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  • Design is well-suited to a casual family paddle trip around the lake, early morning fishing or even an overnight trip
  • Multi-chine hull design delivers stability, rigidity and excellent tracking; shorter hull length means easier handling and transport
  • Extended decks offer protection from sun and spray while a rolled gunwale provides extra rigidity
  • Adjustable comfort seating system on bow and stearn seats use contoured EVA foam for increased comfort and grip
  • Center bench seat adds seating for a third paddler
  • Rotomolded from the same durable material as Wilderness Systems kayaks, Gen2™ high-density polyethylene
  • Gen2 high-density polyethylene construction offers performance, rugged durability and affordability
  • Design features generous tumblehome which allows canoe to be paddled easily with standard canoe paddles or longer kayak paddles (230cm +)
  • Multiple beverage holders and storage trays are included for paddler comfort

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Specs

Best Use Canoeing
Material(s) Polyethylene
Gunwales Material Polyethylene
Length 14 feet
Width 37 inches
Depth 14 inches
Weight 75 pounds
Seat Type Padded / Foam
Number of Paddlers 3
Weight Capacity (lbs) 875 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best canoe I've been in This is the best canoe I have been in. I have no complaints about it. It can hold two adults, a child and a dog all at once, or I can take it out by myself with no trouble. It goes through the water very fast, and handles very well. I have had it in a still water lake, a big river, and a fast moving stream with small rapids. The seats are very comfortable, which makes all the difference in a day trip. It's not too heavy, and the type of handles are nice. I've had this canoe for almost a year, and I am very happy with it. I would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice family canoe I was looking for a canoe that would work well for fishing alone but also for taking the family (wife and 2 year old) on lake and river trips. I was very nervous about purchasing one without trying it out and thought that I would have to try more than a few canoes before finding one that would work for me solo (at 6'2, 300 lbs). While the rear seat obviously didn't work solo, the middle seat was perfect. The canoe sat almost flat and felt very stable. With my wife in the front and 2 year old in the middle it was just as stable, as long as my wife was not paddling (she likes to lean over to get her paddle in the water). I'm very happy with this canoe and looking forward to getting lots of use from it.
Date published: 2008-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hellyeah my buddy and I both bought the same canoes. We used them for a 2 day trip. went well. We did 40 mile in a day. very comfortable kick back and relax. we had a normal canoe go with they complained about they're backs. can fit small 20 can cooler, a normal 48 can cooler, a large dry bag on top and plenty of room for 2. If I had to buy another canoe I would buy the longer 16 foot for what I do. I just do big river trips. the only bad thing is that the adventure canoes aren't the lightest. thats the only bad thing. Best bang for your [$]. [*]yeah!
Date published: 2009-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing canoe ever I have used this canoe for both recreational and fishing, particularly the Texas bay system, including Matagorda Bay and Barroom bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Lots of storage area. Nice built in rod holders. And well thought out back rests--believe me that makes a difference after a long day of paddling and fishing. I would recommend this canoe to anyone, beginner or advanced.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Mad River!! My husband, 8 year daughter, and 2 year old son and I Just recently used it paddling across a reservoir to a hot springs. It was perfect! The seats with the back rest are so comfortable. Plenty of extra room for a dry sac or fishing gear. Not tippy like I thought it might be..especially with a 2 and 8 year old on board. Planning on taking it on a slow moving river next. Have already recommended this canoe to friends and family. Very happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2013-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this canoe It is as rugged as they come, I've hit and scraped this boat on about every river rock in north Georgia with nothing more to show for it than (lots) of cosmetic scratches. It's versatile. I've been fishing in calm lakes to canoeing down Class I-III rapids with no problems. I've heard some folks say this is a good canoe for calm rivers but stay out of the rapids. Baloney, this canoe loves moderate whitewater. The key is, if you are going solo, right before you get to anything tricky is get your knees on the floor right behind the middle seat. This way you can lower your center of gravity if needed, you can oar with more power and you can even maneuver the boat slightly with your legs. I took the Mad River down Etowah Falls (Class IV) smooth as silk using this technique. And the boat is comfortable, the seats are the reason my wife let me get this boat, and they delivered as promised. I've taken the whole family down the Metro Hooch, me in back, the wife up front and my two little girls in the middle. I've gone on long trips with buddies, and long trips with a dog, and ever mammal that has been in the canoe for any length of time loves it (and usually ends up thinking of getting one). If it sank today – I'd go out and buy the same boat tomorrow.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mad River - Easy Lake We've used the Mad River canoe several times in the month that we've had it. It propels and steers easily. It's easy to load and unload from the rack on my pickup. The backrests are AWESOME!! My girlfriend and I (and puppy-dog too) can comfortably do a 3-4 hour canoe trip thanks to the backrests. The Mad River was an excellent purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was a great choice. It isn't the HEAVIEST canoe, but it's closer to heavy than light. Combined with the fact that it has a middle seat instead of a yoke, it's not an easy canoe to portage. Takes 2 guys, carrying comfortable handle at back and front. So... it's not ideal for the Boundary Waters. But then, it wasn't meant to be a BWCA canoe. That said... I did take to the BWCA... and it perfomed fine. Tracked fine thru the wind, is nice and stable when loaded down. I'll take it there again. Now, for other pursuits... taking a day trip down a river... fishing on a lake... exploring a lake... with my kids... IT HAS BEEN GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! I've used it a lot this summer... and I really like how if floats and handles. It has higher "secondary stability" than "initial stability"; which, I like, especially when power boat waves hit. It is even good to float alone, either with weight in the front to keep the nose down, or by sitting in the middle seat. And the curved in hull (tumblehome) actually does make paddling easy; you hold the paddle closer to you. Without a long of space in front of the front paddler, s/he can get spashed a bit. I have a small truck to carry it in, so the 14' size is nice.. I'd only get the 16' version if I really wanted the extra space to haul stuff; otherwise, why store the xtra 2 feet? I'm very happy with it. It has been a good choice for me and my 2 boys. And yes, the backrests and cup holders are nice. Have you ever tried to fish while your Gatorade and spare tackle are rolling about the bottom of the canoe? Nah. Just put 'em in the cup holders!
Date published: 2007-09-27
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Is this considered a hard shell for coupon consideration?

Asked by: clos
Yes, the Adventure 14 Canoe is a hardshell boat that is exempt from the 20REWARDS coupon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

If you were going to take this canoe into the Boundary Waters, would the comfort be worth the 75 pound weight when having to portage or trying to cover many miles in a day? Or would you be better off with an aluminum/kevlar canoe?

Asked by: BK to BWCA
Mad River designed the Adventure 14 for recreational use, so for extended travel with significant portage, you might want to consider a lighter boat with a more efficient hull shape.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19

Is there any difference in leg room on the 14' vs. the 16' Adventure? Was not sure where the extra 2 ft. comes into play and we both are fairly tall. Just wondering if there is much of a difference in that regard.

Asked by: beginner
Yes, you will most likely feel comfortable in either sized boat. The 14 is a little wider, more maneuverable and stable. However the 16 tracks better and offers more leg room for people in the middle and back seats.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Are there any storage/transport covers available, similar to the kayak cockpit covers?

Asked by: Orcas
We do not carry a cover for the Adventure 14 Canoe. We recommend contacting Mad River directly to see if they have any suggestions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

I have two. 1. How easy it to paddle this alone ?  What Yakima mount do you use ?

Asked by: silverstreak
Solo paddling in the Adventure 14 could be a bit of a challenge when the paddler is seated in the bow or stern seat. We would recommend using the center bench for solo paddling. The Yakima Gunwale Brackets would be a good choice for hauling the Adventure 14. http://www.rei.com/product/750860/mad-river-adventure-14-canoe
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

can you stand up and paddle/fish with some stability

Asked by: Outdoors13
Mad River describes this boat as having fairly high primary stability and moderate secondary stability. It is not specifically designed for stand-up paddling or fishing, but it should work well for your purposes in calm water.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Can you attach a wooden crossbar to accommodate an electric motor.

Asked by: Hank
​This canoe is not designed to accept a crossbar for a motor.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

Two questions. 1) We want to go out with our 70lb pup - is there room enough for him too? 2) Can you remove the certain seat? From the pictures, it looks like it is a permanent piece.

Asked by: JM from SF
While we can't speak on whether or not your dog will fit with everything you'd like to bring with you, but the center seat is permanently molded to the canoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best canoe I've been in This is the best canoe I have been in. I have no complaints about it. It can hold two adults, a child and a dog all at once, or I can take it out by myself with no trouble. It goes through the water very fast, and handles very well. I have had it in a still water lake, a big river, and a fast moving stream with small rapids. The seats are very comfortable, which makes all the difference in a day trip. It's not too heavy, and the type of handles are nice. I've had this canoe for almost a year, and I am very happy with it. I would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice family canoe I was looking for a canoe that would work well for fishing alone but also for taking the family (wife and 2 year old) on lake and river trips. I was very nervous about purchasing one without trying it out and thought that I would have to try more than a few canoes before finding one that would work for me solo (at 6'2, 300 lbs). While the rear seat obviously didn't work solo, the middle seat was perfect. The canoe sat almost flat and felt very stable. With my wife in the front and 2 year old in the middle it was just as stable, as long as my wife was not paddling (she likes to lean over to get her paddle in the water). I'm very happy with this canoe and looking forward to getting lots of use from it.
Date published: 2008-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hellyeah my buddy and I both bought the same canoes. We used them for a 2 day trip. went well. We did 40 mile in a day. very comfortable kick back and relax. we had a normal canoe go with they complained about they're backs. can fit small 20 can cooler, a normal 48 can cooler, a large dry bag on top and plenty of room for 2. If I had to buy another canoe I would buy the longer 16 foot for what I do. I just do big river trips. the only bad thing is that the adventure canoes aren't the lightest. thats the only bad thing. Best bang for your [$]. [*]yeah!
Date published: 2009-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing canoe ever I have used this canoe for both recreational and fishing, particularly the Texas bay system, including Matagorda Bay and Barroom bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Lots of storage area. Nice built in rod holders. And well thought out back rests--believe me that makes a difference after a long day of paddling and fishing. I would recommend this canoe to anyone, beginner or advanced.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Mad River!! My husband, 8 year daughter, and 2 year old son and I Just recently used it paddling across a reservoir to a hot springs. It was perfect! The seats with the back rest are so comfortable. Plenty of extra room for a dry sac or fishing gear. Not tippy like I thought it might be..especially with a 2 and 8 year old on board. Planning on taking it on a slow moving river next. Have already recommended this canoe to friends and family. Very happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2013-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this canoe It is as rugged as they come, I've hit and scraped this boat on about every river rock in north Georgia with nothing more to show for it than (lots) of cosmetic scratches. It's versatile. I've been fishing in calm lakes to canoeing down Class I-III rapids with no problems. I've heard some folks say this is a good canoe for calm rivers but stay out of the rapids. Baloney, this canoe loves moderate whitewater. The key is, if you are going solo, right before you get to anything tricky is get your knees on the floor right behind the middle seat. This way you can lower your center of gravity if needed, you can oar with more power and you can even maneuver the boat slightly with your legs. I took the Mad River down Etowah Falls (Class IV) smooth as silk using this technique. And the boat is comfortable, the seats are the reason my wife let me get this boat, and they delivered as promised. I've taken the whole family down the Metro Hooch, me in back, the wife up front and my two little girls in the middle. I've gone on long trips with buddies, and long trips with a dog, and ever mammal that has been in the canoe for any length of time loves it (and usually ends up thinking of getting one). If it sank today – I'd go out and buy the same boat tomorrow.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mad River - Easy Lake We've used the Mad River canoe several times in the month that we've had it. It propels and steers easily. It's easy to load and unload from the rack on my pickup. The backrests are AWESOME!! My girlfriend and I (and puppy-dog too) can comfortably do a 3-4 hour canoe trip thanks to the backrests. The Mad River was an excellent purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was a great choice. It isn't the HEAVIEST canoe, but it's closer to heavy than light. Combined with the fact that it has a middle seat instead of a yoke, it's not an easy canoe to portage. Takes 2 guys, carrying comfortable handle at back and front. So... it's not ideal for the Boundary Waters. But then, it wasn't meant to be a BWCA canoe. That said... I did take to the BWCA... and it perfomed fine. Tracked fine thru the wind, is nice and stable when loaded down. I'll take it there again. Now, for other pursuits... taking a day trip down a river... fishing on a lake... exploring a lake... with my kids... IT HAS BEEN GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! I've used it a lot this summer... and I really like how if floats and handles. It has higher "secondary stability" than "initial stability"; which, I like, especially when power boat waves hit. It is even good to float alone, either with weight in the front to keep the nose down, or by sitting in the middle seat. And the curved in hull (tumblehome) actually does make paddling easy; you hold the paddle closer to you. Without a long of space in front of the front paddler, s/he can get spashed a bit. I have a small truck to carry it in, so the 14' size is nice.. I'd only get the 16' version if I really wanted the extra space to haul stuff; otherwise, why store the xtra 2 feet? I'm very happy with it. It has been a good choice for me and my 2 boys. And yes, the backrests and cup holders are nice. Have you ever tried to fish while your Gatorade and spare tackle are rolling about the bottom of the canoe? Nah. Just put 'em in the cup holders!
Date published: 2007-09-27
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Questions & Answers

Is this considered a hard shell for coupon consideration?

Asked by: clos
Yes, the Adventure 14 Canoe is a hardshell boat that is exempt from the 20REWARDS coupon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

If you were going to take this canoe into the Boundary Waters, would the comfort be worth the 75 pound weight when having to portage or trying to cover many miles in a day? Or would you be better off with an aluminum/kevlar canoe?

Asked by: BK to BWCA
Mad River designed the Adventure 14 for recreational use, so for extended travel with significant portage, you might want to consider a lighter boat with a more efficient hull shape.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-19

Is there any difference in leg room on the 14' vs. the 16' Adventure? Was not sure where the extra 2 ft. comes into play and we both are fairly tall. Just wondering if there is much of a difference in that regard.

Asked by: beginner
Yes, you will most likely feel comfortable in either sized boat. The 14 is a little wider, more maneuverable and stable. However the 16 tracks better and offers more leg room for people in the middle and back seats.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Are there any storage/transport covers available, similar to the kayak cockpit covers?

Asked by: Orcas
We do not carry a cover for the Adventure 14 Canoe. We recommend contacting Mad River directly to see if they have any suggestions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

I have two. 1. How easy it to paddle this alone ?  What Yakima mount do you use ?

Asked by: silverstreak
Solo paddling in the Adventure 14 could be a bit of a challenge when the paddler is seated in the bow or stern seat. We would recommend using the center bench for solo paddling. The Yakima Gunwale Brackets would be a good choice for hauling the Adventure 14. http://www.rei.com/product/750860/mad-river-adventure-14-canoe
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

can you stand up and paddle/fish with some stability

Asked by: Outdoors13
Mad River describes this boat as having fairly high primary stability and moderate secondary stability. It is not specifically designed for stand-up paddling or fishing, but it should work well for your purposes in calm water.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Can you attach a wooden crossbar to accommodate an electric motor.

Asked by: Hank
​This canoe is not designed to accept a crossbar for a motor.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

Two questions. 1) We want to go out with our 70lb pup - is there room enough for him too? 2) Can you remove the certain seat? From the pictures, it looks like it is a permanent piece.

Asked by: JM from SF
While we can't speak on whether or not your dog will fit with everything you'd like to bring with you, but the center seat is permanently molded to the canoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19
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