This Ingenious Kayak Folds Up To Fit In A Backpack

Never, ever has a kayak been more portable. Pakayak is here to solve all of your kayaking problems.

Some of the barriers to frequent kayaking — such as their cumbersome size and the difficulty in storing and transporting — are all taken care of with this simple solution: Pakayak. It’s a kayak that breaks down and stores inside itself.

That’s right. This kayak goes from being 14 feet long to 3 ½ feet long in a snap. Each piece can fit inside the next piece, the same as a Russian nesting doll.

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Once it’s broken down, the Pakayak can be carried as a backpack, making it easy to get from one destination to the next. Not to mention, it opens up the storing capabilities once you get home.

If this isn’t making you seriously reconsider the kayak you already own (or have been considering buying), then I don’t know what will.

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Innovation doesn’t come cheap in this case. While you can get an inexpensive kayak for around $300 and up, the Pakayak carries a hefty $1,795 price tag.

Check out the video below to see how this brilliant invention works. From assembly to transport, this is officially the most transportable kayak out there.

This awesome kayak breaks down and stores inside itself!

As I said, it doesn’t get any simpler than that.

[h/t: Thrillist]

Speaking Of Cool Kayaks

If you think a kayak that folds up is cool, then you’re going to love these designed by Crystal Kayak. After launching the product about four years ago, the company’s clear kayaks took off after they produced this drone video of it in action.

Not only does the design allow for stunning ocean views, but these crystal-clear ergonomic kayaks are made from molded Lexan, a type of polycarbonate known to be a strong, tough and extremely durable plastic. And because they’re made with Lexan, the kayaks are also fairly lightweight, coming in at just 47 pounds.

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“We want it to be perfectly easy to use, whether you’re a beginner or an expert,” Brian Maxfield of Crystal Kayak told Travel + Leisure.

Like the Pakyak, one of these beauties will cost you — about $1,500 to be exact. But your purchase does also include two paddles, two seats and two flotation pouches with zippered nylon covers.

How about you? Would you try one of these kayaks on your next outdoor adventure?