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Backpacker Magazine – Gear Guide 2014
Permanent creases make this folding sea kayak a reliable standby.
Folding sea kayakJames Bond would have loved this kayak-in-a-briefcase. The 11-foot-long, 25-pound Oru unfurls into a day-touring kayak in five minutes (with practice). The key to portability? Creases permanently molded into its origami plastic skin. Plastic bulkheads maintain the hull’s integrity for hardshell-like performance, while a rigid floorboard reinforces the cockpit.