Oru Kayak released their second foldable kayak, the Oru Bay+. Oru Kayak is a leading innovator in the kayaking industry and the first to bring a foldable kayak to market utilizing the principals of origami. Oru Kayak’s latest kayak is designed for added comfort and ease of use. The new foldable kayak design incorporates a lot of customer feedback and features to make the user experience even better and more seamless.
The foldable design and engineering of Oru Kayaks are both ingenious and simple. Made from a single, seamless sheet of double-layered, recyclable plastic, a patented pattern of folds transforms the flat sheet into a sleek, fast, high-performance watercraft. Packed up, the Bay+ is the size of a large artist’s portfolio. It requires just five minutes of assembly to transform it into a strong, durable boat – ideal for exploring bays, lakes, or rivers.
Oru Bay+ Features include:
- Adjustable molded-foam seat
- Ratchet-buckle deck fasteners (similar to snowboarding bindings) for ease of assembly
- Water-resistant day hatch for storing wallet, phone and other valuables
- Additional deck rigging for gear storage and rescues
- Custom print pattern
Utilizing the innovative design principals of the original Oru Kayak, the new Oru Bay+ delivers superb water performance, durability, ease of assembly, and stylish design.
Performance: Unlike most other collapsible boats, Oru Kayaks feature a rigid hull that enables smooth, stable handling in a wide range of water conditions.
Durability: Oru Kayaks are made of a 5mm double-layered Coroplast that is both lightweight and extraordinarily strong. The material is manufacturer rated for 20,000 fold cycles.
Easy Assembly: The ingenious folding pattern requires very few loose parts and makes assembly fast (5 minutes) and intuitive.
Stylish Design: Oru Kayak has won numerous awards for its graceful, distinctive designs, including a Best in Show award at ISPO Munich, the world’s largest outdoors tradeshow. It is featured in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Oru Bay+ Specifications:
- Kayak: 12’ long (370 cm), 25” wide (64 cm)
- Weight: 28 pounds (12.7 kg)
- Assembly time: 5 minutes
- Box dimensions: 32” x 29” x 13”
- MSRP $1495
About Oru Kayak
Founded in 2012, Oru Kayak is a leading innovator in the kayaking industry and the first to bring a foldable kayak to market utilizing the principals of origami. Oru Kayak’s mission is to connect people to the outdoors – even those who live in cities. We combine high design with magical transformations to create products that live anywhere and go anywhere. Oru Kayak’s first product, a 12′ folding kayak, has won numerous industry and design awards. We’re appropriately based in San Francisco – a city of tiny apartments surrounded by lovely water. For more information visit www.orukayak.com, Twitter (@orukayak) and Facebook (facebook.com/OruKayak)
The Review are in and people love Oru Kayak
“One of my favorite things about the Oru is that it is completely foldable and fits inside a case that seconds as a backpack. My car is pretty tall, so getting a kayak to put on top of my car would require at least two people. Not with the Oru kayaks! It fits easily inside my car without even having to put any seats down. What’s not to love about this amazing design and boat?” Elena
“As a beginner/ no experience in kayaking what-so-ever. This kayak was a lot of fun to paddle! Launched from the calm shores of Aqua park and made my way past the light waves to the ocean. I wouldn’t suggest the Beach for choppy waters or big waves, else water will get into the boat and/or you’ll tip… What I really like about this kayak is it’s really relaxing and comfortable. I’m a small person and in this kayak I have a TON of room to stretch out and lounge.” Vivian
“I have bought the Beach Kayak a few weeks ago and had it shipped to my home in Switzerland. I absolutely recommend buying this fabulous Kayak. It is easy to set up, very light, it has a lot of room, is well balanced, stable and pure joy on the water. It is also very fast. The perfect choice. Oru keeps its promise and satisfaction is guaranteed. … and of course it also looks beautiful and amazing… but the best part is, that you can carry it around easily and it fits perfectly in the back of your car… and there we go… nature awaits you… Also many thanks to Alex and her team for their great customer support. What a great job they are doing … I am sure not always easy to deal with all kinds of customers but they certainly deserve the kayak customer support Oscar. Many thanks…” Daniel
Read more at www.orukayak.com/products/oru-beach-kayak