Oru Kayak

San Francisco, CA

Our story started when designer and founder Anton Willis moved into a small San Francisco apartment, and had to put his fiberglass kayak into storage. Inspired by an article on recent advances in origami, he started sketching ideas for a folding kayak. A few sketches turned into countless paper models, and eventually—over 25 full-scale prototypes that were tested on waterways in the Bay Area and beyond.

In 2012, over 700 amazing Kickstarter supporters helped us launch Oru Kayak. We quickly...

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