Page 7 The box lid becomes the floorboard. It's just not very solid, and isn't very functional for maneuvering and control. I have since purchased a second boat for the wife so that we can enjoy paddling together. The kayak assembly is not difficult but the disassembly can be a challenge. Weight: 32 lbs. I was initially very skeptical, and thought that I made a huge mistake when I bought this kayak. Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. In 2018, ORU Kayak made major improvements to the assembly process, comfort, fit, and safety of ORU Kayak flagship model - all of these features create a boat that's as … You're going to want to get more padding. The coast xt is a much tighter fitting boat with good padding around the hips due to the updated seat back. Color: White/Orange. Overall it's a folding kayak that won't last as long as a Klepper but costs less. It has significant shortcomings compared to other similarly priced kayaks. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Features of Oru Kayak Coast XT. Check it on a plane or … In 2018, major improvements were made to the assembly process, comfort, fit, and safety of our flagship model - all of these features create a boat that's as beautiful to look at as it is to paddle. It weather cocks and has no skeg. In July of 2016 I purchased two Coast+ boats direct from ORU. Assembly is easy if one follows the simple instructions. Folds up into the size of a large portfolio or suitcase. DO NOT leave the store until the boat can be fully assembled to your satisfaction. The footrest arrangement is horrible. Page 2 Step 1: Open the Oru Kayak box The box contains all the components needed for assembly and includes space to store gear—such as float bags and our 4-piece paddle. ... Oru Kayak. Blog . What the heck? Oru customer service can be friendly and helpful but not really on the ball, seems like poor internal communication, they say their getting back to you tomorrow and then they ignore until next week. It's also amazingly smooth, stable, fast and fun for anyone — even novice paddlers, and taller paddlers up to 6'7". While the Coast is more rigid than the previous Oru 'Bay' model, it's still fairly flexy. The coast xt is stable on chop and is an excellent boat for long trips. - No day hatch, so whatever you want easily accessible but not on the deck is going in your lap (which means popping the spray skirt to get to it) + incredible acceleration probably due to the light weight and low hull to water friction - No, really, the seat is utter garbage. I had to watch the assembly video about 30 times before I finally got it. I've been able to do it without needing a pump in a few other boats. The polypropylene material is highly durable and easily repaired. Oru Kayak designs high-performance, folding kayaks for all types of paddlers. If you buy one, make certain you can return it. Who should paddle The Coast? Out on the lake, the Coast is a slow but stable ride. The style is called many things - folding kayaks, foldable kayaks, kayaks that fold, origami kayaks, etc, etc.. - but no matter what you call it, Oru Kayak is the best name in the game. Open ocean & long expeditions Haven Tandem Kayak Haven. If you stop on a beach you can get to anything in the kayak in under 60 seconds and have it put back together in under 60 more. On the water, the 16 foot Coast XT is swift and powerful. The backrest is way too high for real paddling, but easily modified. In 2018, we've made major improvements to the assembly process, comfort, fit, and safety of our flagship model - all of these features create a boat that's as beautiful to look at as it is to paddle.  It developed deep within the seam. It's pretty trippy feeling it flex going over waves, but not enough to be scary. Three years later, having gone paddling over 30x, I wanted to upgrade. May complain about the hefty price, but when you consider not having to have roof racks on your car, storage racks in your garage or simply the inability to own a yak longer than 12’ it all makes sense. - Obviously the portability/compact nature of the thing is huge. It is missing one of the u-channels, and two others are installed in the wrong location. It also has more stability and a lot more space inside — you can pack it with enough gear for days, or just stretch your legs! Michelle showed me how to assemble the Beach LT and Bay ST and I got to paddle around in both! The Coast is capable of serious expeditions and pro-level performance. Its design is inspired by Arctic kayaks, and with lots of internal storage and deck rigging, the boat is capable of handling multi-day expeditions. Oru Coast XT Kayak is designed for advanced level paddlers who don’t mind loosening their purse string a little bit more. Oru Kayaks undergo extensive strength and durability testing, rated at 20,000 folds and exceed U.S. Coast Guard recreational vessel requirements. It wasn't until early summer 2017 that the cause of the leak could be determined by me. - Long learning curve to fold and unfold in which mistakes could damage the kayak. If you don't have a place to store a hard shell 'yak, this is a great choice. She is still a novice and finds the boat stable enough for learning, but is also able to manuvure. It looked good and paid $550. I've taken the boat out for a few mutli-day camping trips in the San Juan Islands with 0 issues. + extremely durable (won't crack or split open like a hard shell fiberglass After using this kayak about 20 times, my opinion has become very positive. Nope. Storage capacity is decent; enough for a few days. We have selected and reviewed the 7 best foldable kayaks of 2021 - Read our detailed guide to choose the folding kayak that is right for you! Easy to assemble, the Oru Kayak Beach LT has a wide beam measuring 28 inches that makes it stable and easy to paddle, even by those with little experience. At 16 feet, the Coast XT is the biggest of the fleet. In this video tutorial, we demonstrate how to assemble the Oru Kayak Haven. I'd give it 5 stars, but honestly the seat has caused me enough torture and the price is high enough to drop it a star. I bought it and tried it once and returned for refund (-15% restocking), Full decklines and rigging for storage and rescues, A super cool folding hatch for gear storage. It weighs around 36 lbs and it has got a maximum weight capacity of around 400 lbs. Only buy through a trusted retailer such as REI. It’s durable plastic material can be folded thousands of times without any wear or tear, and a large cockpit makes it easy to get in and out of. Getting it folded was a chore. Also, the seam channels are too long to span the distance from the cockpit to the bow. The Oru Kayak Coast XT Kayak is a 16' recreation kayak that tackles water with speed and folds up easily for transport and storage. Once you get it down its ok. Myself and my partner (6'3" and 5'8") have no issues doing self rescues in a variety of methods, though due to the amount of water it can take on it can be really difficult to try to hoist it up to drain it before you get in. The bow (front) and stern (back) of the Oru Kayak are different, so pay attention to orientation throughout the assembly process. I took it out and quickly found out that it leaked badly at the hull fold. It's primary stability is very high, secondary stability is fair, and speed is also only fair. The seat is horrible. Apart from the novel design, the Coast doesn't offer much in terms of practicality. That will do them in if they continue to be slow at service, ignore customer calls or texts to their service department and charge so much for their accessories. I took it back to REI and never again. This kayak was under a year old and appeared to have been paddled very little..as in really not paddled. With superb speed and handling, it's Oru's most sophisticated kayak yet. The whole packaging was so small, that I thought that this was a toy. Toggle navigation. Oru kayaks are easy to transport and store, letting you explore like never before. The seat comfort is average. - Pretty easy to assemble after you've done it a couple times. That was a long hour paddle, I paid for that mistake. ASSEMBLY VIDEO GUIDANCE REVIEWS. It can be easily stored in the basement out of sight. www.orukayak.com/pages/assembly assembly time will get to 15 minutes. Yet. Pros: Another major shortcoming is gear access. They are very difficult to assemble. The Oru 'Coast' is light, highly portable and assembles fairly easily. You can take this Oru Coast XT Kayak on oceans, rivers, and lakes as well. These Oru's are poor quality and have very little customer support. The Coast XT weighs 15.4kg. This is where the story currently stands.My advice to perspective ORU purchasers is this: DO NOT buy directly from the manufacturer. KAYAK VIDEOS ASSEMBLY VIDEOS ACCESSORY VIDEOS MEDIA/FEATURES HOW TO VIDEOS. While the Coast is more rigid than the previous Oru 'Bay' model, it's still fairly flexy. It has a bad deck bungee you have to remake. All in all, I think this boat is excellent for what it is. Based on 17 reviews Write a review. + takes on big waves easily and has very good stability through rough waters. Just buy from a dealer and not ORU due to their terrible customer service. You're going to have to use a bilge pump. I returned it. It’s a closed cockpit, performance kayak that’s been tested on Class III rivers and played in 6 foot waves. Loosen and slide the shoulder strap off the sides of the box. If you complain about the XT, well than you are just a natural complainer. How is the Coast different from current Oru Kayaks? The plastic is easily damaged. This thing is as good as it gets. - I can't manage to fit much in the way of waterproof shoes in the boat with my size 12 feet, anything with extra bulk is probably going to be an issue Water Type: Heavy surf. With superb speed and handling, it's ORU Kayak most sophisticated kayak yet. Adventure is a state of mind, not a level of difficulty. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community! I called Oru and got the brush off and was told that they have rarely seen a leak..I call BS on that as there are many unhappy people who say otherwise. It's an expedition kayak, 4 feet longer than the original 12' models, the Bay and Bay+. Standard accessories fit into the folded up boat. However, relative to it's price it doesn't perform very well, and has several other shortcomings relative to similarly priced folding kayaks. The original Oru Kayak launched on Kickstarter and now in retailers around the world. The Coast XT is the largest and most advanced model (however, anyone can use it). ... Coast XT. Similar to the Bay, the folds on the coast xt takes some breaking in. Inspired by traditional Arctic kayaks, the Coast XT is capable of serious expeditions and pro-level performance, featuring superb speed and handling. It's tough to skimming over rocks but not sharp ones. Numerous components of the boat can be broken or lost ruining a trip. Edged rudders are also easy to accomplish. - Putting it together the first few times is worse than your average IKEA dresser, expect it to take 30 minutes until you get it down pat With superb speed and handling, it's our most sophisticated kayak yet. It also seems very durable. - Seat is garbage. - Storage is excellent - you can pack way more in this than your average hard shell. It's at home in water from the Pacific Ocean to your local pond. Guess it's fine for someone who doesn't have a car and wants to paddle around for 30 minutes or so on a calm lake. Putting it together isn't a one person job. It usually takes me 20 minutes. Inspired by traditional Arctic kayaks, the Coast XT is capable of serious expeditions and pro-level performance. On the water it glides like a dream and is stable enough for all paddlers. I found it weather cocked a lot but it tracked pretty well and wasn't too slow and seemed to do well straight into the wind, much better than an inflatable. If you take it in the ocean, stay near the Coast. MORE PADDING. Best for intermediate and advanced paddlers. The original cabin was a box. - In and out is easy, cockpit isn't super restrictive (but does fit a regular large sprayskirt just fine) assembly guides scroll down to find your kayak the beach lt 2018 beach lt - downloadable assembly guide 2018 beach lt - downloadable owner's manual the bay st  2018 bay st - downloadable assembly guide 2018 bay st - downloadable owner's manual the coast xt 2018 coast xt - downloadable assembly … Stash it pretty much anywhere: your trunk, closet, boat, garage, van, even under your bed. Boat number two developed a leak deep in one of the folds. This kayak looks great on the water, and it can compete with some of the best traditional hardshell kayaks; Cons: This kayak doesn’t come with float bags. Assembly Time: 10-15 minutes. I bought the Coast after watching the videos on Oru's website. While an experienced kayaker can likely handle the Bay ST … It is a bit heavier than its two other variants. Price: $2,199. To have a 16’ yak that fits in the back of my car is priceless. This boat was sent back to ORU. In 2018, they've made major improvements to the assembly process, comfort, fit, and safety of their flagship model - all of these features create a boat that's as beautiful to look at, as it is to paddle. The polypropylene material is highly durable and easily repaired. + Stores inside of a small car In 2018, we've made major improvements to the assembly process, comfort, fit, and safety of our flagship model - all of these features create a boat that's as beautiful to look at as it is to paddle. We have selected and reviewed the 7 best foldable kayaks of 2021 - Read our detailed guide to choose the folding kayak that is right for you! I owned the original Coast and the newer XT. There is a bit of a learning curve with first assembly. Again, it's a good idea and if you travel its easier to take with you. 2018 Coast XT - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, Oru Kayak Inc. 2020 DESIGNED & ENGINEERED IN CALIFORNIA, Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device, 2015-2016 Beach - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2015-2016 Bay - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2015-2016 Bay - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, 2018 Beach LT - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2018 Beach LT - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, 2018 Bay ST - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2018 Bay ST - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, 2018 Coast XT - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, choosing a selection results in a full page refresh, press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection. But it's a portable kayak. I always use a float bag in at least the bow, which I think helps a ton. This leak could not have been caused by the user. and folds up into the size of a large suitcase, the Oru Kayak Coast XT folding kayak provides excellent speed and handling for sea expeditions. The Trak Seeker is a little more expensive, but significantly better overall. I own the Bay from 2014 which was somewhat improved over the kickstarter version. Read and submit reviews for the Coast XT. Each kayak comes with a full 12-month warranty & 30-day money back guarantee! Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Oru Kayak 1-Person Foldable Kayak – Coast XT Folding Kayak Perfect for Travel and Rugged Waters – Stable, Durable, Lightweight Adventure Kayak – Lake, River, and Ocean Kayaks for Adults and Youth at Amazon.com. I tried two different adhesive materials to seal it, but no, both failed. It is light and travels well. Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced. A kayak capable of serious performance, the Coast XT can handle ocean waves, calm lakes, and everything in between. SLEEK, DURABLE, & RELIABLE – Although your kayak is small enough to carry when folded, it is most certainly mighty. All the plastic parts seem kind of toy like, I'm concerned how long this will hold up, the whole concept is still very new. One it's major shortcomings is it's foot-bracing platform, which consists of a bar connected to cord. I've also taken it out on lakes/in the Sound several times. I found them frustrating to deal with though they seem like the try to do a good job, sooner or later, that's good enough I suppose... Based on other reviews, I got lucky with my boat. - Super easy access to storage. The seeker is a bit faster and the coast is a bit more stable and accelerates better. At 32 pounds, the Coast is one of the lightest 16' folding kayaks. This flex, along with it's 25" beam make it's overall performance adequate, but unspectacular. Need more help? At the time, she was out of stock for the Coast XT. Unfortunately this one is unusable as well. I bought from REI on a slight sale at $2000, which is definitely sticker-shock level pricing. A BOU T NE XT Y E A R This is the first time London did not have a single property on our Hot List. - Gets blown around by the wind fairly easily (probably due to the light weight, low hull/water friction and fairly flat keel). If you are keeping score, ORU has sent me 4 Coast+/xt models and 3 of them have been defective.About the boats. With practice it assembles in about 15 minutes. + as fast as any hard shell with excellent glide ability Read reviews for the Coast XT by Oru Kayak as submitted by your fellow paddlers. Inspired by traditional Arctic kayaks, the Coast XT is capable of serious expeditions and pro-level performance. In order to access gear stored inside, it's necessary to partially disassemble it, which is cumbersome and time-consuming. Instead of a frame, the structure folds to support itself. With practice it assembles in about 15 minutes. The coast is much easier to assemble and to pack up. The weight of the XT is less than a kevlar equivalent, at half the price. I suggest you paddle one before buying and see first hand they are made with cheap materials. This makes it considerably faster and more efficient to paddle—the longer waterline helps the boat fly across the water. 16'. It packs gear so well I've ended up taking other people's overflow on every trip. The Bay ST is the original origami kayak and weighs 12.7kg. The deck strap broke within 15 minutes of assembly. Without any extra weight in it, this boat glides along quite well. Tandem that converts to a single ... Oru Kayak Inc. 2020 DESIGNED & ENGINEERED IN CALIFORNIA - Seems more susceptible to degraded performance from a bad packing job than a hardshell - though that may just be because it's easier to shove stuff further out than normal ORU COAST XT. Like it's predecessor, the Coast is an interesting, novel design that is only practical in terms of low weight and portability. Despite how scary the price was and the occasional review citing quality issues, I knew REI would honor a return if I had issues. That quickly becomes instinctual as you become familiar with the genius of the design. The Coast XT is the model for more serious adventurers. Cons: PORTABILITY; An incredible 16 ft. kayak that weighs just 36 lbs. This is a sea worthy craft. You might be able to modify it enough to make it comfortable enough but I just didn't like the boat enough to want to get into that. Boat number one was missing all of the u-channels that hold the bulkheads in place. Four folded layers, for instance, form the nose like a milk-carton spout. Pakboats kayaks are about the same or a little less, and are more practical. With practice your STARTED before assembling your Oru Kayak. Inspired by traditional Arctic kayaks, the Oru Kayak Coast XT folding kayak is capable … It is overpriced for the lack of customer service. KAYAK The Oru folds into a water-ready craft in five minutes. This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation After a poor paddling experience with the Bay (flexing, poor tracking, broken combing), I was in REI and in speaking to a salesperson, she stated they had a Oru return on their upcoming used gear sale. I sent the boat back, and two months later a brand new boat arrived. The floorboard is a crucial part Parts: floorboard of the Oru Kayak assembly: it locks into the cockpit at the coaming, adding structure, and holds the seat pad and backrest. KAYAK VIDEOS ASSEMBLY VIDEOS ACCESSORY VIDEOS MEDIA/FEATURES HOW TO VIDEOS ... Coast XT. The assembly of this kayak is one of the simplest among the folding kayaks. Also I really don't know how you're supposed to be able to access any cargo stowed inside the hull without just about taking apart the whole thing every time. My average is under 10 minutes from box to boat. Once this period is over, assembling the boat is super quick and easy and is much simpler that most skin on frame folding kayaks. I found it extremely uncomfortable and was in pain the next day after only a of couple hours messing around in it. It is not a fiberglass boat so don't expect it to act like one. The floorboard is a crucial part Parts: floorboard of the Oru Kayak assembly: it locks into the cockpit at the coaming, adding structure, and holds the seat pad and backrest. The coast xt is a much better handling boat and allows for controlled edging and advanced turns. Last April, Oru announced a new update to the Coast XT through an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $250,000 (yes, it was a success). Two months later they got around to shipping the replacement model. What is good about the boat? I think it's very nice for what it is, but it feels like what it is, like sitting inside a big cardboard box with 2 long triangular boxes attached to either end. The only time loading it has been an issue is when I stupidly put a gallon of someone else's water right up front (so we could hurry up and get going). Boat Oru Kayak COAST XT Assembly Manual (21 pages) Boat Oru Kayak HAVEN Assembly Manual (20 pages) Summary of Contents for Oru Kayak BAY. Overall: - You'll have some interesting conversations while assembling/disassembling from curious onlookers. once you get the hang of it to fold and unfold, and with some minor modifications to suit your personal needs, can't find anything bad to say about this kayak. The folds cannot be trusted to last the life of the boat. In this video, Jess with Oru Kayak introduces you to our Coast XT kayak. PORTABILITY. I've yet to have a swim. The XT has more folds around the cabin, giving it a better and more efficient glide. The XT assembles much quicker, is a bit more rigid, has more space and appears to glide a bit better than the original thanks to the rounder cabin curves. for it..a deal right? I still want to get a hard shell when I can, but for now it fits in my apartment and my hatchback and gets me out on the water. - "Real kayakers" will probably give you a little bit of side eye when they see it Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD). Some Negatives: Oru Kayak Coast XT Kayak has been discontinued by Oru Kayak and is no longer available. - Very stable. Pluses: Features of Oru Kayak Coast XT. I contacted ORU and they agreed to repair the leak under warranty. Inspired by traditional Arctic kayaks, the Coast XT is capable of serious expeditions and pro-level performance. 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