Skin-on-frame kayaks are a connection to the origins of kayaking. For the people of the far north, kayaks were a necessity for travel, for hunting, for food, for life itself.

For us, here and now, the kayak is a means of recreation. It offers a way to become connected to the watery parts of nature and at times to realize a sense of peace.

A kayak of traditional construction can also offer us a window — however small and cloudy — into the world of the hunters who depended on these refined and cunningly designed craft.

Practically speaking, skin-on-frame kayaks are light and easy to carry at about 30 pounds. Your kayak is astonishingly responsive, because it is built to fit your body. If you care to learn the range of Greenlandic rolls, a well-fitted skin-on-frame kayak is the perfect craft.