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Old 05-25-2015   #1
Boulder, Colorado
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Jackson Zen Sizing

Im looking to purchase a 2015 Zen and had a question about sizing. Unfortunately no dealers near me have anything in stock to try. I am 5'8" and 150 pounds. I am looking at either a Small or Medium boat. Which boat do you think would best fit my frame. I am an intermediate paddler and looking to really get more into it this year. Thanks.

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Old 05-26-2015   #2
Mitcham, Victoria
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Based on the your size, I'd go the medium. I have just bought mine, and I am 5'11" and ~ 170 lbs.

Here's a good article discussing the size options:

The key quote from the article is "I would guess the max paddler weight should be 145."

Try sitting one if you can, and see if you get your feet with booties to fit.

Hope that helps. You could also talk to Jackson via their website.
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Old 05-26-2015   #3
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Great, thanks. I actually read that article but didnt catch the 145. I think the medium is a good option for sure, especially as I add gear to it. Thanks.
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