Innova Swing I Inflatable Kayak - Green SWG1-0017-GRN
Innova Kayaks Swing I Inflatable Kayak - Green
Innova Kayaks is finally introducing the Swing I inflatable kayak in green for 2017! The Swing I 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!
Still waiting for the weather to warm up to take out the Flint with Pivot Drive. Great communication with the store rep, Matt. Despite a small scratch on the hull during delivery, everything was great. Definitely do business with Kayak Creek again. I was able to printout the Pivot Drive instructions. Instructions were great.
We had a positive experience with kayak Creek, they were quick to answer questions, and let us know when to expect delivery. I highly recommend them. As for the kayak, it will be a bit before we can get our toes (hopefully not much more) in the water, but it is solidly built and we are looking forward to our adventures. No regrets!
The ordering and shipping process from Kayak Creek was fantastic! Since it's not quite summer, we have not been able to get out on the kayaks yet. So, I can't attest to how the kayaks handle in the water and how easy they are to fold. But, I can say that Kayak Creek was in constant communication about when our order would be fulfilled and when we could expect our kayaks in the mail. They arrived way sooner than we expected! We cannot wait to take them out on and water and add to this review in the near future.
I've only used my Beach LT 3 times so far, but I've loved it from the start. I can now get it set up in about 10 minutes, and this gets easier as it loses its initial stiffness. I was warned the backlog meant it would arrive in 3 to 8 weeks and it took 7. I love that I saved $100 thanks to Kayak Creek's sale price. My only criticism is that I didn't always get responses to calls and notes.
Onve in awhile, you get great servuce backed by good people, who see tmyour order through and who give it a personal touch. Matt was helpful and kind and the products and service are wonderful. I love my kayak! Thank you, Kayak Creek, for being honest and so helpful. The photo is of my boyfriend on Thermalito Afterbay in his NuCanoe.
Great company to deal with. Matt worked hard to work out the details of getting me a canoe to me while I was on the road.
He arranged for me to pick my Frontier 12 in Denver, then when the manufacturer couldn’t fulfill my paddle order, he found a paddle for me through a competitor and arranged for it to be delivered to my next destination.
Then...... when I decided to purchase a casting bar Matt again worked out the details of getting it to me while I was still traveling.
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!