By Will Levith / August 31, 2016

Company Invents Portable Kayak You Can Wear on Your Back

Company Invents Portable Kayak You Can Wear on Your Back
Pakayak
(Pakayak)

 

The next time you find yourself camping or hiking along a body of water, you might want to have a Pakayak at the ready. For the uninitiated, a Pakayak is exactly what it sounds like: a kayak that you wear as a backpack.

Founded by a Connecticut-based team of adventure enthusiasts, the idea behind Pakayak was to build a “rigid boat that was portable, light, and easy to store; yet long, sleek, and fast.” They worked on a prototype for two-and-a-half years before starting a Kickstarter campaign for their product, which is now 128 percent funded.

The kayak itself is made up of six disconnecting sections, which pack inside one another like a Russian nesting doll to create a three-and-a-half-foot, 55-pound bundle. It can be assembled in under five minutes.

Its first model is a 14-foot touring kayak called the Bluefin 14. Expected retail price is $1,695. For more information on the Pakayak, or to pre-order one, click here. Watch a teaser video on the product at the bottom.

Pakayak
(Pakayak)
Pakayak
(Pakayak)