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Gumotex Palava 400

Inflatable White Water Canoe

The Palava has been designed as a traditional Open Canoe, but easily inflated for simple storage and transportation, and can be paddled solo or tandem.

Palava 400 inflatable canoe from Gumotex

Gumotex Palava 400 Inflatable Canoe

Plywood seats with with PE foam on the Gumotex Palava 400 inflatable canoe
Top view of the Gumotex Palava 400 inflatable canoe
Paddling low grade white water on the Gumotex Palava 400 inflatable canoe
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Gumotex Palava 400

The Palava from Gumotex will appeal to paddlers wanting a traditionally styled Canadian style canoe but without the storage and transportation issues arising from carrying a 14ft rigid plastic canoe that can weigh over 30kg’s. The Palava weighs 17.5kgs and packs away to the size of a small suitcase. This allows it to be easily transported in a car boot, motorhome or caravan locker and stored in a cupboard under the stairs.


Designed for use on a variety of water conditions, from sheltered coastal bays and estuaries, through to inland reservoirs, canals, lakes and rivers. For those wanting a bit more excitement from their days out, the Palava has been designed for,  and is strong enough to deal with easy grade white –water (up to UK Grade 2).


The Palava has been constructed from a material called Nitrilon construction which is highly abrasion and impact resistant to provide many years of use for the owner.  However, if unexpected damage does occur, then the material can easily be patched and repaired. Being very buoyant, and stable, the Palava provides plenty of confidence whether learning how to run small rapids, or spend the day cruising the length of a Scottish Loch. The comfortable seats provide additional structure to the hull, keeping it more rigid. And they can be moved forward or aft to adjust the trim on the boat, or moved to a central position, so the Palava can be paddled solo.


The seat system on this canoe allows it to be paddled either in the traditional kneeling position, or for those who prefer a more upright seated position.  To gain a better grip in the boat and allow greater levels of control, the Palava comes with built in thigh straps that can be used if desired. With a carrying capacity of 240kg’s and plenty of stowage space, multiday, overnight camping trips become a distinct possibility with this boat.


  • Quick Release Thigh Straps.
  • Plywood Seats with PE Foam Pad.
  • End Deck Bungee Storage.
  • Adjustable Seating Positions with Room for a 3rd Seat (Optional Extra)
  • Front and Rear Decklines and Handles.
  • Easy to Use Non-Return Valves.
  • Relief Valve in-case of Accidental Over-Inflation.
  • Repair kit and 80ltr Transport Drybag Included.


  • Length: 400cm
  • Width: 90cm
  • Weight:  17.5 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 240kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Gumotex Palava 400 for your weight
  • Material: Nitrilon®
  • Paddle type: Canoe
  • Max. number of persons: 2 person
  • Air chambers: 2+1
  • Packed dimension: 55 × 40 × 25cm
  • Max. operation pressure: 0,02 / 0,2 / 3,0 (Mpa / Bar / PSI)
  • Box  dimensions: 75 x 43 x 31.5cm


Gumotext Palava inflatable canoe in red


Gumotext Palava inflatable canoe in green


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Nationwide delivery available for the Gumotex Palava 400. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Gumotex Palava 400. 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 Gumotex Palava 400, please call us on 01925 818437