10 Minute Set-Up. 10 pieces, 10 steps, 10 minutes or less. Seriously. We're not kidding.
It’s easy. There are only 10 pieces, no tools, and once you’ve learned how to set it up, you will be ready to paddle in minutes. There are a few little tips and tricks that will make it go even more smoothly.
With practice, you can easily get the set-up time down to 10 minutes or less. The first few times should take you 20 - 30 minutes. Once familiar, it is uncommon for someone to take longer than 15 minutes. The record is just over 4.5 minutes. We’ve also learned that if you actually want to set-up your kayak in less than 10 minutes, you need to hide from the general public. It does attract a crowd!
Our team was determined. We knew that you want to spend your time and effort paddling, not setting up your kayak. The “ultimate” in a touring kayak needs to be convenient, so we worked hard and smart until we got it there.
We were committed to it being intuitive, simple and not requiring a lot of strength. The design principle was that a 12-year old, after watching it go together once, could set-up the kayak in 20 minutes or less. The TRAK 2.0 has a colour-coded frame system and great improvements to our already industry-leading design.