Have you tested the Outback and the PA? That will help you decide.
I went from an WS tarpon 140 to the Outback. Night and day difference. About 6 months ago, I sold the Outback and got a PA 14. I tested the 12 and went with the 14 for the extra large front hatch.
The Outback was a pleasure, but I kept feeling like I wanted more options. At 6' 200lbs I couldn't stand and fish from the Outback without feeling like I was going swimming.
I never look back at my decision as I love the PA 14. I offshore fish with it and really like the stability. It also sits higher out of the water and has a very open feel to the cockpit. When I get to the beach, I haul it across soft sand. The weight is not an issue with the right wheels. When I'm done, I load it in my dodge ram and let it hang out the back.
As for the color. Ivory is a good color that doesn't get hot. If you go for a PA, the black pads get hot. Other than that... Splash some water on it and your good.
Here's a few picks of both kayaks in action!!
Good luck with your decision!
Standing around a school of sharks! Wouldn't try this in my Outback!!