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  • 16' Length
  • 36" Width
  • 76 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 1,895 MSRP

Buffalo TFX Description

The most durable & flexible canoes that exist. Buffalo T-Formex Canoes are suitable for any whitewater that will accommodate open-top watercraft. Buffalo Canoes want this to be a lifetime purchase for you. They have spent decades perfecting the Buffalo Canoe. They sell not only the best materials, but their knowledge & experience as well.  Buffalo Canoes have been successfully paddled everywhere from Arkansas to Alaska, and have even been featured on the History Channel survival series "Mountain Men". There is no better boat for your buck than Buffalo. 

Buffalo TFX Reviews


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Buffalo TFX Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo, Tandem
  • Weight: 76 lbs
  • Length: 16'
  • Max Width: 36"
  • Waterline Width: 34"
  • Gunwale Width: 35"
  • Center Depth: 15"
  • Primary Material: Thermoform ABS Plastic
  • Material Description:

     T-Formex is a high tech ABS plastic laminate, specially designed for products that require structural memory and a resistance to abrasion and impacts. These characteristics makes it the best choice for recreational, whitewater, and expedition canoes.

Buffalo TFX Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Hull Shape: Shallow Arch
  • Bow Rocker: 2.5
  • Stern Rocker: 2.5

Additional Attributes

  • All purpose canoe suitable for solo or tandem paddling
  • Perfectly symmetrical stern-to-bow design
  • Shallow Arch Hull
  • Blunt Entry Line
  • Straight Tracking
  • Predictable Stability & Maneuverability

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation, Expedition
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean, River/Creek (Up to Class II), Whitewater (Class III+)
  • Duration: Day Trip, 2-3 Day Trip, Extended Trip
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult

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Buffalo TFX Reviews

Read reviews for the Buffalo TFX by Buffalo Canoes Manufacturing as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

Buffalo canoes has been...

Buffalo canoes has been manufacturing boats for decades, and I bought my first one a few years back, though being nearly as old as I am and retired from two separate rentals. I wouldn't be afraid to tackle any water with my BUFFALO. The new T-Formex are obviously manufactured with much stronger plastic if you've ever seen a comparison (and are any deeper than most are in the canoe world.) The new boats must be built for battle in even the roughest of water.

I know you don't know me...

I know you don't know me but, I grew up paddling Buffalo canoes and will paddle them the rest of my life. Gary Gordon thank you for making them again.

Buffalo is back! Same...

Buffalo is back! Same amazing 16' Buffalo canoe design, but with the new T-Formex material. Initial tests from myself and others have shown this new material to be just as durable and slightly less weight than Royalex. It's a great time to be looking for a canoe!

Recently bought a new...

Recently bought a new Buffalo TFX canoe for Xmas. It is absolutely a beautiful boat. So far I've only paddled on flat water since I live in Louisiana, and I can't wait to get it on the Buffalo! It is very stable on lake water. It is light enough to make it easy to load and portage. I love the ash wood webbed seats, thwarts (one is a yoke) and handles. They are beautiful. The staff is amazing, especially Joe, who worked with me. They have followed up more than once to make sure I am a satisfied buyer. If you are looking for a tandem/solo canoe, you can't go wrong with a Buffalo TFX.

Beyond 5 star rating!...

Beyond 5 star rating! Simply the best canoe a money can buy. No regrets, highly recommended!

After decades of...

After decades of experience manufacturing Buffalo Canoes, the product has significantly improved due to experience of the team and transition to the more modern T-Formex material. Buy one, use it for a lifetime, then hand it down to the kids!

Best boat ever made in...

Best boat ever made in jasper Arkansas

I had a used buffalo canoe...

I had a used buffalo canoe I purchased from a local that had been passed from 2 other locals and originally bought for rental use. You could tell by some of the creases and scratches that the Boat had been through alot but still did fine for about a 25 year old boat. I decided I was going to purchase my favorite color in one of the new boats so I could charish it for the rest of my life and I've loved floating it ever since!

Beautiful & Durable...

Beautiful & Durable canoes made by great guys, born and raised by the Buffalo River!! Floating the River is what the Know & Do Best!

Buffalo Canoes are the...

Buffalo Canoes are the best you can get. I highly recommend them.

Picked up a 16' Buffalo...

Picked up a 16' Buffalo Canoe made from the toughest material out there... T-Formex. I also own a 16' Royalex Buffalo and the new material is stronger than ever. I have ran it twice so far (purchased in December) and it truly lives up to the "Buffalo" name. I have outfitted the boat to run tandem or solo (runs great solo whitewater).

This boat even survived the "polar-vortex". I had the boat outside in 50mph+ winds and it smashed into my trailer. I have YET to find any damage on the boat from getting thrashed.

So yourself a favor and purchase a boat that will last you a lifetime. Best hull and best staff you could find. Thanks guys!

This is the best canoe you...

This is the best canoe you can buy. It is the best fleet boat, but it can also be built with a more personal touch. If you need a boat for a lifetime this is boat you want to buy. A 16 buffalo is perfect for solo paddling or tandem. Don't waste money anywhere else.

Excellent quality boats,...

Excellent quality boats, hand built with the best materials. Boat will last a lifetime and are a dream to paddle on the flats or the rough stuff. Backed by a family of paddlers.

The best and longest...

The best and longest lasting canoe that I have owned! Handles better than any other canoe that I have floated in!!

The buffalo is the best by...

The buffalo is the best by far for durability, ease of handling, lite enough to Portage with gear, stable with good lift off the wave, great colors and accessories. I have floated many different brands of boats, and the buffalo is by far my favorite.

I've floated buffalo...

I've floated buffalo canoes for 23 years, I have 3 different boats and I'm pleased with them all and plan on getting my 4th this spring.

Great Canoe. Awesome to be...

Great Canoe. Awesome to be back on the water!!!

I’ve owned a buffalo in...

I’ve owned a buffalo in royalex for years and I’ve recently had the opportunity to get a new boat made with the t formex material timeless whitewater style and proformance combined with this revolution in new material is going to be the best choice for tandem canoe enthusiasts

I have been paddling...

I have been paddling Buffalo Royalex boats for years, and they were the real deal. I have gotten to paddle and see the new Buffalo TFX boats in the last few weeks, and as much as I loved Royalex, the new generation of ABS has arrived and is a wonderful improvement. These new Buffalo TFX boats are tough and built to last several lifetimes! The boat handles like a dream whether being paddled solo or tandem. Incredibly stable and forgiving on pushy Class II water. The new camo colors are a beautiful addition to the old standard color palettes. Buffalo Canoes Manufacturing is an industry leader in high-quality ABS boats. After working for several years at different canoe consessionaires, Buffalo Canoes have held up better after hundreds of trips down river than any other boat I have seen put through the same beatings by livery operations.

I can not brag enough on...

I can not brag enough on my Buffalo Canoe, we love it! The quality is built to last a lifetime. The craftsmanship that goes into these boats is superior. Whether you are just wanting to spend a lazy day on the river or want to try your skills at some class 3 rapids this canoe is perfect!

A great white water boat,...

A great white water boat, strong and forgiving.The design is terrific.The Camo's are beautiful.The price is reasonable also.