The Reflection is a playful multipurpose craft that will excel where control is the primary goal, be it in wind, currents, waves, chop, obstacles, explorations,
instructional or teaching situations.
The Reflection project started out as a custom personal design for the different kinds of kayaking that I do (Reg Lake). That would be a lot of poking around
and photography, moving water like Deception Pass, surfing like Hobuck, Crescent beach, boat wakes, wind waves, also standing waves on the rivers or
tide races like Skookumchuck. Big enough to haul the camping essentials. Yet compact enough for playing in the arches, tunnels and caves, etc.,
Light and strong are important to me: light for independence getting to the water and on portages, strong for dependability. And lastly I want a kayak
that is easily controlled and has no surprises when running selected whitewater rivers. The thought throughout the process was that this kayak has to
speak for itself, and it does. We think any paddler that gets an opportunity to test paddle the Reflection will agree.
Reg Lake / Sterling Donalson
|Testing the Reflection with Rowan Gloag|
|Video Review Page|
Length overall 15’ 11 3/8”
Beam 23 1/8 ”
Cockpit size 17 1/4” x 31 3/4”
Cockpit coaming height
Aft 8 1/4”
Height of seat 1 1/8”
Weight 41 to 55 lbs.
Front hatch 10"
Day hatch 8"
Rear hatch 17"x13"
Sterling's Reflection - Not just another kayak
Designed, Quality controlled and Built at the Owner's Shop, Sterling Donalson