Unfolding new possibilities
Paddling with the flow of a stream is an amazing feeling. However, you usually end your journey in a different location. ONAK solves this issue by being foldable: stash it in the trunk of your car, carry it around with public transport, allowing for less planning than ever. A real adventure.
Have quality time together
Canoeing with ONAK is most fun when done together. You can steer the canoe from the back while your partner enjoys a carefree experience. Can you think of a better way to spend your free time?
Instead of designing around the limits of existing materials, we developed our own: it is durable and flexible enough to be folded and unfolded multiple thousands of times. Our patent pending Honeycomb – Curv™ Polypropylene material became the backbone of our innovation. Aside from being extremely tough and fully recyclable, it allowed us to design a stiff canoe almost entirely in one piece, with very few other parts required. Honeycomb air cells give it so much additional buoyancy that it even stays afloat when entirely flooded with water.
By making hundreds of paper models and fifteen real prototypes, we refined the design of our patent pending hull. This was a huge challenge due to the limitations of origami. We opted for a narrow and fast canoe design that keeps its momentum very well, while still being delightfully easy and stable to maneuver for beginners.
Stable and fast
Designing a canoe has always been an act of balance between speed and stability. We chose for a shape that is very fast and top performing, whilst still stable enough for beginning users. To evade sudden accidents the hull shape gets makes that you’d get a push back when you’re getting close to tipping over the canoe.
- 465 cm (183”) x 85 cm (33.5”).
- capacity 200 kg (441 lbs) to 250 kg (551 lbs)
case on wheels:
- 40 cm (16″) x 120 cm (48″) x 25 cm (10″).
- weight 17 kg (37 lbs).