Tempest 165

Wilderness Systems

Tempest 165 - Red - Top | Western Canoeing & Kayaking

Tempest 165


Intentionally designed for paddlers of all sizes to take their sea kayaking prowess to the next level, the award-winning Tempest series delivers a signature performance like no other. The industry-leading comfort of the Phase 3® AirPro seating system combined with an unmatched capacity enables you to travel farther and achieve more, while the TruTrak adjustable skeg system allows you to seamlessly transfer from straight-tracking to supreme maneuverability.


  • TruTak Adjustable Skeg: Adjustable TruTrak Skeg with cockpit control to stay on course in current and wind.

  • Domed Bow, Midship and Stern Hatches: Dry storage hatches keep your gear safe and dry.

  • Bow, Midship and Stern Bulkheads: Foam bulkheads add extra buoyancy on the water.

  • DPhase 3® AirPro XP: The most comfortable kayak seat out there. Fully adjustable. Mesh fabric covers honeycomb-vented, ergonomic 3D foam allowing for greater airflow to keep you cool while supporting the lower back.

  • Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces: Thigh and knee braces for comfortable support and optimal boat control.

  • SlideLock XL Foot Brace System: Large, padded foot rests for support and comfort. Easy to adjust locking lever to accommodate paddlers of different heights.

  • Bungee Deck Rigging w/ Reflective Static Perimeter Safety Line: Bungee cord lashes in front and rear to secure gear of any shape or size with reflective safety lines for low-light visibility and ease of re-entry.

  • Bow Compass Recess: Molded-in compass recess to keep your compass dry and visible.

  • Soft Touch Handles: Ergonomic handles make carrying more comfortable.




  • LENGTH: 16' 6" / 503 CM
  • WIDTH: 21.5" / 55 CM
  • BOAT WEIGHT: 55 LBS. / 25 KG
  • DECK HEIGHT: 12.5" / 32 CM
  • COCKPIT LENGTH: 34" / 86 CM
  • COCKPIT WIDTH: 18" / 46 CM
  • MAX CAPACITY: 300 LBS. / 136 KG


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