If you're like us, gas prices have led you to brainstorm about cheap transportation alternatives. We all know public transit and bikes are solid options, but if you live near water, you might also want to keep a boat handy.

Seriously.

If you've got $5,000, kayaking to work may now be a feasible option. Trak kayak is the transformer of watercraft; it eliminates the need for cumbersome car racks and trailers by folding up into a backpack. There are only eight pieces, and it can be packed up in as little as 10 minutes.

Despite having a frame made from stainless steel and aerospace-grade aluminum, its total weight when packed up is only 63 lbs, making it a snap to start taking the river to work.