Nirvana The Nirvana creek boat brings speed, stability, and maneuverability to any class of whitewater, inspiring confidence like never before. High bow rocker keeps you dry while flying over waves and holes, making the Medium Nirvana a sub-9’ racing machine. However, unlike many racing kayaks, the Nirvana is accessible— both responsive and forgiving— such that it feels at home on everything from beginner whitewater to the most demanding Class-V rapids. If you want a performance inspiring river-running/creek boat that’ll knock rapids down a class, than the Nirvana is the boat for you! Available in two sizes.

Nirvana Posts

View All


  • GoPro
  • Nalgene

Nirvana Videos

Nirvana - Product Description

Product Features

  • 1  - Race Inspired Hull

    A creeking boat designed to get you through rapids quickly and in control. If you just want a river running/creek boat that has a high end speed in the rapids, but don’t plan on racing, the Nirvana won’t disappoint!
  • 2  -  Boat Armor Outfitting

    A new composite re-inforced hull track system is the backbone of this unique whole-hull integrity system.
  • 3  -  Uni-Shock Bulkhead System

    This shock-absorbing system not only might save your ankles from a rocky impact but also lets us drill ZERO holes in the boat for an absolutely dry ride.
  • 4  - Sure-Lock Backband System

    This instantly adjustable system is operated right from your kayak and uses only rope and plastic cleats: no metal parts to rust, corrode, fall-out or break - ever! Should you break a rope you are a simple square knot away from continuing in comfort and replacement is possible in any hardware shop.
  • 5  - Carrying Strap Attached to Bulk Head for Easier Carrying

    This unique webbing loop rides just over the bulkhead so you can hang on while portaging to add next level control and take some of the weight off your shoulders.
  • 6  - Ropes to attach throw rope for easy access

    Plenty of tie-down points for your pin-kit, rope, breakdown etc.
  • 7  - Go- Pro Ready - GoPro  - GoPro

    Comes with a screwed in mount for your Go Pro that you can unscrew and stick wherever you like for a different point of view.
  • 8  - Nalgene Bottle - Nalgene  - Nalgene

    USA Made, BPA Free and with a JK logo - this is one water bottle designed for years of hard use, just like your Jackson Kayak!
  • 9  - Thermoformed U Channel

    Thermoformed U Channel with Composite Reinforcement for added Hull Support.

Comments on “Nirvana”

  1. Sandy Northwood
    October 30, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    It’d be great to know more of the specs. What sizes does the Nirvana come in? Cockpit size & volume of each?

  2. Jessica
    January 30, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Will you be coming out with a small for us smaller paddlers and if so when!?

  3. Bill
    March 6, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I have been paddling for three years. In that time, I’ve had four boats. I winnowed them down a few months ago to a single kayak and I’m very happy with my choice. I paddle a Karma RG on class 2 & 3 water; mostly river running. I love this boat and will never sell it; however, I am ready to add another kayak to the fleet. I have narrowed my choices to the Nirvana or the Zen. Which of these two boats are the most forgiving and the most stable? I normally paddle the Lower Green, the Tuck and the Nanty although I do occasionally paddle other southeast WW. I’m 5’10” / 185 pounds not kitted up. What size Zen and Nirvana?

    1. Chris M
      March 27, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Zen – Large – 89 Gallons
      Nirvana – Medium – 86.3 Gallons
      Having paddled both boats, I think that a role remains for both in the Jackson line-up. The Zen has greater primary (boat flat) stability, so I’d give it the edge on stability, but not by much. It (the Zen) is also a ferrying machine, I have never paddled a boat which was so happy to just zoom across a river or across currents. The Nirvana will, I think, and has been for me, a little easier to turn on edge, and a slight bit easier to roll being an inch narrower with a slightly smaller planing surface underneath the seat. I think both boats will make you happy, and both are a great match for what you’re looking for, I think the Zen’s sharper rails will help you progress your river-running style, and I thought it felt more similar to the Karma Unlimited/RG than the Nirvana.

    2. Jay
      April 8, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      The Zen will be a better choice for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.