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Gumotex Palava

Best Selling, Touring & White Water Inflatable Canoe

The Gumotex Palava is a well respected and extremely popular model of inflatable canoe. With superb touring performance and capable of taking on up to Grade 2 white water the Palava is extremely versatile, stable and great fun.

Gumotex Palava:

Gumotex Palava Versatile, Stable And Tough Inflatable Canoe

Gumotex Palava

Comfortable Bench Seats On The Gumotex Palava 400 Inflatable Canoe
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Gumotex Palava 400

The Gumotex Palava 400 is regularly recommended by experienced paddlers of open canoes and inflatables as a really good, versatile and tough inflatable canoe for use in a wide range of conditions. Even those who paddle rigid open canoes and normally look down on inflatable canoes have a great respect for this canoe, and rightly so. The Gumotex Palava is a spacious, comfortable, hard wearing inflatable canoe and really does perform to an amazing level wherever you take it. It is fully capable of fast and stable cruising around calm local waterways enjoying a peaceful day out, but at the same time it is also great fun for throwing down some light white water up to Grade 2 as well.

Coming with 2 bench seats as as standard, the Gumotex Palava is ideally suited for solo or tandem use. There is a third, middle seat mounting position which will allow for either an extra passenger with the fitting of an optional additional seat, or alternatively this is a great place to mount a single seat and paddle the Palava solo leaving plenty of space for kit bow and stern. This gives solo paddlers a better trim position and far more control through a variety of conditions, this versatility is what often makes the Gumotex Palava so popular an inflatable canoe. There are also integrated thigh straps for added control through the rough stuff and keep you connected with your boat.

The Palava is made from Gumotex's very own full Nitrilon material which is incredibly hard wearing and should give many years of happy paddling. With the Gumotex meticulous quality control, manufacturing and testing before the canoe is packaged up, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you are purchasing one of the very best inflatable canoes available today.

The Palava 400 is a much lighter option than a rigid canoe weighing in as it does at only 17.5 kg's. It also comes ready to go in a brilliant rucksack style backpack with padded shoulder straps which is comfortable to carry your boat and kit over distances should you find yourself with a longer portage. This also doubles as a dry bag to keep kit dry when on the water and also helps keep your car dry on the return journey with the wet boat inside.

The Gumotex Palava 400 inflatable canoe is available in red or green.


  • Made from Nitrilon material
  • Plywood and PE foam seat construction
  • Mounting point for luggage or third seat
  • Thigh straps
  • Bungees for storage
  • Carry handles bow and stern
  • Repair kit included
  • Large 80ltr Backpack style transport drybag included

Dimensions (inflated)

  • 1, 2 or 3 Person
  • Length: 455cm
  • Width: 80 cm
  • Weight: 17.5kgs
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 250kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Gumotex Palava 400 for your weight
  • No. of chambers: 3
  • Box Dimensions: 76 x 50 x 34



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Gumotex Palava Inflatable Canoe In Red


The Gumotex Palava 400 Looks Great In Green Colour










Recommended Accessories

Foot Pump For Use With The Gumotex Palava 400

Foot pump

A simple but effective foot pump for inflating your canoe



Double Action Stirrup Pump For Use With The Gumotex Palava 400

Stirrup Hand Pump

Double action hand pump that also has a deflate function.

Please Note: Pump Colour May Vary.



A High Pressure Electric Pump To Use With The Gumotex Palava 400

High Pressure Electric Pump

A handy pump that connects to your car 12V socket for maximum ease of inflating your canoe.



Riot Distance 2 piece Paddle for use with the Gumotex Palava 400

2 Piece Riot Distance 230cm Paddle

2 Piece 230cm kayak paddle with asymmetric blades. A good all-round budget Recreational & Touring paddle



Feelfree Day Tour Alloy Split Shaft Kayak Paddle for use with the Gumotex Palava 400

2 Piece Feelfree Day Tourer Alloy Shaft 220cm Paddle

Tough, asymmetrical polypropylene blades on a two piece alloy shaft. A good all-round Recreational & Touring paddle



Feelfree Day Tour Split Glass Shaft Kayak Paddle for use with the Gumotex Palava 400

2 Piece Feelfree Day Tourer Glass Shaft 220cm Paddle

Tough, asymmetrical polypropylene blades on a two piece glass fibre shaft. A good all-round Recreational & Touring paddle.



Feelfree Kayak Paddle Leash Universal

Feelfree Paddle Leash

A really simple and cheap way of preventing the most common way of getting into trouble whilst paddling - losing your paddle.



Yak Blaze General Purpose Buoyancy Aid

Yak Blaze Buoyancy Aid

An ideal buoyancy aid / pfd for paddlers who are taking their first steps into kayaking & canoeing.

Yak Kallista Multi Purpose Buoyancy Aid

Yak Kallista Buoyancy Aid

Comfortable and adjustable PFD that is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, inflatables and sit on tops.

Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks or Canoes that exceed 4.5m (450cm) is temporarily unavailable - Due to length restrictions with our shipping agents.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores.

For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01603 747139 if you have any questions about the Gumotex Palava 400