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Wilderness Systems Introduces the Ride MAX Angling Kayaks

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Phase 3® AirPro MAX High/Low Seat elevates the Ride 115, 115X and 135 to new heights

Greenville, S.C. (October 2, 2014) – Wilderness Systems®, the leader in innovative, high quality fishing kayaks, launches the Ride MAX model family to retailers around the world, providing an unparalleled angling experience for 2015 featuring the new Phase 3® AirPro MAX high/low seating system. 

The Phase 3 AirPro MAX gives kayak anglers the competitive advantage they need to sight fish from the seat of their Ride, which features the same customization, stability, maneuverability and capacity anglers have come to know and love in the Ride series fishing kayaks. The AirPro MAX preserves the popular innovations found in most Phase 3 seats – adjustability, comfort features and high-quality materials – yet it is a true advancement in design. Available now in all new Ride angling kayaks, and fully functional in existing Ride model years 2012 and beyond, the AirPro MAX high/low seat is easy to install.

Adjustable on the fly, the patent-pending Phase 3 AirPro MAX moves between the three seat heights without requiring any clipping or loosening of straps. Accessible grab handles allow the seat to move quickly to low, high or recline by simply unweighting the seat and shifting, while backrest straps allow for adjustments of the seatback angle. The forward/aft seat positioning in existing Ride models is preserved with a unique injection molded rail, allowing for the boat to be properly trimmed during paddling or slid back to provide more standing area while fishing. Standing room remains ample and the seat back can be folded and sat upon for even more height on the water.

Water-resistant, breathable, durable and UV-resistant, the AirPro MAX is ready for whatever weather comes its way. Reliable and time-tested premium materials reduce weight and increase the longevity of the AirPro MAX in harsh environments. The aluminum tube frame construction is highly durable with an all-weather, breathable open weave fabric with 3D mesh filler that affords both comfort and functionality, as well as opportunities for side pocket and tackle box storage. The injection molded slide rails also serve as a platform for mounting accessories to the seat, thus providing the ultimate in gear accessibility as they move along with the paddler.

Made in the USA, with years of design innovation and extensive testing, the Ride 115 MAX, Ride 115X MAX and Ride 135 MAX all featuring the Phase 3 AirPro MAX Seat are game changing for anglers of all skill levels. Wilderness Systems’ Pro Staff anglers were an integral part of the Phase 3 AirPro MAX design process, as they spent many months testing the Ride MAX boats in all types of fishing and weather conditions. The contributions and feedback from the Pro Staff are reflected in every aspect of the seat, from the easy adjustability and installation to the premium durable materials used to build it.


About Wilderness Systems®
Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of Made in the USA brands, at and join the Wildy Community.

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Media Contact:
Verde Brand Communications
Tessa Byars, Account Manager