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A traditional watercraft re-invented for the modern adventurer.
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172 backers pledged CA$ 645,474 to help bring this project to life.

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TRAK 2.0 | The Ultimate Touring Kayak

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Reinventing a watercraft that’s over 4,000 years old has not been easy. But it’s been a fun challenge and a hell of a journey. 

 

Click here to see our Kickstarter and Facebook Live broadcast.

We started by reviewing our 10 years of unbridled commitment and then turned a fresh page. We went back to the drawing board and asked kayakers what they wanted in a touring kayak. We took all that, prioritized the wants and needs, and got to work. 

We shattered our expectations so you can break through your own boundaries. We’re proud of the final result, and we have a feeling you’ll love it too. Say hello to TRAK 2.0, the ULTIMATE Touring Kayak.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10 years expedition-tested in extreme conditions with TRAK 1.0
  • Skin-on-frame design, with specially formulated expedition-grade polyurethane material (originally engineered for military use)
  • Rigid aluminum and carbon fibre frame
  • All TRAK kayaks are covered by our 5 year warranty

 

 

  • The entire TRAK 2.0 kayak weighs just 42 lbs (19 kg), made from carbon fibre, aluminum and composite materials
  • Engineered with extremely high strength-to-weight ratio
  • Wheel it anywhere or carry it on your back

 

  • The only kayak that allows you to alter the waterline & rocker for varying environments and needs 
  • Use the same kayak to play in rough water, or to paddle efficiently for long touring 
  • Essentially, it's a bunch of differently shaped kayaks in one. You can adjust the rocker even as you paddle

 

  • 10 minutes from pack to water
  • Intuitively designed to be set-up with ease
  • Allows for convenient, spontaneous outings

 

  • Line of accessories to customize your TRAK experience
  • Outfitting, bag systems, and other kits available to match your trip requirements
  • Customization options designed with professional kayak guides

 

  • Kayak packs up into a wheeled travel pack with optional backpack harness
  • Fits where you need it to: in your car, in your RV, in your condo, on your back, on a train, or on a plane
  • Optional travel bag system allows you to customize how you transport your gear

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

We designed a touring kayak that not only handles day touring and multi-day touring on water, but can also be toured off the water. It goes wherever the journey takes you. On water, and over land or air. You choose your own adventure.

 

If you set out to make the ultimate anything, you’re gonna need a lot of help. We started with super comprehensive research, getting detailed user input from well over 1,000 kayakers. We wanted the cold hard truth. The pain points. Their preferred paddling experiences and criteria for “ultimate”. We got it.

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 In the Wheeled Travel Pack you'll find everything your adventure needs:
 TRAK 2.0 Kayak | Custom Aquatherm Spray Skirt with sleeve | Waterproof Gear Floatation Bag (set of 2) | Full 5 Year Warranty (see Warranty Page for details)

 

 

 

Color Options

After the campaign is over we'll contact all our backers for their choice of colour scheme. 

 

 

We've said it before and we'll say it again: don't let the Kickstarter price tag fool you, this is an unbelievably premium kayak. After the campaign we'll be selling the TRAK 2.0 in retail starting at $3,599 USD.

Incredible value. We're selling it here with a heavy discount to encourage you and the rest of our ever-expanding community to once again get involved in helping us build the TRAK 2.0.
After all, this was designed with the invaluable feedback of our community and other paddlers. The initial design was crowd-sourced, so we thought it'd be cool if our initial production and first orders were crowd-funded.  

By turning to the community for pre-orders, we’re able to offer great value to you, our Kickstarter backers, by increasing our volume, and lowering our manufacturing and distribution costs.

Plus, we thought it to be a great reward for your well-placed trust in us and quick decision making.

Built to Last.
Environmentally friendly isn’t just about recycling. It’s also about minimizing waste by owning and using quality products that last. That’s why we created the last kayak anyone would have to own.

 

 

 

The TRAK 1.0 has been all over the world. We even made a catchy music video about it, made with footage sent in from TRAK owners from around the blue planet.

 

 

 Our Kayak may be new, but it’s got thousands of years of tradition behind it.

  • The TRAK 2.0 is based on the indigenous Greenland design, inspired by early kayaks in the Eastern and Western Arctic of Canada's north
  • We replaced skin on bone or wood with a modern tough-as-nails polyurethane fabric and a hi-tech carbon fibre and aerospace aluminum frame
  • The hull design has distinctive hard chines and a V-shape for speed and tracking
  • The hard chine design allows for excellent edging and great secondary stability, which allows for advanced paddling techniques to be applied in a wide variety of conditions

We also honoured the origin of kayak design by commissioning Inuit artist, Iziasie Kopalie of Iqaluit, Nunavut to make original Inuit kayak carvings (you can check it out on our website)

Why are we so confident? Well, we’ve been manufacturing and providing top level customer service for over a decade here at TRAK. So we already have many of the key areas completely already set-up. 

  • We have ongoing manufacturing at our world-renowned outdoor gear facility and many distribution channels in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
  • We have a deep level of understanding and extensive experience in shipping and logistics, international importing and operations. We are currently preparing updates to many aspects of production for the TRAK 2.0 with our established supply chain.
  • Essentially, we know what to expect. As for what may come our way? Real adventurers never shy away from the uncertain and like our kayak, we're equipped with tools to adapt.  

We know this is Kickstarter, and we're not taking the trust you're placing in us lightly. As one of our trusted backers, we’ve got your back.

 

 

 

 TRAK Ships Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TRAK Pilot Program was created to expand the possibilities in our mission, Life Unleashed, across the world. TRAK Pilots are a network of global mobile paddlers and owner ambassadors for TRAK – helping to open paddling possibilities and share their TRAK experience.

Tross is a technology-driven crowdfunding company 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

Risks and challenges

TRAK is a well established company with over a decade of experience in kayak manufacturing. We have many previous clients and a large team all ready to make TRAK 2.0 an actual reality.
We've invested much time and thought into every detail in the TRAK 2.0's design to make it a perfect fit for the needs of our paddlers.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 54 or more About $40

    A TRAK Thank You

    Approx. $40 USD | Some of you wanted to support us but can't buy a TRAK 2.0 right now. In the meantime, we'll send you a TRAK hat and t-shirt. We’ll ask you for size and colour details very soon.

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    Pledge CA$ 3,239 or more About $2,395

    Early Bird TRAK 2.0 STARTER Kit

    Approx. $2,399 USD | Will retail for $3,599 USD | 33% off --
    Get TRAK 2.0, The Ultimate Touring Kayak- the STARTER Kit - Special EARLY BIRD

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    This extra $200 USD discount is limited to the first 48 hours of the campaign.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 3,509 or more About $2,594

    TRAK 2.0 STARTER Kit

    Approx. $2,599 USD | Will retail for $3,599 USD | 28% off -- The TRAK 2.0 The Ultimate Touring Kayak STARTER Kit.

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 3,711 or more About $2,744

    TRAK 2.0 STANDARD Kit

    Approx. $2,749 USD | Will retail for $3,799 USD | 28% off -- The TRAK 2.0 ultimate touring kayak STANDARD kit.

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 4-pc Carbon Touring Paddle (Accent Lanai)
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 3,779 or more About $2,794

    Early Bird TRAK 2.0 TRAVELLER Kit

    Approx. $2,799 USD | Will retail for $4,244 USD | 34% off -- The TRAK 2.0 Ultimate Touring Kayak TRAVELLER kit - Special EARLY BIRD

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    This extra $300 USD discount is limited to the first 48 hours of the campaign.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 4pc Accent Lanai Carbon Paddle
    • Flexhaul Backpack Harness
    • Custom 65 L Dry Bag / Deck Bag / Carry-on
    • Aquatherm Sea Sock
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 3,981 or more About $2,943

    TRAK 2.0 PRO Kit

    Approx. $2,949 USD | Will retail for $4,234 USD | 30% off -- The TRAK 2.0 Ultimate Touring Kayak PRO Kit

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • Flexhaul Backpack Harness
    • Custom 65 L Dry Bag / Deck Bag / Carry-on
    • Aquatherm Sea Sock
    • Adjustable Hip Pads
    • Rough Water Thigh Braces
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 4,184 or more About $3,093

    TRAK 2.0 TRAVELLER Kit

    Approx. $3,099 USD | Will retail for $4,244 USD | 27% off -- The TRAK 2.0 Ultimate Touring Kayak TRAVELLER Kit

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 4pc Accent Lanai Carbon Paddle
    • Flexhaul Backpack Harness
    • Custom 65 L Dry Bag / Deck Bag / Carry-on
    • Aquatherm Sea Sock
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 4,386 or more About $3,243

    TRAK 2.0 EXPEDITION Kit

    Approx. $3,249 USD | Will retail for $4,584 USD | 29% off -- The TRAK 2.0 Ultimate Touring Kayak EXPEDITION Kit

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • Flexhaul Backpack Harness
    • Custom 65 L Dry Bag / Deck Bag / Carry-on
    • Aquatherm Sea Sock
    • Adjustable Hip Pads
    • Rough Water Thigh Braces
    • 4-pc Carbon Paddle (Accent Lanai)
    • Expedition-Grade Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 4,859 or more About $3,593

    TRAK 2.0 ULTIMATE Kit

    Approx. $3,599 USD | Will retail for $5,024 USD | 28% off -- The TRAK 2.0 Ultimate Touring Kayak, the ULTIMATE Kit

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 4-pc Carbon Fibre Touring Paddle (Lendal Cadence X)
    • Flexhaul Backpack Harness
    • Custom 65 L Dry Bag / Deck Bag / Carry-on
    • Aquatherm Sea Sock
    • Adjustable Hip Pads
    • Rough Water Thigh Braces
    • Expedition-Grade Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Kayak Cart
    • Custom Deck Bag (Front)
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 6,683 or more About $4,941

    TRAK 2.0 ULTIMATE Kit + TOUR

    Approx. $4,950 USD | Will retail for $7,024 USD | 30% off -- Get the Trak 2.0 Ultimate Kit AND ALSO a tour to either the Philippines or Baja for a 6 day / 6 night tour. Includes everything but travel to the tour locations.

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll contact you after the campaign to get your colour and tour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 4-pc Carbon Fibre Touring Paddle (Lendal Cadence X)
    • Flexhaul Backpack Harness
    • Custom 65 L Dry Bag / Deck Bag / Carry-on
    • Aquatherm Sea Sock
    • Adjustable Hip Pads
    • Rough Water Thigh Braces
    • Expedition-Grade Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Kayak Cart
    • Custom Deck Bag (Front)
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 6,749 or more About $4,990

    2 X TRAK 2.0 STARTER Kits

    Approx. $4,999 USD | Will retail for $7,198 USD | 31% off -- TWO Starter Kits of the TRAK 2.0 Ultimate Touring Kayak

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 5 Year Warranty
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    Pledge CA$ 7,964 or more About $5,888

    2 X TRAK 2.0 TRAVELLER Kits

    Approx. $5,899 USD | Will retail for $8,488 USD | 31% off -- TWO Traveller Kits of the TRAK 2.0 Ultimate Touring Kayak.

    To compare kits and colours, see chart on campaign page. We'll email you after the campaign to get your colour choice.

    Includes:
    • TRAK 2.0 Kayak
    • Wheeled Travel Pack
    • Gear Floatation Bag Set
    • Custom Spray Skirt
    • 4pc Accent Lanai Carbon Paddle
    • Flexhaul Backpack Harness
    • Custom 65 L Dry Bag / Deck Bag / Carry-on
    • 5 Year Warranty
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