Villain and Villain S

The Paddler’s Advantage: Imagine feeling invincible.   Feeling stable, and well protected with the ample volume around you, while feeling like you are paddling at your best.   The Villain gives you that feeling.  If you flip over, you’ll also be confident in your roll in this boat.

  1. Beginners– begin to get feelings of accomplishment right away.   You’ll be rewarded with a stable easy to move around package.   Learn to roll, boof, and river run.
  2. Intermediates– You’ll want to start finding new, more challenging creeks and rivers to take your Villain too.   Catching eddies, ferries, boofing, and going over holes and out the other side will all feel easier.   You’ll feel like your boat wants to stay upright more than ever before and you’ll be able to focus on the river more.
  3. Experts:   The speed of the hull, paired up with the snappy turns into the smallest micro eddies make this boat a confidence inspiring ride through the hardest waters.   Predictable waterfall running and resurfacing,  Stable on, in, or under the water in big drops.   Uni-shock bulkhead for leg, ankle, and boat protection in the case of impact.   Perfect choice for extreme racing.

Villain S – $1149

Colors: Spider, Green

  • Length: 8’2”
  • Width: 25.5”
  • Height: 14.5″
  • Volume: 79.5 gallons
  • Cockpit size 20.5″ x 34.75″
  • Weight:  41 lbs
  • Target weight range: 100-180 lbs

Villain – $1149

  • Length: 8’8”
  • Width: 27.0”
  • Height: 15.5”
  • Volume: 92.5 gallons
  • Cockpit size: 21.63″ x 36.75
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • Weight Range: 155-230+

Fun Runner

If you want to river run easily, surf waves and holes in control, but want more speed, room, and ease of staying upright than other river running playboats, this is for you. A big step towards river running from the Fun, but still keeping the great surfing characteristics of the JK playboats, the Fun Runner is just that- A really Fun river Runner. Since it is nearly a foot longer than a fun, and nearly a foot shorter than most creekers it is positioned right in the middle for length, speed, and maneuverability. This boat is instruction and learning friendly, while it also performs beautifully for the most advanced paddlers. The Fun Runner is built from scratch from the ground up with a friendly planing hull and effective chines/edges, as well as a roomy foot area as part of a sleek low profile deck for surfing and keeping the boats weight to a minimum. The Fun Runner helps complete the river running category for Jackson Kayak in good form.

Fun Runner 70 – $1149

Color: Red, Green

  • Length = 8’2” (249 cm)
  • Width = 26-3/8” (67 cm)
  • Height = 13-3/8” (34 cm)
  • Volume = 70 US Gallons (265 liters)

Recommended Weight Ranges:

  • Beginner- 140-210
  • Intermediate- 170-230
  • Advanced- 190-250


The beginner will achieve confidence immediately as the stability of the Zen along with its supreme JK comfort and the ease of rolling will shorten the learning curve.  With 3 sizes (small, medium and large) Jackson Kayak provides this kayak to any sized boater, making it the ideal kayak for schools and clubs.

Advanced boaters are going to look to the Zen as well for a big water boat of choice.  Expect to see unbelievable footage from classic runs like the North Fork of the Payette next spring featuring team JK and the Zen.

Zen 55 – $1149

Color: Earth, Yellow, Red

  • Length = 7’10-1/2” (240 cm)
  • Width = 23-3/4” (60.3 cm)
  • Height = 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Volume =  60 US Gallons (219 liters)
  • Weight = 36.5 lbs
  • Weight Range: 70-150

Zen 65 – $1149

Color: Red, Yellow

  • Length = 8’4” (254 cm)
  • Width = 25-1/2” (64.8 cm)
  • Height = 12-3/4” (32.4 cm)
  • Volume = 70 US Gallons (257 liters)
  • Weight = 40 lbs
  • Weight Range= 135-200

Zen 75 – $1149

Color: Steel

  • Length =8’10” (269.2 cm)
  • Width = 27” (68.6 cm)
  • Height = 14” (35.6 cm)
  • Volume = 80 US Gallons (295 liters)
  • Weight = 43.5 lbs
  • Weight Range= 160-260