HIGGANUM, Conn. – Pakayak, an eco-conscious producer of the world’s first high performance packable kayak, is gearing up for the holiday season with the mission of helping more people find new adventures on the water and exclusive deals for holiday shoppers.
This holiday season, Pakayak is offering shoppers deep discounts on the company’s nesting performance kayak, free shipping and new accessories.
Pakayak’s signature model, the Bluefin 14, is a hard-shell 14-foot touring kayak that can be broken down and nested within itself to a size of only three-and-a-half feet. The model’s interconnecting segmented design allows for effortless storage and travel for kayaking enthusiasts.
“There are few greater joys in life than the freedom of paddling into the open water and experiencing natural wonders that were once just out of reach. So many people are unable to pursue kayaking and the adventures that come with it because of the storage and moving requirements of traditional models,” said Doug Mackro, co-founder of Pakayak. “Pakayak was created to help eliminate these barriers and get more people out on the water. That’s why for the holidays we’re strengthening that commitment with new product announcements and unbeatable deals.”
The Pakayak Bluefin 14 is composed of six interconnecting sections and can be assembled in under three minutes. The Bluefin also includes two watertight storage compartments, two bulkheads, a padded seat, adjustable foot braces, reflective safety lines, bungee deck rigging and both front and rear handles.
Pakayak first made waves in 2016 when the newly-founded company launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to bring their innovative packable kayaks to market. In total, the campaign brought in over $546,000 from 497 backers and raised 128 percent of the company’s original funding goal.
Also, eco-conscious shoppers can feel confident as a portion of Pakayak’s revenue goes to programs to help sustain the world’s marine ecosystems. All manufacturing, assembly and distribution occur at one facility in the U.S., which helps minimize carbon emissions. The company also uses minimalistic recycled shipping materials to reduce waste.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Higganum, Connecticut, Pakayak was born out of the desire for a packable performance kayak. The design uses a system of interconnecting sections, which allows for Pakayak’s full-scale kayaks to nest within themselves for effortless storage and travel when not in use. Pakayak hulls are constructed from high-grade resin, specifically formulated for the kayak industry and utilize a system of patented clamps and seals to create a watertight and rigid performance kayak.