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Adirondack Description

Designed like the traditional Adirondack pack canoes this boat is a great choice for those looking for a lightweight solo canoe that is small and lightweight but still offers great performance and durability. Made of the revolutionary T-Formex material this boat is indestructible and will last long after most lightweight boats fall apart. Paddled with either a traditional canoe or double-bladed kayak paddlethe boat is both efficient and maneuverable and the open cockpit makes it more comfortable than recreational kayaks especially when accessing gear or paddling with pets. Whether paddling on remote ponds and rivers or accessing that secret hidden fishing spots, this boat will offer years of adventures and explorations and will not break your back when loading on the car and heading home.

Adirondack Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner

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A surprisingly versatile,…

Submitted by: Trekminded on 4/28/2021

A surprisingly versatile, little boat. I was looking for a canoe to paddle on local boney rivers after my favourite composite boat somehow found a rock in an easy C1, and mangled the gel-coat. I still have Royelex boats, one of which is an Esquif, from my white water days, but I normally solo, so at 72, find them a little heavy to throw up onto my shoulders. I looked for a Mohawk or Swift or Dagger solo, but with COVID everything was scarce or way overpriced. Then I saw these - there is a good short video on it from a marina in Pennsylvania - and at $1200 CDN it was more affordable than a lot of the used, beat-up stuff, advertised.

What a fun wee boat it turned out to be. Great in the wind. great bouncing of boulders, and great to carry. Plus it has enough gear room for a 4 day trip. I am a kneeler, so I raised the seat to accommodate my size 10 boots, and had a partial spray deck made for a drier run through bigger standing waves. Also a great teaching boat for anyone interested in trying solo canoeing. An all around well made, great addition to any fleet.


I'm a canoe fisherman who…

Submitted by: gregcarp on 4/26/2021

I'm a canoe fisherman who developed health issues that make slinging my 80-90 lb canoes on and off the car more than I can easily handle. My preference was for a solo canoe over a kayak but lightweight canoes are typically Kevlar and quite expensive. So when I saw the new Adirondack model I thought “this looks like the boat for me”.

And it is. Caveat: I use it solely for day fishing lakes and slow flowing rivers. I don't need a highly maneuverable boat, and I don't need a sleek, fast boat to cover a lot of water with. So I can't speak to either of those characteristics. Being a Pac style boat it can be paddled with either a canoe or kayak paddle. I choose a kayak paddle. To Those used to paddling a larger boat the esquif may feel a bit “tippy” but that should pass once you get the feel of things.

It's constructed from T-formex so about half the price of a similar Kevlar boat and weighs in at about forty pounds. I weigh over two hundred pounds and it carries me with ample space left for gear. I'm lazy and like to be able to just chuck a bunch of gear in (I typically go out with four poles, a couple of good size tackle bags, and a fish finder with a 12 volt battery). It all fits, albeit with a custom pole holding setup. I've also rigged 10 lb bow and stern “button” anchors so I can hold position in wind.

After a season of regular use I'm in love with this boat. My neck of the woods is a wonderland of smaller rivers, lakes and stream impoundments. The canoe lives on my car from April to November. It's a solid little boat, well made from quality components and I expect it will outlast me ( but then, I still have the Mad River Explorer I bought in 1986 :-)