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Mad River Adventure 16 Canoe


    Mad River Adventure 16 Canoe

    The Mad River Adventure 16 canoe provides stable paddling performance for both the entry-level paddler and those looking for a reliable family canoe. See details

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    The Mad River Adventure 16 canoe provides stable paddling performance for both the entry-level paddler and those looking for a reliable family canoe.

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    The Mad River Adventure 16 canoe provides stable paddling performance for both the entry-level paddler and those looking for a reliable family canoe.

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    The Mad River Adventure 16 canoe provides stable paddling performance for both the entry-level paddler and those looking for a reliable family canoe.

    • Its design is well-suited to a casual family paddle trip around the lake, early morning fishing or even an overnight trip
    • Gen2™ high-density polyethylene construction offers performance, rugged durability and affordability
    • Multichine hull design delivers stability, rigidity and excellent tracking; shorter hull length facilitates easy handling and transport
    • Extended decks offer protection from sun and spray, while a rolled gunwale provides extra rigidity
    • Adjustable seats on bow and stern ensure comfort and grip with contoured EVA foam
    • Center bench seat adds space for a third paddler
    • Design features generous tumblehome which allows canoe to be paddled easily with standard canoe paddles or longer kayak paddles (230cm +)
    • Padded carry handles, multiple beverage holders and storage trays all increase paddler comfort
    • Updated stern design features a motor mount that accepts a trolling motor

    Made in USA.

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    Mad River Adventure 16 Canoe Specs
    Best use
    16 feet
    32.75 inches
    14.5 inches
    84 pounds
    Padded / foam
    950 pounds
    Hull construction
    Gunwales material
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Weight capacity (lbs)

    Mad River Adventure 16 Canoe

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    Mad River Adventure 16 Canoeis rated4.3333out of5by3.
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat Canoe - Just know what to expectI only used the Adventure 16 for a short period of time. We used it for light river and lake use. We did not have a chance to really test it out properly. I sold it after one week, unfortunately. Love the configuration. The third seat was something I was particularly looking for. It was also very fast on flat water and easy to maneuver. I mainly wanted to speak to what seems to be a major point of discussion in these reviews - how "tippy" it is (or isn't, depending on whose review you read). For me, the issue is that there is a big distinction between "tippy" and being unstable. So, yes, my wife and I thought the canoe was "tippy" (just can't think of a better word), and from my experience in other, flat bottom, canoes, there really is no doubt that there is "more side to side action" (there, best I could do). However, I never once felt that the canoe was unstable or about to tip over. Unfortunately, my stepson is not a fan of water (swimming), and the minute he got in and felt it move side to side, no amount of encouragement was going to coax him back into the canoe. It's a shame, really, because it's quite comfortable for 3 people, and even our dog. So, I suppose it's really a matter of personal preference, but I in no way would describe it as "unstable". I did wonder, however, if it would have felt more stable had the seats been a bit lower. The only other issue for us was the weight. After a few trips and lifting it on and off our SUV my wife was asking for a lighter canoe. I will, however, have to check out that Yakima loader/helper/thingy another reviewer mentioned. Given REI's return policy, I'd recommend this canoe to anyone. Give it a try, and if it doesn't feel right, try the next one!
    Date published: 2013-08-01
    Rated4out of5byfromNice boat, very comfortableSo, If you are an inexperienced I would not recommend this as your first canoe. For the uninitiated it *feels* tippy and unstable. If that is a concern of yours get an Olde Town or a Coleman. That said the narrower beam and chined hull make this boat fly on flat water. I really hate paddling flat water...mostly because I always had to in a Coleman which handled and moved like a barge. This canoe is responsive and quick in the water and I love taking it out. It is a little heavier than its aluminium cousins, but The comfort of the seats make up for the extra 10 pounds of weight. Clearly not meant to be portaged and that is fine.
    Date published: 2013-06-24
    Rated5out of5byfromLove my canoeThe other comments about instability are unfounded. It has a center beam for tracking that the canoe sits on, and chines to dip into the water for stability to keep from rolling. People without any experience don't "feel this". Best canoe for the money. I've hit the Colorado, San Marcos, perdenales and Blanco rivers. Lake austin, canyon lake, and other creeks and damed sections. I have yet to use a trolling motor on it. Much better in fast water than a regular canoe.
    Date published: 2013-03-15

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