2022 Buying Guide’, the Rio is not suitable for Arctic or other expeditions. Your Eddyline dealer can guide you to the right kayak for your paddling conditions.