Innova Helios II Inflatable Kayak
Solving the logistical problems of traveling with a boat, the Innova Helios II Inflatable Kayak allows you to pack your boat into a carry-on size bag for trips to amazing paddling locations from Chile to the Bowron Lakes. Whether you don't have the storage space in your home, don't like dealing with roof racks, or have your mind set on a far off paddling destination, a folding inflatable kayak is an option worthy of serious consideration. This version of the Helios II (formerly the Helios 380EX) uses Nitrylon throughout, which is a super tough material that stands up to the unavoidable wear and tear on the boat's underbelly and interior. A full back support in the front cockpit has been added to improve comfort. Perfectly suited for flatwater river and lake paddling, many find the Innova Helios II Inflatable Kayak practical for open water travel when used with a foot operated rudder accessory (sold separately). For a single seat version be sure to check out the Innova Helios I Inflatable Kayak.
- Materials: Low stretch polyester and heavy duty rubber coated 1,200 denier Nitrylon exterior
- Capacity: 2
- Weight capacity: 396 lbs.
- 3 main air chambers
- Both the fore and aft cockpits offer complete back support
- Netting or bungees on each deck for easy gear storage
- Class I river rating is best suited for flat water river and lake paddling
- Rudder accessory compatible (sold separately). Recommended for use in open water
- Handy carry handles on the bow and stern
- Drybag backpack included for storage and transport. Backpack straps are padded and adjustable
- Length and width: 12 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 6 in.
- Packed dimensions: 20 x 15 x 9 in.
- Weight: 33 lbs.
Purchase the Innova Helios II Inflatable Kayak from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- October 6 2008
if you're considering a sea kayak, consider this inflatable
prior to getting a helios, I owned a hardshell. While efficient, it was awkward to transport, no good for rivers. I started yaking a lot more after getting the helios. First, I could include yakless friends, or my kids because I got the two man. But it was also way easier to transport, and shuttles on river runs didn't require anything special car-wise on either end. I've owned my helios for almost 10 years now, and it will probably go for at least that more. With a rounded keel, it tracks great and is fast. Easy to get back into if you flop out. I would never go back to a hardshell.