Compact and fun to paddle, the Discovery 119 has been a long time favorite. Like the others in the series, this solo canoe is agile, stable and easy to handle. It's even well-suited for a double-bladed paddle. And thanks to our construction process, it's tough without being too heavy. Let the Discovery 119 help you explore new territory.
|11 ft 9 in
|Number of Paddlers:
|1 (can paddle solo)
Three Layer PolyethyleneMost plastic kayaks are rotationally-molded from a class of plastics called polyethylene. Each class has its own characteristics, Old Town constructs canoes and kayaks in two different methods: the single layer method, which is the more common way to mold boats, and the triple layer method, which stacks an outside layer, a middle layer that has a foaming agent in it for floatation, and a thin inside layer to seal it up. Three layer hulls are stiffer, offer built in flotation, and have a cool aesthetic. They are a bit heavier, but they're super durable. Many triple layer hulls are still around after thirty years.
Black VinylVinyl gunwales are the most flexible option and are therefore less likely to be damaged by hard impacts. Our Outfitter Series canoes are designed for maximum durability as they need to stand up to heavy use and abuse in rental outfits and summer camps. Vinyl gunwales are also less expensive and help keep the cost of these boats low. The downside? Weight. Vinyl is heavy, and so is the SP3 material we use in the hulls. These are the heaviest boats we produce.
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