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).
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