I love how easy it is to set up, great for packing into small hatchback. Was surprised how stable and sturdy it is.
I took this one at the Rocky Point park in Port Moody, BC. I paddled across the channel to the beach on the other side and then back again. The kayak handled itself great.
Not so impressed by the paddle that comes with it. The kayak itself is doing well when paddling near the coast.
It's portable, lightweight and sturdy. But consider your needs first. It's mainly for calm water paddling.
I took the first ride on my new origami kayak (Terravent) along the coast of Trieste (Italy).
Assembling the kayak was easy (only 10 minutes) and paddling was comfortable and fun!
In love with my new toy.:)
Just be aware this is not an athlete level kayak. If you're a non-professional kayaker who just wants to paddle on the calm water, this is fine. It doesn't require much skill. Anyone could just sit in and start rowing.
I really do like my kayak and I recommend it to individuals who have storage issues or want to travel more easily (think about plane). It's a sit-in kayak so you can store your things inside the kayak (better with dry bags). But it's not a traditional hard-sided kayak after all, so it's not perfect on all details. Just think about why you need this. For more convenience it is good.
I don't know for sure, but it seems that the first Oru bay also didn't have interior panels. We bought our Terravent's in Holland in a local shop, and as complete package it is half the price of an Ory Bay kayak with paddles / life jacket etc. At this moment we have made 2 trips in very good weather conditions and they performed well.