The Oru is the creation of San Francisco designer Anton Willis.
Described as “the world's first origami kayak,” it can be folded down into the form of a suitcase-sized box. That, needless to say, would make it much easier than a regular kayak to store in an apartment, stick in a car, check at an airport, or carry through the wilderness. When it’s time to hit the water, it can reportedly be unfolded, joined together and ready to go within five minutes.
Once unfolded, it measures 12 feet (3.7 meters) long and weighs 25 pounds (11.3 kg).
The Oru website states that the boat’s commercial launch will be happening “soon.” According to an article on the Make blog, it should be priced at approximately US$500.
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