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.
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 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!