Valley Avocet LV

Valley Avocet LV

The boat many smaller people have been crying out for. Despite popularity of the Avocet amongst smaller paddlers, the really small still felt they didn't get the most out of it until loaded. Enter the LV, not just for volume but also scaled to fit. A genuine small person's kayak.

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Valley Avocet RM

Valley Avocet RM

 

A compact sea kayak that doesn’t compromise performance. Developed from the popular Pintail it retains much of the lively handling but is refined to provide better tracking and to be more forgiving and user-friendly. Especially suited to the smaller paddler.

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Valley Avocet

Valley Avocet

The compact sea kayak, that doesn’t compromise performance.  The Avocet is ideal as a general sea kayak for small paddlers, especially women, or for the average sized paddler it makes a playful and enjoyable day boat.

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Valley Etain 17.3

The Etain is a conscious departure from previous Valley designs. Valley kayaks were traditionally more fish-form i.e. widest point slightly forward of centre. The Etain is more neutral, in fact very slightly Swede form i.e. widest point rear of centre. Swede form kayaks have a different feel, slightly more glide and a perception of speed that is more noticeable because you are now paddling in a narrower part of the boat. The paddling stroke is also less encumbered and there is a general feeling of having less boat between you and the water.

Other features are a hull that has a shallow to moderate V in cross-section for good initial stability and rocker, that would best be describe as moderate i.e. slightly less than some older Valley boats to provide secure tracking but still enough to provide a lively ride.

The Etain also features a removable deck-pod storage-unit in front of the cockpit. Whilst holding the same as a regular 4th hatch/compartment, the advantage is, it can be taken up the beach (or into the car/house) with you. The deck-pod is ideal for things like valuables, snacks, car keys, and small items of safety-kit that you might always want close to hand. Other features of the Etain include a locking point situated behind the cockpit and special attention given to cockpit ergonomics.

The Etain is designed to appeal to paddlers looking for an expedition style boat with a contemporary feel. Arguably the Etain should appeal to those who are already familiar with the performance of a Valley kayak but also to those who have previously not been a fan of Valleys traditional style!

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Valley Etain 17.7 RM

Valley Etain RM

 

The Etain line is a new strand of DNA into the Valley range, one that is a little more contemporary both in style and paddling feel. What do we mean? Valley kayaks are traditionally “fish-form” i.e. widest point slightly forward of centre. The Etain is more neutral, in fact very slightly Swede form i.e. widest point rear of centre. Swede form kayaks have a different feel, slightly more glide and a perception of speed that is more noticeable because you are now paddling in a narrower part of the boat. Paddling stroke is also less encumbered and there is a general feeling of having less boat between you and the water. Better…no, different… yes! Other features are a hull that has shallow to moderate ‘V’ in cross-section for good initial stability, and rocker that would best be describe as moderate i.e. slightly less than some other Valley boats to provide secure tracking but still enough to provide a lively ride.

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Valley Etain 17.7

Valley Etain

The Etain 17-7 is designed to appeal to regular sized paddlers looking for a full expedition style boat with a contemporary feel, the same traits also make it an ideal all rounder for the larger paddler

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Valley Nordkapp LV

Valley Nordkapp LV

Designed either for the lighter paddler who wants an expedition-proven kayak that is more suited to their smaller stature, or a larger paddler who enjoys the legendary performance of the full-sized Nordkapp but doesn’t need its loading capacity.

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Valley Nordkapp RM

Nordkapp Valley RM

The most famous sea kayak in the world is now available in what is probably the best roto-moulded polyethylene (PE) construction of any manufacturer. This kayak retains the legendary Nordkapp handling and incorporates all of the features expected of an expedition-capable kayak. A rare combination of performance and value.

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Valley Nordkapp

Valley Nordkapp

 

Designed in 1975 and used for the first kayak-rounding of Cape Horn, the Nordkapp has been used on many of the world’s toughest expeditions. This latest version features improved cockpit ergonomics and secondary stability. Perfect for the paddler seeking a fast, expedition-capable sea kayak.

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Valley Etain 17.5 RM

The Etain 17.5 is designed to offer more "all-round" appeal to regular sized paddlers, those who might need some long trip capability but still want a kayak that behaves when lightly loaded.  These same trait also make it an ideal full expedition style boat for smaller paddlers.

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Valley Etain 17.5

Valley Etain

The Etain is a conscious departure from previous Valley designs. Valley kayaks were traditionally more “fish-form” i.e. widest point slightly forward of centre. The Etain is more neutral, in fact very slightly Swede form i.e. widest point rear of centre. Swede form kayaks have a different feel, slightly more glide and a perception of speed that is more noticeable because you are now paddling in a narrower part of the boat. 

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Perception Expression 14.5

The Expression 14.5 is perfect for a fun afternoon at your favorite local paddling destination or for a long weekend camping trip. The up-swept bow nose and peaked deck allow the Expression 14.5 to shed water quickly, providing more speed and performance than the typical touring kayak.   Pair with the Expression 15 for a perfect 'his' and 'hers' pair of kayaks.


The Zone Deluxe Seating system is ergonomically engineered to provide a comfortable fit. Adjustable leg support eases pressure on hips and legs, while the height-adjustable backrest and snug wrap-around wings help you dial-in to the perfect fit for all-day comfort on the water. 


The Expression 14.5 is for the adventure-seeker who wants the best of both touring and sea kayaks: a fun, maneuverable day-kayak that remains stable and predictable when loaded down with gear. 


2011 UK Canoe & Kayak Magazine Best Touring Kayak!

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Perception Expression 15

The Expression 15.0 offers forgiving handling and stability expected of a touring design with the performance of an expedition kayak. The up-swept bow nose and peaked deck shed water quickly, providing more speed and performance than the typical touring kayak. In addition, the progressive rocker offers maneuverable handling, so you can paddle confidently in tight, technical waters and coastlines.

The Zone Deluxe Seating system is ergonomically engineered to provide a comfortable fit. Adjustable leg support eases pressure on hips and legs, while the height-adjustable backrest and snug wrap-around wings help you dial-in to the perfect fit for all-day comfort on the water. 



2011 UK Canoe & Kayak Magazine Best Touring Kayak

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