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Reviews

GearJunkie Review is in print!

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"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 saw the kayak all packed up, I couldn’t believe the unit becomes an efficient, floating boat. Conversely, when I was on the water, I couldn’t believe I was paddling in a sectional kayak. The boat is…
Pakayak review on Outside Magazine

First review, by Outside Magazine, is published

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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, and he wrote a great review. "This 14-foot sea kayak breaks down into parts that nest inside each other, resulting in a packed size no larger than a big suitcase. You can store it under…

Press Releases

Packable kayaks are a dream come true, Pakayak more than 110% funded with 1 day left to pre-order at reduced rates

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***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…

Pakayak 81 percent funded with 5 days left

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***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. – Pakayak, a new environmentally friendly company that produces a high performance 14-foot packable kayak, has raised more than 81 percent of their crowdfunding goal with five days left in their Kickstarter campaign, the…

The ultimate kayak is set to make waves in Boston

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***The Pakayak demonstration is scheduled to take place at 1071 Soldiers Field Road in Boston this Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. on the Charles River. Members of the media interested in taking a test drive or interviewing a representative from Pakayak on this topic are encouraged to contact James Judge at 813.279.8335 or jpjudge@judgepr.com.***   BOSTON – The founders of Pakayak,…
Pakayak reaches $100K in 4 days on Kickstarter

New packable kayak raises over $100k in crowdfunding since Thursday

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*** Members of the media interested in interviewing a representative from Pakayak on this topic are encouraged to contact James Judge at 813.279.8335 or jpjudge@judgepr.com.*** HIGGANUM, Conn. – On Thursday, Pakayak, the maker of the ultimate packable performance kayak, launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. By Monday, Pakayak had raised over $100,000 of their $427,325 goal and been listed by Kickstarter…

TV Interviews

CNBC Asia: Fancy a portable, packable kayak?

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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...
CPTV Made In CT

CPTV Made In Connecticut II

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Christina DeFranco and team report on companies crowdfunding in Connecticut. The show aired on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8pm.
WTNH Ann Nyberg Pakayak Interview

WTNH/Ann Nyberg: The World’s First Nesting Kayak

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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 and Zinelle Mackro of Higganum are the founders of a portable kayak that nests into itself for easy storing and carrying. It comes apart in six pieces and goes together with a patented clamping system.…

Web Articles

We made Sky Delta's Hot List

Delta Sky: Pakayak Makes the Hot List!

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Pakayak makes the Hot List in the June 2017 edition of Delta's Sky Magazine.

Geek Extreme: PAKAYAK – HIGH PERFORMANCE HARD-SHELL KAYAK

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If you fancy kayaking either as a sport or just a hobby, you are aware of the struggle that comes with transporting a kayak. Moreover, paddle boards and surfboards are not exactly easily portable either. You always need a giant truck to get your kayak or surfboards wherever you go, which is rather tedious. However, you do not have to…

Awesome Stuff 365: Pakayak Packable Portable Kayak

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The Pakayak Packable Portable Kayak is the ultimate best portable kayak that you can take on any trip without bothering with mounting it on top of your car.

Startlr Tech: Pakayak – kayak, placed in a backpack

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One of the main problems for urban residents, supporters of active recreation on the water, is the transportation and storage of a fairly large inventory, in particular kayaks. The startup of four like-minded people undertook to solve this problem by offering Pakayak. Unlike other, inflatable, Compact models of kayaks that were easily broken and damaged during transportation, The venturi is…

Print Articles

We made Sky Delta's Hot List

Delta Sky: Pakayak Makes the Hot List!

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Pakayak makes the Hot List in the June 2017 edition of Delta's Sky Magazine.

Danbury NewsTimes: Pakayak – A kayak you can carry on your back

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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…

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

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...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…

Milford Mirror: Local woman on team that created nesting kayak

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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 kayak that can be broken down and nested within itself to a size of only 3.5 feet, the company website states. At that size, and weighing about 55 pounds, the kayak can easily be stored…