Submitted: 08-26-2010 by JHD65
We now have three kayaks and the 16' Old Town Camper. After 40 years of canoeing, we feel that the Camper is the best all-around canoe that we have owned or tried. It is very stable, holds a huge load and is light enough at 58 LBS for two old coots to wrestle on our van.
We've used this canoe on all sorts of water including class I to II rapids, and have never felt we were near turning bottom up. The Royalex seems to slide off of the rocks and the flat bottom can be made to skid sideways in fast water with a bit of practice.
With two in the boat, tracking doesn't seem to be a problem except in a very high wind.
All in all, the best all-purpose canoe there is.