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Oru Kayak: the origami folding boat

A project in San Francisco, CA by Oru Kayak

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The Oru Kayak folds out of a compact box—easily, quickly, and almost magically.
Backers: 730
Average Pledge Per Backer: $608

Funded: $443,806 of $80,000
Dates: Nov 14th -> Dec 19th (35 days)
Project By: Oru Kayak
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Latest News

Kickstarter Gold

June 27th - via:
Kickstarter Is Releasing Exclusive Versions of the Internet's Favorite Projects. Folding kayak? In there. See-through stereo? That, too. (Read More)

Manufacturing Update

January 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


December 19th - via:
It's been an amazing 35 days. We hit our $80,000 funding goal before lunch on the first day. We ended as strong as we began, with almost $40,000 on our last day. All told, we sold almost 500 boats and raised over $440,000 to launch this product and... (Read More)


December 17th - via:
Thanks to you, our community, we've reached our stretch goal of $400,000 in Kickstarter pledges, and are thrilled to add a special feature—mounts for lights—to every Oru Kayak! Thank you for supporting, spreading the word, and joining us in... (Read More)

Glow in the Dark Kayaks?

December 7th - via:
Imagine gliding across the water on a moonlit night in an Oru Kayak, with LED lanterns glowing softly through the translucent skin. The effect is almost magical! We are so excited to have exceeded our initial funding goal, but we have big ideas for... (Read More)

International Shipping Rates are Here!

December 4th - via:
Very soon Oru Kayaks will be gliding across fjords, floating down the Siene, and sparkling in the Mediterranean. Simply add the shipping cost to your pledge and we will send your Oru Kayak overseas. If you have already pledged and would like your Oru... (Read More)

Test paddle an Oru Kayak this Sunday!

November 15th - via:
You're all cordially invited to an Oru Kayak demo this Sunday, Nov 18th in Oakland, CA. You can think of it as both the company launch party, and a chance to launch and paddle an Oru Kayak for yourself! We're partnering with California Canoe and... (Read More)

What a day!

November 14th - via:
Hello friends, We met our funding threshold by lunchtime yesterday, which called for some champaign. That is amazing and awesome! Thanks to all of you backers for helping us get Oru Kayaks out into the world.  We'll be posting updates regularly to... (Read More)

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