Canoes are a great way to enjoy the outdoors alone or with a friend, calmly paddling through the water and exploring at your own pace. However, canoes can be hard to manage simply because of their size. In order to bring canoes to people with limited space, MyCanoe developed a lightweight boat that comes together like origami: the MyCanoe POP. Within 5 minutes, the foldable case opens up into a 14.5-foot canoe with two seats.
The MyCanoe POP takes shape
A lot of thought was put into the design of the canoe and its carrying case. The case itself becomes the canoe’s floor, adding structural support and ensuring it won’t get lost throughout the day.
Each MyCanoe POP is made entirely out of marine-grade UV-treated custom double-layer polypropylene which is able to withstand 20,000 fold cycles. Even with daily canoe outings, the folded segments should last well over 10 years. In the off chance the canoe develops a hole, MyCanoe comes with a free repair kit.
Two people can easily enjoy MyCanoe before reaching the maximum load of 440 pounds. Even if someone manages to capsize the vessel, the canoe will still float. In an emergency situation, MyCanoe remains the safest place to be in the water.
Setup has been simplified
MyCanoe POP takes only 5 minutes to set up. For those who own a previous boat from MyCanoe—no more installation of metal rods with a mallet. POP has built-in keels at bow and stern that significantly improved tracking and stability. You can stand-up paddle if you’ve done SUP!
The new gunwales are made with a much stronger material and glide locks, thus compatible with off-the-shelf accessories, such as motor brackets, fishing rod holders and cup holders. POP comes with a waterproof dry bag to keep your valuables.
Optional rowing system (oar locks) is also greatly improved—no more Velcro. You can move oar lock locations anywhere along the gunwales and even install two sets for two rowers! POP’s new flat floor will provide paddlers more comforts and room. The modern design of the MyCanoe POP will attract spectators while you set it up or paddle.
The ultimate in stow-and-go canoeing
At the end of the day, breaking down MyCanoe POP takes only 3 minutes. This 52-pound canoe folds up into a relatively small case on two feet tall and three feet wide. Such a small package ensures an easy fit in most small cars, under a bed, or inside a closet. Until you are ready for another adventure, MyCanoe stays out of your way.
Additional accessories are also available to customize the canoe to your needs. Anyone going fishing from their canoe might want stabilizers. These clip on the new gunwale system and provide a much more steady ride.
Get into the fold with the MyCanoe POP
POP from MyCanoe will be available first through Kickstarter. Early buyers can grab it over 40% below the suggested retail price of $1,390.