Oru Kayak Beach LT

Imagine having your kayak in your trunk at all times, ready to explore any body of water that you happen to stumble upon. With the Oru Beach LT, this dream becomes your reality.

Oru has a whole line of packable kayaks, in various sizes to fit your personal needs. The Beach LT starts as a 33″ by 12″ by 29″ compact box complete with straps to carry it. The box unfolds into a full-size 12-foot kayak. This particular model has an open cockpit, making it perfect for bringing along a child or dog.

One GearJunkie Staffer tested the Beach LT‘s origami design and it makes her inner child (and any spectators) squeal with delight every time she unfolded it from its box form into a ready-to-hit-the-water vessel. She admits, the first time she put it together on her back deck, it was a little tricky to figure out. And at 25 pounds, it’s not the easiest to lug around.

But after a few tries, she mastered the setup in under 15 minutes. (And we’ve had staff put it together in as little as five.)

This kayak was her dream come true. Living in a new part of the country, she travels around every day to explore her new surroundings. Having the Beach LT in the trunk of her car brought a whole new perspective to her adventures. The kayak was surprisingly sturdy, and she felt secure, even on a river.

Don’t let the size of the box fool you, she was able to comfortably fit a backpack full of snacks and gear as well as her 50-pound pup in the kayak with her.