The Lake

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The Lake is one of the lightest kayaks on the market. All you need to connect to the water, it assembles in under a minute. It's a stable and beginner-friendly boat that’s great for all ages. Oru Kayak's smallest, most portable kayak with the same durability as their expedition models fits easily in a backseat, trunk, or even a plane for all your adventures. 

Oru Kayak took one of the lightest kayaks on the market and gave it an upgrade. They've introduced the Lake+. They've added additional trim to the front of the floorboard, an adjustable backrest, and a seat designed to work perfectly with their seat cushion upgrade products! Simplicity, elevated.

Product Highlights

Weighing in at just 7.7 kg (Lake+ 8.2 kg), the Lake assembles in minutes without any tools or experience. It's Oru Kayak's most accessibly priced model ever - but nothing about it is cheap. Made from the same ultra-durable materials as their expedition models, the Lake boasts a clean and minimal design.

Meet the Lake+. All the same great features as the Lake but it has a couple of features that make it more comfortable and give you the ability to adjust and customize it to fit your body. The seat back and seat cushion are thicker for extra comfort. The back rest height is fully adjustable and the Lake+ gives you the capacity to swap in the Oru Gel Seat Cushion. Simplicity, elevated.


Oru's boats are lightweight and extraordinarily strong. They're created from 5mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene with a 10-year UV treatment. Translation? Oru Kayak boats are puncture + abrasion resistant and built to last. With proper care, they can withstand sliding over rocks, bumping into obstacles, and folding up tens of thousands of times.

Specs & Measurements

Weight: Lake 7.7 kg, Lake+ 8.2 kg
Length: 9’ 0” (274 cm)
Width: 32" (81 cm)
Cockpit: 66" x 24" (168 x 61 cm)
Max paddler height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight capacity: 113 kg
Kayak box: 42" x 10" x 18" (107 x 25 x 46 cm)
Shipping box: 44" x 21" x 11" (112 x 53 x 28 cm)
Set-up time: 1-3 minutes


All Oru Kayak models and accessories come with a 12 month warranty.

Features & Tech

The Essence of Origami

Clean and minimal lines evoke the purity and elegance of folded paper. The Lake pays homage to Oru Kayak's origami roots in its simple and ease-to-use design.

Small and Mighty

Foldable, portable, storable. Oru's smallest model with the same materials and durability of their expedition models to keep you kayaking summer after summer. All of Oru's kayaks are made from a custom extruded, UV-treated plastic called OruPlast™.

Simple and Easy

Oru set out to eliminate everything extra - to capture the simplicity and elegance of origami in every line and curve. Fold out, buckle in and you're good to go. The Lake only has one removable part.

Connect with the Water

Get outside, get inspired, get on the water. The Lake will get you there.

Light up your Adventure

Take the Lake everywhere, anytime. Explore night and day by pairing your Lake with an Oru LED Light Kit.

One minute assembly

Less assembly time, more time smiling on the water.