The 10 Best Kayak Anchors
This wiki has been updated 13 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
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.