ASSEMBLY VIDEO GUIDANCE REVIEWS. Adventure is a state of mind, not a level of difficulty. You might be able to modify it enough to make it comfortable enough but I just didn't like the boat enough to want to get into that. - Very stable. It's also amazingly smooth, stable, fast and fun for anyone — even novice paddlers, and taller paddlers up to 6'7". Cons: I'd give it 5 stars, but honestly the seat has caused me enough torture and the price is high enough to drop it a star. The style is called many things - folding kayaks, foldable kayaks, kayaks that fold, origami kayaks, etc, etc.. - but no matter what you call it, Oru Kayak is the best name in the game. This thing is as good as it gets. It looked good and paid $550. I bought the Coast after watching the videos on Oru's website. + takes on big waves easily and has very good stability through rough waters. All in all, I think this boat is excellent for what it is. Standard accessories fit into the folded up boat. If you are keeping score, ORU has sent me 4 Coast+/xt models and 3 of them have been defective.About the boats. It weighs around 36 lbs and it has got a maximum weight capacity of around 400 lbs. - Putting it together the first few times is worse than your average IKEA dresser, expect it to take 30 minutes until you get it down pat A kayak capable of serious performance, the Coast XT can handle ocean waves, calm lakes, and everything in between. I found it weather cocked a lot but it tracked pretty well and wasn't too slow and seemed to do well straight into the wind, much better than an inflatable. Pakboats kayaks are about the same or a little less, and are more practical. It’s a closed cockpit, performance kayak that’s been tested on Class III rivers and played in 6 foot waves. The weight of the XT is less than a kevlar equivalent, at half the price. Easy to assemble, the Oru Kayak Beach LT has a wide beam measuring 28 inches that makes it stable and easy to paddle, even by those with little experience. Nope. - You'll have some interesting conversations while assembling/disassembling from curious onlookers. It packs gear so well I've ended up taking other people's overflow on every trip. I bought it and tried it once and returned for refund (-15% restocking), Full decklines and rigging for storage and rescues, A super cool folding hatch for gear storage. The Oru 'Coast' is light, highly portable and assembles fairly easily. Myself and my partner (6'3" and 5'8") have no issues doing self rescues in a variety of methods, though due to the amount of water it can take on it can be really difficult to try to hoist it up to drain it before you get in. Boat number one was missing all of the u-channels that hold the bulkheads in place. You're going to have to use a bilge pump. She is still a novice and finds the boat stable enough for learning, but is also able to manuvure. It's primary stability is very high, secondary stability is fair, and speed is also only fair. The deck strap broke within 15 minutes of assembly. Who should paddle The Coast? We have selected and reviewed the 7 best foldable kayaks of 2021 - Read our detailed guide to choose the folding kayak that is right for you! The kayak assembly is not difficult but the disassembly can be a challenge. In 2018, we've made major improvements to the assembly process, comfort, fit, and safety of our flagship model - all of these features create a boat that's as beautiful to look at as it is to paddle. - Seems more susceptible to degraded performance from a bad packing job than a hardshell - though that may just be because it's easier to shove stuff further out than normal 2018 Coast XT - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, Oru Kayak Inc. 2020 DESIGNED & ENGINEERED IN CALIFORNIA, Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device, 2015-2016 Beach - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2015-2016 Bay - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2015-2016 Bay - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, 2018 Beach LT - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2018 Beach LT - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, 2018 Bay ST - DOWNLOADABLE ASSEMBLY GUIDE, 2018 Bay ST - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, 2018 Coast XT - DOWNLOADABLE OWNER'S MANUAL, choosing a selection results in a full page refresh, press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection. - Pretty easy to assemble after you've done it a couple times. 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