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Anyone here into it? I'm thinking about picking up a couple of these for me and the wife:
Sticking a couple of big kayaks on top of the GTi doesn't sound like fun, so these seem like a good compromise. Plus you can hike with them in a pack.
Looking for something recreational that we can maybe stick a small dog (or two) inside.
Anyone have any other good suggestions?
I'm keen when I can. Usually hire but have also been considering Oru after trying the Inlet model a couple of years ago. The local distributer was doing promo trials in Sydney harbour. They were awesome if a bit eye-watering on the $AU.
I had a good look around (at the time) and these were easily the best option if you wanted a folding one for adults who want a proper paddle.
Not sure how long they'll last compared to solid/moulded ones but the obvious convenince, flat pack size and weight were incredible.
- Yeah, that's what I've always done, always the "sit-on" kayaks. The molded ones are always ugly as fuck colors too, so figured these also look quote nice.5timuli
- I like the idea of hiking a bit with them if needed but also fitting two of them in the back of a hatchback.5timuli
Those orukayak look like shit, only thing I can say don't buy that expensive crap.
- Have you seen most plastic kayaks? Ugh. And they're all 50lbs+ and need to be transported. And you basically need a launch within 100ft of wherever you park.5timuli
- But if you have any good suggestions... maybe? I'm open, but prefer the flexibility of launching from wherever.5timuli
- Plus most non-folding kayaks—while durable—aren't much less expensive, or are more expensive than the Oru.5timuli
- For they were good and solid. Expensive yeah but convenient. Prob not for white water action but bays and rivers, fine.MrT
- Yeah, I'm looking for the lightweight Uberpussymode kayaking experience. Slide into an Oregon lake a couple of miles from a trailhead.5timuli
I have a sit on top two seater. I have no experience with the folding ones, but I can say that it won't be a lot longer that I will be putting that thing on top of my Tundras camper shell. I see a lot of folding and inflatable kayaks at the places we go (harbors and lakes). Keep us posted, and maybe this will become the go to place on QBN for kayaking.
I remember qbner canoe being clued-up on these things. Didn't he carve his own kayak, or am I thinking of someone else?
Hiking with one in a pack? Are you crazy my friend?
They are 11kg and take up 140L!
I recommend a Kaboat. They are cheaper than this garbage and they are super high quality.
They're going to get ruined and look like shit - live aboard people have them all patched up in the harbor. I understand transportation is an issue - see what other GTi folks do.