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Category: Athletics

Photo credit: Trak Kayaks

Collapsible Kayak Offers the Ultimate in Portability

A new kayak from Trak is redefining portability by moving from a rigid shell to a unique skin-on-frame design. In the works for more than a decade, the combination of carbon fiber, aluminum and polyurethane is designed more for a car trunk than a car rack.

To set up the Trak 2.0 kayak, a user simply wraps the removable skin — made of military-grade polyurethane — around the collapsible frame to make the kayak watertight. A hydraulic tensioning system enables it to be precisely tightened to the rigid structure.

Packing down to 41 x 19 x 9 inches and weighing in at 53 pounds with its carrying case, the Trak 2.0 is portable enough to carry to areas only accessible on foot. The kayak also goes from pack to water in just 10 minutes and is durable enough to handle rough water as well as smooth paddling.