Oru Kayak Review

Oru Kayak Review

Oru Kayak is a super sleek and stylish kayak. This is extremely lightweight and is designed for kayaking on calm waters like in a river or in a lake. Ideal for beginners, Oru Foldable Kayak is designed to allow people to have some fun without spending a ton of money on it. Oru Kayaks are known for their excellent stability and versatility. It is available in three different variants – Beach LT, Bay ST, and Coast XT.

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You can take your furry friend with you in this Oru kayak as it has got ample space available in the cockpit. It can easily accommodate a 30-pound dog in it without jeopardizing the stability of the kayak. Oru kayaks don’t wobble at all. It can glide smoothly through narrow creeks and can turn on a dime.

Pros Cons
Lightweight Hard to Assemble During Winter
Affordable Less stable
Easy to Assemble Tracking is not perfect
Easy to Fold Down  
Rarely Develops Leaks  

Design for Outdoor

Oru kayaks are designed for the outdoor aficionados who want to go out and do something.  It lets you pack light and then enjoy some time alone in a faraway place. You can even take this with you while flying! Yes, it is that lightweight. Cleaning this kayak should not be an issue. Just use plain water with soap and there you go. Just don’t fold it down after use because in that case, the dirt and debris will stay inside it and it can cause some damage to it. Just rinse it well and it will get its pristine glory back in on time.

Oru Kayaks meet all the requirements set out by the U.S. Coast Guard. It can be folded down 20,000 times and it will still be as good as new. Each single Oru Kayak undergoes extreme durability and strength tests to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

Oru Kayak is not just another boring inflatable fishing kayak. It punches above its weight when it comes to performance. It can give a hard-shell kayak a run for its money when it comes to speed and performance.

Oru Kayak

Strong & Durable

Worried about its durability? Well, you don’t have to as all the Oru Kayak variants are made from double-layered custom polypropylene that makes it super strong. Even if it gets hit by underwater objects like stick or stone, it will still be able to keep itself going. The chance of developing puncture is very minimal. Its color will not fade that easily as the material is UV resistant. You will get 10 years of UV protection with this kayak. Built for a bumpy ride, Oru Kayak is going to stand the test of the time.

Oru Kayak has got a low-key design which is great and almost all its variants are lightweight and thus making them an ideal choice for people with mobility issues or back pain. This kayak has got featured in some of the world’s most reputed journals and magazines.

Three Variants of Oru Kayaks

Oru Coast XT Kayak Review

Oru Coast XT Kayak is designed for advanced level paddlers who don’t mind loosening their purse string a little bit more. It is a bit heavier than its two other variants. It weighs around 36 lbs and it has got a maximum weight capacity of around 400 lbs. You can take this Oru Coast XT Kayak on oceans, rivers, and lakes as well.

Length 16 feet  Width: 25″ 
Weight 36 Lbs
Storage Capacity 180 liters 
Weight capacity 400 pounds
Cockpit Size 16″ by 30″

Oru Coast XT Kayak is designed for those who seek adventure. You can expect superior performance and amazing control. Oru Coast XT Kayak accelerates really fast and that means, you can take this kayak with you to a tournament. The weight of this Oru Coast XT Kayak is a measly 36 pound and that means, you can carry it around on your back without getting yourself hurt in the process. It has got a compact design and that means, you can store it at the back of your car without a second thought. You can take this Oru Coast XT Kayak on lakes and on ocean. Made from polypropylene, Oru Coast XT Kayak has got 5 mm double-layered fabric and is impervious to the UV rays of the sun. The hull is super strong and can withstand impacts from sharp objects underneath.

Oru Bay ST Kayak

Promising excellent performance, Oru Bay ST Kayak is designed for Intermediate level kayakers. This Oru Bay ST Kayak has got a sleek and sporty look but it is mainly used for recreational paddling. It has got a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs which is more than enough. When folded down, Oru Bay ST Kayak is not going to eat up a lot of space.

Length 12 feet
Cockpit 16″ by 30″ 
Max Paddler Height 6’3″ 
Weight Capacity 300 pounds
Storage 90 liters 
Weight 28 Lbs

Oru Bay ST Kayak is basically a high performance kayak. If you are looking for a compact and agile kayak which is designed for both beginners and advance level paddlers, your search ends with Oru Bay ST Kayak. Designed for campers, you can take this kayak with you on a multi-day excursions. Oru Bay ST is a truly versatile kayak and it weighs just around 28 pounds. It can withstand impacts from giants waves and you can take it with you for ocean kayaking. Tested on Class III rivers, Oru Bay ST Kayak is designed to last long. Oru Bay ST Kayak has got a a 10-year UV treatment and it comes fitted with a super durable hull.

Oru Beach LT Kayak

Oru Beach LT Kayak is a beginner’s friendly kayak. It has got a wider hull that adds to its impressive stability. It is the lightest of all the three Oru kayak variants. Weighs just around 26 lbs and that means, you can carry it around without getting yourself hurt. However, it has an impressive maximum load capacity and that is – 300 lbs which are quite impressive.

Max paddler height 6’6″
Maximum Weight Capacity 300 pounds
Cockpit Size 25″ by 48″
Storage 140 liters 
Weight 26 pounds 
Length 12 feet  Width: 28″ 

Oru Beach LT Kayak is designed for those who are into casual paddling. However, that does not mean, you should not take Oru Beach LT Kayak seriously because it has got some interesting features that are hard to overlook. It has got a spacious cockpit where you can stash all your fancy gadgets and gears and that too without affecting the performance of the beat in one way or the other. It has got a stable hull and that means, you can take it with you for a day tour.

Oru Beach LT Kayak is extremely lightweight and it can easily fit inside the trunk. To be honest with you all, Oru Beach LT Kayak is not designed for whitewater but you can use it on rivers, small streams and lakes. Oru Beach LT Kayak is also incredibly strong and it is 100% puncture proof. It is also highly resistant to UV rays of the sun.

Posted by
Arthur G. Moore

Arthur G. Moore is a veteran paddler. He has over 10 years of whitewater kayaking experience in his kitty. When he was young, he used to love kayaking in rapid III and rapid IV but as time went on, he decided to concentrate mainly on covering long distances on a standard touring kayak. He is currently working as a senior editor for Kayak Manual.

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