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What if we told you that you’d never have to lug a bulky boat on top of your car to Russian River ever again?

Well, you’re in luck. Oru Kayak was designed to make your weekend getaways easier.

Based on the principles of origami, the 12-foot kayak folds up to the size of a large artist’s portfolio and is engineered from a single seamless sheet of double-layered recyclable plastic. In five minutes flat (we promise the assembly really is that easy), the crafty invention transforms into a strong, durable, high-performance water vessel. And when you’re done, it can be easily stored in a hallway closet or kept in your car trunk for impromptu paddles.

The kayak weighs in at only 28 pounds (the average kayak is about 40 pounds), and unlike most other collapsible boats, it has a rigid hull for smooth sailing in varied water conditions. (Read: You’re less likely to tip over in some wave action.) 

They say good things come in small packages. We just never knew a kayak could be one of them.

Starting at $1,275; available online and at REI; orukayak.com

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