Examples of packing configurations for the foldable kayak: TRAK 2.0

If you travel with a TRAK 2.0 kayak, your TRAK rolling bag will fall into the “oversized” category. Even if it isn’t overweight, its size already exceeds the usual limits stipulated for most airlines – so just be aware of that when you’re researching airline baggage fees and restrictions. I dedicated a whole post about airline travel with a foldable kayak, as well as tips and tricks around it. Check it out here.

Below are some examples of how I usually pack my TRAK 2.0 for flights depending on airline regulations and restrictions (with the main goal of avoiding the additional fees as much as possible, of course).

  1. One check-in bag with weight limit of 23kg
    Check-in: TRAK Rolling Bag (23kg)
    Consisting of the kayak frame, cockpit frame and seat, skin, floatation bags, paddle and safety gear.
    Carry-on: TRAK backpack (7kg)
    Consisting of pumps, spray skirt, sea sock, and life jacket.

  2. Two checked-in bags of up to 23kg each
    Check-in 1: TRAK Rolling Bag (23kg)
    Consisting of the kayak frame, cockpit frame and seat, skin, floatation bags, paddle and safety gear.
    Check-in 2: Big Duffel Bag (23kg)
    Put the pumps, spray skirt, sea sock, and life jacket into the TRAK backpack and stuff it into the duffel bag. You’ll still have space leftover for additional travel essentials such as clothes and toiletries.
    Carry-on: That obviously leaves your carry-on luggage free for snacks, laptops, and other goodies you need to bring along during your journey.

  3. One oversized & overweight bag of up to 32kg
    Check-in: If you happen to travel with an airline that only charges one fee and lets you thereby increase the weight of your bag, like I had with Alaska Airlines, putting all the items together into the rolling bag gets you to roughly 31-32kg (including the weight of the TRAK backpack).
    Carry-on: Again, you’ll have your carry-on free for snacks, laptops, and other personal stuff.

With all that said, the configuration of your luggage depends very much on the airline you fly with, and their rules on oversized and overweight luggage. I hope I was able to shed some light on this and make your preparation a little less stressful.

See also: A packing list of all TRAK 2.0 parts and its respective weights

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