The Rio is a nimble handling and spirited performance kayak design for smaller paddlers.
Designed for smaller framed paddlers. The Rio is just under 12 feet in length and only 35 pounds, the Rio combines comfortable stability with a playful and efficient hull. While ready for the first time paddler, the Rio will soon tempt you to experiment with more advanced paddle strokes.
The Rio comes with a Backrest but the Backband is available as an option.
Eddyline’s Rio, and all the kayaks in the recreational line, work well on lakes, Class I-II flowing rivers and near shorelines in fresh and saltwater.
Note: Contrary to the Forbes magazine ‘2022 Buying Guide’, the Rio is not suitable for Arctic or other expeditions. Let Riverbound Sports help guide you to the right kayak for your paddling conditions.
Technology: Thermoform Composite Technology
Eddyline has been a leader of innovation in manufacturing and design technology throughout our history. In 1995, the company pioneered thermoform composite technology for the construction of kayaks. While thermoforming is a standard manufacturing process, the raw materials used vary significantly between kayak manufacturers. Our proprietary Carbonlite™ material is the result of years of refinement. Carbonlite looks and performs like fiberglass with clear advantages over other plastics:
- Hard chine and light rocker Performance Hull
- Easy entry stern and bow 10″ round hatche for gear
- Dual sealed bulkheads for safety and buoyancy
- Comfortable backrest
- Bungee tie-down at front and rear of kayak
- Recessed deck fittings
- Infinity Seat System
- Performance adjustable foot braces
- Retractable carry handle
|Intended Use||Lakes / Flat-water Recreation / Inshore / Rivers (Class I-II)|
|Paddling Level||All Level Paddlers|
|Material(s)||Carbonlite with Fusion Welded Seams|
|Length||11.9′ / 358 cm|
|Width/Beam||24″ / 60.96 cm|
|Depth||12″ / 30.5 cm|
|Cockpit Size||31.75″ x 15.5″ / 80 x 39 cm|
|Weight Capacity (lbs)||270 lbs|
|Kayak Weight||35 lbs / 16 kg|
|Paddler Size||Small Paddler|
|Available Colors||Lime / Yellow / Sapphire Blue / Red Pearl|