The ‘Pakayak’ Is A Collapsible And Portable Kayak That You Can Carry Like A Backpack
Kayaking is definitely one of the most relaxing and enjoyable water activities out there. However, transporting and storing the kayak itself can get quite challenging at times due to its size. Luckily, you can now get yourself a portable kayak that you can easily disassemble and even fit into a backpack.
The Pakayak allows you to enjoy the luxury of exploring the waters without the hassle of a conventional canoe. It boasts a “bombproof construction” that primarily consists of six detachable sections. Made of plastic resin, the sections are held together by stainless steel clamps with a holding force of 350 pounds each. Each of the connecting sections also comes with a silicone foam gasket to ensure the water-tightness of the boat.
The Pakayak is a portable and collapsible kayak that you can easily pack into a backpack
Featuring an overall lean and long hull design, the Pakayak fares well even in currents, waves and wind. Despite its packability, its paddling performance remains on par with traditional kayaks. It comes in two models—Bluefin 14 and Bluefin 142. According to the company, they patterned both models after the bluefin tuna, which is one of the fastest fish in the world.
When assembled, Bluefin 14 measures 168″ long, 24″ wide and 16″ high. When nested, the length reduces to only 42″. It weighs 59 pounds and has a maximum capacity of 300 pounds. Its cockpit opening measures 18″ wide by 34″ long, offering 45″ legroom from the bulkhead to the seatback.
Meanwhile, the newer model, Bluefin 142, also features almost the same exact dimensions as its predecessor. The only difference is that it’s a bit longer at 170″. As a result, it offers an extra 3.5″ legroom compared to the previous model.
Another key feature of this collapsible kayak is its easy and fast assembly and disassembly. In fact, anyone can assemble and disassemble it in as fast as three minutes, with no buddy nor tools required. On top of that, you won’t have to deal with small loose parts that can be easily misplaced or lost.
It’s easy to assemble and disassemble, with no buddy nor tools required!
Each set comes with a wheeled suitcase, so you can easily take it with you on trips. And since you can pack it nicely in a bag, you can simply put it in your vehicle’s trunk or backseat. No need for you to install a roof rack on your vehicle anymore!
You can haul it around just like a suitcase or even carry it on your back like a backpack. You can even take it with you in the elevator and check it in at the airport. And when it comes to storage, you certainly won’t have problems storing it inside the closet.
Storage is a breeze too, as it can fit most closets
Both models come in four bright colors—Chili (red), Habanero (orange), Sunshine (yellow) and Surf (teal). So, they’re definitely summer-ready and perfect for your water adventures all year round! One satisfied customer wrote:
“This kayak is the real deal! I bought one used a few months ago and have taken it out a few times. I needed a collapsing kayak because I have a small car, and I was afraid of buying a folding boat with no bulkheads. Pakayak was the one kayak that checked all the boxes: a modular, hard-shell, full-blown sea kayak that takes no time at all to assemble.”
Witness the portable kayak in action via the video below