Innova Kayaks Swing II Tandem inflatable kayak - Red
The Innova Kayaks Swing II red tandem inflatable kayak is the tandem version of its little brother, the Swing I. The Swing II 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 II 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 II 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.
Be sure to check out the “specs” tab for specifics about the Swing II, the “About Innova” tab to learn what makes Innova’s boats so tough and high quality, and the “Videos” tab to see the Swing II in action, how Innova kayaks inflate, and more!
- Innova Swing 2 Specifications -
- Type: Recreation
- RIVER RATING: Class II
- LENGTH: 13'
- WIDTH: 33"
- WEIGHT: 31 lbs
- AIR CHAMBERS: 3
- CAPACITY: 485 lbs (2 persons)
- PACKED DIM: 27x16x10"
- MATERIAL: Nitrylon Lite™ (NL) for added durability - No PVC!
- INCLUDES: Tracking fin, repair kit
- RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES: paddle, UV Protector, PFD, spray skirt
- PVC-FREE: This product is made free of PVC
- SPRAY DECK: Standard
- SELF BAILING: No
- MAX# PERSONS: 2