Hot Commodity: 21st Century Inuit Floating Machine

 

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Thousands of years ago, Inuits made kayaks by stretching sealskin over whalebone frames. For the Seeker kayak, TRAK revisited this ancient technique to create a packable vessel that can be assembled in less than 10 minutes. The lightweight frame of aerospace aluminum snaps together with ease. And the military-grade polyurethane shell is virtually indestructible—only one puncture has been reported in eight years. Equivalent in size to an average golf bag, the portable pack can be tossed in the car, checked on a plane or wheeled nearly anywhere. They say you never step in the same river twice, with the Seeker, you don’t have to. $2,799; trakkayaks.com