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Folbot Kiawah 133 Folding Kayak


    Folbot Kiawah 133 Folding Kayak

    Destined for placid scenery and great memories, the Folbot Kiawah 133 folding kayak is designed for quick assembly and lazy afternoons on the water. See details

    • $1525.00

    Item # 850520

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    Destined for placid scenery and great memories, the Folbot Kiawah 133 folding kayak is designed for quick assembly and lazy afternoons on the water.

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    Destined for placid scenery and great memories, the Folbot Kiawah 133 folding kayak is designed for quick assembly and lazy afternoons on the water.

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    Destined for placid scenery and great memories, the Folbot Kiawah 133 folding kayak is designed for quick assembly and lazy afternoons on the water.

    • Maybe you can't store a hard-shell at home, or maybe you want the best paddling experience possible on an upcoming destination trip; either way, you'll want a Folbot
    • It sets up in about 20 min., and folds up into a pack that you can store in your car's trunk or your gear closet
    • Thanks to a clever tensioning device in the rear of the kayak, you can first assemble the frame and then insert it into the skin, streamlining the set-up process
    • The Kiawah 133 is the smaller cousin of the Cooper, suited to paddlers weighing 130 - 180 lbs.
    • Perfect for day trips, the stable hull tracks well and cuts through flatwater and gentle currents with ease
    • Used by roofers, the military and whitewater-raft makers, a synthetic rubber material called Elvaloy is tough like a rhino's hide and protects the hull of the Kiawah
    • Urethane-coated polyester protects the decks; all outer materials on the Kiawah resist UV light and are designed to take a beating without puncturing
    • Frame of the Kiawah is just as sturdy as its skin, with stainless-steel keel brackets (say that 3 times fast), aircraft-grade tubing and anodized aluminum cross pieces
    • Inflatable chambers called sponsons run the full length of the boat to increase tension and lock frame pieces into place; sponsons also flare out the hull to enhance stability
    • Seat and footpegs adjust to create a comfortable position in the cockpit
    • Easy-to-open zippers with high-strength zipper heads offer access to interior of kayak; rip-and-stick stormflaps and water-resistant closures keep things sealed up tight
    • Solid aluminum strip protects the bow and stern keels
    • What’s included? Your kayak will come inside its backpack with skin, frame, 2 foot braces, 2 air sponsons, 2 safety bladders, and inflatable seat

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    Folbot Kiawah 133 Folding Kayak Specs
    Best use
    (Hull) double polymer coated synthetic fabric / (decks) urethane-coated polyester
    Foldable rigid
    13 ft. 3 in.
    13.25 feet
    24 inches
    12 inches
    32 pounds
    30 x 16 inches
    Padded / foam
    200 pounds
    38 x 18 x 9 inches
    Hull construction
    Length (ft.)
    Cockpit size
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Weight capacity (lbs)
    Tracking system
    Packed dimensions

    Folbot Kiawah 133 Folding Kayak

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    Folbot Kiawah 133 Folding Kayak is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kiawah Kayak Kayak was easy to put together, and looks sharp. It is definately slower than my hard-sided kayaks, but still tracks decent and will be great for traveling. I dont think i will have any problem checking it on an airline. I did not give it 5 stars because it arrived with some small nicks in the hull. Not enough to bother with sending back, just a small annoyance. I wish REI carried other colors, as Folbot offers many. But with the 20% off coupon, you couldnt beat the price! I am 5'2- if I were a little taller, I would probably be more comfortable in the Cooper- especially if I were to do some overnight trips that lasted more than a few days.
    Date published: 2014-04-12

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