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Backwoods Expedition 85 Kayak

Future Stock

Vendor Aquaglide

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: 8ft4 (254 cm) L x 35.5in (90.2 cm) W x 13.0in (33 cm) H. 

Weight: 12 lb. (5.4 kg).

Includes: Kayak, Seat, Foot Pump, 19.5in x 29.5in Storage Bag, Fin, and Repair Kit

Not Included: Paddle and PFD (Personal Flotation Device).


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.

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


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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