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Author:  halleluwah [ Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:00 am ]
Post subject:  Commuting on Regents Canal's (in London) by folding kayak.

Hello,

Since it is sort of in my commute direction I've become interested in kayaking some of my commute along The Regent's Canal. The journey would be about 1 mile (unless I deliberately take a long route). I wouldn't use it in the rain or when it is very windy and the Canal is pretty calm so I don't think it would have to withstand anything rough. Here are some images for reference: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.53666 ... 312!8i6656

The main thing is that it should be compact enough so that it can be jogged with and perhaps something that doesn't take too long to inflate. I understand this may not be a possible. I'm hoping some can give their thoughts and this and perhaps any recommendations. Thanks.

Author:  halleluwah [ Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Commuting on Regents Canal's (in London) by folding kaya

I should say I have only used a kayak a few times. I now feel like an idiot for confusing folding kayaks with inflatable kayaks which is what I'm actually thinking of.

Author:  idc [ Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Commuting on Regents Canal's (in London) by folding kaya

A packraft perhaps?
Or an Oru Kayak. They fold and unfold very quickly. The Feathercraft Aironaut (if you can find one second hand) might work for you.
Probably the packraft is the only one you would realistically want to jog with. (Unless you're a Royal Marine commando, in which case a Klepper might do.)

Author:  Chris [ Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Commuting on Regents Canal's (in London) by folding kaya

That would be a fantastic commute!

I was thinking about the Oru, too, but it is probably to big for jogging. Advanced elements (AE) makes the BackYak that is very light (6.6lbs US) the AE firefly is still Ok light and a bit more sturdy. But I think the lighter and easier to inflate the worse the performance on the water.

Maybe you can get an old hard-shelled kayak that you can tie up somewhere.

Author:  tsunamichuck [ Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Commuting on Regents Canal's (in London) by folding kaya

I like the Innova Safari. Tracks well with a fin. About 25 lbs

Author:  CanvasClipper [ Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Commuting on Regents Canal's (in London) by folding kaya

tsunamichuck wrote:
I like the Innova Safari. Tracks well with a fin. About 25 lbs


Agree on the Safari. But probably not gonna be running with it.

Why not add a Brompton folding bike to the mix and turn your commute into a bike/kayak experience. :D

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