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Puffin Saranac Two Person Kayak - Foldable

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The Puffin Saranac is Sold Out for the 2020 Season.

Pakboats' Puffin Saranac two person kayak is 15.5 feet in length and offers the versatility to carry two paddlers on day trips or a solo paddler with a couple of weeks' worth of camping gear. Whether with one or two paddlers, the Saranac's dual (removable) skegs make it track as if it is on rails. Use it without a deck to go fishing or with a deck for more protection. You can even chose between the optional solo or double deck. It is no surprise that the Saranac's versatility has made it the most popular Puffin ever!

Puffin folding kayaks can adapt to your needs in ways that other kayaks do not. If you go fishing or are not as agile as you once were, you can leave your Puffin open like a sit-on-top. Add a deck when you want more protection. Drive your Puffin to the water packed in the trunk or assembled on top of your car. It is easy to assemble and at 29 pounds, the Puffin Saranac is light enough for almost anybody to handle. The excellent Puffin seats are easily configured.

Structurally, the Puffin Saranac folding kayak is a blend of aluminum frame and inflatable construction. Dual-cell inflatable tubes on each side between the skin and the frame provide skin tension and ample secure flotation in case of a capsize. An internal aluminum frame gives the hull efficient lines that could not be achieved with inflatable structure alone. Another advantage of the Puffin's hybrid design is the weight. Similar size inflatable kayaks typically weigh 50% more.

An optional deck on the Puffin Saranac foldable kayak gets covered by the permanent end caps of the hull, completely protecting the deck seals from water splashing over the ends. Both ends of the deck can be opened to provide unrestricted access for loading and unloading, and permanent deck rigging is installed to secure items that need to be carried on top of the deck.



  • Puffin Saranac foldable kayak weighs just 29 lbs when fully assembled (with the optional tandem deck total weight is still only 37 lbs)
  • Supports up to 400 lbs, paddlers plus gear
  • Includes an air pump, carry bag, and repair kit.
  • End caps are integrated with the skin to improve the seal of the optional decks to the hull.
  • Gunwales are tensioned to add stiffness to the hull.
  • The included seats are suspended between cross bars in front and back. Over the front cross bar is an inflatable bladder that provides adjustable thigh support. Both seat and back band have a surface of 3-dimensional woven mesh that provides air circulation. The seats are very comfortable!



Best Use Kayaking Fishing, Camping
Material(s) Skin of heavy-duty synthetic fabric coated with high-abrasion-resistance PVC over anodized aluminium frame
Length 15 feet 6 inches
Width 27 inches
Depth 10 inches
Weight 29 pounds
Capacity 2 people
Weight Capacity 400 pounds
Warranty 3 year manufacturer's limited warranty
Tracking System Two removable skegs
Shipping Weight 30 pounds


Ask a Question
  • Estimated time to set up and take down the Puffin Saranac Tandem? Do you have any in stock? We live in NH and would like to pick it up.

    On your first build it would be good to give yourself 30 mintues or so.  On subsequent builds it will likely take you considerably less time. Also if you paddle canoe style without a deck, then that will take less time.

    We can arrange for you to pickup the Saranac folding kayak directly from Pakboats in NH.  Please email us at with the items you would like to order (especially if you would like a deck for the Saranac) and we can estimate a pick-up date for you.

  • how is the Puffin Saranac in the ocean? what about safety of the material from tears?

    People do paddle the Puffin Saranac in open water but any boat is only as good as the operator.  So preparation and care must be taken regardless of the boat.  If you are in water with waves and splashing then you will possibly want the optional deck and splash skirt to provide more protection.  The fabric is reasonably durable and suitable fabric but it is fabric and so it possible to puncture, especially with sharp objects.  The fabric can be repaired in the field and the boat includes a repair kit.

  • How small is it when folded up. What are the dimensions?

    The Puffin Saranac folding kayak's packed bag size is 28 in x 16 in x 12 in and the kayak weighs just 29 lbs.