The Nirvana brings speed, stability, and maneuverability to any class of whitewater, inspiring confidence like never before. High bow rocker keeps you dry while flying over waves and holes, making the Medium Nirvana a sub-9’ racing machine. However, unlike many racing kayaks, the Nirvana is accessible— both responsive and forgiving— such that it feels at home on everything from beginner whitewater to the most demanding Class-V rapids. If you want a performance inspiring river-running/creek boat that’ll knock rapids down a class, then the Nirvana is the boat for you! Available in two sizes, M and L.
Medium | Length: 8’11.5″ • Width: 26.5″ • Height: 14.5″ • Max Paddler: 210 lbs • Cockpit Size: 34.5″ x 20.5″ • Volume: 86 gal • Weight: 44.5 lbs • MSRP: $1399
Large | Length: 9’4″ • Width: 27.5″ • Height: 15.5″ • Max Paddler: 270 lbs • Cockpit Size: 36.5″ x 21.5″ • Volume: 97 gal • Weight: 51 lbs • MSRP: $1399
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Average customer ratings
Pure River-runner who doesn't care about racing? This is STILL your boat.
Because nailing every line precisely is the key to being fast, the Nirvana might be a ‘race-length’ boat but it’s actually just a great creek boat for most paddlers on most rivers. I usually prefer shorter boats, but I’ll choose the Nirvana over Hero, Karma, Zen every time now because it’s the funnest and easiest to paddle of the creek boats we’ve created. Dry through waves, skips across holes, carves hard into eddies, blasts across boils… and all of this with impressive stability. Give it a tray. Medium best from 140-190lbs.