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Oru Kayak

Boat in a Box

Kayaking is great. Storing and transporting a kayak? Not so much. Until Oru Kayak.
Oru Kayak
Oru Kayak
Independent Maker
Boat in a Box

Kayaking is great. Storing and transporting a kayak? Not so much. Until Oru Kayak.

Oru Kayak, the original foldable kayak, is lightweight. Made from a single seamless sheet of double-sided polypropylene, this one-person boat can be easily put together in 5 minutes, and folded back up in half that time.

This kayak is made for calmer, sheltered waters. It folds up into a compact case that fits in your car's trunk or a closet back home.

Founder Anton Willis grew up kayaking but was living in an apartment too small for his hobby. While reading an article on origami, he had an epiphany: what if you could fold your boat like paper? Several years and dozens of prototypes later, Anton's team manufactures the boats right in California; all the parts are sourced in the USA, too. Oru Kayak is easy to tote, fold, and ride. Suddenly, storage and portage aren't an issue with kayaks anymore.

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