Reviews

GearJunkie Review is in print!
“During my 6+ hour test on a river in Connecticut and on the choppy Long Island Sound, I kept experiencing two opposing disbeliefs: When I...

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First review, by Outside Magazine, is published
We traveled out to Laguna Beach, CA to meet up with Corey Hass from IndefinitelyWild who reviews kayaks for Outside Magazine. Had a great paddle,...

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Press Releases

Packable kayaks are a dream come true, Pakayak more than 110% funded with 1 day left to pre-order at reduced rates
***Members of the media interested interviewing a representative from Pakayak on this topic are encouraged to contact James Judge at 813.279.8335 or jpjudge@judgepr.com.***   HIGGANUM,...

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Pakayak 81 percent funded with 5 days left
***Members of the media interested interviewing a representative from Pakayak on this topic are encouraged to contact James Judge at 813.279.8335 or jpjudge@judgepr.com.***   HIGGANUM,...

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Web Articles

Marilyne Marchand: Waiting for my Pakayak
Marilyne, one of our Kickstarter Backers, wrote: …I got really enthusiastic a few months ago when stumbling on the Kickstarter campaign of a new company...

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Mold In Graphics: Convertible Kayak Travels Anywhere On Your Back
You may have seen the new video on Kickstarter for this new kayak kit, if not just let your imagination become reality with this new...

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Patent Blog article
Octrooiblog: spelevaren met de deelbare kano van Pakayak Als kanoliefhebber wil je in de zomer graag het water op. Maar het kan soms lastig zijn...

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Wanderluxe: Pakayak: A Kayak That Fits into Your Backpack, If You Ever Need One
Generally not top-of-the-packing list for your weekend away, transporting a kayak requires a truck, a roof rack, and a buddy. Well yes, you could rent...

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Dornob: Collapsible Kayak Saves Space and the Oceans
Love the great outdoors but get tired of schlepping all that gear? Well, if you’re a kayaker, things are about to get easier. Pakayak is...

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Pakayak: A kayak you can carry on your back
DANBURY — Doug Mackro has been kayaking since the 1980s, and he’s not picky about where he goes. “I like to go anywhere there is...

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GrindTV: This kayak folds into a backpack you can haul almost anywhere
A Kickstarter campaign for the Pakayak — a 14-foot kayak that can be broken down into an easily portable backpack — has just capped off...

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Milford Mirror: Local woman on team that created nesting kayak
Kickstarter campaign underway to get Pakayaks on the water The partners have designed and prototyped their first product, the Bluefin 14, a hard-shell 14-foot touring...

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Ballastic Advantage: The Pakayak Backpack Kayak
The Ultimate Packable Kayak Pakayak is the ultimate packable hardshell kayak. And, it’ll change the world. Go where you want, store it where you want,...

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Interesting Engineering: This Kayak Fits in a Backpack so You Can Travel the World
If you are a fan of the outdoors and kayaking, then you are going to loe this new ultra-portable kayak that can be carried right...

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Unofficial Networks: This Rigid Kayak That Breaks Down Into A Backpack Is Legit!
Titled the Pakayak, this is the first high performance, rigid kayak that breaks down into a manageable, easy to transport size without sacrificing a hard...

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Outdoorhub: Video: The Kayak That Fits into a Backpack
The concept of a kayak you can carry around on your back has been around for some time, but instead of unreliable folding or inflatable...

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Haddam Now: Local Kayak Company Redefining Portability: Pakayak
…The first prototype for Doug’s idea of a collapsible kayak was born. Now Doug and Zinelle, along with marketing manager Day Moore and production manager...

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Gadget King: Pakayak Is A Kayak That Shrinks To Backpack Size
Ever wanted to hike to a remote spot and they bust out your kayak for a quick paddle? Imagine being able to get to private...

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SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur: Pakayak the Ultimate Packable Kayak
With beautiful summer days ahead, it gives me great pleasure to introduce our newest SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur, Pakayak.  Pakayak is a patented high-performance sectional 14-foot sea/touring...

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Spike Outdoors: The new Pakayak portable kayaks
Have you ever wanted to go kayaking but couldn’t because of a long walk to get to the water?  Packayak has found a solution, named...

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Ubergizmo: The Pakayak Is A Kayak That Can Transform Into A Backpack
Have you ever wanted to pack a kayak on your back and basically go kayaking anywhere and anytime you want? Chances are not many of...

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Tech Insider: Someone invented a kayak that fits in a backpack
Only extreme kayakers tend to purchase kayaks because their bulky size makes it difficult to transport. Pakayak is the new kayak design that can transform small...

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Drool’d: The Packable Kayak You Can Carry On Your Back And Fly With
Oh believe me, taking this thing on your flight to some remote and exotic location is not the only selling point of this revolutionary invention....

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Gary Engberg Outdoors
New Packable Kayak Raises Over $100k in Crowdfunding 5-29-2016. Read more…...

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TV Interviews

CNBC Asia: Fancy a portable, packable kayak?
Hosted by Pauline Chiou Pakayak is a high performance kayak which you can pack into a 3.5 foot rolling package, inventor Doug Mackro explains. Watch interview…...

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CPTV Made In Connecticut II
Christina DeFranco and team report on companies crowdfunding in Connecticut. The show aired on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8pm....

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WTNH/Ann Nyberg: The World’s First Nesting Kayak
Do you spend your summers on the water, are you a kayaker? Do you have a tough time figuring out where to store it? Doug...

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Print Articles

Pakayak: A kayak you can carry on your back
DANBURY — Doug Mackro has been kayaking since the 1980s, and he’s not picky about where he goes. “I like to go anywhere there is...

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New Haven Register: Connecticut small business Pakayak is the latest evolution in kayaking
…Doug said the company is focused on giving back to the environment. Every model will be named after an endangered species. “namely a keystone species,”...

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Milford Mirror: Local woman on team that created nesting kayak
Kickstarter campaign underway to get Pakayaks on the water The partners have designed and prototyped their first product, the Bluefin 14, a hard-shell 14-foot touring...

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Hartford Courant: Haddam Startup Creates Collapsible Kayak
Doug Mackro took a perfectly good kayak and broke it into pieces. But he had a way to fit them all back together again. And...

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Haddam Bulletin: Higganum Inventor Says Pakayak!
By Tanja Buzzi Moriarty Higganum couple Doug and Zinelle Mackro are looking to make a splash with their new invention called Pakayak (pronounced Pack-A-Yak), the...

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Points East: Pakayak, a nesting kayak, is well engineered
By Tyler Cornell We live it, we eat it, and breathe it.” That is how Haddam, Conn., resident Doug Mackro described his and his wife...

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