Mad River Malecite Ultralite Canoe Review

Paddling Buyer’s Guide

Mad River Canoe and Jim Henry’s original and timeless design meets state-of-the-art composite materials. Its new lightweight Kevlar/foam core layup adds enhanced acceleration capabilities and paddling efficiency to the impressive responsiveness and seaworthiness of the original Malecite design. Paddle solo or tandem on flatwater with the ability to handle tight, twisty waterways with confidence and style.

Mad River Canoe Company Malecite Ultralite
Feature photo: Courtesy Mad River Canoe

Mad River Canoe Malecite Ultralite Specs

Length: 16’5″
Width: 34.5″
Materials: Kevlar/Foam core
Weight: 43 lbs
Max capacity: 850 lbs

MSRP: $2,889 USD

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots & Family Camping, Summer/Fall 2011. Download our freeiPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App or Android App or read it here.

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