The Haven

by  Oru Kayak
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The Haven Description

The Haven is a folding tandem with impeccable performance and unmatched portability. Oru Kayaks also added “versatility” to their toolbelt – the Haven easily converts to a single-seater high performance kayak with the switch of a few buckles, for those times when you just want to fly solo for a bit.

The Haven combines the stability and quick setup of the Beach LT with the performance and speed of the Coast XT - it's a boat with endless possibilities.

The Haven Specs and Features

  • Structure: Folding
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo, Tandem
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • The world's first origami tandem kayak
  • Supports both two seater and single seater configurations
  • Integrated track system supports accessories including cup holders, fishing rods and more!
  • Folds up into the size of a large portfolio or suitcase
  • Stash it pretty much anywhere: your trunk, closet, boat, garage, van, even under your bed
  • Standard accessories fit into the folded up boat
  • Note: Unfortunatley The Haven IS NOT compatible with the Oru Pack accessory.
  • Withstands sliding over rocks or bumping into obstacles under the water
  • Superior tracking and speed due to rigid hull and fold patterns

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The Haven Reviews

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My wife and I bought this so…

Submitted by: hanessjm on 6/3/2021

My wife and I bought this so a. we could just store in the back of our car and use whenever we wanted without the hassle of loading it up, and b. so that we could paddle together, share beers, and bring our dogs if we want to. The Haven tracks straight, handles moderate chop very well, and is comfortable enough. For portability, accessibility and ease, it is 5 star.


Love our Oru Kayaks! We've…

Submitted by: ttamura on 3/10/2021
Love our Oru Kayaks! We've used the tandem Haven every week (at least once) since getting it in Sept. and bought the Beach for Christmas.

I was excited to see that…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/30/2019

I was excited to see that Oru started making a tandem kayak... even better that you could configure it for one person. Overall, I think it goes together easily (each time gets a little easier), and taking it apart is a breeze. My first trip out was on a windy day (up to 15 mph gusts) as a single. I weigh close to 200#, and what I found was the boat stayed too high in the bow. In quiet waters next to shore, it tracked well. When I got out into the wind, it was a beast to keep in a straight line. The following day, I tried it with my paddling partner, and it performed beautifully, with winds up to 20mph. The kayak wanted to stay broadside to the wind, but with a lot less effort than the previous day, we could keep going the direction we wanted to go. The same day, I let my partner out, and then tried sitting in the forward seat (rather than the middle one), and that configuration didn't do well in the wind either. My plan for solo kayaking in the future is to stow some ballast in the bow, and see how that works. Overall, I think it's a very nice option for a tandem, but its performance as a solo (unless VERY calm wind) is a little dubious.

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