Boat Book – Pakboats Folding Kayaks

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Pakboats Folding Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.


NEW XT-17 Solo Touring Kayak
$1,920, anodized aluminum frame, PVC-coated skin
L: 17′; W: 24″; 43 lbs.
Full-size folding touring kayak with great paddling performance to make long days easy. Structurally like XT-15, but with capacity for extended trips. Ample built-in multi-cell flotation for security. A rudder is optional on XT models for sailing and to help stay on course in difficult wind conditions.



XT-16 Double Touring Kayak
$1,995, anodized aluminum frame, PVC-coated skin.
L: 16′; W: 26″; 46 lbs.
Compact double with a convenient solo option. Simply replace the deck with the optional solo deck to make a high-volume solo with great performance and exceptional stability. With the optional sailing rig, the XT-16 makes an exciting sailboat.



XT-15 Solo Touring Kayak
$1,775, anodized aluminum frame, PVC-coated skin
L: 15′; W: 23″; 39 lbs.
This folding kayak travels in a compact bag and unfolds into a lightweight, high performance hull. Integral ‘beams’ provide exceptional stiffness, and the detachable deck facilitates stowing of gear. Its sling seat with inflatable thigh support keeps you comfortable for hours.



Puffin Saranac Recreational Double Kayak
$1,075, anodized aluminum frame, PVC-coated skin.
L: 15′; W: 28″; 30 lbs.
The Saranac is extremely versatile. Use it open for fishing and casual family use-or with the optional double deck for additional protection. With its optional solo deck the Saranac has capacity for an extended camping trip. All of this in a package that makes for very easy travel.



Puffin Saco Recreational Solo Kayak
$890, anodized aluminum frame, PVC-coated skin
L: 12′; W: 26″; 20 lbs.
The Saco is delightful with a unique combination of light weight and performance. It has great stability and ample built-in flotation for security. And with the optional deck, you are well protected from the elements. Packs into 30″ x 10″ x 14″ for easy travel.


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