In 1971, Mad River canoe founder Jim Henry was so frustrated in his search for a canoe designed for the rigors of wilderness paddling that he decided to build his own. That same year, Jim won the Down River competition in the National Whitewater Canoe Championships and requests for Jim’s design came flooding in. After setting up shop on his small Vermont property, Jim named his new company after the Mad River, which flowed near his home. Within a year, demand for Mad River canoes surpassed Jim’s production capability and he upgraded to a full- ... Learn more about Mad Riverscale manufacturing operation. Over the years, Mad River canoes have received multiple awards and the brand continues to be a leader in the industry today. ... Less
Reviewed by Natalie & Tony from Maryland on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
After much research, our dream canoe was found at STP. The beauty and quality of this canoe is just as described. It was delivered timely and with no issues. The price was within budget since it was a discontinued model.
Reviewed by Bullbat from The Missouri ozarks on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This boat is 13 feet long not 12 !
Just purchased one for my tall son so he could have some room for his size 17 feet. The outrage was just too small at 12 feet. He has paddled it on class 1 and likes it. I have paddled it as well and enjoyed the ride. I'm not crazy about the size since I paddle an 11foot Ocoee. The X is a great boat for larger paddlers. I'm 6'3" and 200#s . My son is 6'7" and 225#s.
I got mine used but this is a good deal for a new one.
Reviewed by readyrev from Texas on Friday, September 12, 2014
This Mad River Canoe with blemishes is extremely functional and lightweight. I have had it on the water already and been on fish easily. It loads on and off of my car without issue and is stable for tracking and fishing.
Mad River 2nds:
Cosmetic Blems or Irregulars. Minor cosmetic blemishes or slight irregularities
which do not affect the fit, performance, or longevity of the item. Label is
usually clipped or marked by the manufacturer. A small flaw means big savings.
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