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Valley Etain RM 17.5 & 17.7

Swede form Sea Kayaks

The Etain RM is a true expedition style kayak with tough roto-moulded construction.

Price:£1,799.00 (RRP £1,999.00 - Saving £200.00)

Valley Etain RM 17.5 & 17.7 Sea Kayak

Valley Etain RM in Red

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Valley Etain RM


The Valley Etain RM is an expedition ready kayak with a good turn of speed and able to handle complex seas. The hull has a fairly neutral design being only slightly "Swede" form, with the widest point rear of centre. Swede form kayaks have good glide and enable high angle paddle techniques when needed because you are paddling in a narrower part of the boat. Other features are a hull that has a shallow to moderate ‘V’ in cross-section for good initial stability. It also has moderate rocker to ensure secure tracking with enough manouevrability to provide a lively ride if needed.

The Etain RM has a small day hatch in front of the cockpit for items you need easy access to on the water. Just behind the cockpit is a slightly larger deck hatch which is also accessible on the water and ideal for storing items such as a cagoule ready to access quickly for protection from an approaching squall. Two large fore and aft hatches provide ample storage for day or multi day expeditions. Other features of the Etain RM include a locking point situated behind the cockpit and special attention given to cockpit ergonomics to ensure good comfort during long days on the water.

The Etain RM retains all the features of the composite model however being built in polyethylene construction it is able to cope better with rock garden play or landings on rocky coastlines. This Valley kayak is ideally suited to a large number of paddlers and a multitude of usages from short trips to long expeditions.


  • Retractable skeg
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Padded seat and thigh braces
  • Adjustable backrest
  • 4 hatches
  • Compass recess for fitting optional compass
  • Deck lines and bungees

Etain 17.5 Dimensions  

  • Length: 5.31m
  • Width: 54cm
  • Weight: 25kg
  • Manufacturers Paddler Weight Range: 65-100kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain RM for your weight

Etain 17.7 Dimensions  

  • Length: 5.36m
  • Width: 54.5cm
  • Weight: 26kg
  • Manufacturers Paddler Weight Range: 90-135kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain RM for your weight


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Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Valley Etain RM. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Valley Etain RM