My friend Tim Niemier, creator of the Ocean Kayak, has just launched his Origami Paddler on Kickstarter. This paddleboard is a brilliant design – folds in thirds for easy storage and transportation! The paddle actually fits inside the folded paddleboard too!
I have 2 of his Origami Paddlers and took them to Shasta on a houseboating family vacation a few years ago. Everyone loved it! Tim is making these paddleboards using 100% recycled plastic – so I am helping divert plastic waste from the landfill while getting some exercise!
This Origami Paddler is also a kayak! It’s just like his sit-on-top kayaks that he invented and designed back in the ‘70s. I have his Malibu Two kayaks, but rarely take them out because they’re huge and heavy. Now this Origami Paddler is both a kayak and paddleboard — and they fold so they fit in my trunk. Wow!
It retails for over $500, but on Kickstarter you can get it for as little as $279.
I’m getting 2 more so my whole family can go out together! It’s a great way to get exercise, be with others (more than 6 feet apart), and get some sun! Tim started his Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 28 days ago, and today, he’s raised over $400,000! Looks like his Origami Paddler will be as successful as his Ocean Kayaks!