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For the solo paddler who wants to travel the world or just has limited storage space, the Innova Helios I Inflatable Kayak fits under an airplane seat and weighs just 24 lbs. Although it doesn't weigh much, the heavy duty rubber coated 1,200 denier Nitrylon exterior is extremely tough, capable of resisting the typical bumps and abrasion that a well-traveled boat endures. Innova uses Lite-Pack on the deck and interior of the Helios I for further weight reduction and comfort against the skin. This material has a polyester face that's softer and significantly lighter than Nitrylon yet stands up to the usual cockpit and deck wear and tear. For multi-day paddling trips storage underneath the Innova Helios I Inflatable Kayak's front and rear decks provides ample storage for camping gear and plenty of good food. Set-up takes less than 10 minutes, and is not nearly as complicated or expensive as many folding kayaks on the market. For a similar boat with two seats be sure to check out the Innova Helios II Inflatable Kayak.
- Altrec Outdoors
Innova Helios I EX Inflatable Kayak - The Helios I EX Inflatable Kayak by Innova is a credible single seat touring kayak that is perfect for sea kayaking, day touring, and fishing. Weighing only 29 lbs, The Helios I EX is fully rubber-coated Nitrylon fabric construction throughout, that means it is rugged, dries fast, and is easy to keep clean. Ideal for exploring rivers, paddling along ocean shorelines, or going fishing in the back country. A single-seat version of the versatile and rugged Helios II which is used for search and rescue by the Canadian Ranger Kayak Patrol. The extended fore and aft decks provide room for gear storage and it comes with its own deluxe drybag-backpack that will fit in an airline overhead bin. Not only that, when you reach your destination, you can set up in less than 10 minutes, no really we mean it. The Helios was chosen twice for a Readers Choice Award
For sea kayaking, day touring, and fishing. The Helios I EX is a single-seat kayak that incorporates the same fabrics and features as the Helios II EX, but with additional room for gear storage under the extended fore and aft decks. Weighing only 29 pounds in the Nitrylon version, it is a very credible pocket touring kayak. Nitrylon is rugged, dries fast, and is easy to keep clean. Included Features: Deck netting and gear bungees Adjustable footrest Carry handles Drybag/backpack For improved tracking, an optional foot-controlled rudder is available, or the Helios I EX also has mount for an optional tracking fin. The Helios was chosen twice for a Readers Choice Award from Sea Kayaker magazine in the inflatable kayak category. The award was based on the results of a reader survey taken every three years. RIVER RATING: Class I LENGTH: 10 ft. 2 in. WIDTH: 28 in. WEIGHT: 24 lbs. LitePack version, 29 lbs. Nitrylon EX version AIR CHAMBERS: 3 Main CAPACITY: 220 lbs (1 person) PACKED DIM: 20x14x8 in. MATERIAL: 1200-denier Nitrylon & LitePack, or all-Nitrylon - No PVC! INCLUDES: Drybag/backpack for transport RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES: paddle, foot-operated rudder*, UV Protector, PFD *When using the Helios as a sea touring kayak, we recommend purchasing the foot-operated rudder for precise control.
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