This Kayak is one amazing piece of Origami! Truly folds flat and into an easy-to-carry container that looks like an artist’s portfolio. Designer Anton Willis was inspired by Origami folding and he was able to perfect the curving folds that make the sleek hull of the Oru.
The double-layered plastic skin has creases permanently molded in, so it folds easily between boat and case. There is only one seam at the top of the boat, which closes with buckles and a watertight rubber gasket.
Solid plastic ribs maintain the shape of the hull.
Made of double layered plastic that looks like translucent corrugated plastic (Coroplast). A rigid floorboard (which also becomes the lid of the case) reinforces the cockpit. Simple straps and buckles hold everything together, making assembly quick and intuitive. The Oru Kayak takes standard spray skirts, float bags, and four-piece paddles to fit the case.
The Oru Kayak measures 12’ long, 25” wide, and 13” high and weighs 25 pounds and takes up to a 260 pound load. The Oru folds into its own 33″x29″x10″, with plenty of extra space to hold a life vest, paddle, and other accessories. The cockpit is reinforced, and the seat and backrest are padded. The plastic skin is manufacturer-rated for 20,000 fold cycles without structural failure. Available for pre-order now for $500.