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 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.
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!