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Oru Kayak Bay ST

Oru Kayak Bay ST
A 3.7m sit-in sea kayak that folds into a bag and weighs under 12kg. Wow. You can put on a spray skirt and tackle the open ocean, or take it out for a casual paddle on your local lake. The Oru Kayak Bay ST is an extremely versatile kayak, being capable of “serious” kayaking, but light and easy enough for casual paddling as well. The Bay ST is an ultra lightweight kayak that folds into a bag and weighs under 12kg. 

 oik check greenPerformance – only 64cm wide and paddles like a hard-shell sea kayak

oik check greenUltra lightweight at only 11.8kg – folds up into itself

oik check greenNo inflation chambers – minimal wind effect 

oik check greenSpray skirt compatible – suitable for open water

oik check greenRequires a moderate level of strength and agility (and patience) to set up and pack away

oik check greenIf you are very tall, you might struggle to fold your legs into the cockpit (like you might with any sit-in sea kayak).

oik check greenKids, dogs, fishing – it’s simply not stable enough for unpredictable elements.

oik check greenBeginners who are not prepared to invest some time in developing technique and learning how to re-enter from deep water (yes, you can eskimo roll in this kayak)

oik check greenIf you are doing whitewater above class 1, the Oru Kayak Bay ST is not going to be suitable.

The Oru Kayaks are lightweight but extraordinarily strong.

They’re created from 5 mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene with a 10-year UV treatment.

Translation? Oru Kayaks are incredibly puncture + abrasion resistant and built to last.

They can withstand sliding over rocks, bumping into obstacles, and folding up tens of thousands of time.

FAQs – Oru Kayak Bay ST

Dimensions

Length: 12’3″ (3.73 m)
Weight: 11.8 kg
Width: 64 cm
Cockpit: 41 cm x 76 cm
Max paddler height: 6’3″ (190.5 cm)
Weight capacity: 136 kg
Kayak box: 84 cm x 36 cm x 74 cm
Shipping box: 89 cm x 43 cm x 79 cm 
Set-up time: 10 minutes 

Paddler Suitability

Maximum Capacity: 136 kg
Recommended Max. Paddler Weight: 136 kg
Recommended Max. Paddler Height: 6’3″ (1.90m)

Suitabilty

oik check greenLakes, Bays and Inland Waterways
oik check greenCoastal / Open Water
x markReservoirs (Complies with ISO 6185-1)
x mark Rivers up to Class II
x mark Whitewater up to Class III
x mark Dogs 
x mark Fishing
x mark Beginners
x mark Taking small kids
x mark Self-bailing

Accessory Compatibility

x mark RapidUp Sail
oik check green Spray Skirt
x mark  Rudder Kit
oik check green ePropulsion Vaquita Propeller – via rachet straps

Materials

Hull: 5mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene
Seat: EVA Foam

More About This Kayak

Set-up Time: 10 minutes
Warranty: 3 years
SKU: OKY102-ORA-ST

Oru Kayak Bay ST Instruction Manual

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oik check greenInstruction Manual

Original price was: $2,299.00.Current price is: $2,199.00.

new check mark blank bg1 Free Shipping
new check mark blank bg1 Can be shipped to New Zealand
new check mark blank bg1 Qualifies for 90-day “Try it on the Water” Returns
new check mark blank bg1 3 year warranty
new check mark blank bg1 Stored at Melbourne location, ships in 2-3 business days.

Package Deal

  • oru kayak bay st square
  • kayak paddle leash
  • orbit 4 part kayak paddle
  • quickdraw deck bag
  • ultra compact inflatable life jacket pair
Total Price: Original price was: $2,735.00.Current price is: $2,686.00.
Save $49.00 when bought together
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Award Winning brand

Winner of the “Best Recreational Kayak” of the Paddling Magazine Industry Awards

High Performance

Only 64cm wide and paddles like a hard-shell sea kayak

oru kayak bay st
oru kayak bay st

Ultra lightweight

Ultra lightweight at only 11.8 kilograms.

No inflation needed

No inflation chambers – minimal wind effect

oru kayak bay st
oru kayak bay st

Spray Skirt compatible

Spray skirt compatible – suitable for open water

Adjustable Backrest

Can move up and down, as well as forwards and backwards (a bit).

Very supportive side straps.

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Quick Set up

10 minutes from in-the-bag to on-the-water!

Durable and Reliable

Easy grip to pull in and out of water or carry with a friend.

Watertight channels that quickly slide on and seal the deck.

Edge around the cockpit where you can attach a sprayskirt

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Fully adjustable with padding for long haul. Comfortable padding for long excursions or short outings

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bay st seat

Essential for stashing gear and self-rescues.

Provide structure and organized storage compartments.

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oru kayak bay st

Oru Kayak Bay ST FAQs

Performance

Very fast, it’s awesome.

Yes, the tracking is very good – minimal waggle.
The Bay ST kayak has a long waterline and is very streamlined, so the wind affect is minimal.

Comfort

The Bay ST has fully adjustable backrest supportive straps.

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The seat base is EVA foam.

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The Oru Kayak Bay ST has very good back support – the seat back is high and stiff with adjustable straps for support.

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The seat base is EVA foam.

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There is an adjustable foot brace bar included – great for lower back support and stability.

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What is the Oru Kayak Bay ST good for?

No, it is not stable enough for a dog.

I wouldn’t recommend fishing – the Bay ST kayak is not stable enough.

No, I wouldn’t recommend it because it’s not stable enough.

Although it would be possible to launch the Bay ST from a boat, it’s not our most stable kayak and the cockpit is small, so it would be tricky.

Anything from 1 hour to a multi-day expedition, depending on how much gear you need to stow.

If you have to pack a huge amount of stuff, I suggest looking at our AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite, which has a higher capacity and more storage space.

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But if it’s not a massive amount of gear and you are not a huge person, you can definitely do a multi-day trip in the Oru Kayak Bay ST.

Yes. 

You can put a spray skirt over the coaming to keep out the water and keep in the warmth.

If you will be doing a lot of open ocean kayaking, check out the Coast XT, which is a longer and faster.

The Oru Kayak Bay ST is designed to go straight, so it won’t be good for whitewater.

Who is the Oru Kayak Bay ST good for?

It’s not stable enough for a lot of beginners, but it’s possible.

I would recommend having a lesson to get started with this kayak, particularly learning safety skills so you can do a deep water re-entry if you capsize. 

It’s going to depend on the individual.

Although it is very lightweight at only 11.8kg, the Bay ST folding kayak does require a moderate level of strength to assemble.

It also has a cockpit that you need to fold yourself into, so it’s not the easiest of our kayaks for getting in and out of.

And it is not super stable on the water, being designed for speed and performance, not stability.

So if you are an experienced senior kayaker and you are in good shape, go for it!

I would not suggest the Oru Bay ST for a child, because it is not very stable.

Maybe go for something light and easy, like the AdvancedFrame Ultralite Kayak instead.

There is a cockpit you have to tuck your legs into and the kayak is a little bit wobbly on the water when you are trying to do this, so it’s not for everybody.

If you are used to sit-in sea kayaks, it’s no problem.

Although the inside is quite long and the footbrace and the seat are both adjustable, you have to be able to get your legs into the cockpit.

Oru Kayak recommend a max paddler height of 6’3″ for this, but it’s going to depend on how long and how flexible your legs are.

The maximum capacity is 136kgs according to Oru Kayak.

About the Oru Kayak Bay ST

The Oru Kayaks are lightweight but extraordinarily strong.

They’re created from 5 mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene with a 10-year UV treatment.

Translation? Oru Kayaks are incredibly puncture + abrasion resistant and built to last.

They can withstand sliding over rocks, bumping into obstacles, and folding up tens of thousands of time.

It’s a sit-in kayak with a fixed cockpit that you can use a spray skirt with.

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The Oru Kayak Bay ST is a solo kayak – this means it has seating for only 1 person.

Deflated and packed dimensions are:

84cm x 36cm x 74cm

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At 11.8 kg the Oru Kayak Bay ST is lightweight compared to a hard-shell kayak, but not our lightest kayak.

Most people can carry it down to the water by themselves.

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The Oru Kayak Bay ST is similar to a hard shell sea kayak. 

It’s not super tippy, but it’s not stable enough for dogs, kids or fishing.

You want to be careful getting in and out, and you should train how to do a deep water re-entry.

There is no fin or rudder on the Oru Kayak Bay ST.

Note that the Bay ST is easy to paddle, tracks very well and is not very wind affected, so you are not likely to need a rudder.

Yes, the ePropulsion Vaquita can be used via rachet straps.

• Fairing Handles

• Zipper Channels

• Coaming

• Adjustable Backrest

• EVA Foam Seat Pad

• Removable bulkheads

• Adjustable Foot Brace

The Oru Kayaks are lightweight but extraordinarily strong.

They’re created from 5 mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene with a 10-year UV treatment.

Translation? Oru Kayaks are incredibly puncture + abrasion resistant and built to last.

They can withstand sliding over rocks, bumping into obstacles, and folding up tens of thousands of time.

The Oru Kayak Bay ST is manufacted by Oru Kayak in Mexico.

Learn more about Oru Kayak.

How to use the Oru Kayak Bay ST

You can review the instruction manual here:

Oru Kayak Bay ST Instruction Manual

But my strong recommendation is that you take a look at the setup video: 

It should take you around 10 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.

It’s about 10 minutes, once you have got the hang of it.

The pack away takes about 6 minutes

Pull out the seat.

Use a towel to wipe down the kayak.

Fold the kayak up.

What to buy

• Oru Kayak

• Instruction Manual

You need to purchase a paddle and a life jacket at a minimum.

You can also purchase a paddle leash so you don’t lose your paddle! 

We also recommend a dry bag for keeping your gear dry.

The Orbit paddle is my top recommendation to go with the Oru Kayak Bay ST kayak.

The Orbit paddle can be shortened for more powerful, vertical strokes, which suits the narrow beam of the Bay ST.

But any of our collapsible paddles will be suitable.

Check out our range of featherable, collapsible kayak paddles.

You do not need a pump for any of the Oru Kayaks because they do not have inflation chambers.

Yes!

We offer a package deal with a $49 discount, just underneath the Add to Cart button.

General information

Oru Kayak products come with a 3-year warranty on all kayaks. You can find details of this warranty here.

Get in touch as we carry some spare parts and may be able to help out.

Our 90-day “Try it on the Water” Returns means that if the kayak is not what you expected, you have 90 days after delivery to return the kayak for a FULL refund. 

Shipping is free for orders over $99 and $19 flat rate for orders under $99.

If the product is in stock, it will ship from Melbourne within 2-3 business days of ordering.

For more shipping questions, check out https://ozinflatablekayaks.com.au/shipping/ 

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