Wenonah Spirit II Kevlar Ultralight
Like a Swiss Army Knife, the Wenonah Spirit II Kevlar Ultralight does everything. As efficient as a long-hulled canoe and as maneuverable as a short one, the Spirit II strikes a balance between all good things. Roomy enough for Boundary Waters style trips, it’s even more stable when loaded.
No wonder Canoe & Kayak Magazine said, “if you could have only one canoe to serve all your needs for the rest of your life, the Spirit II would be one of the very few candidates.” Maybe that’s why we sell more Spirit II’s than any other model.
Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. Kevlar®, the fiber used for aerospace, body armor and bulletproof vests, is amazingly light and strong. We’ve used it for more than 30 years to construct extremely light and tough canoes.