Epic 18X Double (Now lighter weight!)
What we say;
The 18X Double is equally at home on a week long trek on Lake Superior as it is racing down the MR340, fast and stable and a joy to paddle.
What Epic Says;
The Epic 18X Double is the newest touring kayak design from Epic and the first tandem touring kayak in their award winning range. It is the perfect kayak for exploring the great lakes or other inland Midwest lakes and rivers with a friend.
The design has been optimized to give intermediate to advanced touring paddlers a distinct edge in high-performance double sea kayaking.
With aggressive cutaways to improve stroke performance, the 18X Double offers paddlers a sleek, efficient shape with a long waterline, providing exceptional speed.
The 18X Double includes adjustable seats and footboards for both paddlers, a kickup rudder which can also be uphauled when needed, and bow/stern carry handles. For storage, it features large bow and stern storage hatches with generous capacity, a large day hatch, as well as two easily accessible small stowage compartments forward of each paddler which can be accessed on the move. These features make the Epic 18X Double the perfect expedition, long distance, or day touring kayak.
Proficient paddlers will enjoy taking the 18X Double to its limit or just have fun introducing beginners or friends to paddling. It is also the perfect kayak to introduce kids to paddling. The 18X Double offers the ultimate tandem touring kayak experience.
Length: 22' (6.7m)
Width: 22.4" (57cm)
Depth: 15" (38cm)
Capacity: 520 lbs (240 kg) - paddlers and gear
Bow - 24 gal. (91 litres)
Day Hatch - 8 gal. (30 litres)
Stern - 34 gal. (130 litres)
Epic 18X Double Performance 57.8 lbs
- Infusion grade foam core
- Composite hybrid of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar
- Vacuum infused, heat-cured epoxy
- Black bow & stern (ICF sprint kayaks do not have black bow and stern)
Epic 18X Double Ultra 55 lbs (26 kg)
- Nomex honeycomb core
- Woven carbon and Kevlar fabric
- Vacuum bagged, heat-cured epoxy
- Red bow & stern