This 26-Pound Origami-Inspired Kayak Fits In A Small Box & Unfolds In Just Five Minutes!

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Defying the challenges of an average kayak, Oru Kayak is an urban dweller’s dream; an origami-inspired play-boat that folds up into a 12-foot, 26-pound rectangle in just a handful of minutes. 


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Kayaks are clumsy, heavy, and difficult to stow—that’s no secret. Furthermore, play-boats aren’t typically revered as works-of-art. Until now. Based in San Francisco, the company Oru Kayak rolls over all of those difficult features with an all-original design. 

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The fold-able kayak starts in the shape of a 32″-by-13″-by-28″ size box and transforms into a 12-foot, 26-pound floating device—in just 5 minutes. The rectangle opens into a single sheet of corrugated plastic, which snaps into a kayak with a strap-and-buckle system.



The boat is also recyclable and created more sustainably: the process demands 70% less petroleum than that of a standard kayak…which is awesome!

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The company offers three different models ranging in price from $1175 to $2475. You can order one here!

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Check out this short video below of the origami kayak being put together. And the second video of Oru Kayaks at night is pretty rad as well.



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