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Designed for cruising the waterways with comfort and efficiency with loads of storage, 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 Ergo Seat, with integrated lumbar support. Gear track around the deck allow you to accessorize with products like rod holders, GPS, camera mounts, smart phones and more. Versatility, comfort, ease of use….the Tupelo has it all in one lightweight package!



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Ergo Seat

All day comfort and easily removable from the boat for use in camp. The 3D breathable mesh fabric is stretched over an ergonomic frame shaped specifically to enhance lumbar support.

Two Sizes

Allows paddlers of almost any size to have a boat that fits and maintains performance.

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!

Gear Tracks fore and aft of cockpit

The gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories and RAM Mounts.

Tri-Chine Hull Design

The Tupelo hull was designed to provide great stability and tracking. Ease of paddling and stability in all waters was the key goals for the Tupelo.

Open, padded cockpit

Roomy cockpit opening with padded rim that allows for relaxed

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

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.

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.

Water Bottle Holder and Nalgene Bottle

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.

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.

Grab Handles

With several carrying points you don’t need to worry about this kayak slipping out of your hands.


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