For an $800 pledge you get can get this folding, origami style kayak on Kickstarter. Slick site too, including quotes, videos, pictures, and a video. And the expected ship date is spring 2013. Pretty sweet.
The Oru Kayak is an incredible, high-performance boat that folds out
of a compact case. Inspired by origami, this innovative kayak transform
quickly, easily— and almost magically. Stash it in a trunk, check it on a
plane, stow it aboard a sailboat, or hike it in to remote waters. It’s
full size (12' long), super light (25 lbs), and quick to assemble (5
min). On the water it’s fast, stable, and handles incredibly well.
Oru Kayak makes the wonder and discovery of the great outdoors
accessible: easy foldability transforms boating from a special occasion
to anytime, anywhere.
Each Oru Kayak is engineered of a single sheet of double-layered
plastic. The single seam is sealed with a watertight rubber gasket.
Solid ribs offer strength and rigidity.The corrugated plastic skin is
extremely tough and durable.
"A marvel of compact choreography." —Fast Company
Oru Kayak design is revolutionary. The boats are sturdy and incredibly
light. They are as comfortable as any other sea or whitewater boat I've
paddled. They track really well and turn on a dime. The maneuverability
makes forward progress into a crushing headwind almost easy. The
implications for urban paddlers and for remote expeditionary paddling
are truly exciting." — Greg Miller, Outdoor Filmmaker & former NOLS instructor
"It accelerates like a rocket, and carves a turn like a dream." —Bill Vonnegut, Neptune's Rangers, professional kayak guide/instructor
city dwellers can own a kayak that stores in a closet and travels on
transit, AND still handles burly waters; plus, it's gorgeous."—Lisa Fisher, San Francisco
was wonderful! The Oru Kayak design felt fast and comfortable. You
completely forget that it's a neatly folded piece of plastic. After
kayaking around the marina and the larger waves of the San Francisco
Bay, I was still completely dry without a drop of water inside the
vessel."—David Lang, Make Magazine, CoFounder, OpenROV