Live in a fifteenth-floor apartment? Drive a compact car? Travel the world in an RV? Packable and inflatable kayaks are one of the fastest-growing segments of the market and Pakayak has entered the race with a unique solution to small space and easy travel.
On the surface, the Bluefin 14 looks like any rotomolded kayak touring kayak. The foam seat, leg pads and solid bulkheads make the Bluefin a quick, comfortable and capable weekender. But, unlike other touring kayaks, the Pakayak Bluefin 14 breaks down into six parts that fit inside each other like SOLO cups.
The kayak packs into a large travel bag with all-terrain wheels capable of crossing sand, rocks and even climbing stairs. The components are held together with stainless steel clasps and silicone gasket with 300 pounds of pressure. The kit even comes with a large towel to stage the kayak for assembly.
We tested the system and were able to build the kayak in three minutes. Even though the Pakayak packs into a suitcase, it still paddles close to the performance of a traditional touring kayak.
Bow and stern hatches allow the boat to be packed with camping gear and bulkheads behind and ahead of the seat keep gear dry. Best yet, Pakayak can be shipped anywhere in a few days.