New: Wenonah's Wee Lassie and Current Designs' Heavy Water Layup | Canoeroots Magazine | Rapid Media
Bill Kueper, Wenonah Vice President, poses with the new Wenonah Wee Lassie 10'6. Bill Kueper, Wenonah Vice President, poses with the new Wenonah Wee Lassie 10'6.

Wenonah’s shorter, lighter Wee Lassie 10’6" won the Best Canoe award at the Paddling Magazine New Product & Industry Awards at Paddlesports Retailer 2018 in Oklahoma City. 

The all-new design draws from the easy paddling and enjoyable shape of the larger, original Wee Lassie canoe which is two feet longer. The smaller Wee Lassie is ideal for tranquil paddles on lakes and gentle rivers, and this compact and lightweight Adirondack-style solo will deliver years of enjoyment, according to sale rep Mike Looman. 

“Wenonah's history is in 17- to 18-foot racing and tripping canoes. This short, recreational canoe hits a different market,” says Looman. The Wee Lassie 12'6 has been in the Wenonah line up for years. Weighing only 16 pounds, the new Wee Lassie is Wenonah’s lightest canoe, and is that much easier to just grab and go. 

The Wee Lassie 10'6” is ideal for small, peaceful lakes and sheltered bays. Don't let the featherlight weight fool you, says Looman—its Kevlar construction is robust and reliable. The Wee Lassie also features a mounted seat and integrated seat back to maximize comfort and minimize weight.

Looman also showed off Current Designs’ new Heavy Water composite layup, built for extreme conditions. The new layup is ideal for demanding situations and paddlers who value a tough construction for rock gardens, beach landings and coastal paddling. 

Looman showcased the Heavy Water layup on the Karla, a new model last year. The new construction is available on Current Designs' North American lineup up of kayaks, says Looman. The Heavy Water construction adds five to six pounds. It also boasts extra construction reinforcements in the deck, hull and chines, affording even more robustness. 

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