As I have paddled the Oru Kayak folding kayak before and loved the ease of transport and storage, I am excited to see a folding canoe company making waves. MyCanoe operates similarly to Oru Kayak but unfolds into a standard Canadian-style canoe.
MyCanoe is a lightweight, TUV certified, origami folding canoe. The canoe is made from a 5 mm double-layer custom polypropylene that is lightweight and extraordinarily strong. It is manufacturer rated for 20,000 fold cycles with a 15 year UV treatment.
When put together, MyCanoe turns into a full-sized, 14.7-foot canoe with two seats. The two seats can be adjusted into eight different locations throughout the canoe. The front and rear of the canoe offer enough storage for camping gear and even a cooler. The folding canoe features handles at both the bow and stern, with four ribs (cross bars) to make for easy portaging.
When you are done playing out on the water, MyCanoe folds down into a 37 x 8 x 25 in box. This means the canoe can be thrown in the back of the car, easily stored in an apartment, or even checked as luggage when flying.
When put together, MyCanoe weights 52 pounds — roughly the same as your average canoe weight but with the benefit of folding up for easy transport and storage. The origami canoe can safely carry up to 400 pounds worth of people and gear.
MyCanoe comes with an optional stabilizer kit for added stability in rough water or if you plan to use it for stand-up fishing. People even put small, lightweight motors on the canoe for trolling.