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The Cooper is a wonderful combination of simplicity of assembly, ease of handling, and speed on the water - making it the most popular boat we have ever produced.
Tracking is superb and stability is exceptional for a boat of the Cooper's beam, although it can be rolled by the experienced paddler. A kayak your friends will envy.
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Simply put, the Folbot Cooper 166 folding kayak takes the idea of a portable kayak to the next level, combining innovative design with high-quality materials to create one smooth ride. Maybe you can't store a hard-shell at home, or maybe you want the best paddling experience possible on an upcoming destination trip; either way, you'll want a Folbot. It sets up in about 15 - 20 min., and folds up into a pack that you can store in your car's trunk or your gear closet. Thanks to a clever tensioning device in the rear of the kayak, you can first assemble the frame and then insert it into the skin, streamlining the set-up process. Designed for oceans, lakes and slow moving rivers, the Cooper offers excellent tracking and solid stability. Used by roofers, the military and whitewater-raft makers, a synthetic rubber material called Elvaloy is tough like a rhino's hide and protects the hull of the Cooper. Urethane-coated polyester protects the decks; all outer materials on the Folbot Cooper resist UV light and are designed to take a beating without puncturing. Frame of the Cooper is just as sturdy as its skin, with stainless-steel keel brackets (say that 3 times fast), aircraft-grade tubing and anodized aluminum cross pieces. Inflatable chambers called sponsons run the full length of the boat to increase tension and lock frame pieces into place; sponsons also flare out the hull to enhance stability. Seat and footpegs adjust to create a comfortable position in the cockpit. Easy-to-open zippers with high-strength zipper heads offer access to interior of kayak; rip-and-stick stormflaps and water-resistant closures keep things sealed up tight. Solid aluminum strip protects the bow and stern keels. What's included? Your kayak will come inside its backpack with skin, frame, 2 foot braces, 2 air sponsons, 2 safety bladders, and inflatable seat.
A folding kayak with simplicity of assembly, ease of handling, and speed on the water, the Folbot Cooper EXP offers superb tracking and exceptional stability. Designed for oceans, lakes and flat-water rivers.