Swing I

10' 4"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Swing I Description

SWING 1 is a sit-in inflatable kayak great for relaxing tips on sheltered waters, harbours, lakes and rivers up to Gr. 2 white water. The kayak is supplied with two aluminium reinforcements for improved rigidity of the hull, maneuverability and stability. The reinforcements also shape the deck of the kayak. Thanks to its low weight the kayak is perfect for trips with frequent portages. The enclosed deck prevents water getting in. The kayak is available in a single and a double version.

Swing I Specs and Features

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Boat equipment
  • Deck with zippers in the bow and stern
  • Deck reinforcements
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Comfortable seat from PE foam with backrest
  • Elastic ropes for securing baggage
  • Grab handles for easy handling
  • Fixture for tracking fin
  • Tracking fin
  • Push-push valves
  • Safety relief valve in the bottom of the boat
  • Repair kit
  • Cleaning sponge
  • Fabric transport bag

Swing I Reviews

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I have had this kayak for 4…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/18/2022

I have had this kayak for 4 yrs and it is in perfect shape . I have taken it on the Sacramento River in Northern Calif. to many times to count . It is a super inflatable kayak, quality is second to none. I would recommend it to everyone.


This is an excellent kayak!…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/1/2021
This is an excellent kayak! Absolutely nothing to complain about. Quick pumping up and assembly, light to carry and she tracks really well. Quick too, and stable. I use the kayak on open coastal waters and inlets.

Excellent kayak, very stable,…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 12/23/2020
Excellent kayak, very stable, fast en roomy for the legs!

Being interested in…

Submitted by: paddler834866 on 7/25/2020
Being interested in inflatable kayaks as an alternative to my heavy poly boats, I conducted extensive research into the many companies offering these much lighter boats. The company I kept coming back to was Innova and it wasn't a hard choice to select the solo paddler Swing I model. I dealt with the company direct, and they were very good about shipping the boat across the country quickly to arrive in time for my autumn vacation last year. Setting up the boat is easy as advertised and the construction is first rate. On my first river trip, I ended up in shallow rocky areas and the boat was not even marked. After that I faced larger rapids throughout the day and was thrilled with the responsiveness in the whitewater. I'm not saying this boat is ready for the Grand Canyon, but it is fine for me in Class 2 and some 3 water. My other major use of the boat is quick lake floats after work. I travel the West working and can get in a variety lakes and reservoirs after a shift. One of my first tries at this, I selected my camp (Canyon Ferry, Montana) and easily carried the boat ninety yards to the water from my camp. No longer am I a slave to boat launches. I can transport the boat in the topper of my truck without tying it down, or deflate it. I can also fold the boat up with the frame bars that are front and in back of the paddler. (These braces take the boat to serious kayak country, as opposed to other inflatables without this feature that are more like beach toys.) As said earlier, I am impressed with the quality of construction and the rubber utilized in manufacture. But the boat is mighty fine to look at, also. I am impressed too with the design of the zippers on the decks to store and retrieve gear. I am quite pleased with my purchase, and urge others in the market to check out Innova's fleet of tandems, solo boats and everything they have to offer.

Great ultralight boat (11kg)…

Submitted by: Sincress on 9/4/2019

Great ultralight boat (11kg) which sets up very quickly (7 mins cca) and is quite fast (around 5.7 km/h). It's a joy to paddle as it gets moving very quickly and tracks decently for a short boat. The deck zippers allow for easy access to storage but are leaky in waves. They are also metal so will probably rust over time. The boat is easy to dry and wipe down after use, but on longer journeys some water will accumulate on the bottom. My advice is to stuff something waterproof under the seat to raise it and keep yourself dry.


Couldn't be happier with the…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 2/25/2019

Couldn't be happier with the Innova Swing I after 25+ hours on flatwater to Class II+. Being able to hike short distances to otherwise unobtainable bodies of water has changed my perspective on paddling options.

Pros: Small packed size and weight. Average setup time around 5-7 minutes. Storage, storage and more storage. The inflatable floor is more comfortable than a traditional kayak. Cons: The optional spray skirt is a little hard to attach.

Since my house is tiny and there is literally no room to store a hard shell boat (except the living room ceiling in a rather obnoxious fashion), an inflatable is the only option to keep me on the water. I wish I had gone with an inflatable earlier.


I recently purchased this…

Submitted by: kayakQ305 on 6/21/2016

I recently purchased this kayak from Dick's Sporting Goods and is my first Fishing kayak and first kayak ever. It is a great kayak for all your kayak occasions. Some Features such as 2 accessory mounting rails, a self bailing cockpit and 2 flush mount rod holders.

Adjustable comfort seat
Adjustable Step Lock foot rest system
Swivel rod holder
2 Flush mount rod holders
2 Accessory mounting rails
10" cam-lock hatch with dry bag
Large stern well with bungees
Front, rear and side carry handles
Molded-in cup holder
Integrated drain plug
Self bailing cockpit
Length- 124"
width- 31"
Height- 13.25"
capacity- 300 lbs
weight- 47.4 lbs

The version I picked up from Dick's is not the 124F version but the Cayman 124 which does not have the paddle holder but overall I like the kayak and recommend it to everyone that is looking for a great kayak with out breaking the bank. I have taken it out on Key Biscayne Bay-Miami Florida (saltwater) and the kayak paddles & treads well, very stable for long kayak trips or fishing and the cam-lock hatch helps to store items. I rate this kayak a 7 because the adjustable seat strap broke with-in the second kayak trip I took. I am happy that I have been able to catch several fishes from this kayak. Jack Crevalles, Snappers and Saucereye Porgy just to name a few.Overall a good kayak for the money. I hope to see more video reviews on youtube of this kayak soon. I thank and Love Paddling.net for what they are doing for the community of kayaking,paddle boarding and Kayak fishing.


I bought Swing 1 (Innova)…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/3/2014
I bought Swing 1 (Innova) from LL Bean. It worked well on deep water with the fin for a keel. But my first trip on a brook with some rapids and debris in the water and at time not deep, the fin ripped off at the connecting insert sites. Making it impossible to reattach the fin (which was lost in the water anyways). After that the kayak tracked erratically and I had to work 3x as hard to keep it on track. I returned the kayak to LL Bean in Fayetteville, NY

I'm a 60yr old female with a…

Submitted by: paddler234795 on 9/30/2012
I'm a 60yr old female with a Swing I, and I absolutely LOVE it. I've paddled it in places I could never have gone alone before. At only 22 lbs I can tote it around easily on my own, inflated or rolled up to travel. The 33" inflated width makes it extremely stable, but it's still quick and light. We recently bought a second one so my husband and I can take them on the road.

We've had other inflatables, and nothing comes close to Swing I for responsiveness, speed in the water, quality in design and general ease of use. I'd also recommend the special airlock pump accessory and a 4-part paddle if you like to travel. Pump, paddle and boat fit into a mid-size backpack or suitcase, and setup REALLY only takes 5 minutes!