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Coming Spring 2024!
A classically designed solo canoe well-suited for a wide range of paddling conditions.
Like most traditional canoes, the standard version of the Caribou S is designed for paddling from a kneeling position.
If you wish to sit, you can order the canoe with a bucket seat and adjustable stern footbrace. The seat will be lowered and kneeling won't be an option.
The Caribou S is designed for that long wilderness trip with lots of gear
The Caribou S is Clipper's highest volume solo canoe.
Order your custom canoe until February 28th, 2024!
PLEASE NOTE: IMAGES REFER ONLY TO SHAPE OF CANOE - NOT ACTUAL CANOE LAYUP AND/OR COLOR.
Kevlar® is a space-aged aramid fiber which, under tension, Kevlar® fibers are 5 to 10 times stronger than an equal weight of steel. Kevlar® cloth is more expensive than fiberglass and is harder to cut and work with, hence the higher cost. Kevlar® canoes are lighter and equal to or stronger than fiberglass. A Kevlar® canoe will generally weigh 20% less than a canoe manufactured out of fiberglass.
Kevlar® canoes are built with a minimum of three layers of material (a minimum of two full layers of Kevlar®). A full layer of Kevlar® is applied to the gelcoat. Areas of high stress have additional reinforcing. Next, a layer of polyester cloth is applied. A final layer of Kevlar® completes the laminate. A special marine structural foam core is then placed to the hull bottom. An additional Kevlar® layer is then applied over the core. The Kevlar®-covered foam core produces a sandwich type construction that is extremely rigid and lightweight compared to other methods used to stiffen canoe hulls.