Old Town Materials

Old Town has been a pioneer in innovative materials for canoes and kayaks that provide rigidity and resiliency, lightweight and long life, attractive looks and affordable prices.

LT9000 logoOld Town is in the process of transitioning all of our rotomolded kayaks and canoes to a higher grade material called LT9000. LT9000 is a compounded blend of polyethylene found in both our single layer and three layer polyethylene processes. This blend is designed to maximize the distribution of polymer in the kayak tools which help us to build lighter boats. LT9000 provides the stiffness needed to ensure your boat will hold up to the impacts that may encounter during your adventure.
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Oconee River in October
rhines1My good friend of many years Jon Hollinshead and I paddled 120 miles on the Oconee River in October 2012. Of course, we chose Old Town Tripper 17" Royalex canoes, both made in the 1980's and still…