A full sized canoe which folds up to fit into a bag the size of a backpack may be the first in a wave of minimalist canoeing. Or would that be spontaneous canoeing?
Designer Ori Levin, of Tsor Design in Israel, created this folding canoe, which he calls Adhoc, out of aramid (a component of both body armor fabric and bike tires) stretched on a carbon fiber frame. According to Levin, the whole kit and kaboodle weighs just 4.1 kilograms (9 pounds), fits into a bag measuring just 13 by 23 by 70 centimeters (5 by 9 by 28 inches), and sets up in five minutes.
Construction and design details of this amazing boat can be seen in this video:
As of now, this canoe is a one-off, with no plans for production, but perhaps with a little urging from the minimalist/spontaneous canoeing tribe, it could come to be.