Coleman Rio Canoe Hunt Fish Kayak Review

Have you ever admired a North American Indian canoe and wished you owned a boat that was similar? I have, and that is why I was super excited when I discovered the Coleman Rio Canoe Hunt Fish.

This canoe manages to combine the maneuverability and stability you admire in a quality canoe, with the styling, design, and comfort you envy in a traditional Indian canoe.

.Coleman Rio Canoe Hunt Fish Kayak Review


This inflatable canoe made by Sevylor is a hunting and fishing vessel that performs astoundingly in lakes, oceans, and rough waters. The authenticity of the canoe is not only derived from its traditional shape and styling, but it also shows the features found in the canoe.

Features of The Coleman Rio Canoe Hunt Fish

This one-person Sevylor Canoe boasts of ample storage, elevated bucket seats, and directional stakes, which are features any avid hunter and angler would require in their boat. So if you are looking for a durable, large capacity and feature-rich canoe which can deliver on all your hunting and fishing needs, then the Rio is perfect for you.

Durable Construction

Purchasing a canoe is an important investment, especially if you are looking for a vessel that will last for a long. Thankfully, the one-person Rio has been constructed with durable elements, which include 18-gauge PVC and a 420D nylon cover.

Coleman Rio Canoe Hunt Fish Kayak Review


It has a rugged and fabric-reinforced canoe bottom, which provides protection from punctures that occur when you come into contact with jutting rocks and other underwater obstacles.

Furthermore, the double-hull design of the canoe also features a raised bow and stern, which enhances ruggedness when passing through rough waters. This rugged construction is perfect for all individuals who favor action packed hunting and angling, where you are bound to navigate through rocky waterways and tree-lined coves.

Ample Storage

The Rio is an NMMA certified canoe that measures 118.5 inches by 37 inches by 15 inches when inflated, with the capacity to carry up to 350 lbs. It is, therefore, no surprise that the canoe comes with ample storage which can accommodate all of your gears.

The mesh storage pockets are perfect for storing gear and snacks, while the D-rings and tie-downs are a great way of attaching other equipment that you will require while out on the water. As if that is not enough, the canoe comes with a detachable stern storage that you can take advantage of!

Angler Based Design

As mentioned previously, the Rio is a canoe designed primarily for anglers and hunters, and therefore it has been crafted with features that complement the aforementioned individuals. This kayak will hold a maximum weight limit of 350 lbs. this means it is ideal for one person.

For one, the canoe has an elevated bucket seat with storage compartments which can be adjusted to fit you comfortably.

Secondly, the canoe has directional stakes that make hook sets easier and steering control simpler. Anglers will also benefit from built-in or holders, Berkley rod holders for hands-free fishing, Sevylor trolling motor installations, a Boston valve for quick inflation/deflation, an airtight system to prevent leaks, and multiple air chambers that will keep you afloat even when one is punctured.

Elevated Bucket Seat

Comfort is an important thing to consider when you are looking for a kayak. If you do not have a comfortable seat on your kayak, the chances are you will not enjoy your trip on the water. This may be as a result of back pains. This kayak is designed with an elevated bucket seat that offers directional strakes for maximum steering control.


  • The kayak is stable and sturdy
  • It is easy to maneuver
  • Can accommodate larger/heavier individuals
  • Carries a lot of gear
  • It is lightweight making it portable
  • Comfortable
  • Includes a carry bag and a pressure gauge


  • Does not track as well as a hard shell
  • Speed is not very fast

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Does this kayak come with a paddle?

A: No, it does not come with a paddle, you have to purchase on separately.

Q: What is the weight of the kayak?

A: This kayak weighs about 30 lbs making it very easy to transport.

Final Verdict…

If you love to bask in the quiet and solitude only found during fishing expeditions, then the one-person Coleman Rio is perfect for you.

The canoe is durable enough to brave out-of-the-way fishing spots, comfortable enough to carry you for an entire day without strains and aches, and large enough to store all your gear and personal belongings.

The Rio is a sturdy, stable, comfortable and reliable canoe that will drastically improve your view on canoeing, and I will not be surprised if you decide to make canoeing a full-time occupation.

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David Valle

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