This isn’t the first folding canoe that’s gotten our attention. But hey, we might be on to a trend here. With gas prices burning a hole through our pockets, canoeing might be the new cycling. Especially on your way to work. Oh wait, that doesn’t make much sense unless you live in Venice.
Thankfully a lot of major cities have rivers and canals in them so getting around with a foldable canoe actually sounds like a good idea.
Seen above is the work of Israeli designer Ori Levin named the Adhoc. It’s a one-man craft and perfect for tranquil lakes, ponds (?), rivers, streams, canals, and generally decent bodies of water that have currents. Unlike the other canoe we featured earlier, the Adhoc is made of fabric but offers the same convenience. It can be folded into a lightweight bag and has a paddle to go with it.
At nine pounds total, the Adhoc is enticing. But there’s no word yet on retail price, distributors, and release dates, so maybe this is still a concept. If you do ever own an Adhoc, keep in mind it’s not the ideal craft for that Transatlantic one man odyssey you’re dreaming of.
Okay, here’s a question for the fans reading this post: How many cities have large rivers running through them?
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