ONAK is happy to announce the next generation of its award winning foldable canoes. By listening closely to our current ONAK enthusiasts, the makers developed ONAK 2.0 to make paddling easier, more accessible and even more fun!
With the reinvention of ONAK we completely focussed on creating a better experience on the water that equals the high quality of a professional canoe. Moreover, in-house innovations like improved materials made our canoes lighter, stiffer and stronger. On top of all this, it is still fully recyclable and durable.
ONAK is the best fit for both real thrill seekers and paddling enthusiasts.
We can boa(s)t around about our newest creation and keep on convincing you this is perfect for you, but instead we like to let our ONAK adventurers do the talking.
Discover your state of inner peace on the water
Canoeing with ONAK is fun and relaxing, and even more so when done together. You can either paddle together, or you can steer the canoe from the back while your paddling partner enjoys a carefree experience.
Seek out new travel routes
We have gathered already more than hundred adventures and travel routes all over the world from our fellow ONAK enthusiasts. All of these can be found on our website. We would love to hear about your ONAK adventures as well.
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OK, a tiny bit of boasting should be allowed :)
The launch of ONAK did not go unnoticed. Our canoe has received several awards including a Great Gear Award, an Outdoor Industry Award and a Bizidee Award. Alos, ONAK has gathered exposure in highly respected media sources such as National Geographic, Business Insider, and Canoeroots Magazine. Moreover the reinvention of ONAK 2.0 was already featured in the renowned Tech & Science magazine New Atlas.
We developed the ONAK 2.0 to make paddling even easier and more accessible than ever before. The countless adventures of our customers provided us with amazing feedback. Now we've implemented all these suggestions in our ONAK 2.0. Let’s take a look at what we improved.
ONAKs are made from an in-house developed Honeycomb - Curv™ Polypropylene composite. After hours of study and development we have created a material that is lighter, stiffer, and stronger than the aluminum used in classic canoes (strength-to-weight). The fold lines are flexible so they can be folded and unfolded for thousands of times.
A pulley system has been added to the straps. Not only does this require minimal effort to tighten, but the straps stay permanently connected so you don’t have to figure out which buckle fits where. This system really speeds up the set-up process.
Once on the water, the canoe moves fast thanks to its streamlined design: The stiffness transfers your the energy instead of absorbing it, while still being comfortable with the adjustable wooden seats.
Assembling the ONAK takes less than 15 minutes and disassembling only takes about 5 minutes.
ONAK delivers the high quality of a professional canoe, but without any of the usual hassle like storage place and transportation limitations due to size and weight.
Fold the ONAK and enjoy the many possibilities of transportation: stash it in the trunk of your car, carry it around on foot or with public transport or attach it to a bicycle.
This whole project could never have been possible without the support of our loyal community. Which is why we want to offer a reward for our awesome backers: Every ONAK owner who refers a friend to support this Kickstarter will receive a message and is able to get a little extra.
With the help of our loyal community, we gathered all the feedback to further achieve our end goal: to provide everyone with the means to paddle wherever and whenever they want, without having to settle for lesser quality or experience.
We are convinced that the result does the trick, as we managed to improve on many product features of an already remarkable product. ONAK has become even stronger, lighter and easier to set up, without straying away from its initial design.
The ONAK story continues to unfold, but we also need to convince the market. Hence, the main purpose of this Kickstarter. And together, we can make it happen.
Risks and challenges
Bringing out a new boat involves big investments in a lot of areas. This is what we try to cover with this campaign, through which we will be able to greatly reduce any risks involved in the production. Once we hit our goal, we will be able to start production. All boats and accessories will be shipped by April 2019.
Before launching the very first ONAK, we created more than 15 prototypes that were tested in different circumstances over the course of 3 years. Not only did these canoes endure empirical tests, but we also ran countless simulations on individual parts. And we achieved a great success with our first Kickstarter campaign in 2016, with hundreds of backers.
However, we didn’t stop at the first design. The ONAK 2.0 is the answer to all the customer feedback we received on the original ONAK. As ever before, we will continue to test and improve our design until your ONAK gets delivered. This is made possible by working with more local woodworkers and metal manufacturers aside of the processes we already know and use
We're all ready to go, all we need is your trust. Support ONAK, you won't regret it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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