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Boat Review: Current Designs Ignite Photo: Virginia Marshall

The Ignite is all about smooth and sleek

Ignite is an appropriate name for this hybrid. For touring kayakers, it could spark an interest in go-fast fitness paddling or even recreational racing. For fitness freaks and race geeks, it ignites the possibility of taking that first overnight trip.

The Ignite blends the stability and predictable handling of Current Designs’ popular Solstice GT touring hull with the open cockpit of a surf ski, then adds spacious watertight storage compartments. It’s a chimera that may well be the most versatile speed machine we’ve paddled.

Two hatches offer 125 liters of dry storage (that’s double what you’d have backpacking), but the buckles-lid-neoprene-hatch- cover system was the fiddliest of any test boat—making getting at your gear a chore for stiff fingers...

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