Comfort and suitability for your type of tour are the keys here. To be fair my knowledge of the touring scene is in its infancy but any questions you have I can call in the experts.
Touring is in essence a journey , so comfort is key. Choose your kayak according to your ability and the type of tour you intend to do. All our sea kayaks have rudders which although not traditional to me can only be a bonus. As with anything new trying them is the only real way to judge them. You are welcome to try any of the demo kayaks we hold in stock.
In terms of design our kayaks range from the traditional to the modern. We have something for everyone, whatever level. Open your mind to increase your enjoyment of paddling!