By Elijah Sanchez and Dan Sanchez
The ORU folding kayak was the inspiration from founder Anton Willis, who combines origami and architecture design and built a folding kayak. Ten years after his initial kayak, ORU came out with its latest design, the Beach LT. It’s a recreational kayak that is the company’s lightest and easiest to assemble and disassemble.
Made from a single solid piece of corrugated polypropylene, the Beach LT has a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs. and has a UV treatment that lasts 10 years, according to ORU. The folds on the structure add rigidity, and as demonstrated at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer show, the kayak folds down in a matter of minutes.
The advantage of a folding kayak like this is its portability. With the available backpack, the entire unit weighs 26 lbs and can be carried on an airplane. For more information, visit www.orukayak.com.