I'm a canoeing newbie and am finding this canoe to be so much fun. Have cruised tandem and solo on gentle lakes, it very stable and easy to use. Initial setup was a challenge for me, this company kindly offered a video chat to help. I figured it out on my own and moving forward set-up has been a breeze. Thank you so.much for a wonderful product!
This is a great canoe to get out on the lake or river! My first time assembling did take roughly 30mins watching the how-to video while folding and pulling straps. The folds are much harder as it was a first time. After that, it took maybe 5mins or less with 2 people to assemble it. The amount of time you would load a regular canoe onto your car would pretty much be equivalent to this one. Canoe is fairly stable, I didn’t notice much difference when on a sun dolphin canoe, but there is definitely less leg. What I mean is the seat is maybe a foot higher above the floor. I noticed it kind of felt like I was sitting on a very low chair close to the floor and my knees were slightly up. Vs a regular canoe my knees would be lower. I do wish some straps were not Velcro as there was a time the canoe was folded but the strap kept coming undone while assembling on land. I retighten everything and it kept coming undone. Maybe it was a user error but everything was folded correctly all the way so I think it would’ve been better if it was clips on top of the Velcro as a second precaution. This was the very back Velcro strap when you fold the flap over to make the stern or hull. I haven’t tested out the durability as I have been extremely careful. Seeing how it’s two pieces of plastic held together like cardboard but strong plastic I wouldn’t recommend anything crazy with it. I have only taken it out 2 times so only time will tell how this holds up. In conclusion you’re paying for convenience or having a canoe you can fit inside your car and bring around.
MyCanoe Duo is a great canoe. It is easy to transport and folds quickly. On the water, it tracks well and is easy to maneuver. The canoe is very stable. The hull has some flexibility, which seems to be helpful especially when going through waves. I highly recommend this boat.
I thought that folding the canoe the first time was a bit tricky. After a few folds, it is much easier.
Well manufactured and well thought out: Mycanoe not only is well made. To me it’s almost aerospace grade type quality. It is also well thought out. Things go together logically and with an eye toward the most structurally sound way to put it together.
Everything we hoped for: We bought the MyCanoe Duo and took it out for its maiden voyage this week. It took a bit to figure out the setup and takedown the first time - there are some 3rd party YouTube tutorials that are more helpful than the official one. But on the second time it took about 10 minutes for each, and we can definitely get faster.
It is wonderfully light and handles well. We can store it in our city apartment, throw it in the car, drive to a lake and be out on the water with minimal effort.
I have been out in Mycanoe several times now. Though mine is a Duo, I have been using it solo. I put a full 7-gallon plastic water container in the bow, ahead of the front seat, to keep the bow in the water and avoid catching any cross breezes. This arrangement works great. The canoe paddles easily, is stable, and tracks fine. I bought the duo because I intent to use it for flyfishing and wanted the extra room and cargo capacity that a Duo provides.
So far, I have been using Mycanoe to explore bodies of water I always thought were intriguing but had no ability to access.
Very happy with the canoe.
We are proud owners of a MYCANOE Duo. This canoe is really awesome. We have tested it intensively during a few weeks in the far north of Europe. It is easily transportable, quickly assembled and amazingly stable, even when used by one adult together with two children. On the various lakes it was the ideal means of transport to explore the impressive landscape. The price-performance ratio is really good. MYCANOE is very reliable and offers good support. We really appreciated that they arranged for our canoe to arrive in due time before we started our adventure to the far north. Many thanks to the team of MYCANOE.
We purchased our Duo last year, 2021 and have been perfectly happy with the boat ever since. Yes, you have to work a bit at first assembly and disassembly but the videos and instructions are clear and helpful. For once, I did the right thing and set the boat up at home, in the courtyard of our condo, before packing it in the Subaru and heading for Lake Ontario for the maiden voyage. For once, the late was calm and it was an overcast day in September. "Eureka" as decided to name our new canoe, was put together quickly in less than 15 minutes and dropped in off a dock at a small marina near some cliffs. My wife and I, experienced rigid canoeists and kayakers, climbed in gingerly but the boat was very stable. We headed out around the docks and into the lake, along the base of the cliffs. It handled well. You have to make sure the fore and aft keel below the port and bow are not bent or you get a little turning action. We also took Eureka out with neighbours and friends in some pretty good waves and all I'll say about that is it's great to get to deeper water from the beach launch. Not that the boat is unstable but it flexes a little and a few passengers, (one at a time of course, me paddling) were a little nervous at the thought of an October swim in the lake. All in all, this is a wonderful boat that can great enhance your spring, summer and fall canoeing by just being there, in your car, ready to be popped together and dropped in the water. I recommend this boat wholeheartedly.
We purchased our duo last month and took it out for the first time on the lake. It was better than we expected. Assembly was fun. Very comfortable and stable. Kids LOVE it.
I was looking for something that would be stable and versatile. This is it. We've lounged comfortably while floating around a sandy bay on Lake Michigan. We took it out in some modest waves and enjoyed a few thrills. We also got my 80 year old mom out in it and she had a blast. I think the only thing I would want is a paddle upgrade...