The Oru Kayak origami-style kayak portable foldable kayaking gear for travellers

You can sling it over your shoulder, take it on a metro or find that it takes up little space in your closet. And yet it’s a kayak. It’s pure, unadulterated joy that you feel when you know you have the ability to make magic by assembling your special kayak in just minutes. It’s something so light and portable that you can pack it in a trunk, check it on a plane or take it with you when hiking up to that mountain lake. The origami-inspired Oru Kayak is meant to make your exploration experience easy and elegant, with the outdoors even more accessible than ever.

Like many other incredible inventions, the “Bay” original Oru Kayak model was first found on Kickstarter and has officially moved on to worldwide retail. It even found a place in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

It transforms from box to a 12 feet (3.7m) long boat in just 5 minutes, though will cost you just under $1200 to buy this rather intriguing boat through the site. The box is rather compact and has the following dimensions: length – 32″ (81 cm), width – 13″ (33 cm), height: 28″ (71 cm).

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The Oru Kayak origami-style kayak portable foldable kayaking for travellers unfolding

The Oru Kayak origami-style kayak portable foldable kayaking for travellers folds out
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The Oru Kayak’s skin is made of a double-layered polypropylene which is tough and abrasion-resistant. This material provides extra protection and makes the kayak naturally buoyant. The Oru is stable and fast on the water. Whether you are a beginner or an expert kayaker, this boat will suit you well.

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Of course, when you come up with a model that sells, you will only profit from the upgraded features you add to the original, making it an even better customer-oriented model. This was achieved through the “Bay+” and certainly added sleek elegance as well as extra comfort, security and space to the kayak in question, for only an extra $300.

Watch the video below telling more about the Oru Kayak:

With LED lights (they can be purchased separately) the kayak turns into a magical floating lantern. Check it out: