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Weight (lb)

Prana LV Options

  • Fiberglass

    52 lb
    Fiberglass Composite
  • Kevlar

    48 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite

    Prana LV Description

    A collaborative effort between Danish designer Jesper Kromann-Andersen and Current Designs award-winning team, the new Prana touring kayak is as much at home in surf and rock gardening as it is to crossing a mirror-like bay. Available in fiberglass and Kevlar layups, the Prana is a quick and highly maneuverable kayak, with an efficient shape that chews through the miles.

    Prana LV Specs and Features

    • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
    • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
    • Seating Configuration: Solo
    • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
    • Skill Level: Intermediate

    Additional Attributes

    • Composite Seam
    • Retractable skeg
    • Composite Colors

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    Prana LV Reviews

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    The Prana LV is a superbly…

    Submitted by: paddler2387441 on 9/26/2022

    The Prana LV is a superbly crafted kayak that somehow does most things really well. I came to my fibreglass Prana after trialing many excellent kayaks, with a focus on speed, rolling and trips up to 10 days in length, and have been really happy with the Prana LV. From its characteristically Danish high deck, the LV has held enough supplies for a ten day, self-supported kayak camping trip with my wife. It's not as quick as my Boreal Design Ellesmere but it tracks better, is lighter and has even surfed well. It is responsive to edging and feels very stable. In rough waves, it holds itself comfortably and despite a boxy profile, has great secondary stability to adapt to broadside waves. The inset hatches are a good touch to keep its low profile, leaving little to snag on when rolling. The central location of the hatches accentuate the symmetry of its design.

    Of course, no kayak is perfect and the LV is no exception: Its main downfall is quality control with their thin gelcoat. My LV has seen more spider cracks, bubbles/voids and scratches than any of the six different kayak brands that I've paddled, and I am careful with my kayaks (handled well, no beach landings, 303'd regularly, stored out of the sun, etc). My partner has an older Current Designs (CD) Rumour and the build quality of that is impeccable, but it is also a product of earlier years when CD was Canadian owned. The main competition was Seaward, who also have a high quality of building standards in their kayaks. Unfortunately, it seems that once the manufacturing went south (literally) the build quality suffered, and I've heard many owners of new CD kayaks mention the same thing: they are too brittle. CD offers a 'heavy water layup' but you have to pay extra for this and yet, in my opinion, that only brings them up to the standard they should already have to begin with. My only other complaint is the forward bulkhead is way too far forward, and although my Ellesmere was able to be built with the forward bulkhead installed towards the seat, CD recently declined to do this for a new order on a Prana for me.

    Having said that, I would still recommend a Prana LV or the larger Prana to any paddler, but get the heavy water layup in fibreglass if you want it to last. If not, you'll end up spending the extra money on repairs. Hopefully CD addresses their vacuuming technique to eliminate so many voids in the gelcoat. The design, however, is a clear winner in that it performs really well in most conditions.


    Current Design Prana LV,…

    Submitted by: guest-paddler on 9/6/2019

    Current Design Prana LV, Kevlar layup (heavy duty): Excellent stability both initial and secondary, tracks reasonably well in quartering winds and going upwind, not as good as my Tahe Greenlander OC in following seas but that could be me as I have only had the boat for 1 and a half months. It’s a fairly fast boat, easy to hold a good pace 3.5 to 4 knots. I love the comfort and forward volume of this kayak. An 8 hour paddle with a couple of stops was without the normal cramps in my feet and calves that I get in my It’s great! Conditions so far have been calm seas (8 hr paddle) to 15 and 20 knot winds; 1.5 to 2 foot seas with an occasional 3 footer. I surfs really well in following seas, keeps on top of the wave, a lot of fun. I have not yet officially surfed in any significant conditions, but I think it will do very well!  The Hd layup is heavy (50+ pounds).


    I am a 68 year old…

    Submitted by: paddler549516 on 9/4/2019

    I am a 68 year old intermediate women paddler. I have a variety of kayaks from 10 to 16 footers for a variety of different water. I even built a Pygmy Selkie. I love all my kayaks but for day or week tripping in Lake Michigan or Lake Superior the Prana has all of them beat. I love how it tracks, with a little adjustment of the skeg in strong wind wherever it’s coming from, I can paddle with ease. The hull design allows me to edge with confidence, very good secondary stability. In the past I had not found a Current Design kayak that fit my body of 5’7, 145 lbs. They were too wide but when I get into the Prana it fits perfect. It’s a Greenland style kayak with the back low so I’m able to lay back without any problem. I highly recommend the Prana if your looking for a fast, very maneuverable, comfortable, fun kayak!