Have a question about canoes? Get answers in the gear selection forum.
Where to Buy
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Mad River Explorer 16 KX Ultralite canoe connects every paddle stroke to the waters around it with exquisite craftsmanship and unparalleled good looks. This special canoe is unusually light and responsive: layers of Kevlar(R) fabric encapsulate a foam core which extends up the hull in multiple ribs. Resin impregnates all layers except the foam core, reducing overall weight. Double layers of fabric along the keel enhances durability. Symmetrical, shallow-V hull offers excellent tracking and superior performance in rough water. Moderately rockered hull offers a great balance between maneuverability and speed. Lightweight aluminum gunwales attach to hull via rivets and add responsive stiffness to the hull. Features stained and contoured cane seats and a sculpted portage yoke. The Mad River Explorer 16 KX Ultralite canoe features walnut carry handles that are shaped to fit comfortably in your hands.