Valley Etain Sea Kayaks
UK Made High Performance Sea Kayaks
The Etain is an expedition style boat with a contemporary feel. Available with a range of options, including materials and outfitting choices.
Valley Etain 17-7 (GRP Composite) - £3145.00
Valley Etain 17-7 (Kevlar Carbon) - £3645.00
Valley Etain 17-5 (GRP Composite) - £3645.00
Valley Etain 17-5 (Kevlar Carbon) - £3645.00
Valley Etain 17-1 (GRP Composite) - £3145.00
Valley Etain 17-1 (Kevlar Carbon) - £3645.00
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The Etain has been Valley’s flagship expedition sea kayak now for many years, and been used on many ground breaking trips and expeditions across the globe.
The Etain represents a change from the norm from the Valley Sea Kayak traditional design ‘Fish-form’ design, whereby the widest part of the boat is just in front of the seated position for a more progressive ‘Swede-form’. The Etains' widest point is just aft of the mid-point, making this a superb sea kayak that feels faster and has a leaner profile in front of the paddler. This has been carefully considered in the design and is only slight so that the boat offers slightly more glide and a perception of increased speed that feels more noticeable because it feels less encumbered being paddled at the narrowest part. While we can't say that a Swede-form design is better, it is certainly different, and widely appreciated.
The shallow to moderate “V” in the cross-section offers good initial stability; whilst a moderate rocker still ensures good tracking, predictable handling and a fast ride. The Etain has 4x watertight hatches to allow for a full expedition load to be carried. A locking point situated behind the cockpit doesn't affect the cockpit ergonomics but does allow for a solid secure attachment point.
Available in three sizes;
17ft 1” is the smallest size – best suited for slighter paddlers, those who want a good sized fast sea kayak with trip capacity but still want to feel connected and still retain easy control when not out for multiple days.
17ft 5” the mid size – this is designed to offer a suitable “all-round” for average sized paddlers, whom may want some longer trip capacity and a boat that which behaves when lightly or unloaded. This trait also makes it a fantastic full expedition boat for paddlers on the smaller than average scale.
17ft 7” the largest size available – suited for paddlers who want a large contemporary expedition kayak or for those who are heavier, want to pack multi-day kit and wish to get the best performance from their sea kayak.
- 4x Hatches.
- Deck Lines.
- Adjustable Backrest.
- Retractable Skeg.
- Padded Seat and Hip Pads
Dimensions - Etain 17-7
- Length: 17’7"(536cm)
- Width: 21.5" (54.5cm)
- Depth: 13.25”(33.5cm)
- Weight: 50lbs (26kg)
Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 198-297lbs/ 90-135kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight
Dimensions - Etain 17-5
- Length: 17’5" (531cm)
- Width: 21.25" (54cm)
- Depth: 12.75”(32.5cm)
- Weight: 49lbs (25kg)
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 143-220lbs/ 65-100kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight
Dimensions - Etain 17-1
- Length: 17’1" (521cm)
- Width: 21" (53.5cm)
- Depth: 12”(30cm)
- Weight: 48lbs (24kg)
Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 88-154lbs/ 40-70kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight
Weights are based on an average value for a standard GRP composite construction Etain with Hatch Covers fitted. For Carbon Kevlar weights subtract approx. 20% of these figures.
We do not offer a courier delivery service for the Valley Etain (or any other composite kayak)
Please contact us if you would like a delivery price using our own vehicles.
Collection - Click & Collect
You can buy a Valley Etain online from our website and pick it up from ourselves or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection*.
Our other stores are:
- Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
- Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
- Cornwall Canoes - Near Newquay
- Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
- Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
- Southampton Canoes - Hampshire
We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.
For further help and information about the Valley Etain, please call us on 01925 818437