Old Town

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Penobscot 16

rated 2 of 5 stars Good on flat lakes and easy to paddle, but will swamp easily due to the shallow rocker in large standing waves. We rented the canoe and were very happy until we hit some rapids with very large standing waves. The canoe quickly swamped and we were swimming. Friends in a Nova Craft had no problems.   Full review

Pack

rated 3 of 5 stars Very lightweight, stable, car-top boat perfect for solo paddling or fishing in calmer waters. Bought mine new ~1998, still using it for myself and two dogs.  Two best features are 1) lightweight—I (5'5" woman) can handle it alone, and 2) car top—I can easily load and strap it (2 straps, 1 rope to front of car) on car factory roof rack (well within weight limits) and head to lake—no truck, trailer, or special after-market roof rack required. It fits inside my one-car garage ceiling, easily… Full review

Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I wouldn't give it up for anything. I bought one of the last ones you could find, at REI. I am so glad I did. You can still get lightweight solos, but you will have to pay big bucks for kevlar. I like being able to bang around the Royalex. I have canoe camped with full camping and fishing gear and the pack handles it easily. I love being able to load and carry the canoe with ease without hurting myself. This is one sweet little canoe. I paddle it with a kayak double paddle. I don't know when someone… Full review

Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great all-around recreational solo canoe. It maneuvers on a dime, weighs just over 30 lbs, and can take a beating. If you can still find one I would recommend picking it up. Since they stopped making Royalex and other options in the Old Town line are about 20 lbs heavier. I picked up an Old Town Pack on a scratch and dent deal at my local outfitter for just over $350 about five years ago. I had been planning on adding this to my fleet due to an aging back and wanting a really light option… Full review

Discovery 119

rated 5 of 5 stars Great canoe! It's rugged, light, and easy to pull over log jams or sands bars. It feels tipsy at first, but is plenty stable for fishing or jump shooting duck. Have not been dumped yet, does require a good j-stroke or double paddle. This is a great little canoe! I have two other Old Town canoes for use with family and friends, but needed something lighter I could easily throw in the bed of the truck for fishing and duck hunting solo. The 119 has a shallow arched bottom so it does not have as much… Full review

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Old Town Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Trailspace helps launch Maine Outdoor Brands alliance
Trailspace is proud to be part of Maine Outdoor Brands, a trade group to help grow the state's outdoor rec economy, promote brands, and attract manufacturers and a younger workforce. Read more
November 22

Outdoor Retailer Demo Day: Novel Bars, Paddling Solo
A few standouts from Outdoor Retailer's Demo Day included energy bars with interesting ingredients, plus an Old Town canoe built for one. Read more
August 6, 2014

Reviewer Bill Garlinghouse Wins Old Town Kayak Package
Congratulations to community member Bill "L.Dog" Garlinghouse! Bill just won a paddling package, including an Old Town kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD ($880 value) for sharing his reviews. Read more
April 30, 2014

Last Week: Enter to Win Old Town Kayak, Paddle, PFD
In just one week, one Trailspace member will win a complete paddling package, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, a Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and an Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD. Read more
April 23, 2014

Win an $880 Old Town Kayak and Paddling Package
With three-quarters of the Earth's surface covered by water, why restrict your outdoor adventures to land? Thanks to Johnson Outdoors, we're outfitting one lucky member with a paddling package worth $880! Read more
April 15, 2014

Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win an Old Town Kayak
Want to get out on the water in your own kayak? Review your gear and you're entered to win a paddling package worth $880, including an Old Town kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD. Read more
April 8, 2014

Contact

Old Town Canoe Co.
125 Gilman Falls Avenue
Building B
Old Town, ME 04468
USA

phone: (207) 827-5514
toll-free: (800) 343-1555
fax: (207) 827-3647

website: www.oldtowncanoe.com
email: feedback@oldtowncanoe.com

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