Oru Kayak

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Oru Kayak introduces a new dimension to kayak design, as it easily folds from a fully functional kayak into a flat-packed carry-on with a size akin to that of an artist portfolio case. Known as the origami kayak, the white and orange kayak has a structure reinforced by plastic ribs and is covered by a pre-creased origami skin. Though questions about durability may cast doubts on the design, the folding skin has only one seam that sits above the waterline, and the material is manufacture-rated for over 20,000 folds. Convenience and efficiency remain high priorities, and the folded shape also allows room for a life vest, paddle, and other kayaking accessories.

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Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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