Designed for cruising the waterways with comfort and efficiency, with loads of storage and convenient accessories, the Tupelo is your premier, feature laden recreational kayak. Like touring and whitewater kayaks, the Tupelo comes sized for the paddler, with the 12.5 for larger paddlers and the lighter, narrower 12.0 ideal for medium or smaller paddlers. Ideal to match one of each for a couple. Both feature Jackson's removable and super comfy Elite Seat, with adjustable lumbar support. YakAttack tracks around the deck allow for you to accessorize with RAM products like rod holders, GPS, camera mounts, smart phones and more. Versatility, comfort, ease of use....the Tupelo has it all!
1 - Elite Seat 3.0 - Therm-a-Rest
All day comfort and easily removable from the boat for use in camp. Inflatable, adjustable Therm-a-Rest lumbar support is a game changer.
2 - Two sizes.
Allows paddlers of almost any size to have a boat that fits and maintains performance.
3 - Quick-open stern hatch
The quick open hatch allows easy access to bulkhead-sealed stern storage area. Easily holds camping gear for a weekend or more!
4 - Yakattack gear tracks fore and aft of cockpit - YakAttack
The YakAttck gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories via Yakattack Screwballs and RAM Mounts.
5 - Classic tri-hull design
The hull was designed to provide great stability and tracking. Ease of paddling and stability in all waters was the key goals for the Tupelo.
6 - Open, padded cockpit
Roomy cockpit opening with padded rim that allows for relaxed
7 - Bow/ Deck Rigging
For one handed paddle storage, or keeping gear/jacket, etc.. Stored up front, the bow deck rigging gives you more storage options
8 - Stern Deck Rigging
Whether you use it for carrying your rain jacket or whether you stuff fishing gear for quick access, the rear deck rigging is easily accessible.
9 - Paddle Holder
An easy, clip on bungee paddle holder on the right side of the Ibis to keep your paddle secure and out of the way when you are birdwatching, taking photos, video, or just hanging out.
10 - Water Bottle Holder and Nalgene Bottle - Nalgene
Need a place to keep your water? Our bungee system allows various shapes and sizes of water bottles to be held in place within reaching distance from your Elite Seat. Your kayak comes with a Made in the USA Nalgene bottle decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
11 - Easy to Adjust Foot Pegs
Our adjustable foot pegs give you a custom fit to your own boat and ensure you have the foot support you need to maneuver your kayak but also be comfortable all day long.
12 - Grab Handles
With several carrying points you don’t need to worry about this kayak slipping out of your hands.
13 - GoPro Ready - GoPro
Capture the moment easier with a screwed in insert Go Pro Mount. This mount can be placed in any of our moulded in screw locations around the kayak.