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Old 11-13-2003   #1
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kayak backpack?

Anyone know where I can find a solid kayak backpack? I think I've seen ads in Paddler, but can't seem to find a website that sells them....

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Old 11-14-2003   #2
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I have designed and built some really funtional and lightweight kayak carriers. I wasn't interested in paying for a yakpack and had some ideas that I thought would work.

Ultimately, they work real well. They fold up to the size of a cantelope mellon and have padded shouldler straps as well. I wouldn't want to walk much more than 5 miles with them (which I have done in cali), but that is simply due to the weight of a kayak and full gear.

I made ten of them and I think I have two left.

I live in Boulder, let me know if you have interest. I sell them for $35...

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Old 11-14-2003   #3
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Four Corners Riversports in Durango has them. You can buy it online at
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Old 11-14-2003   #4
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thecraw, drop me a line and let me know how your carrier works. thanks.
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Old 11-15-2003   #5
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Hey, me too...

I'd also be interested in your pack. If nothing else, I'd like to see the design. Got any pics you can send?

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Old 11-17-2003   #6
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Call me toll free at 866-925-7257. I make and distribute KayakPacks.
You can also find them on-line at

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Old 11-17-2003   #7
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You can also see kayak carriers at
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Old 11-17-2003   #8
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Tough River Stuff

Ray, from Tough River Stuff, also makes them -- it's really a kayak bag with backpack straps. That's what I used to put my kayak in when flying, and to carry the boat from/to airport and between bus stations, etc. Not sure how it'd do for real hiking... but you can get in touch with Ray through Hope this helps,

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Old 11-18-2003   #9
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The best, most simple and compact kayak backpack design can be found at They are located in the U. K. I haven't tried one but they do appear to be a quality item and quite simple to use.
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Old 11-20-2003   #10
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If you can post any pics, that would rock. I imagine I'm not alone in thinking a small pack like this would be nice. All the other ones cost something like $100 and seem too big to stuff into the boat at the top of a run.


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