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Tupelo 12.5

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12' 5"
300 lbs
Weight Without Seat:
50 lbs
Weight With Seat:
56 lbs

Tupelo 12.5 Accessories and Parts


Crafted for optimal comfort and performance, the Tupelo is a high-end recreational kayak packed with features. Its tri-chine hull ensures excellent stability and tracking while offering ample storage space. Whether it's versatility, comfort, or ease of use you're after, the Tupelo delivers it all in a lightweight, all-in-one package!


  • Super comfy Ergo Seat with integrated lumbar support
  • Gear track around the deck for easy customization with products like rod holders, GPS, camera mounts and more
  • Easy-open rear hatch access to semi-dry bulkhead storage in stern. Large enough for day trip or camping gear
  • Bow and stern bungee deck rigging for storing maps, jackets, or hand paddles
  • Roomy, padded cockpit
  • BACK AGAIN (2023 & After) - our fully-removable framed seat system ensures all-day comfort on the water

Voted Best In Class - Beginner Kayak - 2021 by PaddleTV. Watch here:

Suggested Application:

Ideal for navigating small rivers or lakes, the Tupelo is the ultimate kayak for kayakers seeking enhanced comfort and versatility. Whether you're planning day-long excursions or overnight paddling trips, the Tupelo is designed to elevate your experience on the water.

Tupelo 12.5 Cockpit Dimensions: 22.5" x 48.5".


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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.

5 Reviews

  • Tupelo 12.5

    Posted by Patrick Kinlen on Jul 14th 2023

    Great kayak with solid construction. Very comfortable and smooth as silk in the water. Kudos to the design engineers.

  • Tupelo 12 and 12.5

    Posted by Gary Charlebois on Mar 17th 2023

    In 2017 My wife and I purchased two Tupelos, 12 and 12.5. After over 5 years of heavy use, which includes primitive camping in the Adirondacks ( yes include long portages) the Tupelos just continue to impress us. The quality of workmanship is exceptional. Never had a problem with the Tupelos, none...Zero.
    This is a quality kayak that is above all (all) the rest in comfort and Straight line paddling with out the need for a Skeg (rudder) is great. I own a sit on top (fishing) kayak, canoe and pack canoe and hands down the tupelo is my favorite.
    I am surprised that the 12 and colors like my Mystery machine color are not available.

  • 12.5 Jackson Tupelo

    Posted by Edward Gbur on Jul 12th 2022

    Great in appearance but very poor quality in construction. I have used it 3 times on flat lakes and so far the rear hatch lid hinge broke ( poor design and cheap material) the rivets on the cockpit padding pulled out again ( poor design and cheap material ) I have been kayaking and canoeing for over 40 years and had experience with entry level and expensive craft the Jackson Tupelo is over rated over priced and just cheaply made.

  • Jackson Tupelo

    Posted by Jeff Brown on Dec 12th 2021

    I've had mine for three years and it didn't take long to realize what a versetale boat it is! It's a great river runner and lake taker! It's got enough storage in it's hatch to do an overnight float especially when you make use of the behind the seat area. It tracks and handles better than any other boat I've had or used so I highly recommend it for just about any floating application!

  • Tupelo 2022

    Posted by Mark Barrett on Oct 23rd 2021

    Went to buy a Tupelo solar eclipse at Outdoor Experience in Cookeville, so excited for the color. The salesperson said I had to see the seat before he would sell it to me. As soon as a saw the molded seat, they lost the sale. Been waiting for an orange colored Tupelo for a few years, loved the seat it was better than the molded plastic I have in another brand kayak. I am so disappointed, love the color, why change the seat?

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