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LONG HAUL FOLDING KAYAKS

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WE ARE LONG HAUL FOLDING KAYAKS

Folding kayaks are unique, lightweight foldable boats that have a rich history dating back more than 100 years. Modern-day models are based on the original Inuit kayak. These primitive boats had frames that were oftentimes made from wood and bones. Animal skins were stretched over the frame to create a unique watercraft that was essential to survival. Today, these incredible boats are crafted with wood and/or aluminum frames with durable waterproof fabric. Folding kayaks are perfect for a solo outdoor adventure or touring escape.

Mark Eckhart founded Long Haul Folding Kayaks over 15 years ago, with an idea and a dream. Mark spent years repairing folding kayaks, when he realized he could create a better design. It was then that he started Long Haul Folding Kayaks. We are a company built on pride. Every piece of our products is hand made on site, in Cedaredge, Colorado.

OUR MISSION

At Long Haul Folding Kayaks our greatest mission is to create an avenue to reconnect people with nature. We want to provide a safe and reliable way of reaching the most remote locations in the world. Our Team spares no expense to ensure we constantly strive for excellence in achieving this mission. Adventure Awaits, and Long Haul Folding Kayaks is providing the vessel.

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Product Specs

Seating Configuration: Single
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Weight: 50 lbs
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Length: 12' 10"
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Width: 28"
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Center Depth: 15"
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Max Capacity: 260 lbs
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Primary Materials: Ash and Birch Wooden Frames, CSM Rubber Hull, Vinyl-Coated Acrylic Deck Fabric, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Fittings, Fiberglass Rods

Nimble, Sporty, and Recreation Oriented. The Ute is our lightest and easiest boat to put together and handle.  It's highly portable and lightweight meeting Long Haul's standards for reliability and ruggedness.

The Ute is our most compact kayak and is a great sailing boat and accepts many different types of sail rigs on the market. It's ideal for everything from day touring to longer expeditions for those who pack light.

All hulls are customized to your specs. Some of the custom features available include: lifeline, extra D-rings, tie-downs, keel strips, rudder assembly, bow and/or stern oval deck hatch. The Ute has a maximum capacity of 260 lbs.

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Product Specs

Seating Configuration: Solo
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Weight: 69 lbs
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Length: 15' 10"
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Width: 28"
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Cockpit Dimensions (L × W): 45.00 × 15.00"
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Deck Height: 15"
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Primary Materials: Ash and Birch Wooden Frames, CSM Rubber Hull, Vinyl-Coated Acrylic Deck Fabric, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Fittings, Fiberglass Rods

The Mark I is an expedition-worthy foldable kayak. Its design and construction features make this the perfect folding single kayak for those who prefer stability in unknown conditions, making it the perfect foldable boat for extended wilderness trips, sailing, fishing, or daily cruising. The Mark I can easily accommodate a larger body type and extra gear. It also provides stability, maneuverability, and speed. Combining these qualities with Long Haul’s legendary strength and reliability gives paddlers the ultimate confidence in their vessel, whether they are at the local lake or on the Mackenzie River headed towards the Arctic Circle.

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Product Specs

Seating Configuration: Two-Person and Solo Options
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Weight: 77 lbs
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Length: 17'
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Width: 36"
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Max Capacity: 800 lbs
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Cockpit Dimensions (L × W): 87.00 × 17.00"
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Primary Materials: Ash and Birch Wooden Frames, CSM Rubber Hull, Vinyl-Coated Acrylic Deck Fabric, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Fittings, Fiberglass Rods

Durable, reliable, and versatile. This most popular model, the Mark II is time tested and tough with a life expectancy lasting decades. This model is the most versatile of any of our designs: tandem or solo paddling, fishing, sailing, day trips or long expeditions. The Mark II offers stability in the roughest conditions and for beginner paddlers. From the local lake, to the Florida Everglades, to the fjords of Norway, to the icy waters around Antarctica, the Mark II can take you there.

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Product Specs

Seating Configuration: 3+
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Weight: 89 lbs
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Length: 17'
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Width: 35.5"
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Center Depth: 20"
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Max Capacity: 900 lbs
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Primary Materials: Ash and Birch Wooden Frames, CSM Rubber Hull, Vinyl-Coated Acrylic Deck Fabric, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Fittings, Fiberglass Rods

The York is a completely unique 3 person folding Canoe that is every bit as capable as Long Haul Kayak's line of Folding Kayaks. The York has several advantages as a larger vessel: bigger hull, bigger payload bays, it is extremely effective for fishing, it has easier access to the cargo bay than a kayak. The York is the largest folding boat on the market, and it’s built with the safe craftsmanship and reliability as all Long Haul vessels.

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