We have been busy trying to hit every lake around to enjoy our canoe before winter hits. It took as a few tries but now have it down to 5 minutes to put it together. We are enjoying it ,we wanted something that could pack up in the back of a SUV. We do get a lot of curious folks asking questions about it.
I will not have a review for a while. The canoe got here in good shape although the cardboard box was in bad shape. You might want to pack the canoe in better cardboard for shipping to Alaska. The directions for set up and repacking were not very good. Took me quite a while to set up and a long time to figure out the folding back. The directions were almost useless. I am sure things will go better the more I pack and repack. Set up it looks like it will be real good for the travel on the sloughs of the Copper River Delta and remote fly in lakes around here. Unfortunately, I ordered the canoe a bit late for this season, so an actual review will probably wait till next spring.
We are avid campers and had been considering some kind of boat to explore different lakes around California. We live in an apartment in OC, CA, and we don't have the space to store a canoe, nor do we have means of transporting it, so we were looking to buy an inflatable boat. We're very happy to have found the Duo Canoe instead. It's perfect for our family of 3 and our dog.
The initial setup was not so easy considering the material is stiff, but we managed regardless. My wife and I took our 6 year old daughter and our large German Shepherd out on Hume Lake, and had so much fun. We are not experienced with canoes, but it seemed pretty easy to row. I was initially concerned that it wouldn't be stable, but we had no problems. It felt very stable and secure. Folding up the canoe was also a bit of a challenge the first time, but that is only because we didn't read the manual till last minute. On our next outing, setup and folding was pretty simple. It is fairly light to carry, and compact enough to fit in the trunk of most any car. We now just keep it in the trunk of our SUV in case we just feel like hitting any of the lakes we pass by while driving. We really wold recommend this to any family who enjoys the outdoors. This will just add to the fun of every outing.
Customer service is not very responsive. I have been trying to get a replacement part because of the damaged part I received but I am still waiting for their response to my request.
This is a great canoe. My kids love it! I was able to carry it in my trunk and unfold in 5 mins. It's very stable. My kids and myself can stand on it and paddle at the same time. It was a great purchase!
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.