473 Air Glide™ Kayak

15' 6"
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473 Air Glide™ Kayak Description

Welcome to the brand new Air Glide 473 by Bay Sports, a 100% drop stitch kayak designed here in Manly, Australia. The Air Glide is a brilliant lightweight kayak with excellent tracking, build quality and is Certified to ISO 6185-1 Type III standards.

- Advancements in inflatable water sport technologies, in particular drop-stitch manufacturing techniques, have developed in recent times, we are experiencing a fast transition into more practical, lightweight, yet sturdy watercraft.

- This inflatable Drop Stitch kayak is faster, stiffer and stronger than any conventional air kayak. It can be easily transported in a compact bag.

- At just 19.9kgs, the material is much lighter than any polyethylene double kayak on the market, whilst the boat shape is narrower and nevertheless provides more space. - And with up to 10 psi air pressure, so it is as stable and solid as a hard shell kayak.

- The side chambers and bottom floor are made of high-denier (drop stitch) fabric for superior strength, high-pressure inflation, durability, and abrasion resistance in this patent-pending kayak construction.

- Moulded V-shaped shape underneath bow and stern made of rigid, durable material for better tracking, easier paddling, and greater speed.

Up to 50% lighter than their traditional counterparts plastic kayak, making for easy transportation to and from the water.

- Folds up into a compact bag, making great for those living in apartments, or those with little room to store a plastic kayak - you can leave it in the boot of your car or store it away in your cupboard.

- Remarkably tough and durable, being made from an abrasion resistant material, inflatable kayaks won't ding or scratch like a traditional plastic kayak.

- Great performance and tracking capability, with huge advancements in the rigid V-hull, including a clever slide-in skeg, makes for a fast kayak that holds a straight line.

473 Air Glide™ Kayak Specs and Features

  • Structure: Inflatable, Folding
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Tandem, 3+
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • Up to 4x higher operating pressure (up to 10PSI) than regular inflatable kayaks.
  • 2 side carrying handles, allows kayak to be used and transported by one person.
  • Adjustable 4-point High-back seats provide excellent back support and comfort.
  • Detachable large skeg keeps kayak on a straight track while paddling.
  • Tough, durable, compact, and lightweight, with great maneuverability and excellent stability.
  • Surpass the speed of a hard-shell kayak yet enjoy easy portability.
  • 12 x D-rings allow seat adjustments for one or two person seat setup.
  • Deluxe, replaceable H3 high-pressure valves are reliable and airtight.
  • Unique ultralight, universal design for all ages
  • 100% Drop Stitch Construction with PVC

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