Skill level Intermediate to Advanced
Assembly Time 40 min
Length x Beam 5.4 m x 60 cm
Payload 185 kg
Pack Size 92 x 46 x 30 cm
Weight 24.5 kg
Cockpit Size 75 x 41 cm
Hatch Sizes:
Medium bow 33 x 20 cm
Large stern 40 x 30 cm
Small stern 20 x 11cm
Rudder Included
Skill level Intermediate to Advanced
Assembly Time 40 min
Length x Beam 17′ 7″ x 24″
Payload 405 lb
Pack Size 36 x 18 x 12″
Weight 54 lb
Cockpit Size 29.5 x 16″
Hatch Sizes:
Medium bow 13 x 8″
Large stern 16 x 12″
Small stern 8 x 4.5″
Rudder Included


Includes: travel-style backpack, adjustable padded seat, perimeter deck-line and bow line, cross-deck rigging, double coated nylon spray skirt and sea sock, rudder with pivot pedals, deck reinforcement strip, repair kit, assembly DVD.


Combo neoprene deck spray skirt upgrade $45.00


Link to You Tube for Assembly Video


Introduced in 2011 –  It all began with the K1 Expedition, which has remained our signature, large volume, expedition kayak since our inception in 1980. However, there was a compromise in speed. In 1996, with the Khatsalano, it was proven that folding skin kayaks are high performance. But there was limitation with gear storage. The Heron is both bounty and beauty in one.

With the increased water-line, and a raised “clipper” shaped bow, the Heron has a greatly enhanced cruising speed over the K1. A narrower water-line beam than the K1 makes it playful when paddled empty, and a fast cruiser when loaded. Two stern access hatches make it easy to use all available space for extended journeys. The initial stability is less than the K1. However, with the pronounced V-shaped hull, the Heron has superb secondary stability, particularly when loaded in heavy seas. Sponsons are part of our skin-on-frame designs, adding stability, and tensioning the skin. The Heron will suit the larger, tall paddler. It has a deep and long cockpit for a roomy fit and easy entry and exit.

All of the best features that you’ve come to expect from Feathercraft are here: welded urethane skin, deck reinforcement strip, solid urethane wear strips on the hull, anodized aluminum framework, HDPE crossribs, double coated spray skirt & sea sock, double coated hatch tunnels & covers, exceptional rudder with pivot pedals, built in coaming with bracing bars. It still all packs away into a single travel-style backpack. The packed weight is slightly over the regular airline baggage limit of 23 kg (50 lbs). Packing the rudder or a couple of the frame parts in a second bag will keep the kayak bag within the allowable limits.