Ruahine Kayaks

Ruahine Gladiator - Fibreglass Kayak

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  • Ruahine Gladiator | Multisport Kayaks | NZ

Ruahine Kayaks

Ruahine Gladiator - Fibreglass Kayak

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The latest design from Ruahine for the larger paddler.

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This exciting kayak is designed to meet the needs of the larger paddler who is looking for a lively, stable kayak that you don't have to be a mountain goat to fit into.

It's fitted with a larger cockpit, making it very suitable for the paddlers larger/ heavier paddlers from approximately 80kg up to 120kg.

Due to it's stability it's also great for smaller paddlers who are looking for something that feels a bit safer.

With its 5.9m length and beam of 530mm, this kayak has plenty of speed along with a high degree of secondary stability.

This basically means it's extremely stable while retaining a high degree of competitiveness.

Weight: 15 kg

Can't find what you're looking for? Give us a call and we will happily order in what you need.


  • Designed for the larger paddler

  • Stable on the water

  • Speeds through the water

  • Suitable for competitive racing

Technical Specs

  • Length: 5.9 m

  • Beam: 530 mm

  • Paddler size: 80 - 120 kg and up to 6'5" tall

  • Material: Fibreglass

  • Weight: 15 kg



    NEW ZEALAND DELIVERY (excluding boats)...

    • For all NZ orders we use Post Haste Couriers
    • All local orders over NZD $100 are shipped free using a standard service
    • All local orders under NZD $100 are charged a flat fee of NZD $6 and ship using a standard service
    • Standard delivery time for South Island is next business Day. North Island is 2 business days. Rural Address and PO box numbers add 2 days.
    • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information
    • Once it has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.

     PICK UP/CLICK & COLLECT: We offer an in-store pick up service. This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection. Please visit the shop side door on Lawson St, the main door will be closed.


    WHERE IS MY ORDER: Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is. You can also use our online chatbot 'Bruce', to track your 'order status'. 🐻


    • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $10 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats).
    • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $50 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats).
    • Standard delivery times for international orders are 5 business days
    • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
    • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)


    • A limited number of Montane items are shipped from the UK warehouse and delivery can take up to 14 business days from order placement
    • All Ruffwear is shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leaves the same or next day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you the day you order and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items are usually 2 weeks.


    • Shipping for white water boats starts at $99. Shipping can be arranged for all other boats, kayaks and canoes. Please contact the store for details.


    If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will get back to you the same day.