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Gumotex Palava

Inflatable Canoe

An inflatable canoe with high-style seats for seated paddling or kneeling paddling styles. Great for touring on flat water and white water fun on rivers up to a max. of Grade 2.


Gumotex Palava Inflatable Canoe

Gumotex Palava Stern

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Gumotex Palava River Paddling

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Gumotex Palava

The Gumotex Palava is an inflatable Canadian 'open' style canoe that will carry one or two paddlers. It's 'sporty' hull design, and the tough Nitrilon construction, is great for flatwater touring on lakes and canals but it also performs very well on white water rivers up to a max. of Grade 2.

It's rugged and tough Nitrilon construction, along with the sharp bow and longer hull, make it ideal for white-water for novices and experts alike. Being very buoyant, the Palava provides plenty of confidence when running a set of small rapids. The moveable rigid seats provide additional struture to the hull and come complete with thigh straps. This allows the Palava to be paddled either seated or kneeling. As the paddlers do not have to sit down on the inside base of the hull the Palava is very easy to get in and out of so is also ideally suited for those who are less flexible than they used to be! There is a good amount of storage for overnight trips too, making the Palava a truly versatile craft.

The Palava weights only 17.5kg so portaging is easy. It is suppied with a robust rucksack style dry bag so it can easily be carried to the water inflated or deflated. This can be particularly handy if you intend paddling in less accessible locations where portage from car to water, or from lake to lake, involves covering diffiult terrain such as through forests or along mountain trails. This 'packability' makes it a very versatile craft ideal for exploring a system of inland waterways where there may be lakes and adjoining river sections or accessing coastal areas with no convenient car parking nearby.


  • Thigh straps with a safety clasp
  • Seats made of flat plywood with with PE foam „COMFORT PAD"
  • Rubber ropes for fixation of baggage
  • Variable fixation for baggage or for the third seat
  • Grab handles for easy handling
  • Safety ropes on the bow and stern
  • Binding rope in the bow and stern
  • Push-push valves
  • Safety relief valve in the bottom of the boat
  • Repair kit
  • Transport drybag 80l


  • Length: 400cm
  • Width: 90cm
  • Weight:  17.5 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 240kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Gumotex Palava for your weight
  • Material: Nitrilon®
  • Paddle type: Canoe
  • Max. number of persons: 2 person
  • Air chambers: 2+1
  • Packed dimension: 55 × 40 × 25cm
  • Max. operation pressure: 0,02 / 0,2 / 3,0 (Mpa / Bar / PSI)
  • Box  dimensions: 75 x 43 x 31.5cm


The Gumotex Palava is constructed from Nitrilon®. This material is highly resistant to abrasion, aging and UV radiation.

Gumotex Nitrilon Material

Material composition: High strength PES fibre (1) with an outer layer of synthetic rubber (2) and inner layer of a mixture based on natural rubber (3).

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We offer a delivery service to home and business addresses for the Gumotex Palava. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information


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Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Gumotex Palava