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  • Design incorporates both canoe and kayak characteristics for a fun, remarkably easy and natural paddling experience
  • Designed with a pronounced tumblehome and lower profile for easier paddling
  • Durable, 3-layer polyethylene hull features subtle rocker for straight, smooth tracking
  • Low-profile hull promotes stability for paddlers of any level
  • Ideal for both double-bladed kayak paddles and single-bladed canoe paddles
  • Removable Element™ seating system offers enhanced comfort and performance
  • Open cockpit design feels less confining and provides more room to stow gear
  • Element seat slides on a track to accommodate a cooler, dog or a kid, or, remove seat completely to paddle kneeling
  • Lightweight for easy transport with 1 person
  • Vinyl gunwales offer excellent durability; molded carry handles at bow and stern decks aid in transport
  • Available in bright dynamic colors

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Specs

Best Use Canoeing
Material(s) Polyethylene
Gunwales Material Vinyl
Length 13 feet
Width 29 inches
Depth 11.5 inches
Weight 59 pounds
Seat Type Mesh / Suspension
Number of Paddlers 1
Weight Capacity (lbs) 450 pounds
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little boat. I really enjoy my NEXT! I have the green model. I have paddled rivers, inland lakes, and Lake Superior. It has plenty of stability for fishing and lots of room for gear. I have taken it on several adventures and it has preformed well. I wish it was a bit lighter, but so far it has been very durable. The only downside is that I find it difficult to carry on my shoulders. I am 28 and in good shape. Although the seat is extremely comfortable, it is right in the middle of the boat which makes it tough to find a good balancing point on my shoulders without resting the seat on my head. This causes neck strain after carrying it for a few minutes. Overall, the boat handles well and I highly recommend it. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of both worlds! This canoe is absolutely awesome! Or maybe "kaynoe" is more appropriate! It takes the best of both worlds and brings them together into one great boat. This bad boy has the weight capacity of a canoe with the agility of a kayak. I love the seating system! You can sit in it all day with no problems. I'm a pretty big guy and it's comfortable for me. However I have only paddle in it from the seated position so I cannot comment on how it is on your knees. I've paddled many different kayaks and canoes, this is my favorite!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! After reading another review I wonder if we purchased the same product. I have had this canoe for almost a year. It performs wonderfully. I bought it primarily for fishing and have spent countless hours in it and find the adjustable seat very comfortable. As for tracking, it handles more like a kayak than a canoe. Paddles easily and tracks well. With a low freeboard it isn't subject to as much wind drift as I have experienced with other canoes. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not meet my expectations. I really wanted to like this boat, it's got the convenience and comfort of a kayak paddling style with the open access and load capacity of a canoe. That is also it's drawback. If the boat is not loaded with significant weight greater than that of the solo paddler, it does not track well. It take quite a bit of technique while paddling to stay on course and once you stop paddling, all bets are off. It does handle a little better in moving water (rivers) but lakes are frustrating. It's a real shame, because I like the concept at this price point.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like the idea, but not the tracking It seriously needs a rudder. We have a whole bunch of boats and I thought this would fill a nice hole in the collection. I should of spent more money and got a Wenonah Fusion.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from lotsa rocker I've had the boat almost one year and only used it 5 times. The hull has too much rocker so that paddling in a straight line is not possible. The seat is comfortable, but too low. it is difficult to paddle without hitting the gunwales. Sitting on a pad helps but then the seatback is not effective. The quality is very good. I'm trying to figure out how to correct the tracking issues
Date published: 2016-03-18
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Can you take this out in the ocean or bay?

Asked by: IndyOnti16
The Next Canoe is meant for recreational paddling in slow moving, calm waters. It is not well suited for the ocean.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-16

If I purchase this item for store pick up prior to the Memorial Day cut off, if the store delivery is prior to June 5, is it a problem if I cannot pick it up until June 6 or 7?

Asked by: davit
​Once the canoe arrives at the store it will be held for 2 weeks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Can REI get the "orange" color NEXT?

Asked by: MikeHawk
At the time of answering this question, REI does not have plans to carry the orange version of the Old Town Next Canoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-05

Can a rudder be added to this Kanoe?

Asked by: Soaringeagle
It is possible to add a rudder to the Next Canoe. This would be a custom installation. Old Town does not have specific rudder kit for the Next Canoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-19

Is a paddle included in the $999 price of the old town next

Asked by: Whatever
This Canoe does not include a paddle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

I am considering this as an alternative to a tandem kayak, for use with my preschooler. Has anyone used this with a child passenger? How did it work out for you?

Asked by: FarmerJen
​The seat in this canoe slides on a track to make more room to accommodate a small child.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little boat. I really enjoy my NEXT! I have the green model. I have paddled rivers, inland lakes, and Lake Superior. It has plenty of stability for fishing and lots of room for gear. I have taken it on several adventures and it has preformed well. I wish it was a bit lighter, but so far it has been very durable. The only downside is that I find it difficult to carry on my shoulders. I am 28 and in good shape. Although the seat is extremely comfortable, it is right in the middle of the boat which makes it tough to find a good balancing point on my shoulders without resting the seat on my head. This causes neck strain after carrying it for a few minutes. Overall, the boat handles well and I highly recommend it. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of both worlds! This canoe is absolutely awesome! Or maybe "kaynoe" is more appropriate! It takes the best of both worlds and brings them together into one great boat. This bad boy has the weight capacity of a canoe with the agility of a kayak. I love the seating system! You can sit in it all day with no problems. I'm a pretty big guy and it's comfortable for me. However I have only paddle in it from the seated position so I cannot comment on how it is on your knees. I've paddled many different kayaks and canoes, this is my favorite!
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! After reading another review I wonder if we purchased the same product. I have had this canoe for almost a year. It performs wonderfully. I bought it primarily for fishing and have spent countless hours in it and find the adjustable seat very comfortable. As for tracking, it handles more like a kayak than a canoe. Paddles easily and tracks well. With a low freeboard it isn't subject to as much wind drift as I have experienced with other canoes. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not meet my expectations. I really wanted to like this boat, it's got the convenience and comfort of a kayak paddling style with the open access and load capacity of a canoe. That is also it's drawback. If the boat is not loaded with significant weight greater than that of the solo paddler, it does not track well. It take quite a bit of technique while paddling to stay on course and once you stop paddling, all bets are off. It does handle a little better in moving water (rivers) but lakes are frustrating. It's a real shame, because I like the concept at this price point.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like the idea, but not the tracking It seriously needs a rudder. We have a whole bunch of boats and I thought this would fill a nice hole in the collection. I should of spent more money and got a Wenonah Fusion.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from lotsa rocker I've had the boat almost one year and only used it 5 times. The hull has too much rocker so that paddling in a straight line is not possible. The seat is comfortable, but too low. it is difficult to paddle without hitting the gunwales. Sitting on a pad helps but then the seatback is not effective. The quality is very good. I'm trying to figure out how to correct the tracking issues
Date published: 2016-03-18
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Questions & Answers

Can you take this out in the ocean or bay?

Asked by: IndyOnti16
The Next Canoe is meant for recreational paddling in slow moving, calm waters. It is not well suited for the ocean.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-16

If I purchase this item for store pick up prior to the Memorial Day cut off, if the store delivery is prior to June 5, is it a problem if I cannot pick it up until June 6 or 7?

Asked by: davit
​Once the canoe arrives at the store it will be held for 2 weeks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Can REI get the "orange" color NEXT?

Asked by: MikeHawk
At the time of answering this question, REI does not have plans to carry the orange version of the Old Town Next Canoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-05

Can a rudder be added to this Kanoe?

Asked by: Soaringeagle
It is possible to add a rudder to the Next Canoe. This would be a custom installation. Old Town does not have specific rudder kit for the Next Canoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-19

Is a paddle included in the $999 price of the old town next

Asked by: Whatever
This Canoe does not include a paddle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

I am considering this as an alternative to a tandem kayak, for use with my preschooler. Has anyone used this with a child passenger? How did it work out for you?

Asked by: FarmerJen
​The seat in this canoe slides on a track to make more room to accommodate a small child.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08
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