Sirona 16-4

16' 4"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Sirona 16-4 Description

At 16'4", the Sirona is short enough to be considered an Ocean play-boat but long enough to hold it’s speed, even when moderately laden. True, it is not intended for multi-week expeditions but it is certainly very suitable for most people, even those with overnight ambitions.

Sirona 16-4 Specs and Features

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

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Sirona 16-4 Reviews

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I've had the Sirona for 3…

Submitted by: Ziqrt on 6/14/2021

I've had the Sirona for 3 month now, and have a little more than 250km in it. Sea and lake, various winds, waves and flat water. Compared to my Valley Etain 17,7, the Sirona is much more versatile. The Etain is tracking better and is faster, but the Sirona is much more fun. It turns soo nice when edged, and reacts predictable when in even bigger waves. Though it reacts as I expect, it is still not too lazy. The Sirona feels easy driven and alive at water, and I have no trouble following others in a group. Normal speed on flat water for me is aproxx. 6,5 km/h with an eskimo paddle, while it is around 7 km/h in the Etain.

Of course the fin is much more at use in the Sirona compared to the Etain due to the rocker line. I have to adjust more precise in the Sirona, but then again the Etain almost doesn't need the fin on calmer days.

As the cockpit and seat are the same in both kayaks, there is nothing to complain about. The seat is very nicely designed, and I can sit in both of them for hours.
I cannot say that I have one to many kayaks, but if I should choose just one, I would go with the Sirona.


This review is specifically…

Submitted by: AlwaysWet on 5/30/2018

This review is specifically for the RM version of the Valley Sirona 16-4. I'm 5'10", 150lb slim build. Over the last year I've demoed around ten boats in the 16ft touring category, some plastic, some fiberglass, all for California coastal daytripping and all-rounding. The Sirona, based on its description and marketing, seemed like the perfect fit.

But I could not get the boat to track, even in mild wind and chop. I demoed it for about 15 minutes all told, and re-inspected the hull when I got it back to the dock to make sure there wasn't some severe oilcanning or something that would bias the handling. The truth is, the build and features of the boat are fantastic -- rock solid, great fit, comfortable and stable. Every other boat I tried in the same conditions could hold a line with minimal effort, including the much shorter Gemini. Still a fan of Valley but test this kayak extensively before committing...