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Oru and Kammok Partner to Launch the Outdoor 30 Under 30 Awards

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San Francisco, CA – Feb 1, 2016 –Oru Kayak, a leading innovator in kayak engineering and Kammok, an innovative outdoor gear and apparel brand, have partnered to launch the inaugural Outdoor 30 Under 30 list, highlighting athletes, designers, founder and misfits who have challenged the status quo and drive the industry forward.

“Working with Oru Kayak, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the most fun, passionate and driven bright young minds in the industry,” said Andy Cochrane, Oru Kayak’s director of marketing. “It was so surprising to me that no one has recognized this group before. A few months ago we started brainstorming with our friends at Kammok and momentum started building. It’s super exciting.”

Kammok Chief Operating Officer Haley Robison added, “The outdoor community is incredibly collaborative and motivated. This project gives us the opportunity to tell a collective story about where we’re headed and the impact we’re hoping to make. At Kammok, we believe adventure changes lives, and we’re thrilled to celebrate the next generation of individuals inspiring adventure by making it more accessible, imaginative, and sustainable.”

Nominations will be accepted February 1-29, 2016. Each nomination will be considered by a panel of eight respected judges, who are notable spokesman, stewards and influencers in the outdoor industry. The full Outdoor 30 Under 30 list will be announced on March 18th.

Outdoor 30 Under 30 Judges:

  • Gordon Seabury, Chairman of OIA Board
  • Kate Williams, 1% For the Planet CEO
  • Scott Kerslake, CEO of PrAna, Interim President of Mountain Hardwear
  • Jennifer Mull, Backwoods, CEO
  • Beaver Theodosakis, Founder of PrAna
  • Donna Carpenter, President of Burton
  • John Gans, Director of NOLS
  • Greg Thomsen, Director of Adidas Outdoor
  • John Fahey, Chairman of National Geographic

For more information about Outdoor 30 Under 30, visit To submit a nomination visit:

About Oru Kayak

Founded in 2012, Oru Kayak is a leading innovator in the kayaking industry and the first to bring a foldable kayak to market utilizing the principals of origami. Beyond the functionality of its engineering, the Oru Kayak stands apart from the competition for its superb on the water performance, durability, easy assembly, and stylish design. Based in San Francisco and manufactured in the USA, Oru Kayak is sold in dozens of countries across five continents including Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas. For more information visit Follow all brand updates on Twitter (@orukayak) and Facebook (


Kammok™ is an innovative outdoor brand that connects people with the adventure of changing lives. Through the provision of quality outdoor gear and apparel to the socially-conscious adventurer, every Kammok purchase has a direct impact on helping people in need and improving our natural resources. Kammok is a 1% For the Planet member and a certified B-Corp. Follow Kammok on Twitter (@Kammok_MOB) and FB (