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I've used it in various situations. Introducing the World’s FIRST tandem folding kayak – Oru Kayak’s Haven.The Haven is a folding tandem with impeccable performance and unmatched portability. Oru stocks replacement parts on its website and stands behind its one-year warranty. Oru Kayak Coast XT Folding Kayak. This Kayak is built as their largest offering, and is a tandem kayak. Oru’s main vision has been to blend the two worlds of Kayaking and Oragami together. SOLD OUT. — How the ORU Kayak Rides. [ Plan your next paddling adventure with the Paddling Trip Guide ]. Oru Haven Tandem Folding Kayak Review Excellent Boat Beach Lt Kayak Certified Refurbished Were also adding versatility to our toolbelt the haven easily converts to a single seater high performance kayak with the switch of a few buckles for those times when you just want to fly solo for a bit. Without previewing the instructions or setup video and battling a stiff onshore breeze, I cobbled it together in under an hour, including a trip back to the campsite for snacks. We’re also adding “versatility” to our toolbelt – the Haven easily converts to a single-seater high performance kayak with the switch of a few buckles, for … For the solo traveler, this kayak’s convenient handling and versatile capabilities make it the perfect companion. All-new, ultra-light, folding suitcase kayak now offered in tandem. Oru Kayak Haven Folding Kayak - 16' [Refurbished] $999 + Tax/Shipping $999.00 + 7 Deal Score. It’s easy to use, fast and strong. The cockpit of the Haven kayak measures 20 inches across and 60 inches long. ORU HAVEN TAndem. 11,824 Views 16 Comments. However, there’s a swath of potential buyers who should give the Haven a serious second look, and that’s anyone considering a regular open-cockpit tandem recreational kayak. We were sent the Bay model to review while we were RVing in Sedona, Arizona. Overall, I think it's a very nice option for a tandem, but its performance as a solo (unless VERY calm wind) is a little dubious. After getting their start on Kickstarter, the innovative Oru has won tons of awards from respected outdoor organizations like Gear Junkie and Outdoor Retailer. Oru Kayak Intlet weighs the lightest with only 20 pounds, while Oru Kayak Haven weighs the heaviest at 40 pounds. Well, to answer the onlookers’ questions, they’re extremely light (the Beach LT is just 26 pounds and the tandem Haven is 40 pounds), they fold and unfold in around 5 to 10 minutes, and they’re fairly competitively priced starting at $899 for the Inlet. My first trip out was on a windy day (up to 15 mph gusts) as a single. Ask and answer (Number of questions: 3) Show Ask and answer. The Haven is Oru's tandem model, but it is also easily converted to a single seater. $1,999.00. Initially I was skeptical as to how the materials would perform. Oru Kayaks also added “versatility” to their toolbelt – the Haven easily converts to a single-seater high performance kayak with the switch of a few buckles, for those times when you … I didn't order them. You have entered an incorrect email address! In quiet waters next to shore, it tracked well. High-tech companies like San Francisco-based Oru upended the tradition by coming up with a kayak concept and crowdfunding it first. Haven Walkthrough The Haven is a folding tandem with impeccable performance and unmatched portability. Inspiring paddlesports participation through quality coverage of the people, places, adventures, boats and gear, trends and events that make paddling something you'll do for the rest of your life. The Oru kayak is pretty innovative. The Haven combines stability, easy setup, and performance - it's a boat with endless possibilities. Oru Kayak makes foldable kayak models for every type of water condition so that you can conveniently store your kayak in tight spaces without sacrificing quality. Even though this is marketed as a tandem kayak, it can also be set up as a single seater. Assembly Time: 10-15 minutes. MSRP of $1999. |, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival. I weigh close to 200#, and what I found was the boat stayed too high in the bow. The Haven is a folding tandem with impeccable performance and unmatched portability. Best for first-time paddlers, beginners, and families, but all levels will enjoy this recreational kayak. It’s thoroughly postmodern, yet bears a remarkable resemblance to its sealskin predecessors in all its translucent glory. In a month, the price will jump to $2,299. My wife (“What is that thing?”), definitely not. With a little practice, the advertised 10-minute setup is definitely achievable. Supports both two seater and single seater configurations. Stability is rock solid, its lightweight hull responds quickly to every paddle stroke, and it tracked straight and stayed dry even in a stiff breeze with small whitecaps. Top-Rated Oru Kayak Review I was impressed by the single-piece hull but questioned the durability of the floorboards and fittings. The Oru Haven tandem kayak is available now on Indiegogo at an early-bird price of $1,899. Unfortunately, its design comes so close to perfect but falls short in … Its large open cockpit accommodates dogs, small kids, or coolers for fishing. Oru’s base material is white, double-walled corrugated polypropylene, custom-made in Canada and assembled in Mexico. The Oru Kayak is highly maneuverable and has good tracking, considering its size. My plan for solo kayaking in the future is to stow some ballast in the bow, and see how that works. Our G-hooks held up well but required a back-up knot to prevent slippage. [ Also read: Oru Kayaks 3 Best Folding Kayaks ]. The latest in the lineup of “origami-inspired” folding plastic kayaks is the Oru Haven, a tandem kayak design for friendly waters. Rocksolid Guarantee Inspired gear. It is made in the USA and weighs about 25 pounds, which is light for a boat of its dimension. For a single paddler, there’s loads of room for gear in the cockpit, but no dry storage. Straight from the minds of entrepreneurial designers and the voodoo economics of cyberspace, some truly disruptive creations have emerged since Oru launched its first single kayak and top seller, the Bay, in 2012. The Oru Kayak Haven is 2 person kayak that can be converted to a single and has lots of storage for long days. Boat Review: The Storm Sea Kayak By Current Designs. Oru Kayak Review: Sleek Lines Look Great #5 Versatility of the Oru Kayak Haven. The Haven by Oru Kayak Built for two, the Haven is a folding tandem with impeccable performance and unmatched portability. Inroduction: Oru Kayak Bay ST Review. out of 5 stars with 2 reviews for Oru Kayaks Haven Folding Kayak Show Reviews. The single seat setup allows for lots of gear and snacks for a solo fishing trip or plenty of room to bring our dog along. Think plastic signboard material or, as Oru’s spokesperson put it, “the mailboxes you see at the post office, although much more durable and custom created.”. Instead of 12 feet it's 16. In the single seater configuration, there is tons of room for gear for kayak camping and even to bring your dog along. Folds up into the size of a large portfolio or suitcase, Stash it pretty much anywhere: your trunk, closet, boat, garage, van, even under your bed, Standard accessories fit into the folded up boat. The Haven fits into Oru’s lineup of four folding kayaks as the only tandem—a wide, open-cockpit recreational design similar to the smaller Oru Beach LT, with the bonus of converting from a single to a tandem and including a new metal rail system for attaching accessories. It easily switches from a two seater to a single seater configuration and back again. I was excited to see that Oru started making a tandem kayak... even better that you could configure it for one person. Oru Kayaks also added “versatility” to their toolbelt – the Haven easily converts to a single-seater high performance kayak with the switch of a few buckles, for those times when you just want to fly solo for a bit. [Images courtesy of Oru] Today, we are featuring the Oru Kayak “The Haven”. Integrated track system supports accessories including cup holders, fishing rods and more! The Haven is basically an extended Beach Lt model. With their folding design, they are easily transportable and can be taken with you in so many vehicles other than just a pickup or on the top of your roof. The Haven is a folding tandem with impeccable performance and unmatched portability. For anyone interested. In a month, the price will jump to $2,299. This folding kayak review gives an overview of the unique qualities and benefits of the Oru. It's the only ORU that has a track system. Oru Kayak Haven Tandem Folding Kayak. It's rated for 500 pounds, the most in Oru's lineup - a full 100 pounds more than the Coast XT. From suitcase to shore in just 10 minutes, the tandem Oru Haven offers excellent portability in a recreational design. Also, I just received an e-mail stating seam channels are on the way. The same day, I let my partner out, and then tried sitting in the forward seat (rather than the middle one), and that configuration didn't do well in the wind either. ORU KAYAK REVIEW: 7 Brilliant Features You Gotta See! Now I need to … The Haven – Oru’s first tandem kayak, which can also be converted to a single-seater and is available for pre-order; Oru Kayak Review – The Bay Model. Note: Unfortunatley The Haven IS NOT compatible with the Oru Pack accessory. From suitcase to shore in just 10 minutes, the tandem Oru Haven offers excellent portability in a recreational design. Then you’re on the road with nothing but an empty roof rack and a nagging feeling that you’ve left something behind. Setup is straightforward compared to other folding kayaks. Guide To Whitewater Rafting In Jackson Hole—Which Adventure Will You Choose? Oru Kayak Review: The verdict. The following day, I tried it with my paddling partner, and it performed beautifully, with winds up to 20mph. Random guy on the beach giving me the thumbs up was definitely a fan. I bought my ORU kayak last year, so have no idea why you think I just purchased one. There was a lake right by our campground, which was the perfect location to take the Oru for a test drive. Compare Remove all. In calm conditions, the Oru kayak has smooth and efficient tracking, as compared to other kayaks of similar sizes. The Haven is a versatile kayak, making it perfect for couples or families. I bought my ORU kayak last year. | Photo: Wyatt Michalek. Durability +. 5 reviews of Oru Kayak "Lo and behold, after posting my previous review, the office got in touch with me and offered to make good with some spare parts they had lying around, and even threw in a spare spray skirt as an additional gift. Oru Kayak Haven Tandem Folding Kayak Review, Build-a-boat. But once you figure out the subtle twisting motion that nests the two ends together, it practically folds itself, and all the parts stow into the folds. I reviewed the Bay model, a $1,275 boat in the middle of the line. For not much more money than one of those 70-plus pounders for which you practically need a boat trailer, the Haven is half the weight, giving it the potential to be much more user-friendly, with the bonus of unprecedented packability and storage. This kayak is very stable and it accelerates faster due to its low weight. And, since it’s 100-percent recyclable, in the end you could throw it in the blue bin to be turned into plastic lumber or an outdoor rug. The Haven is Oru Kayak’s most stable boat yet, even while standing. The kayak wanted to stay broadside to the wind, but with a lot less effort than the previous day, we could keep going the direction we wanted to go. Overall, the Oru Beach kayak is a product I would highly recommend to anyone willing to splurge on a quality piece of gear that will elevate adventuring to the next level. Since it’s an open cockpit boat, it’s perfect for use in smooth, calm water (mainly lakes, rivers, and streams). 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