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Oru Kayak The Bay ST Folding Kayak

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Original price $1,599.00
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Current price $1,329.00
$1,329.00 - $1,329.00
Current price $1,329.00

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The Bay ST Folding Kayak

The Bay ST is the original Oru Kayak, launched on Kickstarter in 2012 and now available in retailers around the world; it’s even in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Over the years we've thoroughly updated the design to enhance performance, making it easier to assemble and more comfortable to use than its predecessors. As one of the most lightweight kayaks, it's stable enough for beginners, while the length and contouring make it fast and sporty for experts. There's plenty of room to stash gear for day trips and short camping excursions. Best of all, transforming it from box to boat takes just a few minutes.

For 2021 we've added a bunch of great features to the product that launched Oru Kayak— a closed-cockpit performance kayak that's sporty, versatile, and light.

We've made it even more durable, with new aluminum cockpit latches and extra-reinforced strap anchor points. Its updated print pattern is all about going back to our origami roots. The Bay ST is built for a wide variety of water types and conditions and holds enough gear for overnight trips.

The Bay ST by Oru Kayak

Oru Kayak The Bay ST Specs

  • Weight: 28 lbs.
  • Length: 12 ft
  • Width: 25"
  • Cockpit: 16" x 30"
  • Storage: 90 liters
  • Max paddler height: 6'3"
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Kayak box: 33" x 12" x 29"
  • Shipping box: 35" x 17" x 30"
  • Set-up time: 10-15 minutes

Oru Kayak The Bay ST Features

Caring For Your Origami Kayak

We recommend treating your Oru Kayak as you would a fiberglass, wood, or skin-on-frame kayak. Here are some guidelines:

  • Avoid unnecessary dragging or bumping - use the carry handles to lift, instead of tugging it behind you
  • Store out of direct sunlight - our boats have a 10-year UV treatment, but we still recommend sheltered storage
  • Rinse the kayak thoroughly with fresh water after each use - sediment and salt that dry to the surface of the boat can be abrasive over time
  • Oru kayaks are designed to be easily repairable if anything should wear out over time. Our repairs team is happy to help! Just shoot us an email to with a brief description of your issue, a photo, and your Hull Identification Number to get the ball rolling!

Your Satisfaction with Oru Kayak is Guaranteed:

  • Our Love Your Boat Guarantee offers 30-day returns that are easy and simple.
  • All of our boats come with a 1-year warranty.
  • Our service department is here to assist with any assembly or technical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Lucky Break!

I feel lucky to have found this! I’d been searching for an Oru kayak and they’re all sold out or on back order — even from Oru. Amazingly, I found this one, they shipped it the same day, and it arrived a few days later — in time for me to take it out on the lake for a test run on my birthday. I’m so glad I bought it!

Richard Jerz
A fun kayak.

After a month of receiving my Bay kayak, I finally used it in Austin, Texas. Everything went well. I had a lot of fun. I am looking forward to using my kayak more, but unfortunately, winter is coming soon in the Midwest, where I live.

Cynthia Johnson
Great service exceeded expectations

Very fast delivery