Just in time for all your summer adventure plans, Oru Kayak launches their first tandem kayak. Called the Haven, the folding kayak easily converts from a tandem to a single-seater with the switch of a few buckles in order to add a level of versatility.
For those that are already familiar with Oru Kayak folding kayaks, the Haven combines the stability and quick setup of the Beach LT with the performance and speed of the Coast XT. The Beach LT is the kayak I brought with me to tour around Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Southern California (and I loved it). The Haven is Oru Kayak’s most stable boat yet, even while standing.
The Haven is a versatile kayak, making it perfect for couples or families. It easily switches from a two seater to a single seater configuration and back again. In the single seater configuration, there is tons of room for gear for kayak camping and even to bring your dog along. An integrated track system supports accessories including cup holders, fishing rods, and more — it works with any commercial rail system.
When not in use, the kayak folds up into the size of a large portfolio or suitcase so that you can stash it pretty much anywhere: your trunk, closet, boat, garage, van, even under your bed. The Haven can be assembled and disassembled in minutes, and weighs only 40 pounds (it can hold up to 400 pounds).
Like the other kayaks in the Oru Kayak lineup, the Haven is made from a single sheet of 5mm double-layered custom-extruded polypropylene. In other words, it’s bomber. It will handle up to 20,000 fold cycles and a UV-treatment on the plastic keeps it protected from the sun for up to 10 years.
The Oru Kayak Haven tandem folding kayak retails for $1,999 and is available now.