I am a Veteran with over 11 years active duty in the US Air Force finishing my career in 2007. The following 7 years I worked overseas protecting our soldiers on a project associated with roadside bomb detection.
I became interested in kayaking as a way to slow down at times and enjoy good times with my family. My first trip out on the water with my family made me painfully aware of how harsh the sun could be.
The experience on the water was wonderful but I needed something to protect me from the sun! I quickly turned to the internet to find a bimini top for my kayak. Needless to say I found nothing I would consider using for myself or my family.
Over the next several weeks we started experimenting with several different designs and many trips to the local hardware store, until one day after many attempts, it all just worked. We decided to bring the design on a family camping trip during Memorial Day weekend in 2013. Everyone around the water seemed to have questions about my canopy. I soon realized I may be on to something good, something that kayakers need.
I was granted a patent for the canopy in June of 2014 and it is now our goal to bring this to kayakers around the world. Our dream is to have the ability to provide everyone an equal opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, the open water, rivers, streams or even a favorite fishing hole in comfort while protected from the sun.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story!
Matthew Muzzio and Family
Owner, Adventure Canopies “Keep COOL and PADDLE on”