Submitted: 08-12-2009 by kanamaker
The MK1 is a great folding Kayak. Beautiful, well built, easy to assemble and really stable on the water while also being easy to steer. The boat has several neat features that set it above the Klepper (it's closest competition) like the seat which comes out and can be used as a camper chair, adjustable lumbar support, better rudder design, sturdier fittings and more.
The Longhaul while a bit on the heavy side can also carry more weight than almost any other single kayak (over 600lbs total) and there is decent room for equipment. The boat can also be sailed and there are several nice after market sail rigs available. The tandem version of this boat is used by the USA special forces; check out the youtube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=naoC9AdCtog).
Actually this type of boat has a long history of military use by many countries.
My point is; the boat is a tank but it is also beautiful, seaworthy, and elegant in the water. Longhaul is a small company made up of real people and they are great to deal with before and after the sale.