Prijon offers three different types of materials for sea kayaks and touring kayaks. You will find the best kayak material for your purpose. HTP is the sturdiest material used in the production of kayaks world-wide. Whatever you are planning the boat is up to it. Laminate kayaks, made of carbon-aramide are very light and elegant. If low weight is important to you, they are the right choice. Laminate boats are, however more susceptible to ground impact and should therefore be primarily used in free-flowing waters. Prilite kayaks are in between HTP & Laminate with regard to weight and sturdiness. They are light than HTP, but sturdier than laminate kayaks.
Prijon Laminate Kayaks:
Fibreglass/Carbon-Aramide: Laminated kayaks are made by hand in the traditional way. They are more sensitive to contact with the ground compared to boats made of HTP or PriLite, and should therefore be predominately used in free-flowing waters. PRIJON is offering the two material varieties of GFK and Carbon/Aramide.
GFK: The fibre mates of our GFK-kayaks mainly consist of glass fibres, which are very stiff, but still favourable in cost. Kayaks made of GFK are comparable to the PriLite boats with regard to their weight
- + 20% reduction of weight compared to a comparable HTP-kayak
- + Elegant shape
- + Simple handling outside the water
- – More susceptible to mechanical wear and tear than HTP and ProLite
These boats mainly consist of carbon and Aramide fibres, combining the excellent qualities of carbon, which is very hard and gives the boat its stiffness with the qualities of Aramide, which is very shock-proof and provides the necessary impact resistance. The biggest advantage of this construction method is clearly the incredibly low weight (up to 10kg lighter than HTP boats). Care/Repairs: If the boat hull should get damaged, specialised shops provide repair sets matching the material.
- + The lightest boat, 25% weight than a HTP kayak
- + Elegant shape
- – More susceptible to mechanical wear and tear than HTP and PriLite