Old Town Discovery 158

Very popular all round open canoe for Tandem and solo use

The Old Town Discovery 158 is a popular multi purpose open canoe for Family, Tandem or Solo open canoeing constructed from extremely tough triple layer plastic.

Discovery 158: £1199.99

Old Town Discovery 158 Open Canoe

Old Town Discovery 158

Old Town Discovery 158
The Discovery 158 is made with triple layer polylink plastic
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Old Town Discovery 158


The Old Town Discovery 158 is a great all round canoe that is at home paddling on Rivers, Lakes and Canals and is equally suited to being paddled solo (with the addition of a kneeling thwart), Tandem or as a family canoe with an extra ABS snap in seat.


Thanks to its flat and wide hull shape the Discovery 158 is a stable and user friendly canoe which inspires confidence in less experienced paddlers whilst the long keel line helps with tracking and makes it easy to paddle over longer distances.


The Discovery 158 is constructed from Polylink which is a durable 3 layer plastic with a foam core that has inherent strength. Thanks to this construction the 158 is able to take on moderate whitewater and hidden rocks without the need of a keelson or metal framework,


The Discovery features comfortable wood/ web seats, decks with grab handles front and back, black vinyl gunwales, and ash carrying yoke and thwart all fitted as standard. There is loads of space in the 158, either for an extra seat or for transporting camping or day trip essentials in barrels or dry bags (see recommended kit tab).


If you need more space and carry capacity, take a look at the Old Town Discovery 169.


  • Wood/ Web seats.
  • Polyethylene decks with grab handles.
  • Black vinyl gunwales.
  • Ash carrying yoke and thwart.
  • Durable three layer polyethylene


  • Length: 4.8m (15'8")
  • Width: 90.2cm (35.5")
  • Weight: 39.5kg (87lbs)
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 521.6kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Discovery 158 for your weight

Recommended Accessories

Durable and hard wearing alloy canoe paddle

Economy Alloy Canoe Paddle

A durable and hard wearing Canoe paddle with plastic blades and alloy shaft that is perfect for beginners or as an emergency paddle.

Price £25.46 (RRP £29.95 - Saving £4.49)

Carlisle Scout Wooden canoe paddle for use with the Discovery 158

Carlisle Scout Wooden Canoe Paddle

A square blade wooden canoe paddle for general purpose and all round open canoe paddling.

Price £39.95 (RRP £47.00 - Saving £7.05)

Open canoe storage barrel

30 Litre Blue Storage Barrel

Blue Barrel for dry storage of camping and touring essentials.

Price £27.16 (RRP £31.95 - Saving £4.79)

Dry bag for keeping those essentials dry int he Old Town Discovery 158

Feelfree 30 Litre Dry Bag

Hard wearing vinyl dry bag for storage of anything you do not want to get wet.

Price £21.21 (RRP £24.95 - Saving £3.74)



Folding Open Canoe trolley
Open Canoe Trolley

Folding trolley for transporting your Canoe from the car to the launching site. Folds up for easy storage and transportation.

Price £56.91 (RRP £66.95 - Saving £10.04)


Old Town Discovery 158 Green


Old Town Discovery 158 Red


Old Town Discovery 158 Camo



We offer a delivery service for the Old Town Discovery 158 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Delivery times are estimates based on years of experience; we do not offer a guaranteed timed delivery service. Our overnight service works well for the core more densely populated areas of the UK for Clothing and Equipment orders. However more remote less densely populated areas will not be covered by a next day service.

Delivery of canoes and kayaks is classed as “ugly freight” because mechanical handling and automatic parcel processing cannot be used; therefore a delivery time of 3-5 working days is more realistic. For remote location that delivery time will be dependent on the local courier’s ability to onward ship the goods. Not all areas of the UK are serviced by vehicles that can handle canoes and kayaks. Online orders can be tracked online using the courier’s website – tracking details will be provided. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time scales.

The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket.

Local Delivery of Canoes and Kayaks

If you are local to our shop in Hamworthy, Poole then we may be able to deliver a Old Town Discovery 158 with one of our own vehicles. For boats, this is free to most BH Postcodes - please call us on 01202 625256 to discuss your requirements.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Old Town Discovery 158 online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton
  • Cornwall Canoes - St. Columb Road, Nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, East Sussex
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth, Devon
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

International Delivery

We are able to ship most items all over the world, please contact us with your delivery address, contact details and the item(s) you wish to order and we will respond promptly with a carriage cost.

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Old Town Discovery 158


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