Calgary, Alberta – A second-generation kayak, which is portable because of polyurethane, is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The Trak 2.0 ultimate touring kayak is more than 5kg lighter than its predecessor, the Trak Seeker, and can be checked in on flights in a travel bag that is less than a metre long.
Polyurethane the key to a packable kayak
The kayak’s hull and deck are both made from military-grade polyurethane fabric, and the coaming is cast urethane. It will be available in black, yellow and red.
'We listened to what our customers loved about the Trak Seeker and what they’d like to see improved,' said Trak founder Nolin Veillard. 'They loved its portability and ruggedness, but asked if we could make it even stronger, lighter and more portable. And we’ve delivered.'
The final product should be manufactured this autumn, with the finished kayaks slated for delivery in early 2018. The retail price on launch will be US$3599.