Quality of Construction The construction is truly unique from most other inflatable kayaks on the market. There is a clip-on strap to keep it securely rolled up. The results of the vulcanization are seams that are bonded together exceptionally strong and a very durable inner lining. The bow and stern zippers make it super easy to store and access your gear as well as clean any water out after use. However more remote less densely populated areas will not be covered by a next day service. The tracking and speed will be far better with the longer tandem version of the Swing.
Velkou část produkce tvoří multifunkční vzduchové systémy pro široké využití, hlavně v nábytkářském odvětví. Carry Bag The Swing does not come with its own carry bag as many other inflatable kayaks do. The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket. There are a lot of positives to the Swing and it is definitely worth checking out. This means that each Gumotex Inflatable has been tested under inflatation twice before it is packaged! I recently purchased this kayak from Dick's Sporting Goods and is my first Fishing kayak and first kayak ever. This makes Nitrilon fabric an excellent material for the construction of inflatable watercraft.
The Swing 2 is sleek but stable and more than capable of longer journeys, weekend expeditions or even a bit of brisk grade 2 moving water with the optional sprayskirts. After that the kayak tracked erratically and I had to work 3x as hard to keep it on track. The reinforcements also shape the deck of the kayak. The closed style cockpit helps to keep the paddler drier and warmer. But my first trip on a brook with some rapids and debris in the water and at time not deep, the fin ripped off at the connecting insert sites.
Pros: Small packed size and weight. The Solar comes with the upgraded 80L backpack similar to the one included with the Sunny and Helios. To solve this, you can loosen up the back seat strap and tighten the side straps, which will move the seat forward. Light and Compact Closed-deck inflatable kayaks are known to be heavy. Make sure you attach the fin before you inflate the kayak otherwise you will not be able to get it on! The new silhouette offers more room for baggage and a greater variety of seating positions.
The included decklines are handy for storing extra kit and the comfortable seat allows you to get into a good position for paddling. Both kayaks are now constructed from Nitrilon, the rugged material used in the original Sunny and Helios models and currently used on the Solar and Safari models; the 2018 models were produced using Light Nitrilon, a less rugged and lighter material. You might want to keep in mind that the seats are made of thin foam, and have a low back against the aluminum bar, which might become a problem of comfort over time. Tracking Fin The tracking fin is a decent size and is very necessary when paddling in open water. I found it very easy to put on as well as take off and it is extremely secure when attached. Bottom line is that it is comfortable, easy, compact, stylish and fun.
The Better fabric is used by inflatable kayak manufacturers that have a bladder inside an outer fabric like Sevylor. There are also additional storage bungees for those items that need to be close at hand. I have to say the deck is awesome. There is an optional spray skirt that can be purchased if desired. Enjoy Kevin McDonald Hi Nate, There is actually a fair amount of room up front past your legs and the zippered deck gives you easy access.
Does anyone have any recommendations of where I might be able to get this professionally repaired???? The kayak is supplied with two aluminium reinforcements for improved rigidity of the hull, maneuverability and stability. The three fabrics are Basic Better and Best. When deflated it rolls up into a super compact package. The two kayaks now come with draw-sack carrying cases. Then you can start pumping.
The tracking fin helps with going straight but you will still notice a slight yaw movement side to side. The kayak is supplied with two aluminium reinforcements for improved rigidity of the hull, maneuverability and stability. We have had a Innova Swing tandem for three years and really love it. Of course there is also the bungee tie down cords on top to secure gear. The bow and stern bungee cords are a nice feature for securing gear that you want easy access to such as a jacket or water bottle.
Leaking seams are one of the main complaints with inflatable kayaks that are not constructed well. The Gumotex Swing 2 is a high quality decked double kayak which weighs only 14kg and packs down into a large rucksack. While the kayak silhouettes remain virtually unchanged, the added material thickness increases the kayak weights from 16 and 24 lbs, to 20 and 29 lbs respectively. The Gumotex Swing 1 is perfect for exploring the sheltered waters of the Norfolk Broads or paddling about the creeks of the North Norfolk coast. At only 22 pounds it can easily be carried by one person and brought anywhere you want to go including on an airplane, a larger boat or in the trunk of your vehicle. There is no cost associated with instore collection.
The performance is decent and I think it is ideal for flat water paddling. I rate this kayak a 7 because the adjustable seat strap broke with-in the second kayak trip I took. Overall a good kayak for the money. Adjustable footrest and padded foam seats with backbands ensure both paddlers are comfortable whilst all the gear is safely stowed underneath the zipped deck in bow and stern. The Swing 1 also comes in a tandem version, the.