🔍 In a nutshell
The Madison is brand new to this year, and it’s Sevylor’s 2017 answer to the 2012 Colorado model.
❓Madison vs. Madison Premium
What’s the difference between the ‘Madison’ and the ‘Madison Premium’? Both models are identical apart from one feature – the Premium version comes with Sevylor’s ‘Easy Inflation System®’. This is a single-point valve that’s incredibly easy to use. Simply turn the cap to the unlock position, and watch all 3 tubes inflate simultaneously as you pump. The valve is cleverly designed so that if one tube is punctured, the others will remain inflated. In our opinion the Madison Premium is well worth the additional cost, and a very nice luxury to have if you’re setting up from a beach, riverside or car.
🛶 How does it paddle?
On the water the Madison feels as rigid as a solid kayak, performing incredibly well in the water, with impressive tracking, stability and robustness.
🏅 The best part
The same dimensions as the Colorado, the Madison is the perfect size to accommodating for two people, but also converts to a brilliantly nimble single-seater!
Nimble enough to glide through rivers, and robust and stable enough to tackle white water and rapids, the Madison it’s extremely difficult to flip over, and the raised bow and spray deck makes for good defence against any choppy waves that would otherwise leave you a little wet. Despite its tremendous rigidity and strength, the whole kayak rolls into a neat carry bag, which is more than manageable at just 15kg.
The kayak has handles in the middle, and at each end, so it’s even easier to carry by yourself if paddling alone. Paddles holders on each side mean that you can have some rest without bringing a wet paddle into the kayak. The underneath of the kayak is stronger still with a dual skin made by Decitex®, which is nylon woven through PVC - not only does this mean protection against sharp rocks, shingle beaches and even fishing hooks, it also provides a smooth, waterproof surface to travel over the water.
🐊 Armoured skin
The underneath of the Madison is protected by Decitex®, a patented skin formed from nylon that has been meticulously woven through multiple layers of PVC. The result is a smooth and slippery surface with low-drag. Thanks to this ‘iron-like’ skin, you can drag the Madison up shingle beaches, run aground over rocks, and graze against low-lying branches and roots. Water will bead off the Decitex® skin, keeping your kayak bone-dry for when you’re ready to pack up. Despite it’s incredible strength, the material is lightweight and couldn’t be easier to roll up.
💡 Some good ideas
This Kayak features an attachable skeg and directional strake, which gives it incredible directional stability, just like a hard kayak. The whole kayak rolls up smaller enough to fit into a suitcase, and is under the holidaying weight limit at 15kg! A great choice for the experienced or veteran kayaker wanting some performance, but equally great fun for beginners and families who want the adventure without the roof racks!
📝 What's included
See 'Equipment Options' tab (above)
Size: 327 x 93cm | Size boxed: 60 x 55 x 36cm | Weight: 15kg | Max. load: 200kg
Configure as: Solo or tandem
Inflate time: 3 minutes
Deflate time: Instant
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The Madison comes with the kayak, seats, watertight kayak backpack, a pressure gauge, a skeg/fin, and an owners manual.
Sevylor Madison 'Kit 1'
The Madison Kit 1 includes everything above as well as a high-pressure Pro Pump, and two high performance Pro Paddles made from aluminium and fibreglass.
Sevylor Madison 'Kit 2'
The Madison Kit 1 includes everything in Kit 1, as well as 2 specialist Canoe Buoyancy Aids by Baltic. Unlike sailing buoyancy aids, the Baltic Canoe Vests are shaped perfectly for paddling and they're one-size-fits-all. Simply use the straps to adjust for kids (7 yrs/40kg) to XL adults (130kg). The vests come with a 5 year quality guarantee.