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CA$ 27,253 pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
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About

A kayak that goes where you do - imagine the endless possibilities! 

Imagine a kayak that you can throw over your shoulder, store in your closet and fit into the trunk of your car! Imagine a kayak that allows you to explore further, travel lighter and do more - this is the passion and the inspiration behind the Just In Case Kayak - a super portable kayak made for small spaces and big dreams. 

KickStarter, we heard you, and we are back, better than ever. We are relaunching our campaign from earlier this year to bring you the complete set of features that create an effortless kayaking experience!

Travelling with a kayak is a lot more fun when it fits in your trunk.
Travelling with a kayak is a lot more fun when it fits in your trunk.

 

Incorporate kayaking into cycling, hiking or any of your favourite outdoor activities!
Incorporate kayaking into cycling, hiking or any of your favourite outdoor activities!

 

JCK stores easily after a fun day outdoors!
JCK stores easily after a fun day outdoors!

Kayaking doesn't have to be a cumbersome activity - keep it light, simple and on-the-go. Bring our kayak on a camping, hiking or cycling trip without thinking twice! Embrace the tranquility, excitement, and fun of a kayaking trip without the hassle - our kayaks store easily in your trunk, closet or under your bed.

Kayak Features

Justin Case Kayak has been updated to include a range of amazing features for the ultimate weekend kayak experience. 

OUR STORY

Making a splash
Making a splash

Living in a cramped rental in Edmonton's inner city, owning a kayak always seemed out of reach for us. We didn't have the storage or the wheels to lug a traditional kayak around, and figured we would have to wait years to take up the hobby in earnest.

One of co-founders, Inna, was shopping for outdoor equipment when inspiration struck. Inspired by tents, we examined the hard-shelled kayak, and figured out what was essential and what we could do without to save on weight and size. 

That's how the idea was born. 

We've come a long way - now using the latest materials and technologies, we bring you a modern variation of the kayak. We've been gathering feedback and testing the kayak with our fans and friends here in Edmonton, and now we are ready to bring it to you!

ASSEMBLY

Assembly starts from a few components that are easy to put together.
Assembly starts from a few components that are easy to put together.

We've streamlined the assembly to take even less time! Watch the team assemble the kayak in less than ten minutes (footage courtesy of CBC)!

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REWARDS

Choose between a carbon fiber or titanium frame of your kayak: if you're looking for the lightest kayak on the market, go for the carbon fiber; for indestructibility, choose titanium. And don't forget to grab yourself a custom t-shirt!

Important: shipping will be recalculated for each individual pledge following the successful campaign. If your shipping is less than the estimate, you will be refunded the difference. If your shipping is more than the estimate (or the pledge has no shipping involved) you will see an additional shipping charge.

MEET THE TEAM

JCK was created by a bunch of passionate young people looking for way to improve how we interact with nature and all that the outdoors has to offer.
JCK was created by a bunch of passionate young people looking for way to improve how we interact with nature and all that the outdoors has to offer.

TIMELINE

CAD drawings used to manufacture the prototypes
CAD drawings used to manufacture the prototypes

Can't wait to get your hands on the kayak? We understand the excitement! We expect to ship the kayaks to you in February. Once the campaign is over, you will receive a survey confirming the details and securing your pledge. With over two years in the making, we are thrilled to be bringing JCK your way:

  • Idea: summer of 2015
  • Squad assembled: fall of 2015
  • First prototype: winter 2016
  • Testing, testing testing: spring - fall 2016
  • First KickStarter: February 2017
  • New features, improved design, more testing: spring-summer 2017
  • Manufacturing: fall-winter 2017
  • Quality control: winter 2018
  • Product ships: February 2018!

FUNDS

Since the last KickStarter, we were able to streamline our logistics, which allowed us to iron out a lot of kinks. We've also improved the way we source and manufacture our kayak materials. What does this mean for you - a better quality kayak and less money to get production off the ground. 

Here is how we are spending the money we raise:

STRETCH GOALS

Need a little extra motivation? Check out these fun stretch goals that we can't wait to bring to life!

Help us by sharing Justin Case Kayak with your friends!

Know someone who would be just as excited as you are about JCK? Share our campaign with them through the "Share this project" button at the top. Sharing is caring!

 

 

Risks and challenges

Disclaimer: the kayak shipped to you may not look exactly as shown. We reserve the right to improve on the concept for optimal longevity, safety and durability.

We have lined up our manufacturers and suppliers, and we are ready and excited to bring our kayak to you! We will validate the design for manufacturing with licenced engineering firms to ensure that we are bringing you a safe and durable product.

While we do everything in our power to ensure smooth manufacturing and roll out, delays may occur. We will communicate any deviations from the timeline to our backers in a diligent and transparent manner.

We are using a reliable fulfillment service in order to ship the rewards, and this way we are able to centralize and speed up shipping logistics.

We want you to expect honestly, transparency, communication and accountability for the Justin Case Kayak team. .

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    Score, another winning shirt! Our ultra comfy graphic tees are perfect for your next adventure! This awesome design is your new favourite conversation starter!

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    The ultimate early bird price for the local birds - coming out to our events has definitely paid off! Your shipping address MUST be in Alberta to be eligible for this reward - we will be validating the purchase following the end of the campaign!

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    The Voyager

    Your gear has to be as tough as you are - there is no contest, the indestructible titanium frame is for you.

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    One for you, one for your bestie, at the early bird price! Three-day offer only!

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    Peas in a Pod

    One for you, one for your ultimate kayaking partner - treat yourselves to the ultimate retreat. Hello bonding time!

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