Valley Etain RM sea kayak

Valley Etain RM

Valley Etain RM Sea Kayak

Plastic Expedition Sea Kayak

The Valley Etain is an Expedition style sea kayak with a contemporary feel.

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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 day hatch 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.

The Etain is designed to appeal to paddlers looking for an enjoyable paddle, expedition-capable kayak that has a good turn of speed and tracks well.


  • 3 Hatches.
  • Deck Lines.
  • Adjustable Backrest.
  • Skeg.
  • Padded Seat & Hip Pads.



  • Length 531cm.
  • Width 54cm.
  • Weight 27.5kg.
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 63.5 - 104kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain RM for your weight


  • Length 536cm.
  • Width 54.5cm.
  • Weight 28.5kg.
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 82 - 122kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain RM for your weight

Accessories That You May Need

Manic Expedition Combi Deck

Palm Roanoke Spraydeck - R4/Keyhole

Roanoke Day Tour Combi Spraydeck by Palm. This spraydeck can be used for all kinds of adventure, coastal & estuary touring.

Price £135.00

Riot Bilge Pump

Riot Bilge Pump

An efficient floating bilge pump to bail out a flooded cockpit if you have had to pop the deck during a capsize. No hose needed - the pump will spray the water far enough away from the cockpit.

Price £24.95

Northwater Scabbards

Northwater Scabbards

Store your spare paddles on the bow of your sea kayak with the Northwater Paddle Scabbards. Attach to the bow lines using the fitted webbing loops. Prevent scratching your paddle shafts against the kayak!

Price £54.95

Northwater Peaked Deck Bag

Northwater Peaked Deck Bag

Handy storage bag that will attach forwards of the cockpit on a sea kayak. Ideal for keeping small essentials close to hand for quick access. Includes reflective strips, bungee retainers and mesh side pockets.

Price £64.95


Nationwide delivery available for the Valley Etain RM. Delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Valley Etain RM. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

If you need any further help or advice about the Valley Etain RM please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop