Oru Kayak - Bay ST
Oru Kayak - Bay ST
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A 12'3" kayak that folds down to the size of a large suitcase. At 26 pounds, it's far lighter than a rotomolded kayak. It’s compact enough to store almost anywhere. With the Oru Pack, you can even check it on a plane or hike into the wilderness.
The Bay ST is our most versatile origami boat. It can handle conditions from smooth lakes to ocean surf. The closed cockpit can be used with the Oru Nylon Spray Skirt for open water paddling. It's best for intermediate and advanced paddlers, who will appreciate its speed and agility — but beginners with a few paddles under their belt will also love this model.
With our newest iteration, we've added a bunch of great features to the product that launched Oru Kayak— a closed-cockpit performance kayak that's sporty, versatile, and light. We've made it even more durable, with new aluminum cockpit latches and extra-reinforced strap anchor points. Its updated print pattern is all about going back to our origami roots. The Bay ST is built for a wide variety of water types and conditions and holds enough gear for overnight trips.
Ottawa Valley Air Paddle stands behind all it's products and offers a an industry leading 45-day money back guarantee. We want you to love your paddling equipment and if it's not right for you, we will find a way to make it right. If you would like to return a product, please reference our refund policy here.
Scott was very helpful and demonstrated how to set up the kayak. I found it a bit tricky at home until I used the Youtube instructions. Supersimple and takes less than 10 minutes. Boat tracks beautifully - just wish I'd bought it earlier in the season
The kayak was for me, a 67 year old, 5 foot female. I wanted a light kayak that I could move around myself when my husband was not available. This really fit the bill. It tracks just as well as my other rudderless kayak; handles well in choppy weather. The unexpected bonus is I can enter and exit independently because it’s a hair more narrow than my sea kayak. AND I can carry it myself which was the original reason we bought it!
Kayaking suddenly became simpler!
I easily brought my Oru on the train when I visited a friend at her cottage, my new kayak (St Bay) glided so easily over the lake it was wonderful, and it proved to be very stable too. What a treat to be able to go kayaking without having to rent a kayak every time or put one over the roof of my car: like many strong women, I am still too weak to do this on my own. Unfolding an Oru kayak takes less than 10 minutes once you are familiar with the steps, it’s such a smart product. (The video was more useful than the booklet for the first time).
I will have to also buy the backpack, I must say that carrying the folded kayak rapidly becomes uncomfortable unless you are very tall…
We are so impressed with Ottawa Valley Air Paddle. We ordered our ORU Bay St kayak -- after asking several questions that Scott and Lana cheerfully answered on the Sunday of a holiday weekend -- and it arrived in just a few days. This is our second Bay St. We ordered the first one directly from ORU. This time we saved on shipping from the US and the price of the kayak was significantly less than Amazon. The entire experience was fabulous from start to finish and now we are enjoying time on the water. High recommend working with Scott and Lana. They are knowledgable, seem to genuinely care about the customers, and offer service that is exceptional.
So far so good! Love how light it is!