Origami-inspired, versatile camping furniture
The Oru Camp-Essentials lineup is an innovative collection of camping furniture, built with the brand's signature pre-folded polypropylene construction. These products are designed to be easily portable, sturdy, and multifunctional, making them a great addition to any campsite.
The SwitchTable is an adjustable-height table that can serve multiple purposes, such as a dining table, prep table, workspace, or coffee table. Its split top opens to reveal two storage compartments that can be used for dry storage or as a backup ice-filled cooler. The PopLounge chair is a portable Adirondack-style chair that features a storage compartment under the seat. The FlipCube is a versatile piece of furniture that can function as a storage box, step stool, footrest, bench, or side table.
Although there are other foldable camping furniture products on the market that are similarly compact and lightweight, Oru's offerings stand out in terms of performance and durability. The SwitchTable has a weight capacity of 400 lb, which is significantly higher than that of other folding camp tables. Oru's pre-folded “living hinges” are designed to distribute weight evenly and have been tested for 20,000 folds, making them more durable than traditional mechanical hinges and joints.
On the downside, the Oru Camp lineup does not include some popular features, such as individually adjustable legs on the SwitchTable and armrests or cupholders on the PopLounge chair. However, if the durability and unique features of Oru's products can justify their higher price points, they may prove to be a worthwhile investment for campers seeking quality and longevity in their outdoor furniture.
Pros of the Oru Camp-Essentials lineup:
- Portability: The pre-folded polypropylene construction allows the furniture to be easily packed and transported, making it convenient for camping trips.
- Multifunctionality: Each piece of furniture serves multiple purposes, such as the SwitchTable's ability to function as a dining table, prep table, workspace, or coffee table.
- Durability: The Oru Camp lineup boasts a higher weight capacity and more durable hinges compared to traditional folding camping furniture.
- Storage capabilities: The SwitchTable, PopLounge chair, and FlipCube all feature built-in storage compartments, providing additional space for gear and supplies.
- Unique design: Oru's signature origami-inspired design sets the lineup apart from other camping furniture on the market.
Cons of the Oru Camp-Essentials lineup:
- Price: The Oru Camp lineup has a higher price point compared to some other folding camping furniture options, potentially making it less accessible to budget-conscious campers.
- Lack of popular features: Some features common in camping furniture, such as individually adjustable legs on the SwitchTable and armrests or cupholders on the PopLounge chair, are not included in the Oru Camp lineup.
- Competition: Although Oru's products are innovative, there are already many foldable camping furniture products on the market that are compact, lightweight, and easy to set up and break down.
- Reliance on crowdfunding: The Oru Camp lineup is launching on Kickstarter, which can be a risk for backers due to potential delays or unfulfilled promises. However, Oru has a history of successful campaigns, which may alleviate some concerns.