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August 7, 2016

Danbury NewsTimes: 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 water — any kind, any day, anywhere,” he said. “If I get eight inches off the shore and I’m in a boat, I’m instantly on vacation.” Mackro and the rest of the team at Pakayak…
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July 31, 2016

Mental Floss: Introducing a Portable Kayak You Can Carry on Your Back

For a lot of adventurers, a day of kayaking often involves first strapping a full-size kayak to the roof of a car and sometimes carrying it overland. Pakayak, a Connecticut-based company, has developed a hard-shell kayak that promises to eliminate that hassle. The 14-foot Pakayak can be broken down to a more manageable size so that it can be easily stored…
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July 28, 2016

96.1 The Eagle: Here’s an easier way to carry your kayak

If you live anywhere near the Adirondacks, you know that lugging your kayak up north can sometimes be kind of a challenge, that is if you don't have all of the necessary equipment to transport it.
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July 27, 2016

Gypsy Ninja: 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.
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July 27, 2016

BroBible: Hard-Shell Kayak Made From Bomb-Proof Materials Separates Into 6 Pieces

Kayaks, by nature, are both extremely portable yet simultaneously a pain in the ass to transport. You can paddle a kayak anywhere on the water but you have to get that kayak to the water, and unless you live on the water and can carry it there yourself you’ve traditionally needed a roof rack, truck, or some sort of trailer…until…
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July 26, 2016

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 an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, raising over $500,000 in just over a month to bring the idea to fruition. Launched on June 16 with an initial fundraising goal of just over $427,000, the Pakayak raised…
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July 25, 2016

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, Conn. – The founders of Pakayak, an environmentally friendly company that produces high performance 14-foot packable kayaks, announced Monday they have surpassed their crowdfunding goal with a little more than one day left in their…
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July 25, 2016

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,” Doug said, and Pakayak is donating a portion of the profits for protection of each of the named species. The current model offered is the Pakayak Bluefin 14, a 14-foot kayak the condenses to 3.5…
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July 24, 2016

Register Citizen: Connecticut small business Pakayak is the latest evolution in kayaking

A local Connecticut couple is looking to change the game in the world of kayaking. Husband and wife Doug and Zinelle Mackro of Higganum, with partners Phil Miller of North Haven and Day Moore from Milford, are working to bring to the world Pakayak, a 55-pound kayak designed to be broken down into sections to allow for optimal transport and…
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