Pakayak - The Ultimate Kayak
Pakayak is a high performance hard-shell kayak that happens to come apart and pack down to 3.5 feet. And, it'll change the world. Go where you want, store it where you want, carry it on your back, take it in your convertible and paddle it just like a traditional hard-shell kayak.
Performance • Quality • PortabilityIt can be difficult to have a kayak in some of the places that we live. Often getting it to and from the water requires a pickup truck, a roof rack and a buddy. And, for all of you who live in the city, it’s next to impossible. Our hardshell packable kayak solves these issues without sacrificing performance. Read more…
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Thanks to Cort for letting me check this out! Hope this gets funded!”
Dale Garabrant Zale
Susan Denn Anderheggen
I live for the big water bump (swells and wind waves bigger than two feet) and was eager to see how it would handle in those conditions. Last month Pakayak spent time in Florida filming the Kickstarter video. I joined the Pakayak team and Videophotog Productions crew for several sessions and had a chance to paddle in conditions that allowed me to catch a few rides on the bump. After playing in these conditions for several hours, I had to stop and think. I had totally put off the evaluation because I was having so much fun! I was very impressed. This boat handled like a dream.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to paddle in the waters just offshore near Catalina Island in the Pacific. The swells were much bigger than the pond or the Gulf of Mexico, and again, my focus was on the experience of being on the water. We put in from the beaches where there was a shorebreak (waves crashing on the beach) up to four feet. Pakayak handled exceptionally well coming off the beach and going back in.
As I look back, I realize that the Pakayak allowed me to move past the boat and connect with the water. This is a high perfomance kayak that won’t get in your way. That’s what a boat should be about!”
Our entire production crew witnessed the four prototype Pakayaks being transported, assembled and disassembled multiple times during the course of video production in Florida over several days of a very busy schedule.
I had not climbed into a kayak of any kind in several years (keeping this to myself for the first few days) but, the desire was in my mind to ask if I could try one out and take it for a paddle.
I did not want to slow down the production process then the opportunity to take one for a paddle happened and Phil Miller allowed me to take his place while we were on production location at Chassahowitzka River.
First of all I was amazed with the sleek rugged, stable and comfortable hull design, seating placement & adjustment. Doug Mackro thought of every last little detail when designing this boat right down to my ability to rest my knees under the raised sides for additional support and comfort!
Then it was my time to paddle! Within seconds my eyes were wide open as I took off across the water like it was rolling on ceramic bearings across a smooth floor.
“WOW This is a fast boat!” I shouted back to the group at the shore!
Then everyone joined me and I was a little apprehensive when the group was ready to head down the river thinking to myself I had not paddled a kayak very far in many years and was wondering how sore was I going to be the next day… or how far will I make it before I get too tired and most important… how was I going to lumber my 200 pound body out of this boat when there was no easy to access shoreline?
To my own amazement I paddled all the way down the river – almost 5 miles into a headwind before I even realized it, keeping up with the group who had been paddling all week and were in much better physical condition than myself. Then it was time to give Phil his boat back as we pulled up alongside our camera boat and swapped places with ease! This Pakayak WILL be a game changer to the industry!”
In the world of a start-up, things constantly change and move quickly. We have our first production test boats, have just completed our Kickstarter campaign and will be offering Pre-orders soon. Please sign up for updates and we'll keep you posted.