Folbot Cooper 166 Folding Kayak

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Simply put, the Folbot Cooper 166 folding kayak takes the idea of a portable kayak to the next level, combining innovative design with high-quality materials to create one smooth ride.


  • 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 15 - 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
  • Designed for oceans, lakes and slow moving rivers, the Cooper offers excellent tracking and solid stability
  • 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 Cooper
  • Urethane-coated polyester protects the decks; all outer materials on the Folbot Cooper resist UV light and are designed to take a beating without puncturing
  • Frame of the Cooper 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; hook-and-loop 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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Technical Specs

Best Use

Flatwater Kayaking


(Hull) polymer coated synthetic fabric / (decks) urethane-coated polyester


16 ft. 6 in.


24 inches


12 inches


39 pounds

Cockpit Size

34 x 16 inches

Seat Type

Padded / Foam

Number of Paddlers


Paddle Included


Weight Capacity (lbs)

275 pounds

Tracking System




Packed Dimensions

41 x 18 x 9 inches

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