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Old Town Discovery 158

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Popular, extremely hard-wearing canoe perfect for high-use environments and beginners alike.

£1,399.00 (RRP £1,499.00 - Saving £100.00)

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Old Town Discovery 158

Like all the boats in the Old Town Discovery Series, the 158 is constructed from extremely durable three-layer plastic, which gives the canoe a very high strength to take any knocks or bumps. The 158 is truly a classic all-round canoe, and at home on sheltered waters, lakes, canals and slow-moving rivers. This boat is very adaptable and by adding extra buoyancy can be taken onto faster rapids and progress through moving water skills.

Old Town have been moulding the same Discovery 158 for over 30 years now, and it has been one of the best-selling canoes ever made. Not only is the boat extremely hard-wearing, it is also stable, predictable and very easy to paddle. Hence why it is the go-to choice for many hire operators, canoe clubs and outdoor education centres. Many private canoeists will have taken their first strokes in an Old Town Discovery or had the pleasure of paddling one at some point in their paddling history. For those that like the legendary strength and predictability of the Discovery 158, it is still a hugely popular choice.

For a canoe of the same design and construction, but with a much larger carrying capacity- the 158's bigger brother the Discovery 169 ccan provide an alternative option. The standard Old Town Discovery’s come supplied with 2x wood-web seats, however for high-use settings it can be supplied with hard-wearing plastic (pe) seats, and a 3rd-seat option if required the Old Town Discovery Outfitter Series is also available.

The Discovery 158 is also a popular choice amongst commercial operators and outdoor activity centres, due to its predictability and popularity over the years.

Key Features

  • Wood/webbed Seats .
  • Ash carrying yoke and thwart
  • Vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene

Hull Shape

  • Shallow arch bottom with straight sides and moderate rocker


  • Length: 15'8"/ 4.8 m
  • Width: 35.5" / 90.2 cm
  • Weight: 87 lbs / 39.5 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1063 lbs / 482 kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Discovery 158 for your weight
  • Material: Triple layer Polyethylene



Old Town Discovery 158 in green
Old Town Discovery 158 in Red
Old Town Discovery 158 in Camo


Recommended Accessories

Old Town Snap In Seat

ABS Snap In Center Seat

A removeable temporary centre seat that snaps easily and securely into place so you can take an extra passenger without the need for fully fitting a fixed seat.

Grey Owl Scout

Grey Owl Scout Paddle

A Canadian made paddle constructed from 3 ply laminated basswood. A great lightweight all round paddle perfect for the bow or stern paddler.

Grey Owl Voyageur

Grey Owl Voyaguer Paddle

Made in Canada from black cherry, ash, butternut and basswood the voyageur is an excellent all-around paddle that looks as good as it feels. Our most popular all round canoe paddle, that offers great strength to weight ratio. The shape is designed to offer good protection it shallow waters and works equally well for a bow or stern paddler. The fine craftmanship shows throughout the paddle with its 7ply laminate blade highlighting this. Its glossy varnished finish really sets the paddle off visually particularly on the water.

Blue Barrels

Canoe Barrels

A highly versatile water proof storage option. Barrels offer greater durability that dry bags and also protect the contents from any crushing. As well as being great for transporting kit when paddling they also double as kit storage at home, and being watertight are also ideal for transporting your wet kit home in the car. Please note- these barrels are brand new and first quality, not reconditioned or seconds.

C Tug Trolley

C Tug Trolley

The single best canoe trolley available, featuring a huge 120kg static weight carry capacity. The adjustable rubber feet allow a customised fit on your canoes hull and the high quality easy to use cam strap buckle offer peace of mind that your canoe wont be bouncing off the trolley. The Ctug dissembles easily and quickly for stowage. The construction materials used mean the C tug will remain rust free and last for a long time to come.

Price £101.96 (RRP £119.95 - Saving £17.99)

Thule Loackable Straps

Thule Lockable Roofrack Straps

Keep your new canoe safe with Thule's innovative 4m lockable strap. Each strap contains a highly durable steel core wire. The buckle has a protective cover to avoid scratches on your canoe. The lockable straps offer peace of mind when leaving your canoe racked over night or even just at rest stops along your journey. The heavy duty lock provide a visual deterrent for opportunistic thieves.

Price £67.49 (RRP £74.99 - Saving £7.50)

Delivery Of Canadian Canoes

We offer a delivery service for Open Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. Due to shipping restrictions from our couriers, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range.

Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Old Town Discovery 158. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the Old Town Discovery 158, please call us on 01925 818437