MyCanoe is a foldable canoe for two that is changing the game. It offers all the power, safety and performance you expect from your canoe, but it folds up into a compact package to offer unmatched convenience.
Canoes are undoubtedly cumbersome, which can make transportation tricky. The most popular canoe size is around 17-feet in length, that’s more than double the average person’s height. Our Universal Locking Roof Rack Crossbars safely and easily attach to your vehicle so that you can transport canoes, and other large gear, whenever and wherever. While we still highly recommend our Crossbars to anyone that enjoys adventure sports, you no longer need to strap a massive canoe to your roof.
MyCanoe folds up into a compact 52-pound package measuring 2-feet tall and 3-feet wide. It fits inside most automobiles, including compact cars. This makes it easier to transport and store your canoe when it’s not in use.
The founders of MyCanoe, KS Jin and Jay Lee, were vacationing with friends when they ran into some issues attaching a store-bought canoe to their car. Their struggles prompted them to come up with a canoe that folds up into a portable package. It took 3 years to develop the product from start to finish, and while the actual design process was extremely technical, the result is simple enough for anyone to use.
How Long Does It Take to Unfold the Foldable Canoe?
Once you arrive at your destination, simply unload the Canadian canoe and assemble it in as little as 10 minutes. The carrying case unfolds like an origami, turning into a 14.5-foot canoe with seating for 2 and a max load capacity of 440 pounds. To make things super simple, the actual case turns into the floor of the canoe. In fact, every piece of the packaging turns into something on the canoe.
We appreciate fellow outdoor companies creating high quality goods from superior materials. Shout out to MyCanoe for using marine-grade custom polypropylene, and a 15-year UV treatment that ensures each foldable canoe withstands up to 20,000 folds. That means even if you use your foldable canoe daily, you should get a solid 20+ years out of it. Not to mention, MyCanoe offers free repair kits and a limited warranty that covers defects not related to wear and tear.
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Does It Take Forever to Break It Down?
After a long day in the water the last thing you want to do is struggle folding your canoe back up. According to MyCanoe, breakdown is even easier than set up. They say it takes around 5-minutes to break down the canoe, half the time it takes to set up. Of course, the more you do it, the faster and easier it’ll become.
Once your canoe is broken down it measures 2-feet tall and 3-feet wide, small enough to fit under your bed or at the back of your closet.
Is the Foldable Canoe Customizable?
For a little extra dough, you can customize your foldable canoe as need be. For instance, if you plan to go fishing, you can add stabilizer clips ($230 for a pair) that attach to the side of the canoe and provide added stability. Stabilizers increase the canoe’s load capacity from a maximum of 440 pounds to a maximum of 750 pounds.
Do you want to turn your canoe into a rowboat? No problem! The optional oarlock kit turns MyCanoe into a rowboat.
There’s even the option to personalize your canoe with graphics, names, or logos.
Is It Stable & Safe?
People are curious, and for good reason, how a canoe that folds up in minutes could be stable out on the water, but it is. The goal was to create a canoe that was easy to transport but sacrificed nothing in terms of performance in the water. Safety was another big priority, that’s why it continues to float even if it capsizes.
How Much is the Foldable Canoe?
At the time of writing this, the standard MyCanoe starts at $960 and goes up to $1,490 with all available add-ons. There are discounts available if you buy foldable canoes in bulk, perfect for the whole family and you can fit them all in one car!
If You Enjoy Outdoor Adventures, You Need These Roof Rack Crossbars
Not ready to make the splurge and purchase a foldable canoe? You can take your standard full-size canoe wherever you want to go thanks to our Universal Locking Roof Rack Crossbars. We outfitted our Crossbars with soft rubber padded clamps and cargo touch points to ensure your gear and car remain protected no matter what. The aerodynamic design provides added security and reduced wind resistance.
Even if you decide to buy a portable canoe down the road, you can still use our Roof Rack Crossbars to transport so many things, from bikes in the summer to skis in the winter. Don’t forget about the Lashing Straps too!