These kayaks are constructed out of venylester resin using a carbon-kevlar hybrid cloth. The exact specification of the construction will depend on the intended use of the kayak. The kayak comes with internal and external seams. If the kayak is needed for flat water use, a very light construction can be appropriate.
This will make a very light kayak. The carbon-kevlar lay up is not as easily repaired as the Elite lay up. If the kayak is needed for advanced conditions, a higher specification of carbon-kevlar is needed. The stronger a kayak is needed, the heavier it will have to be. A carbon-kevlar kayak can, however, be up to 3 kilos lighter than the Elite lay up. The approximate weight of a carbon-kevlar Explorer is 20-21 kilo, but could be as low as 18-19 kilo including hatches etc.