: Valley Nordkapp -- when they make a lighter version, he gets it.
Ahh, British Heavies.
Sounds like he needs to get his Nordkapps from New Zealand. Paul Caffyn's Sisson made are around 13 kg (28 lb). Paul was paddling the one he used around Alaska last weekend so obviously they do last. His latest one used in Greenland was a take-apart and wasn't much heavier.
Paul Caffyn - first circumnavigations of New Zealand, Britain (not first), Japan, Australia, New Caledonia, Alaska coast, etc. etc.