The Sevylor Willamette 2020 one of the most recent additions to the fleet. Much like its sister model, the Alameda, the Willamette is a serious investment in return for unparalleled strength, performance and stability, and comes in a striking ultramarine blue.
❓Alameda vs. Willamette?
What’s the difference between the ‘Alameda’ and the ‘Willamette’? The two models a very similar design, and come in different colours.
🛶 How does it paddle?
Our team are impressed by the Willamette's ability to glide over the water, tracking in a perfectly straight line, whilst remaining stable and balanced enough to carry families in all types of water conditions (coastal, open sea, rapids, inland rivers lakes and canals). Taking a higher inflation pressure than other kayaks in the Sevylor range, this model performs exceptionally well and we simply love it.
🏅 The best part
The most impressive and helpful feature of the Sevylor Willamette is the new 2020 seating design. Each seat is suspended from the side tubes via hooks, which has four enormous benefits:
1. Your weight is spread across the whole kayak, not just the floor - this removes any misshaping of the hull, and resulting drag from the bump.
2. The hooks run the full length of the kayak, meaning that each seat can be moved forwards/backwards inch-by-inch, or removed altogether! Perfect for paddling solo, with a tall partner, or if you’re taking the children/family out.
3. Higher-up, you won’t get a wet bum, and you’ll find paddling much easier when reaching over the side chambers.
4. The backrests have built-in lumbar support bringing comfort above and beyond that of a rigid kayak - say goodbye to backache and hello to longer, more enjoyable journeys.
🐊 Armoured skin
The underneath of the Willamette 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 Willamette 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
The Sevylor Willamette can be used for solo, tandem, or family paddling with two adults and children. However many paddlers choose this model with the intention of paddling solo/tandem, removing the 3rd seat for extra legroom or space for camping/fishing gear.
The Willamette is extremely difficult (near impossible) to flip over, making it a safe option for families. It’s nimble enough to navigate tight rivers, but robust and stable enough to tackle white-water rapids. The raised bow and spray deck makes for good defence against any choppy waves that would otherwise leave you a little wet.
The whole kayak rolls into a neat carry bag – perfect for storing dry items in whilst paddling. At 19Kg this kayak is more than manageable for one person to carry and fits nicely inside a suitcase for adventures abroad.
The Willamette has handles at the mid-point, and at each end of the kayak, so it’s even easier to carry by yourself.
This kayak comes with an attachable fin and built-in directional strake, which gives the boat incredible directional stability and tracking.
📝 What's included
See 'Equipment Options' tab (above)
Size: 383x92cm | Size boxed: 81x45x26cm | Weight: 19kg | Max. load: 210kg
Configure as: Solo, tandem or triple-seater
Inflate time: 3 minutes
Deflate time: Instant
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The Willamette comes in 3 packages - each is designed by Aquascene and comprises hand-selected, quality equipment that is paired perfectly to the Willamette. Alternatively you can choose your equipment separately to suit your needs. All of our package deals include a discount.
The Sevylor Willamette takes less than 5 minutes to unbox and inflate with our double-action Pro Pump. When using an electric pump it's even quicker.
The Sevylor Willamette is one of the most durable models in the range - it can handle sharp shingle beaches, river shallows and whitewater, and should last decades with good care.
Yes, the Willamette has exceptional stability. Due to the shape and buoyancy of the Willamette, it's more stable than an equivalent solid kayak. Extremely resistant to roll, the Willamette is a fantastic choice for stable, dry paddling, as well as fishing and family paddling.
The kayak is accompanied by everything that you see in the image above.
We supply a storage bag with every kayak.
The Sevylor Willamette can be used for kayaking on rivers, lakes, coastlines, open sea and whitewater.
If you still have questions talk to our Sevylor expert: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.