Innovative 14-Foot Kayak Quickly Converts Into an Easily Portable Backpack

The fun and adventure of kayaking often comes with the caveat of having to strap the long boat to the top of your car. To save yourself and your vehicle the hauling hassle, Pakayak has created an innovative hard-shell kayak that can be collapsed from 14 feet into something that can be carried like a piece of luggage.

Pakayak uses a tongue and groove interlocking shape to connect each section together. Silicone gaskets are compressed between them and then secured with patented clamps to form a watertight seal, ensuring that you won’t sink while paddling. When it’s time to disassemble, the kayak separates into six individual pieces that fit inside one another and become a 3.5 feet long, 55-pound item that can be worn on your back or wheeled behind you.

According to the company, set up and take-down of this kayak is done in five minutes. For those itching to get on the water, Pakayak will soon be on the market—they’ve well-surpassed their Kickstarter goal and can now take their product into heavy production.

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via [Mental Floss]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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