Updated March 13, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 6 Best Kayak Outriggers

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Paddling a kayak is undoubtedly fun, but it can also be dangerous — especially if you tip over. These outriggers attach to your vessel to add stability and make falling out less likely, so you can row, fish, and move around with confidence. While these can reduce the risk of injury, they're not a sufficient safety mechanism on their own, so be sure to have that life jacket on at all times. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best kayak outrigger on Amazon.

6. Hobie Sidekick AMA

5. Inspired by Nature

4. YakGear OR1O

3. Spring Creek Manufacturing

2. Scotty Stabilizer System

1. Brocraft Stabilizers

Editor's Notes

March 08, 2019:

Most of the options above are capable of being used with any kayak, but there are a few — such as the Hobie Sidekick Ama — that may not work with the model you have at home, so be sure to check before ordering. Be sure to think long and hard about placement before you start drilling any holes, as some can interfere with your stroke if installed too close to the cockpit. The Spring Creek Manufacturing offering is best-suited for users who don't want to sacrifice much paddling speed in the name of stability, while the Brocraft Stabilizers are ideal for those who value staying upright above all else, such as fishermen, newbies, and those who don't swim well.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on March 13, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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