Submitted by: clutchless on 4/27/2016
It holds air but I am reluctant to head far from shore. It is slow compared to my 16 foot hard kayak, but stable and fun for 2 people if they can organize their paddling. Tracking leaves something to be desired, but I understand a skeg or rudder is available.
I think it may be good for fishing or for the kids to play with, but overall prefer my other boats.
Submitted by: airborneshodan on 12/31/2015
The kayak is super tough - no punctures despite heavy use in rock beach landings. My first failure came last weekend when the inner valve flap on the starboard chamber started leaking air. I consider this normal wear and tear for a small rubber flap. I expect the yak to be back up to normal once I install the replacement valve.
I recommend this for any one that has a need for a kayak that can be transported in a small car, stored in an apartment or transported worldwide. I do not recommend this for paddling on unprotected waters.
Submitted by: northparader on 8/6/2014
Submitted by: Anonymous on 1/7/2014
They are a very high quality product, well made and very durable. They have lasted very well, are easy to inflate and deflate and can carry a good amount of equipment when traveling. I have found that the optional rudder is helpful in windy conditions.
Innova has further improved the build since I bought my original Helios I and the kayak is very durable and versatile. I do want to also add that, very importantly, after sales service from Innova has been excellent and I found that Tim at Innova Kayak really does believe in and stand by the product. I highly recommend these kayaks.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 5/26/2011