Have you ever thought of taking a kayak on a plane as a carry-on? Or storing it in the corner of your closet? Have you ever hit a shore line on a hike and wished you could keep going? Justin Case Kayak is here to change the way we embrace outdoors and stretch our boundaries: https://justincasekayak.com
On January 31st, 2017, Justin Case Kayak will launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund the production of a kayak that folds up to the size of a folding chair. Designed for urban adventurers exploring the wild outdoors, Justin Case Kayak is the first portable kayak under 6 lbs.
Canadian outdoor enthusiast, Inna Morgan came up with the concept back in 2015. The portable kayak was born out of frustration with the size, cost and storage requirements of traditional kayaks. The idea grew into an international collaboration with CAD designers, engineers and 3D printing experts in Europe and transformed into a real-sized foldable kayak, creating an out-of-box solution aimed at beginners to professionals to experience kayaking wherever they are.
Weighing just 5.7 lbs, the kayak can carry over 300 lbs, and measures no more than 40 inches long, 5 inches wide when folded and can be fully assembled in approximately 10 minutes. The concept and prototypes have been water tested repeatedly over the past 6 months, bringing a safe, reliable and durable kayak to KickStarter.
Assembled Dimensions: 9.7’L x 26”W x 9”H
Weight in pack: 5.7 lbs
Pack size: 40”L x 5”W x 5”H
Assembly time: 10 minutes
Skin material: Ripstop
Frame material: Carbon tube
Connecters: 3D printed PLA plastic
Max Capacity: 300 pounds
Storage capacity: The rear hatch dry storage is 4500 cubic inches (75 liters), behind the seat storage is 3000 cubic inches (50 liters).