C anoes are a great way to enjoy the outdoors alone or with a friend. The calm paddle they offer through the water grants new ways to explore. 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, foldable canoe that comes together like an origami. Within 5 minutes, the foldable case opens up into a 14.5-foot canoe with two seats. Click here to see the boat on Kickstarter.
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 they 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.
MyCanoe POP takes only 5 minutes to set up. For those who own previous version 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 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. Its modern design will attract spectators while you set it up or paddle.
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 much more steady ride.
MyCanoe POP will be first available through Kickstarter. Early buyers can grab it over 40% below its retail price of $1,390.