A Canoe That Can Fit Inside a Backpack

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Ori Levin designed a full sized canoe that's completely collapsable and can be stored in a bag that's only 5 x 9 x 28 inches big. Basically, you can have a boat in your backpack.

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Called the Adhoc Canoe, it only weighs 9 pounds and takes 5 minutes to assemble. The frame of the canoe is made with carbon fiber and the hull is made of aramid (a synthetic fabric used in racing sails). The boat comes together in a "double wishbone-like structure" formed using telescopic poles. Probably not comfy but certainly clever. Sadly, Levin has no plans to bring the Adhoc Canoe to the mass market. [Design Boom via Wired]


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Illustration for article titled A Canoe That Can Fit Inside a Backpack
Illustration for article titled A Canoe That Can Fit Inside a Backpack

DISCUSSION

Yeah...good thing it's not coming to the market. Canoes have foam in the bow and stern that will keep them floating, with passengers and gear, in the event that they capsize. This thing would be dangerous to many of the people who would try to use it.