Kira Newman, The Portable Oru Kayak Folds Like Origami
When Anton Willis moved to San Francisco, he had to retire his kayak – after all, a 12-foot-long boat takes up too much valuable square footage. That’s when the idea for a folding kayak took shape, literally.
Along with cofounder Ardy Sobhani, he raised over $440,000 on Kickstarter for the new Oru Kayak, a 12-foot-long, 25-pound folding kayak inspired by origami. Made of corrugated plastic, the kayak can carry up to 260 pounds and withstand mild waves and normal scrapes with rocks.
Made in California, the kayaks cost $850 and will be delivered starting in June.
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