The Chelan 155. Aquaglide’s Best Performing Tandem Touring Kayak
The Chelan 155 is Aquaglide’s best performing tandem touring kayak. Designed with plenty of room for two large adult paddlers and a child or gear. The 155 can also be setup to paddle solo, giving you plenty of extra storage for your gear. Perfect for multi day camping or expeditions.
The Aquaglide high pressure drop-stitch hard bottom floor, creates an very rigid hull with the performance of a hard sided kayak at half the weight. The long waterline and sleek shape is designed for increased glide and speed. The lower rocker at the rear of the boat allows for excellent tracking while and the bow rocker allows for the boat to easily lifts over waves and rough water to help keep you dry. For increased tracking, the Chelan model kayak comes with a posi-track weedless fin that attaches to the US Fin Box at the stern of the kayak with a tooless fin screw. The open cockpit of the Chelan offers easy entry and exit from the kayak.
Commercial grade Duratex is Aquaglide’s lightest, stiffest and most durable material. Single layer welded seams keep the Chelan airtight without the need of bladders. A built in removable splash guard at the bow of the kayak helps keep you the cockpit dry. Comfortable padded carry handles are provided at the front and rear of the kayak as well as each side, making it easy to carry. For extra storage, Aquaglide has equipped the bow and stern with bungee straps, perfect for loading camping gear or dry bags.
All Chelan model kayaks comes standard with the Aquaglide ProFormance Seats. The adjustable air filled seats allow you to sit off the kayak floor for added comfort and help keep you dry. The Proformance seats breathable high backs give you adjustable back support. The seats come with a gear storage pocket in the rear and mesh storage in the from for easy access. The multiple points on the boat allow for easy location adjustment or facetime seating that is great for kids.
One of the nice new features since 2021 is Molle Plates and mesh storage pockets for customizing your storage of dry bags, phone cases and First Aid Kits. All the Chelan models are not outfitted with the Universal Accessory Mount to accommodate the new Aquaglide Cup. Holder, action cameras or fishing rods. The boat is lightweight, easy to carry and perfect for people that have limited storage or the ability to transport a large kayak.
New for 2021, all Chelan models come with the 173L River Crossing Backpack. A fully zippered bag with outer paddle pocket comes with mesh side panels for drainage and breathability. For easy carry, padded shoulder and waist straps they can be easily stowed away when not in use. This allows for clean easy transportation and storage. The River Crossing bag even can be checked in as luggage on a flight.
Shop Notes: .A perfect choice for all skill level paddlers. We love this kayak for people that like to paddle with their 4 legged friends or like ta adventure out for extended paddles.
Key Technical Features of the Chelan 155
- Duratex™ reinforced PVC Material – lightweight, stiff, and extremely durable
- Drop-stitch Hard Bottom Floor – provides durability, rigidity, and optimal performance
- MOLLE Plates Storage System – with included mesh bags provide a customizable gear carrying system
- Universal Accessory Mount – for mounting cup holder, POV camera, rod holder and more
- Cockpit Splash Guard – keeps water out of the boat and the paddler dry for all season paddling
- Lightweight Packable Design – weighs only 38-pounds the Chelan package includes the River Crossing backpack-style storage bag for effortless transportation and storage
2021 Chelan Users Features
- Aquaglide ProFormance Seat – two inflatable padded seat cushion and high backrest, provides adjustable back support and includes front webbing pockets, and rear gear pocket
- Seat Back Straps – provide added tension to keep the seat firmly in position in rough water
- Posi-track Weedless Fin – increases tracking and quickly attaches to universal US Fin Box System
- Adjustable Foot Rest – for comfort and paddling efficiency
- Velcro Adjustment Strips – allows for personalized custom seat position
- Front & Rear Deck Cargo Bungees – offers secure storage for extra gear
- Webbing Tie-Down Loops – every 6”- 12” along the cockpit for attaching coolers, dry bag or gear
- Stainless Steel D-Rings – for secure attachment of seat and gear
- Molded Plastic Carry Handles – on bow and stern for comteriable easy carrying or lifting
- Scupper Drains – 6 threaded drains open easily to drain any water from the kayak
|Best Use||Touring, Flatwater Kayaking|
|Number of Paddlers||1 or 2-person|
|Weight Capacity (lbs)||600 pounds|
|Seat||2 Performance Seat & Saddle style seat|
|Drain Plugs||7 Threaded in floor drain plugs|
|Fin System||Quick Release Fin|
|Inflation Valve||Halkey-Roberts type valve|
|Included in Box||Kayak, 2 seat, 1 Saddle Style Seat, fin, storage bag, Halkey-Roberts Valve adaptor, and repair kit|
Duratex Kayaks are easily cleaned with a mild soap and water. For extra UV protection to keep your kayak looking new, we suggest using a product like 303 before storing.