An easy to maneuver and playful kayak
|Low volume (LV)||High Volume (HV)|
|Length||15' 9"||16' 7"|
|Weight||51 lbs||54 lbs|
|Cockpit size||35" x 18,3"||35,8" x 19,7"|
|Storage (liter)||18l + 65l + 115l||20l + 65l + 105l|
|Optimal paddler weight||100 - 190 lbs||
175 - 230 lbs
An innovative kayak designed with rougher waters, currents, tides and surf waves in mind. It is also stable, secure and easily maneuverable in calmer waters. This is the perfect kayak to help improve your paddling skills.
The look and feel of Melker Rödlöga breathes influences from the surf culture and lifestyle and is equally impressive decorating a wall in your home as she is swirling through the sea.
Melker Rödlöga benefits from the innovative, natural and sustainable flax fibres from Swiss-based Bcomp.
Lightweight, strong and durable with an attractive design makes Melker Rödlöga the perfect choice. Environmental protection, design and functionality go hand in hand in our product.
During PADDLEexpo in Nuremberg, Germany – the leading paddlesports exclusive trade fair globally, Melker Rödlöga won “Coolest Gear of the Show”, the most prestigious award 2018.
With this award, being honoured by the international paddlesports industry and community, Melker pushes the boundaries of sustainability, craftsmanship, design and innovation even further. Environmental protection, design and functionality go hand in hand in our products.
The kayak’s great playfulness shows itself with the well defined rocker, the hard chines and its flat mid-section hull – delivering a highly responsive kayak with excellent manoeuvrability – making it perfect for versatile play in the most challenging waters.
Melker Rödlöga is designed for skeg to aid tracking capabilities in cross winds, still the kayak’s control can be even further enhanced with a responsive and retractable rudder (optional).
With its tight and ergonomic thigh braces, the cockpit is optimized for intimate and precise control also in the toughest conditions. The adjustable, ergonomic and padded seat also offers exceptional comfort during a full day’s kayak tour.
One round hatch (Kajak sport 24) in the bow and a big oval hatch (Kajak sport 44/26) in the aft make it really easy to pack all the necessary gear and offers great space for the longer expeditions.
An additional 7,9 inch day hatch is placed directly behind the cockpit, where the paddler can easily access a packed lunch, camera or an extra jacket.
The small day hatch, just in front of the cockpit, gives you fast access to your essential gear on the move as well. And the smart recessed area on the foredeck, between the two hatches, holds the water bottle or the pump in place – or simply out of the way.
The kayak is designed by award winning design engineer Magnus de Brito, working closely with Melker of Sweden’s design team.
With Melker Rödlöga we take yet another step towards fulfilling Melker of Sweden’s vision of producing kayaks with zero environmental impact.
Test of Melker Rödlöga
One colour hull, dual coloured deck with visible flax fibres on the deck and inside the kayak, skeg & rudder, backrest, and soft seat.
Intorduction video of Melker Rödlöga
Welcome to Melker of Sweden
The place where sustainability meets design and quality in a perfect symbiosis.
We deliver all over europe and also to canada. Best way to find out if we can deliver to you is to start the purschase process. If there is a shipping alternative then we can get your order to you!
Melker is a classic Swedish name and the name of a well known character in Saltkråkan, a television show that started 1964 in Sweden. The script was written by Astrid Lindgren, Swedens most famous children author.
The series takes place in Stockholm archipelago and therefore it is something many swedes think about when they think about the archipelago.
We chose the name Melker as a hommage to the TV series, and we believe that one of our missions is to help people have great experiences on and by the water.
Read about experiences our users around the world have shared using our tag #MelkerMoment
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