I’ve been excited to explore Alaska for as long as I can remember, and I finally had the opportunity to do so during our recent Facing Waves shoot in the Juneau, Alaska area.  I had high hopes and expectations from this trip, and I can say unequivocally that it exceeded all my expectations. 

Our shoot started with a two-day sea kayak trip to the Channel Islands—an area known for the great opportunities it provides to see wildlife.  Not more than 30 seconds outside of the harbour, we were given a taste for what we could...

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The twenty-person-strong team, cryptically entitled the TRAK 20/20 Team, consists of a handpicked selection of TRAK Pilot/Ambassadors and ACA instructors. Vetted according to their experience, expertise, enthusiasm, and personalities, and brought onboard to provide feedback at a critical time, we assembled (most) of the team in Tofino, BC, to accomplish...

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Written by Jason Guindon

Act I

Heeding the call of action, duty and adventure; our would-be heroes set out from across the continent. Their convergence upon the supernatural island of Vancouver was merely the beginning of a greater story.

I left TRAK HQ on the morning of Tuesday, May 16th in a cargo van loaded with no fewer than 9 kayaks, a mountain of paddling gear, a motorcycle and more than enough cautious apprehension for the task that lay...

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By Amy O’Connor. All images ©2017 Ray Wheeler and Amy O’Connor used by permission.

Large swells were rolling at me from my right, having crossed a 200 mile reach of the Mediterranean Sea between Lybia and the southern coast of Crete. Choppy reflection waves came at me from the left, rebounding off multi-hewed, jagged cliffs. And a quartering tail wind pushed a third set of wind waves diagonally across my course, continually pushing my bow to the right. My husband Ray and I were paddling with all our might towards the tiny town...

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TRAK Kayaks World Paddle Award

We are very proud to announce that we have been nominated for an award at the prestigious World Paddle Awards in the 'Industry Professional' category.

The winner is decided partly by a committee and partly by a public vote. If you appreciate the innovative aspects of TRAK portable performance kayaks and what we've done over the past 10 years, please vote for us and help us win! It will only take you a few seconds.  Just click here – or on the photo above – and...

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For 10 years now, TRAK, its paddlers and ambassador "Pilots" have been embarking on a quiet revolution. A revolution to show the world of paddlers that a kayak can be tough, durable, fast—and portable. The leaders of growing that revolution will be our TRAK Pilots. They’re like our Che, Karl or Frida. It’s the time of year when we’re looking for a few more around the world.

So what does a TRAK Pilot do and do you have what it takes to become one? Pilots help make TRAK more widely available around the world. They help with our sales...

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Established in 2006, we are so proud to be celebrating 10 years of TRAK. In June we put out a call to our TRAK owners to send us their video footage from their adventures wherever their TRAK kayaks had taken them.

We received footage from all over the globe. The result, the broadest ranging kayaking video ever, with footage from over 15 countries and in situations I am sure all of us would love to be in.

Due to their true portability, robust design and seaworthy nature, TRAK kayaks enable...

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I felt compelled to write about the TRAK Owner’s Retreat we hosted in the Canadian Rockies in August. This was the first of its kind, hosted by TRAK. Many TRAK owners have come together in the past, planned trips, and gone out on small outings, all the way to more than week-long trips in far-off, dreamed-up voyages all over the world. But this was the first time (and not the last) that we will host Owner’s Retreats. It is an opportunity for us to showcase the stunning backyard we call home, and bring together great people we...

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TRAK it Easy

September 09, 2016


Nervous, unsure, and scared- yet, somehow still excited is how I felt heading down Highway 2 for the TRAK Retreat in Canmore, Alberta. I had never been kayaking before, but was anxious to try out a TRAK. (Let’s be honest though, I also look for any excuse to head out to the mountains.)

I arrived by bus, which was an easy and convenient way to travel with my TRAK, even getting priority boarding. Instead of staying alone in a hotel, I was hosted for the weekend by a long time TRAK user. We became instant friends and she was able to teach me some basic kayaking tips to calm my nerves.

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“Are you bulls***ing me? I drove right over it… I drove right over the back, over the top, turned the wheel and backed right over it…”
— Dennis, Paron Autobody

What do you do with a kayak that’s just been run over by a truck? Well, the first thing we did at TRAK is thank the neighbour who drove over it. Then we sent it off to get reviewed by Adventure Kayak magazine:

“A week later, #2535 arrives on my doorstep… It looks brand new....

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