The Bay ST is Oru's performance folding kayak. Intended for use in a wide variety of conditions and bodies of water, it's speedy and sporty, with a closed-cockpit design—and holds enough gear for an overnight trip.
It also takes just 10-15 minutes to assemble, with an adjustable backrest for extra comfort and velcro-attached fairings with a strap handle for easy transport. Removable bulkheads aid in strengthening the kayak's structure while providing an organized space for your gear, while zipper channels and coaming add a watertight seal. There are even deck lines to stash some extra gear—or to grab for self-rescues.
At 26 pounds, the Bay ST is far lighter than a rotomolded kayak—but lightweight doesn't mean a lack of strength. Each of Oru's origami kayaks is created from 5 mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene with a 10-year UV treatment. That means they can withstand sliding over rocks without scratching, bumping into obstacles without puncturing, and folding up to 20,000 times without weakening. So go ahead—take it on your next hike and open it up on remote waters you could never have imagined kayaking before.