Backwoods Expedition 85
Backwoods Expedition 85
Backwoods Expedition 85
Backwoods Expedition 85
Backwoods Expedition 85
Backwoods Expedition 85
Backwoods Expedition 85

Backwoods Expedition 85

Regular price $829.99 Sale price$456.49 Save $373.50

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When your adventures involve paddling longer distances or carrying additional gear, the Expedition 85 is an ultralight touring workhorse. At 8’-6” long and weighing only 12-pounds, this boat tracks straight, and it has the capacity and features to organize and carry gear efficiently. If you’re looking for an ultralight, expedition-ready solo touring kayak, look no further than the Expedition 85.

  • Best For: 1-person ultralight touring, angling, or expeditions.
  • Capacity: 1-person | 300 lb. (136 kg) max weight.
  • Warranty: 1-year limited against any manufacturing defects.
  • Dimensions: 8’-4” (254 cm) L x 35.5” (90.2 cm) W x 13.0” (33 cm) H x 11″ tube diameter.
  • Hull Weight: 12 lbs / 5.4 kgs
  • Includes: kayak, seat, foot pump, 19.5″ x 29.5″ storage bag, fin, and repair kit
  • Not Included: paddle and PFD (Personal Flotation Device).

Key Technical Features

  • Heavy-duty TPU Cover and Floor – uses nylon reinforced PVC double-sided TPU specifically engineered to take a beating
  • MOLLE Plates – with included mesh bags provide a customizable gear carrying system
  • Ultralight Design – weighs only 12 lb. for effortless transportation and storage
  • Ultralight Quick Release Fin – for improved tracking
  • Folded Dimensions – 20 x 12 x 8 inches measured as an "average fold". Some users will be able to fold tighter, while others may not fold this small. If you are sizing for limited storage or travel, we recommend erring on the upper end of approximate dimensions to guarantee space

Key User Features

Inflatable Seat – with comfy cushioned seat area and backrest

Velcro Adjustment Strips – allow for personalized custom seat positions

Paddle Keepers – located on both sides of the deck, offer hands-free access when not paddling

Webbing Carry Handles – on front and sides for comfortable carrying or lifting

Deck Cargo Bungee – on bow offers secure storage of extra gear

Boston Valve – for quick inflation and deflation

Ultralight 2-Stage Foot Pump – for quick and easy inflation

Storage/Inflation Bag – doubles as primary inflation tool


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