Neris Smart Pro Expedition vs. Pakboat Quest 150

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youngpnw
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Neris Smart Pro Expedition vs. Pakboat Quest 150

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Hey all,

Looking for some insight and advice! I posted a similar post at paddling.com for visibility. Thanks in advance!

Location: Washington state

Main use: flat/open water and tame rivers (class I, maybe class II a year from now). Hopefully can handle some adverse conditions while touring. What inspired me to look at foldables was my trip to Japan. I got to kayak on a feathercraft. The model I was on felt just like hardshells I've used. I'd love to be able to kayak more when I travel.

Skill level: novice, this will also be my first kayak. I've been doing rentals for forever.

Key points: looking for durability, speed, tracking and storage. Regarding durability Neris = PVC and Pakboat = materials coated with PU. I've read that the quest is pretty fast comparable to hardshells. I really haven't found anything regarding speed and tracking for Neris, but the quest seems to be pretty on par with hardshells. Storage seems adequate for both, with Neris having more capacity by weight. Assembly time looks similar to both.

I've looked on YouTube regarding assembly.

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