Valley Etain RM Sea Kayak
The Etain is an Expedition style boat with a contemporary feel. The Etain also features a removable deck-pod storage-unit.
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Valley Etain RM
Valley kayaks are traditionally “fish-form” i.e. widest point slightly forward of centre. The Etain RM is more neutral, in fact very slightly Swede form i.e. widest point rear of centre. Swede form kayaks have a different feel, slightly more glide and a perception of speed that is more noticeable because you are now paddling in a narrower part of the boat. Paddling stroke is also less encumbered and there is a general feeling of having less boat between you and the water. Better…no, different… yes!
Other features are a hull that has shallow to moderate ‘V’ in cross-section for good initial stability, and rocker that would best be describe as moderate i.e. slightly less than some other Valley boats to provide secure tracking but still enough to provide a lively ride. The Etain RM also features a removable deck-pod storage-unit in front of the cockpit. Whilst holding the same as a regular 4th hatch/compartment, the advantage is, it can be taken up the beach (or into the car/house) with you. The deck-pod is ideal for things like valuables, snacks, car keys, and small items of safety-kit that you might always want close to hand. Other features of the Etain RM include a locking point situated behind the cockpit and special attention given to cockpit ergonomics.
The Etain RM retains all the features of the composite model built in polyethylene construction. By offering a true expedition style kayak in this tough roto-moulded construction Valley offers a kayak ideally suited to a large number of paddlers and a multitude of usages.
- Removeable Deck Pod.
- 3 Hatches.
- Deck Lines.
- Adjustable Backrest.
- Padded Seat & Hip Pads.
- Length 531cm.
- Width 54cm.
- Weight 25kg.
- Load Suitability 63.5 - 104kg.
- Length 536cm.
- Width 54.5cm.
- Weight 26kg.
- Load Suitability 82 - 122kg.
Accessories that you may need
Made in the UK the Manic Expedition features a mid weight, breathable waist tube with adjustable shoulder straps and adjustable Velcro waist. Equipped with elastic deck lines.
Made in the UK the Manic Tour features a lightweight, breathable waist tube with adjustable shoulder straps and seamless neoprene deck.
High-quality coil stretches from 1.5 to 5.5 ft. and snaps back to its original shape. The snap hook clips securely on to a deck line, while 1.5" webbing with hook and loop securely wrap around the paddle shaft.
A swamped craft is as dangerous as it is uncomfortable. The NRS 21" bilge pump with float can bail out your boat and bail you out of a bad situation in no time.
The Tybee FG IM is a great value fibreglass paddle for those with a budget but are still after the performance of high angle paddling.
A small, lightweight trolley which is perfect for sea kayaks and touring kayaks with a V shaped hull.
We offer a delivery service for the Valley Etain RM throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.
Canoes and kayaks are normally delivered within 3-5 working days, clothing and equipment are sent via a courier using an overnight delivery service. The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket
Collection - Click & Collect
Buy a Valley Etain RM online from our website and collect from our shop at Lee Mill, Plymouth, Devon or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.
Our other stores are:
- Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
- Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
- Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
- Manchester Canoes - Warrington
- Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
- Southampton Canoes - Southampton
- Bantry Bay Canoes - Bandon, Ireland*
We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.
* A £30 surcharge applies for collection from Bantry Bay Canoes.
If you need any further help or advice about the Valley Etain RM please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop