The Inlet

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The Inlet is the lightest, most portable, and easiest to assemble folding kayak YET — an origami kayak for everyone. Designed for flat water, it's playful and light — and ridiculously fast to assemble. With the smallest box of any of Oru Kayak's models, you can store it just about anywhere.

Product Highlights

At only 9 kg, you can store the Inlet just about anywhere. It’s compact enough to stash in your car boot, closet, boat or garage, and lightweight enough to bring with you everywhere. You can check it on a plane or hike into remote waters with the Inlet Pack.

On the water, the 10 foot Inlet is stable, but also nimble and playful. It’s intended for use in calm water - think mirror-smooth lakes, rivers, and streams. Its large, open cockpit is perfect for paddles with a dog or small child. Best for first-time paddlers and beginners, but all levels will enjoy this recreational kayak.


Oru Kayaks are lightweight but extraordinarily strong. They're created from 5 mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene with a 10-year UV treatment. Translation? Oru Kayaks are incredibly puncture + abrasion resistant and built to last. With a super tough hull, they can withstand sliding over rocks, bumping into obstacles, and they are rated to 20,000 fold cycles.

Specs & Measurements

Weight: 9.1 kg
Length: 9'6" feet (289.6 cm)
Width: 30" (76.2 cm)
Cockpit: 23" by 44" (58.4 cm by 111.8 cm)
Max paddler height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight capacity: 124.7 kg (allowing room for 1 adult + gear)
Kayak box: 106.7 cm x 45.7 cm x 25.4 cm
Shipping box: 111.8 cm x 53.3 cm x 27.9 cm
Set-up time: 3 to 5 minutes

Features & Tech

Oru Kayak Inlet features and tech

Buckle-closure system

Side-release buckles are super easy, intuitive, and everyone that’s ever had a backpack knows how to use ‘em. Simple to clip and tighten for all levels of strength.

Adjustable footrest

With a fully adjustable footrest, tightening or loosening straps to adjust length is a cinch. It provides maximum comfort for any paddler height.

Adjustable backrest

A fully adjustable backrest provides support for taller and more petite paddlers. Simply loosen the knob on the rear of the seat to slide the backrest to the desired height.


Fairings allow the kayak to more easily cut through the water.

Paddler with Dog in an Oru Kayak Inlet

Small Companions Welcome

With a wide, spacious cockpit, the Inlet makes entry and exit simple for dogs or small kids.

Group setting up an Oru Kayak Inlet

Speedy Assembly

A 3 to 5 minute assembly means more time enjoying friends, family, and relaxing on the water.

Two paddlers in Oru Kayak Inlets relaxing on a lake

Stable + Playful

Intended for calm water, the Inlet has a wide hull for extra stability - perfect for agile paddling or relaxing in the sun.