Kayaks were invented in the high Arctic thousands of years ago they’re one of the oldest boat designs still in use. Origami was created by Buddhist Monks in Japan 1500 years ago and now has applications in cutting-edge engineering, from heart valves to telescopes. Oru is the Japanese word meaning to fold, and we’re as inspired by traditional arts as we are by new technologies.
The Beach is great for day trips, picnics, and casual fun with family and friends.
- Comfortable foam seat and fully-adjustable backrest
- Easy-to-close watertight seams
- 2 rubber deck straps for extra gear
- Easy-to-adjust footrest
- Reinforced cockpit for easy entry
- Simple and intuitive strap and buckle closure system
LENGTH: 12′ / 366 cm
WIDTH: 29″ / 71 cm
MAX CAPACITY: 300 lbs
WEIGHT: 25 lbs
BOX LENGTH: 32″/ 81 cm
BOX WIDTH: 13″ / 33 cm
BOX HEIGHT: 28″ / 71 cm
The Oru Kayak skin, a double-layered polypropylene formulated to our specifications, is manufacturer-rated for 20,000 fold cycles. It doesn’t take a calculator to know that’s a lot of days out on the water. The material is tough, resilient, and abrasion-resistant. The two layers offer extra protection and make Oru Kayaks naturally buoyant.
All plastics used in fittings and connections are durable, marine-grade, and UV rated for long life. All metal fasteners are marine-rated stainless steel.
Oru Kayaks are extremely rigid and sturdy. The patented fold pattern allows the skin to act as a monolithic structural unit, without the need for an internal frame. The skin is folded from a single, seamless sheet. The only seam is on top of the boat, above the waterline and it closes tight with a waterproof seal.
A rigid floorboard reinforces the cockpit (and doubles as the lid of the box). A pair of bulkheads provide extra rigidity. Simple straps and buckles hold everything together.