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When we say  Trylon…

Fact: The vast majority of kayaks on the market are manufactured with polyethylene using a roto-molded process. Can you say old school? Because that’s what it is. We use a different kind of material to thermo-mold our boats. The material is called Trylon, and when we say Trylon, you should think . . .

Lightweight. Using Trylon means our boats weigh 10-15 pounds less than comparable kayaks, which translates into less time wrestling with your boat and more time paddling it. That’s especially good news for smaller paddlers who don’t need a weight kayak trips and lessons alerts in houstonbelt to get a Hurricane from their car to the water’s edge.

Rigid. Trylon gives Hurricane kayaks a rigidity you won’t find in polyethylene boats, and rigidity means less flex, while less flex means more efficiency when moving through the water.

No Warping. Because of Trylon, a Hurricane hull retains its shape without warping or oil canning. Find a polyethylene boat that retains its shape after a day cinched to a car rack in the hot sun . . . we dare you.

Less Friction. Trylon reduces water surface friction on the hull and increases glide, which means when you take a stroke with your paddle, you will break into a smile.

Very Little Maintenance. You don’t need a degree in industrial engineering to keep a Hurricane hull looking good. In most cases, if you need a repair, you can make it easily using adhesives available at the local hardware store.

Gorgeous. A Hurricane will always look good, as it has a high-luster appearance that won’t fade or turn brittle in the sun, and – by mere association – you’ll look good paddling it.


A Conversation That Turned Into A Company

It’s true – the best ideas have simple beginnings – and the idea for Hurricane Kayaks started, quite simply, with an informal conversation between a small group of paddling veterans in 1998. The more we talked that evening, the more we realized that the big boys in the kayak industry had lost sight of somebody pretty important . . . the person holding the paddle. They were taking the fun out of getting on the water. So we decided to do something about it.

We set a new goal – to consistently give our customers a superior paddling experience – and we did it by creating a new kind of kayak, one that was thermoformed, not roto-molded. By thermoforming our boats, we’re able to create innovative designs with highly engineered resins – boats that perform like composites but at a fraction of the cost. Hurricane Kayaks are lighter, stiffer, more attractive, and – best of all – they’re fun to paddle.

Our lives intertwine with kayaking every single day. We think we have the best jobs in the world. We’re able to take something we’re passionate about and pass it on. If you don’t have fun with our boats, we haven’t done our job, but since 1998, the fun just keeps coming . . . and it’s called a Hurricane


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