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The recreational kayak for everyone, the Inlet is our lightest, most portable, and easiest to assemble boat YET. Designed for use on flat water, this boat is playful and light. You can store it just about anywhere. Get ready to streamline your entire kayaking experience. 

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    Product Highlights +

    At 20 pounds, you can store the Inlet just about anywhere. It’s compact enough to stash in your trunk, closet, boat or garage, and lightweight enough to bring with you everywhere. You can check it on a plane or hike into remote waters with the Inlet Pack.

    On the water, the 10 foot Inlet is stable, but also nimble and playful. It’s intended for use in calm water - think mirror-smooth lakes, rivers, and streams. Its large, open cockpit is perfect for paddles with a dog or small child. Best for first-time paddlers and beginners, but all levels will enjoy this recreational kayak.

    Durability +

    Our boats 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. With a super tough hull, they can withstand sliding over rocks, bumping into obstacles, and they are rated to 20,000 fold cycles. 

    Specs & Measurements +

    Weight: 20 lbs.
    Length: 9'6" feet 
    Width: 30" 
    Cockpit: 23" by 44"
    Max paddler height: 6'2" 
    Weight capacity: 275 pounds (allowing room for 1 adult + gear)
    Kayak box: 42" by 18" by 10" 
    Shipping box: 44" by 21" by 11" 
    Set-up time: 3 to 5 minutes 

    Warranty & Returns +

    Our Love Your Boat Guarantee offers 30-day returns that are easy and simple. Read more about our Return Policy here.  All of our boats come with a 1-year warranty. Our service department is here to assist with any assembly or technical questions you may have. Learn more about our warranty here.

    Financing +

    As low as $71/month with 0% APR. We partner with Affirm to offer you easy monthly payments over 3, 6, or 12 months. No hidden fees and no surprises. Learn more. 





    Features & Tech

    Buckle-closure system

    Side-release buckles are super easy, intuitive, and everyone that’s ever had a backpack knows how to use ‘em. Simple to clip and tighten for all levels of strength.

    Adjustable footrest

    With a fully adjustable footrest, tightening or loosening straps to adjust length is a cinch. It provides maximum comfort for any paddler height.

    Adjustable backrest

    A fully adjustable backrest provides support for taller and more petite paddlers. Simply loosen the knob on the rear of the seat to slide the backrest to the desired height.


    Fairings allow the kayak to more easily cut through the water.

    Small Companions Welcome

    With a wide, spacious cockpit, the Inlet makes entry and exit simple for dogs or small kids.

    Speedy Assembly

    A 3 to 5 minute assembly means more time enjoying friends, family, and relaxing on the water.

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    Stable + Playful

    Intended for calm water, the Inlet has a 30" width for extra stability - perfect for agile paddling or relaxing in the sun.

    Rest Easy, We’ve Got You

    Inlet Assembly Video

    Video assembly guide for the Oru Kayak Inlet. This is a 5 minute video that goes through the simple steps required to build your kayak + details on how to return it to box form after a day out on the water. If you find any of the steps confusing or difficult, reach out to our support team @ 

    Introducing the Inlet

    The Inlet is, quite simply, for everyone. Designed to be played with on flatwater, this model’s features speak to paddlers of all skill levels and needs across the board. When not in use, the Inlet folds down into a box half the height of our existing kayaks. Most of the new perks of this model can be attributed to the ingenuity of the SHINY. NEW. fold pattern. Redesigned for the first time in our history, this new design focuses on efficiency and will streamline your entire kayaking experience, from box to boat to water and back.


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