Mad River Adventure 14 Canoe

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9.1

Appearance

10.0/10

Durability

9.1/10

Performance

9.1/10

Speed

9.3/10

Weight

8.1/10

Pros

  • Increased storage area
  • Great for recreational purposes
  • Lightweight
  • Highly durable
  • Comfortable backrests

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Hard to carry if soloing
  • Difficult while loading

One of the super low maintenance canoes, the Mad River Adventure 14 Canoe is perfect for busy paddlers and for getting active. It is really suitable for sportsmen or for families who are just looking for a good, relaxing time on a lazy afternoon. This is a great canoe for going around lakes and slow moving streams. It is packed with amazing features which would cater to your needs and prove to be a really good product.

Casual and smooth

The design of the Adventure 14 is well suited to all sorts of trips. Be it casual family paddle trip, fishing on a sunny day or a fun filled overnight trip, this will be a great fit in all situations. It is also a super reliable canoe which will never disappoint. At first it might seem a little tippy but once you get the hang of it, you will really enjoy riding it. It is faster and tracks really well than its counterpart.

Jam-packed with amazing features

This canoe has a multi-chine hull which ensures stability, rigidity and smooth tracking. The hull is also short in length which makes it very easy to handle and transport the canoe. It has extended decks which offers protection from the sun and gives relief from intense sunrays. There are rolled gunwales in the boat which give it the extra stiffness and edge it needs.

The seating system is extremely comfortable and adjustable with stern foam-infused seats that add to the comfort of the riders. It also has a high density polyethylene construction which guarantees durability and high-end performance. There are also multiple beverage holders and storage trays in the canoe which help riders store all their baggage while camping. it has a minimal rocker which establishes good balance between speed and the ability to turn at unpredictable turns.

The Mad River Adventure 14 canoe also features padded carry handles which make rowing effortless and easy. The side profile of the boat has a flared and tucked gunwale which increases final stability. It also protects the sides of the boat from abrasion.

Specs and Features

  • Length: 14 feet
  • Width: 37 inches
  • Depth: 14 inches
  • Weight: 75 pounds
  • Material: Polyethylene
  • Seat type: Padded with foam
  • Rocker: Minimal
  • Arch: Shallow

Pros

  • Increased storage area
  • Great for recreational purposes
  • Lightweight
  • Highly durable
  • Versatile
  • Comfortable backrests
  • Easy to transport

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Hard to carry if soloing
  • Difficult while loading

Verdict

All in all, the Adventure 14 is an extremely comfortable and a stable canoe. It is a little heavy but that comes secondary when the canoe has so much else to offer. It is a great investment which will go a long way. The well thought out back rests make a huge difference between a good paddling day and a bad one. This canoe guarantees the riders a good time with almost zero hurdles and a smooth journey.