All Oru kayaks are lightweight and have great handling. Each of the models are a little different, and have been extensively tested in their respective environments - lakes, rivers, bays, and oceans. For more details see the Compare Models page.
We're confident you'll love Oru Kayaks as much as we do!
To prove it, we offer a “Love
Your Boat Guarantee,” to make sure that you feel the magic of your first
unfolding. If you don’t love it, you can return it within 30 days in
new, unused condition with the original packaging and tags.
Here's how it works:
After receiving your boat, you will
have 30 days to unfold and assemble your Oru Kayak. If you don’t love
it, you can return your boat to us for up to a full refund* or exchange
for a different model. This policy also applies to all gear and
accessories purchased on our site.
3 Easy Steps:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a request. Once your
request is approved, you will receive an email confirmation with
Pack all the return items back into the box. Make sure that your boat is in tip-top shape, with all tags attached.
Take your boat to an authorised drop-off location and ship it back to us.
You will receive an email confirming that your package has been safely delivered.
We will thoroughly inspect your boat and process your return/refund or exchange.
You will receive an email confirming that your refund has been processed. This usually happens between 10 and 14 business days.
Oru Kayak, Inc. warrants all Oru Kayak products to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of its original ship date. If a problem
occurs, you must contact Oru Kayak in a timely manner by email at email@example.com,
and obtain a Return Authorization Number. Once a Return Authorization
Number is obtained, you must promptly ship the product, postage prepaid,
to Oru Kayak, Inc. for
inspection and warranty consideration to the return address that will
be provided. Any product that is covered by this warranty and that is
found in the reasonable judgment of Oru Kayak, Inc. to
be defective in materials or workmanship will be repaired or replaced
at Oru Kayak’s option. All covered repairs or replacement products will
be made at no charge during the warranty period and within a reasonable
period of time.
This warranty does NOT cover
used for commercial or rental purposes; normal wear and tear, including
punctures, cuts and abrasions sustained in normal use; damage caused by
accident, neglect, or misuse; damage caused by improper storage
maintenance, or handling; damage caused by extreme weather or
environmental conditions, including white water conditions; products
that have been structurally altered or modified; damage caused while the
product is in possession of a freight carrier or party other than Oru
Kayak; cosmetic wear, abrasion, or damage caused by excessive UV
exposure; and products determined to have been used for any activity
other than an activity that is intended or customary for the product.
Activating your warranty
warranty registration form should be completed within thirty days of
original purchase or receipt of product to be activated. It is suggested
that you keep your sales receipt should it be required in the future
for proof of purchase.
To register your warranty please go to the link below:
Kayak does NOT make any implied warranty of merchantability as to any
product or part, whether or not the product or part is covered by any
express warranty herein;
Kayak does NOT make any implied warranty of fitness for a particular
purpose, and there are no warranties that extend beyond the description
on the face hereof;
• In those
jurisdictions where the implied warranties may not be disclaimed, any
implied warranty is limited in duration to the duration of the express
warranty described in the warranty statement. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitations may not apply to you.
No liability of incidental or consequential damages
repair and replacement remedies described in this warranty are the
owner’s sole and exclusive remedy. In no event shall Oru Kayak be liable
for any incidental, special, or consequential damages. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary from state to state.
To validate the warranty, you must register your Oru Kayak within thirty days of receipt of your kayak. Click here to register now.
The Beach LT is Oru’s first recreational kayak at 11.8kg and is designed for ease of assembly and enjoyment. The larger, open cockpit (sitting area) is designed to make getting in and out simple and allows you room to keep things behind you or between your legs. It also provides ample space for taller individuals to position their knees. The Beach is the perfect beginner’s kayak and is great to have for any of your friends or kids splash around in!
Who should buy the Beach?
If you are a person who loves floating around, traveling through calm waters and exploring shorelines.
If you love relaxing, chasing friends or floating through seemingly unexplored inlets at your favorite lake, you will love the Beach.
If you are looking to take a cooler, small child, your furry friend or go fishing.
Who should NOT buy The Beach?
If you are looking for a kayak you can take into waves or choppy water (including white water) this is not the boat for you. The large open cockpit (like most recreational kayaks) allows for great comfort and ease of entry, but also makes it easier for larger waves to dump in your lap. Unlike Oru's other kayaks, the Beach does not have a coaming to fit a skirt like the Bay or Coast.
If you’re looking to progress your kayaking abilities.
Recommendation: For more adventurous individuals who would like to take kayaking to the next level, The Bay and the Coast can develop your kayaking techniques as well as take you on longer and stronger waters.
The Original Origami Kayak! The Bay ST is perfect for cruising around and exploring waters or coves. It has a closed cockpit that allows you to put a spray skirt on and take on rougher water conditions. The Bay is intended for protected waters, but has been tested on Class III rivers and played in 6 foot waves.
NOTE: Class III rivers are not recommended, but demonstrates the durability of the Bay.
Who should buy the Bay ST?
If you want a kayak that is quick and comfortable or if you are looking for a kayak you can learn with, the Bay has enough features that you can develop your paddling techniques.
If you plan on going out in any kind of conditions; i.e. choppy waters, waves, rain -- the Bay is designed to fit a spray skirt and float bags. The skirt will keep water out, but in the event you capsize and can’t roll, the float bags will help make rescues easier.
If you enjoy traveling in protected waters.
Who Should NOT buy the Bay?
If you are taller than 188cm.
If you have long legs.
If you don’t like sitting inside a kayak.
Recommendation: For taller individuals, the Coast XT is designed for more extendable legroom and the Beach’s open cockpit allows more space for bent knees. If you are concerned the cockpit (41cm X 76cm) is too small, then the Beach’s open cockpit is a great way to get in and out of the water without having to worry about cockpit size!
The Coast XT is Oru's longest kayak, at 4.9m long and 64cm wide with a 180kg capacity, these boats can take you places! The Coasts performance is comparable to traditional non-folding kayaks and handles open seas just fine. It is well suited for touring or camping.
NOTE: Know your limitations and contact an authorised kayak training professional for instruction before paddling open waters. You are advised to get float bags and other safety gear before heading out.
Who should buy the Coast?
If you’re looking to camp or go for that long paddle and want to carry some serious gear, the Coast XT is perfect.
If you are looking for a workout in the morning, the Coast can give you that! You do not need to be an expert to paddle the Coast, it is very stable and a great boat to learn in!
Who should not buy the Coast?
If you are looking for super simple assembly and just want to poke around in small coves, the Coast, might be too much kayak for the job.
If you do not like the idea of sitting inside a kayak.
Recommendation: Though the Coast XT has more legroom than the Bay, if you are taller than 193cm, the Beach’s open cockpit is easier to get in and out of. If you are concerned that the cockpit (41cm X 76cm) is too small, then the Beach’s open cockpit is a great way to get out on the water without having to worry about size!
general, the Beach LT is a recreational boat designed to make getting on
the water more accessible for everyone! The Bay ST, is the original fun
and nimble boat that started the Oru foldable kayak and does well on
bays and has a closed cockpit. The Coast XT is designed for longer
distances, greater carrying capacity and is fantastic for taller individuals.
All Oru Kayak models are great for traveling by plane or car and can fit
into the convenient Oru Backpack for hiking.
Height is an approximation. Leg size and
body proportions vary by person. If you are concerned about comfort,
your best bet is to sit in an Oru Kayak before buying one. Please contact us at Yugen Adventure to enquire about our "try before you buy" rental program. If you decide to purchase a kayak afterwards, the rental price will go towards your purchase.
Yes, the Oru Kayak can be checked as luggage, and the best way to
protect the kayak during transport is to pack it inside of the Oru Backpack.
Airlines generally see it as regular luggage and don't charge oversized baggage
fees. Without the Oru Backpack, it might be a little harder for it to pass
as regular baggage and not get charged with oversized fees, but it's
really up to the discretion of the airline and it's staff.
Before traveling, make sure all buckles are clipped and straps are tightened down.
When folded up into a case, there is room to store a 4-piece
collapsible Oru Paddle in addition to all of the kayak's loose components.
When unfolded as a kayak, you stash gear under the
decklines, or store it inside the kayak, behind the seat. We also offer a
backpack that is designed for the Oru Kayak that can help travel become