Exploring with an ONAK canoe is an experience unlike any other. The canoe is made for a perfect getaway from the busy city and is always ready to take you on a trip in the unbridled nature. Other than a regular canoe, the ONAK is foldable and can be taken almost anywhere you want to go. Endless possibilities lie ahead. Waterways that seemed unreachable before are now accessible for all. Both seasoned adventurers looking for sporty trips and young families wanting to spend quality time alike will create memorable moments.
Take it along… Anywhere
Hefty equipment belongs to the past. We want to make exploring exploring the beauty of nature as effortless and enjoyable as possible, and for us that means reducing the canoe to its essentials. The result is a canoe that folds down into a compact package that could handily be transported using the trolley or carrier bag. Easy to store, easy to take along.
Always something new to discover
Imagine being able to start and end your canoe trip wherever and whenever you like. Or being able to discover the more unbeaten paths on earth. Because of the foldable design of the ONAK canoe, the opportunities for a new personal discovery are endless and within reach.
Exploration lies at your feet
The ONAK canoe brings freedom within reach. It is a perfect travel companion after a tiresome day at the office, during a weekend outing or on a nice vacation. And what’s even more beautiful, share the joy with a friend. Shared freedom and mobility, that is what ONAK is all about.
Life is not an individual adventure, nor is travelling with an ONAK. We take pride in the fact that we want to make canoeing accessible for everyone. The days of canoeing being only for the adventurous types are over. Whether you choose for the 1 or 2 person version, an ONAK fits every family member, even your dearest pet! It’s time for families, friends and travelers! Nevertheless, be aware of safety risks when you go on the water, keep the canoe level and stay under the maximum load of 225kg.
Exploring with an ONAK canoe is an experience unlike any other. The canoe is made for a perfect getaway from the busy city and is always ready to take you on a trip in the unbridled nature. Other than a regular canoe, the ONAK is foldable and can be taken almost anywhere you want to go. Endless possibilities lie ahead, waterways that seemed unreachable before are now accessible for all. Both seasoned adventurers looking for sporty trips and young families wanting to spend quality time alike will create memorable moments. THe ONAK X, Everything you’d expect from a canoe.
Foldable & transportable
The ONAK canoe folds down to a standard luggage-sized trolley. Flexible folding lines allow for a convenient and short set-up process. Pull the trolley by hand, attach it to your bike, store it in the trunk of your car…The possibilities are endless.
The ONAK-X weights less than 15kg, which makes it the lightest commercially available foldable 2 persons canoe in the world.
The ONAK may be very light – it weighs less than 15 kg – but has an astounding carrying capacity. For practical reasons, we advise a maximum load of 225 kg. It can, however, carry more. Good to know: the ONAK does not even need to be in its boat shape to be useful. You can just throw it in the water and cling onto it to stay afloat.
An easy pulley system on the straps provides only minimal effort to tighten the complete structure. The straps also stay permanently connected so you don’t have to figure out which buckle fits where. Even a child can lend a hand in setting up the ONAK, it’s that simple.
In 2015 ONAK was one of the first companies to successfully develop and market a folding canoe. The canoe world was turned upside down for a moment. Today, five years later, the basic concept and vision are still unchanged. The mission has survived. Nevertheless, many things have changed behind the scenes. New captains came on board and piloted the ship from Ghent, the home port, to Antwerp.
Our honors and credits go to the inventors and pioneers of this wonderful product.
Have a safe journey, Frederik & Tim
ONAK, when product Design meets Architecture, when the soul hits the water, something beautiful appears.
Polypropylene has lots of qualities. Above all, it is fully recyclable for a new durable product. The environment is very important to us. That is why we only work with materials that do not add to the waste mountain and that can be applied for a different purpose after they have served their current function. We also happily lend a hand in the preservation of the environment by helping with clean-ups of local waterways and sending out demo models to organizations who are looking to do the same.
. 100% recyclable
Every so often, a discovery or development occurs that has the ability to directly impact design, engineering and manufacturing. Something that offers an alternative to the way we think about the materials we use, their applications, and the enviroment.
The Honeycomb-Curv™ Polypropylene composite used in an ONAK canoe was developed by some of our in-house experts. After months of research & development we came up with a material that is both light and stiff, recyclable and exceeds the strict demands of any high end canoe.
The honeycomb design provides the material with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than the aluminium used in classic canoes. The result is an ultra light hull that acts as an exoskeleton, creating a remarkably tough and safe canoe. Saltwater, harsh weather conditions, salt water, sharp rocks and even the claws of overexcited pets have finally found their match.
Our canoe has received several awards including a Great Gear Award, an Outdoor Industry Award and a Bizidee Award. Also, we have gathered exposure in highly respected media sources such as National Geographic, Business Insider, and Canoeroots Magazine. Moreover the reinvention of ONAK 2.0 was already featured in the renowned Tech & Science magazine New Atlas.