Affordable and light-weight, this solo canoe can be slung onto your car with ease and get you into the roughest backwaters. Weighing in at 33 pounds, the Old Town Pack Canoe needs only 4” of water to slip through. This canoe is built using royalex, a light-weight material just as durable as poly products, though it will show marks if you hit a rock hard enough. Reasonably priced at $800.

Rating: The Pack Canoe gets a 4 out of 5. You will enjoy this versatile craft, but there are some drawbacks. The wound web seat sits up uncomfortably high and larger canoeists especially will do better to invest in a kit or fabricate a kit to bring the seat down a couple of inches. With a paddle, the canoe tracks unevenly, and its wise to use a kayack paddle, which it responds to wonderfully. If you have the extra $150, my advice is to go for the Pack Angler, which solves the seat problem and adds some nice features, especially if you plan on fishing.

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Rating: 3.6/5 (12 votes cast)
Old Town Pack Canoe Review, 3.6 out of 5 based on 12 ratings

Written by Yuri Carson

Yuri Carson is a world-class canoe expert and adventurer. Today, Carson works as a professional guide. Among some of the most diverse locales in which he’s guided canoers is Alaska, Brazil and Thailand. He lives in Grants Pass, Oregon.

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  1. David

    I have to say that the Pack canoe is very tippy and tracks amazingly poor. While it is light and works great for strapping to your car and portaging, it really doesn’t work well as a canoe even on the smallest waterways. I like Old Town, it’s just this version is very poor. I bouth a Penobscot 16 and couldn’t be happier with its quality. I recommend Old Town attempt to keep up with the quality of the Penobscot and not the Pack canoe.

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