Adventure Paddling in Onak

Dec 4, 2018

In Canada’s boating industry, we often discuss ways to bring in new boaters. Here’s one we just had to share; the strongest and lightest origami canoe ever.

As major cities worldwide are developing their urban waterways, new possibilities of transport arise. City canals and rivers are not only more frequently used for all sorts of recreational activities, they also offer a unique commuting alternative. But how could a new boater store a bulky kayak in a small apartment or office building? With ONAK, people can unfold their urban adventures in minutes, with a canoe they can take and keep anywhere.

The ONAK lightweight canoe with multifunctional design is not only easy to store but also to transport by folding it into a hassle-free 47 x 15 x 10 inch carry-on suitcase, attachable to bikes. 

Biking with Onak“Even though the ONAK is very small when folded, it provides ample leg space when deployed. The set-up is simplified with pulley-straps. We could even increase stability by adjusting the shape of our patented honeycomb curv™ composite, which has a higher strength-to-weight-ratio than aluminium”, co-founder Otto Van de Steene explains. 

And it’s made in a social workplace in Europe, from sustainable and durable materials. “We simplified the supply chain, so that only a few parts fold into a full-grown canoe. We also decided to work only with local suppliers and go for a microplastic-free product.”

The ONAK prototype won several awards, including the OutDoor Industry Award. Learn more at: www.onakcanoes.com

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