Valley Etain Sea Kayak
Composite Expedition Style Sea Kayak
The Etain is an Expedition style boat with a contemporary feel. The Etain also features a removable deck-pod storage-unit and is avaliable in three sizes.
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Valley Etain GRP Composite
Valley kayaks are traditionally “fish-form” i.e. widest point slightly forward of centre. The Etain 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 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 include a locking point situated behind the cockpit and special attention given to cockpit ergonomics.
The Etain 17-5 is designed to offer more “all-round” appeal to regular sized paddlers, those who might need some long trip capability but still want a kayak that behaves when lightly loaded. These same traits also make it an ideal full expedition style boat for smaller paddlers.
The Etain 17-7 is designed to appeal to regular sized paddlers looking for a full expedition style boat with a contemporary feel, the same traits also make it an ideal all rounder for the larger paddler
- Removeable Deck Pod.
- 3 Hatches.
- Deck Lines.
- Adjustable Backrest.
- Padded Seat & Hip Pads.
- Length 531cm.
- Width 54cm.
- Weight 25kg.
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 63.5 - 104kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain GRP Composite for your weight
- Length 536cm.
- Width 54.5cm.
- Weight 26kg.
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 72.5 - 112kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain GRP Composite for your weight
Accessories that you may need
Coiled paddle leash that maximizes movement and keeps it out of the water.
This sleek, compact tow line unfolds to make a large wide-mouth bag that is easy to re-stuff in rough water conditions.
To prevent damage, we do not send composite kayaks by courier. Please contact us if you require delivery and we will endeavour to provide a delivery price using our own vehicles.
Alternatively we offer nationwide collection from any of our stores listed below
Collection - Click & Collect
Buy a Valley Etain GRP Composite 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
We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.
If you need any further help or advice about the Valley Etain GRP Composite please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop