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Tripper 12

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12' 3"
375 lbs
68 lbs
Weight With Seat:
74 lbs

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The Tripper, built on the stable and adaptable Jackson Kilroy hull, is all about family fun and adventure! This sit-inside recreational kayak features ample storage and an extra-large cockpit, perfect for bringing your furry companion along.

With endless configuration possibilities, the Tripper is prepared for any adventure. Whether you're fishing, embarking on a long journey, or enjoying a relaxing paddle, the Tripper is your ticket to get there with style and ease!


  • Jackson’s EZ Hi-Lo Seating System (Patented)! Take comfort to new levels, and raise and lower your seat with one hand. Learn more here >>
  • Superior stability as the standing area is below the waterline
  • Bungee deck rigging on bow for easy storage of things like maps, coat, or small drybag
  • Stern hatch and bulkhead for easy access to semi-dry storage area 

Suggested Application:

The Tripper excels on lakes and ponds, making it an ideal choice for paddlers seeking a sit-inside kayak for day trips or extended paddling adventures.

Cockpit dimensions: 27" x 86".

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Warranty Information

This warranty applies to all Jackson Adventure products (kayaks, boats, coolers and kennels) and covers substantial defects in materials and workmanship in the hull and outfitting components sold new or as "demos". The warranty policy is subject to the exceptions lists. Review the full warranty list and details by clicking here.

3 Reviews

  • Jackson Tripper 12

    Posted by Mitch Lloyd on Feb 3rd 2021

    I love my Tripper! I’m big, 240 lbs 6 ft tall and I paddle black water and swamps with lots of obstacles like downed trees and crypress knees. The Tripper is extremely stable yet easy to paddle and relatively fast for a wide hull shape. The seat comfort is the best I’ve ever found, I can sit in my Tripper for hours without butt squirm. At 68 pounds it’s heavy for a kayak but lighter than the current rage of sit on tops. If you are a man sized recreational paddler this is a great choice.

  • LOVE the Tripper!

    Posted by Jonathon on Aug 9th 2020

    I have had the Tripper 12 for a few months now and absolutely love it. It is a scaled down Kilroy so it is perfect for fishing and customizing to your liking. I've tried sit on tops and they are just not for me. This fits all of my needs being super comfortable, having a wide open cockpit for tons of storage, and doesn't weigh 1,000 pounds! I do wish Jackson would make a smaller version of this one for the ladies. My girlfriend loves it but it's way to big for her. If there was a 10.5 - 11ft version and a couple inches narrower, it would be the perfect rec kayak for smaller people who want to stretch out and also have room for a cooler full of beer!

  • Excellent river kayak!

    Posted by Jason Ricketts on May 20th 2020

    I absolutely love the Tripper 12. I owned one a few years back and ended up selling it in order to buy a higher end Jackson. I have regretted it ever since. I now have one ready to pick up this week and i cannot WAIT top get it. It is fairly light weight, tracks extremely well and is very fast in the water. I have fished for catfish and small mouth out of mine. It is also perfect for river excursions. I take my 7 year old son out on trips and there is plenty of room for him to sit in front me. You will not regret buying this. it is truly amazing!

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