COAST AND COAST+
BY ORU — Coast, $1,975; Coast+, $2,475
Employing the same briefcase-to- a-boat folding feature as its shorter predecessors, the Oru Coast is a 16-foot-long, 25-inch-wide touring kayak engineered for rough water and multi-day trips. Made from skillfully folded 5-mm extruded polypropylene, it comes it two versions – the 31-lb. Coast and 34-lb. Coast+. Both versions include a rear bulkhead and adjustable footrest. The Coast+ adds a small dry hatch, integrated rear hatch and full deck rigging. Like other Oru boats, when you’re through paddling they fold up into a handy suitcase configuration for easy transport.