Innova Swing I Inflatable Kayak - Red SWG-0016-105
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Innova Kayaks Swing I inflatable kayak - Red SWG-0016-105
The Innova Kayaks Swing I red inflatable kayak is the single-person version of its bigger brother, the tandem Swing II. The Swing I is a decked inflatable kayak that cuts through the water perfectly with its sharp lines. This boat responds well in lakes but scoffs at waves and more difficult class II waters. It only takes 5 minutes to inflate, and is easily packed away in a pillow-sized bag. Each Innova inflatable kayak is divided into 3 separate air chambers. A pressure relief valve is installed in the floor chamber to relieve possible over-pressure.
The Swing uses a highly-efficient “tubeless” system on its Nitrylon Lite™ hull. Nitrylon is a rip-stop polyester fabric, which is rubber coated on the interior for air retention, and Teflon treated on the outside for water repellency and stain resistance.
The air-holding seams of the hull are vulcanized and permanently bonded – similar to the way tires are vulcanized. Each chamber is individually tested at the factory for air retention.
The tubeless construction parallels what tire manufacturers went to decades ago – much lighter, but inflates to a higher pressure than competitors’ bladder kayaks (3psi vs. 2psi.). This higher pressure makes the boat stiffer and gives it a snappier paddling performance, especially in rougher water. Competitors’ inflatable kayaks are made using an unreinforced vinyl bladder inside a zip on skin. This makes the boat heavier, and could potentially allow water to get trapped inside, making it difficult to dry and pack away.
The decks of the Swing I are urethane-coated and have zippered access for ease of cleaning and gear storage. The aft zippered deck opens completely in 2 flaps for full access, and each deck has gear bungees. The decks are supported using aluminum arches fore and aft of the cockpit openings. The crosswise set of these arches give the deck shape and structure, and help give the Swing stiffness for when you’re paddling in rough water. When folding the kayak, you take the arches out for a compact folded size, or leave them in for a slightly bigger folded size.
The Swing also comes equipped with a carry handle on each end. If you want to stay dry while out there on the water, pick up a spray skirt in red or black!
Be sure to check out the “specs” tab for specifics about the Swing I, the “About Innova” tab to learn what makes Innova’s boats so tough and high quality, and the “Videos” tab to see the Swing I in action, how Innova kayaks inflate, and more!
Founded over 20 years ago, Innova Kayaks is the North American distributor of popular European inflatable kayaks, manufactured by Gumotex in the Czech Republic. Since then, Innova has sold flat water and moderate whitewater inflatable boats.
Unlike many other inflatables, Innova Kayaks’ boats are made from rubber – not PVC. This rubber material, Nitrylon™, is a lamination of nitrile synthetic rubber and natural rubber over a 1,200-denier, low stretch polyester fabric. Nitrylon™ is very puncture and abrasion resistant, and considerably stronger and better performing than PVC. This same material is actually used in high-end, Zodiac-Type tenders and high-end whitewater rafts. Each Innova boat has 3 main air chambers, plus other small ones for seats, decks, etc. These air chambers are filled to an industry-leading 3 psi, to provide a much more firm hull than the industry standard of 2 psi.
Green is one way to describe Innova Kayaks. PVC gives off dioxins into the environment. Not only is Nitrylon™ stronger and better performing than PVC, but it is also very eco-friendly. It can easily be recycled, and in 2010, Innova started the first inflatable kayak and canoe recycling program.
Convenience & Portability
In this day and age, people are traveling and moving around more than ever before in history. Convenience is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Innova’s boats fully inflate in just minutes, and when you’re done, they fold up small enough to fit into a bag the size of a small duffle bag. They are lightweight, very easy to carry and transport, and can be stored in tight places – even in an airplane as carry-on.
Over the years, Innova Kayaks has been the recipient of many awards, endorsements, and features in the boat and boat fishing industries. The quality, convenience, and track record of Innova Kayaks proves that they have THE boats you want to own.
Shipping was very prompt, kayak is easy to set up and works perfectly in the water! Better than many solid kayaks I've used.
Great Inflatable Kayak
Kayak Creek shipped the kayak quickly so I received on time to go kayaking. I have tried the Innova Swing I 2 times on lakes only. I like it a lot as it is not too heavy so easy to take from parking to lake. Easy to put together and inflate quite quickly. It tracks well even with wind. The strap that comes with it make it easy to fold and store, also I bought the dry bag from Innova, which is great. But thanks to Kayak Creek for carrying and showing me Innova that lack rating in the US as to me it should be ranked in the top 5 inflatable kayaks.
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LOVE this boot. It’s absolutely PERFECT. The entire process from purchasing to delivery to using it has been amazing. It fits 2 adults and one child comfortably. We have used it 4 times and each adventure has been awesome!
Good communication, easy to work with, great product!
Matt at Kayak Creek was nice to work with. The hand written note was a special touch that I greatly appreciated. Even during the pandemic, Matt kept good communication as items were back-ordered. The NuCanoe Frontier 12 is a top of the line fishing and hunting kayak that I highly recommend and Kayak Creek is great to work with. Thanks!
Very easy to assemble (start with the back piece), fits easily in the car, very good floatability, stability and speed on both lake and ocean (4 feet waves).
In tandem mode it leaks a bit through the joints but it’s normal.
It floats even when full of water.
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His service was definitely above and beyond what one normally gets from even companies that offer great service.
Thanks for all your hard work Matt! You helped make an incredible fishing summer!
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Making a big investment without seeing the product was a big leap for me but working Matt helped me through this process (before and even after the purchase!)
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