How Legends Begin

expeditionangleEver wonder where a legend comes from or what started it all? The Mad River Canoe Expedition 186cx is your chance to experience it firsthand. This (soon to be) modern classic is the ultimate expression of the Mad River Canoe heritage of fine craftsmanship, combined with innovative materials and design.

Hand-crafted in carefully designed fabrics of carbon/Kevlar and carbon fiber, used in conjunction with unidirectional carbon and a foam core, this 18’6″ super-tripping canoe does not sacrifice stiffness, impact resistance, or performance – all while weighing in at a remarkable 45 lbs.

Find out more of the legend here.


Get ready for the new Mad River Canoe.com website launching in March! We’re back and better than ever before with a whole new look and lots of new features. We’ll help you get into exactly the right canoe, find the best accessories, and steer your trip in the right direction.

Our interactive gallery will be there when you return to share your adventures with other paddlers and fans of Mad River Canoe. Keep up to date here at the blog for announcements on the site launch and other events from Mad River Canoe.


Mad River Canoe unveiled a few surprises for 2009 at the Outdoor Retailer show, check out a few images from inside the booth at the first glimpses of our new products.
Recognize him?

Recognize him?

Expedition 186CX

Expedition 186CX

Booth photos