Tupelo Designed for cruising the waterways with comfort and efficiency with loads of storage, the Tupelo is your premier, feature-laden recreational kayak. Like touring and whitewater kayaks, the Tupelo comes sized for the paddler, with the 12.5 for larger paddlers and the lighter, narrower 12.0 ideal for medium or smaller paddlers. Ideal to match one of each for a couple. Both feature Jackson's removable and super comfy Ergo Seat, with integrated lumbar support. Gear track around the deck allow you to accessorize with products like rod holders, GPS, camera mounts, smart phones and more. Versatility, comfort, ease of use....the Tupelo has it all in one lightweight package!

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Product Features

  • 1  - Ergo Seat

    All day comfort and easily removable from the boat for use in camp. The 3D breathable mesh fabric is stretched over an ergonomic frame shaped specifically to enhance lumbar support.
  • 2  - Two Sizes

    Allows paddlers of almost any size to have a boat that fits and maintains performance.
  • 3  - Quick-open stern hatch

    The quick open hatch allows easy access to bulkhead-sealed stern storage area. Easily holds camping gear for a weekend or more!
  • 4  - Gear Tracks fore and aft of cockpit

    The gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories and RAM Mounts.
  • 5  - Tri-Chine Hull Design

    The Tupelo hull was designed to provide great stability and tracking. Ease of paddling and stability in all waters was the key goals for the Tupelo.
  • 6  - Open, padded cockpit

    Roomy cockpit opening with padded rim that allows for relaxed
  • 7  - Bow/ Deck Rigging

    For one handed paddle storage, or keeping gear/jacket, etc.. Stored up front, the bow deck rigging gives you more storage options
  • 8  - Stern Deck Rigging

    Whether you use it for carrying your rain jacket or whether you stuff fishing gear for quick access, the rear deck rigging is easily accessible.
  • 9  - Paddle Holder

    An easy, clip on bungee paddle holder on the right side of the Ibis to keep your paddle secure and out of the way when you are birdwatching, taking photos, video, or just hanging out.
  • 10  - Water Bottle Holder and Nalgene Bottle  - Nalgene

    Need a place to keep your water? Our bungee system allows various shapes and sizes of water bottles to be held in place within reaching distance from your Elite Seat. Your kayak comes with a Made in the USA Nalgene bottle decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
  • 11  - Easy to Adjust Foot Pegs

    Our adjustable foot pegs give you a custom fit to your own boat and ensure you have the foot support you need to maneuver your kayak but also be comfortable all day long.
  • 12  - Grab Handles

    With several carrying points you don’t need to worry about this kayak slipping out of your hands.

Comments on “Tupelo”

  1. Heidi Lemmer
    February 5, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I am looking for a neoprene spray skirt for my Tupelo. Do you have any ideas on where I might be able to get my hands on one?

    1. Ryan Kerr
      March 23, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Apparently you cannot get one because of the safety issue of not being able to reach the release handle but you can get half covers to give added deck space

    2. Jay W
      June 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

      You can special order a custom sized spray skirt from Seals or Immersion Research fairly easy. You have to cut a template from around the cockpit. I have one I use for cold weather paddling for added warmth to the cockpit. But like Ryan said, it is a risk because you can not reach the release strap. I tied a section of a ratchet strap to the handle and keep it secured to my left in case I need to pull it.

    3. February 12, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      French Broad Outfitters in AVL can ship you your skirt. Give us a call at 8285057173. We’d be glad to help.

  2. Joseph
    March 31, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Just got myself a Tupelo 12.5… Very pleased with it so far. Took it down a swift river this weekend after picking it up. A couple comments. Its a very dry ride through the shoals and class I rapids and the Ergo seat is the greatest thing since sliced bread. On flat water it is very true and quick. Add a little more effort and you’ll find yourself clipping along without killing yourself.
    The fit and finish is excellent. The only minor curiosity I have on the design is the lack of a drain plug.
    Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.

    1. PJ
      July 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Roll it over, the holes at front and rear of cockpit are your drain holes.

  3. Laura
    August 12, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Am I able to purchase replacement pads that are on each side of the cockpit? Mine has ripped and it looks like they can be replaced but I can’t find them.

    1. October 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      Hey Laura – check the accessories ‘store’ page or try info@ jackson kayak.com to order. Good luck!

  4. Darla S.
    August 14, 2019 at 12:31 am

    It would be great if you could add a picture or two of the hull. Kind of important. Thanks.

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