Updated April 04, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Kayak Anchors

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2019. Whether you want to stop and enjoy the scenery or do a little fishing, a dependable kayak anchor is the tool that will keep you motionless long enough to do so. Choosing the right one can be a "weighty" decision, however, as they come in various types and sizes. But don't worry, as we've selected a wide range to suit different conditions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best kayak anchor on Amazon.

10. Extreme Max Folding

9. Moocy Drift Sock

8. Extreme Max BoatTector

7. Danielson Mushroom

6. YakGear YakStick

5. YakAttack LeverLoc

4. OceanMotion Foldable

3. Seattle Sports Kit

2. Best Folding

1. Compass Kit

Editor's Notes

April 01, 2019:

When it comes to kayak anchors, most people reach for grapnel options thanks to their holding power and portability, so we looked for versions that would meet these criteria. We feel that currently, the Compass Kit and the Best Folding Kit are both worthy choices. The Compass may have the slight edge, as it has a dual-colored buoy and a bonus dry bag, but it's also slightly more expensive. If your budget is truly crunched, the Extreme Max version is one to consider, but its included rope is shorter than most, so you may want to swap it for something else. We also looked at other types of anchors, adding the Danielson Mushroom and the Moocy Drift Sock. Although not everyone will need these, they are handy in some situations and thus may be worth keeping in your arsenal. But, whichever anchor you select, do take some time to learn how to use it, as simply throwing one over the side and hoping for the best can be dangerous in a kayak.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on April 04, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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