The Mad River Explorer 16 T-Formex is an icon when it comes to versatile canoes, now constructed with the revolutionary T-Formex material. With its long history of proven performance, canoeists have chosen the Explorer as a family cruiser, fisherman's canoe, compact tripper, mild whitewater, and for many other types of on-water activities. The shallow-vee shaped hull makes it extraordinarily versatile in many conditions, while this stiff yet ultra-durable laminate hull offers durability and performance for demanding canoeists. T-formex is a super durable, high-tech laminate material that is suitable for rugged and more abusive conditions. The combination of paddling versatility, capacity, and superior paddling performance make this canoe as close to an “all-purpose” canoe as you'll get.