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Oru Inlet

Made from a single sheet of reinforced plastic, this Oru kayak is inspired by origami and can be assembled in 3-4 minutes. The Oru kayaks are some of the most lightweight and versatile folding kayaks on the market. The inlet is their entry model, and the least expensive.

There are five Oru kayaks models available designed for different conditions. The three open cockpit models are the Inlet, the Beach and the Haven. They are built for flatwater and are stable and beginner friendly. The Haven is a 2 person or tandem model.

The other two models are the Coast, and the Bay that are closed cockpit performance models that can handle harsh water conditions but do take some practice to master.

The Oru Inlet folding kayak is a great example of the Oru product line and is designed to be used recreationally on flat water. It takes 3-4 minutes to set up, once you get the hang of it, and it’s lightweight enough for easy transport.

This folding kayak is also durable and tough, featuring a double-layered hull that is both puncture and abrasion-resistant. Additionally, the Oru Inlet provides a range of features that make it comfortable including a spacious cockpit and adjustable foot and backrests.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

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    Beginner friendly
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    Lightweight and compact
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    Stable with a good level of tracking
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    Quick set up
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    Puncture and abrasion-resistant
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    Offers 140 liters of storage capacity
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    Travel friendly - airplane safe

Things we don't like:

  • check-markDoesn’t include the paddle

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Specs & Features

  • Material: Polypropylene plastic
  • Length: 9’ 8”
  • Folded Dimensions: 40” x 19” x 10”
  • Capacity: 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Weight: 20 lbs (9 kg)
See the complete list of the best Folding Kayaks here!

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

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    Beginner friendly
  • check-mark
    Lightweight and compact
  • check-mark
    Stable with a good level of tracking
  • check-mark
    Quick set up
  • check-mark
    Puncture and abrasion-resistant
  • check-mark
    Offers 140 liters of storage capacity
  • check-mark
    Travel friendly - airplane safe

Things we don't like:

  • check-markDoesn’t include the paddle

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