Posted by: airkayaks | November 22, 2019

15 Gift Ideas for Stand-up Paddle Board Lovers

Short on time and a long list of gifts to search for? We’ve updated our list of 15 Gift Ideas for Paddle Board Lovers at AirKayaks for 2019 – these include gifts in a wide range of prices, certain to make that special person happy! Our focus is on portable options for those planning on travel or short on space, though many can be used by all paddle boarders. Seattle Sports Waterproof Cell Phone Case

1) Seattle Sports E-Merse XL Original Cell Phone Waterproof Case – $19.95
The Seattle Sports E-Merse R/S Original XL Cell Phone Waterproof Case offers maximum, submersible, waterproof protection for your electronics and valuables when properly closed. Use your cell phone while on the water – text, call and access APPS right through the case!

Advanced Elements Coil Ankle Leash

2) Advanced Elements Coiled Ankle Leash – $34.99
A 9 ft adjustable, coiled recreational paddle board leash designed to prevent excess drag while keeping you comfortably tethered to your paddle board. Comes with storage bag. Weight: 8.8 oz.

 

Red Paddle Co Schrader Valve Attachment

3) Red Paddle Co Schrader Valve Adaptor – $34.95
Easily pump up your high-pressure inflatable paddle board! The Schrader valve adaptor attaches to a standard bike, tire pump or air compressor, allowing you to pump up to high pressures without all the back strain. Works with Halkey Roberts military valves.

TRiB Outdoor AirCap Pressure Gauge

4) TRiB Outdoor airCap Solar-Powered HR Pressure Gauge – $34.95

Take the guess-work out of inflation with the solar-powered airCap pressure gauge – for Halkey-Roberts, Summit II and other valves. Measures up to 20 psi, making it ideal for a range of inflatable craft including rafts, IKs, SUPs and RIBs.

Red Paddle Original Dry Bag5) Red Paddle Co Original Dry Bags – $39 to $79.

A great solution for keeping gear dry no matter where your outdoor adventure may be.  Comes with a padded shoulder strap which can be attached to the d-rings on the bag or stored inside when not needed. Handy internal pocket. When the bag is closed, the top can also be used as a carry handle. Available in 10 liter, 30 liter and 60 liter sizes.

6) Advanced Elements Atomic Breakdown SUP Paddle – $49.95

Perfect for traveling, varying water conditions or for family members of various heights. The two-piece construction features an adjustability level of 70 to 85 inches at a price that won’t break your budget.

MTI Adventurewear Journey Life Vest7) MTI Adventurewear Journey PFD Life Vest – $54.95

Weighing only a pound, this stripped-down life vest features a slim fit with ergo-dynamically contoured front panels, phone pocket and tethered whistle. Made from PVC-free, ECO-float foam.

 

Red Paddle Co Original Board Lock

8) Red Paddle Co Original Board Cable Lock – $59

Ensure your inflatable SUP is secure with the Red Paddle Co Original Board Lock. The 11 ft/340 cm length makes it possible to secure one or multiple boards at once – simply loop through the ankle leash d-ring(s). A programmable combination lock can be set to a code of your choice, reducing the likelihood of theft.

MTI Inflatable Belt Pack9) MTI Adventurewear 16G Inflatable Belt Pack PFD – $69.95

MTI Adventurewear’s new 16G Inflatable Belt Pack is a low profile, compact design providing 16.5 lbs of inflation with a pillow-style bladder. Fits adult universal with 30-52″ chest size, belt length 58.5 inches. Great for stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, kayaking and general boating. Simply wear it like a belt by passing it around your waist and buckling it to close, then tighten for a snug fit.

AquaGLide Turbo HP Pump

10) AquaGlide 12V Two-Stage Turbo High-Pressure Electric Pump – $139.95

A powerful 12v electric pump designed for quick inflation of watersport inflatables utilizing high-pressure military valves.  Comes with two adaptors – HR-type high-pressure and screw-on. Uses heavy duty cable and alligator clips to connect to boat or car battery. SUP electric pump inflates from 1 PSI up to 20 PSI in minutes.

 

New Titan SUP Pump from Red Paddle Co

11) Red Paddle Co Dual Cylinder Titan Pump – $149.95

Easily pump your inflatable SUP up to higher pressures while saving nearly 40% in time. A unique dual-barrel action allows one to use both barrels to quickly fill the board, then switch to one barrel to top it off to higher pressures. Now comes with multiple adaptors for use with inflatable kites and kayaks.

Accent Indy Tour Carbon Breakdown Paddle

12) Accent Indy Tour Adjustable Carbon 3pc Breakdown SUP Paddle 70-86″ – $229

Designed to accommodate a wide range of paddler heights and water conditions! Only 27 ozs – a stiff and lightweight, adjustable carbon SUP paddle, ideal for cruising yet breaks down for travel!
The Indy Tour series of SUP paddles provide paddlers of all skill levels the highest level of construction at an affordable price.The Accent Indy Tour incorporates advanced design features with a carbon blend shaft to transfer more of your paddling power to the water for a more efficient stroke.

Red Paddle Co Carbon 100 Breakdown Paddle

13) Red Paddle 2019 Carbon 100 Adjustable Travel Paddle 71-86″ – $329

A stiff, lightweight carbon paddle for high-end performance – perfect for travel, only 29 oz. The Red Paddle Carbon 100 performance paddle uses a carbon weave for greater strength while keeping the paddle super light and responsive. The carbon teardrop blade shape with a single dihedral blade face allows water to flow evenly off each side creating a smooth and stable stroke even when power paddling.14) Hala Rival “Straight to the Water” Paddle Board Packages – Now $1019.15

Five different models to choose from for a wide range of activities – yoga, recreational, touring and mild surf, each comes with roller backpack, high-pressure pump, gauge and breakdown carbon paddle.

And the ultimate ….

Red Paddle Co 2020 Ride Inflatable SUPs

15) Red Paddle Co 2020 Ride 10-6 Inflatable Paddle Board – $1299 (with free $199 value carbon paddle)

A number one best seller and all-round great paddle board. An 18-20 PSI rigid, stable and versatile 10’6″ inflatable SUP, now a mere 20 lbs. Bungee deck lacing, fixed fins, ankle leash d-ring and low profile traction pad. Comes with the dual-barrel Titan pump and roller-wheeled backpack, great for travel. Free carbon breakdown paddle ($199 value)! AirKayaks note: The 2018/2019 Red Paddle Co line is currently on sale at 20% off. Now is a great time to purchase a past-season Ride 10-6 at $1039 – comes with a free $199 value carbon breakdown paddle1

Check our more paddle boarding gift ideas on our website at AirKayaks.com.

Posted by: airkayaks | November 21, 2019

10 Neat Gift Ideas Under $25 for Paddlers

It’s “that time” again, and the pressure is mounting to find the perfect gift for a fellow paddler. AirKayaks has updated the Guide to 10 Neat Paddling Gift Ideas Under $25 for the 2019 season.

Seattle Sports Digi Wallet and Audio Case

1) Seattle Sports Digi Wallet & Audio Case – $Now 6.95
Two compartments with two levels of protection for phones or personal items while on or near the water. The wallet side is waterproof and totally protects phones, cameras, MP3 players, money, credit cards and personal items – you can even talk, text and manage music right through the case. Features a headphone pass-through port with audio capability for your smartphone or MP3 player.

Aqua Marina Roll Top Dry Bags2) Aqua Marina Roll Top Dry Bags in mini, 12L, 25L sizes – Now $12 to $22

Economical dry storage, perfect for a day of gear on the water. Varying sizes from small to large.

3) Aquatight Waterproof Paddlers Waist Pouch from Chinook Technology – Now $12.95
Keep your valuables dry and nearby! The waist pouch is constructed from 70 denier ripstop nylon with watertight seams and a rollover velcro and double ziplock closure on all main openings. The compartment size is 9 x 5 inches, while the adjustable clip system fits a 23 to 49 inch waist.

4) Chinook AquaTight Storage or First Aid Pouch – Now $12.95
Made of waterproof nylon ripstop, the pouch features two compartments with clear viewing panels – great for first aid supplies or as a general organizer.

 

Seattle Sports Paddling Leash

5) Paddle Leash from Seattle Sports – $17.95
Don’t be caught “up a creek without a paddle!” The streamlined, low-profile, retractable Paddle Leash cord is easy to pack and stays out of the way while providing an eight-foot expansion. A unique quick-release feature allows your paddle to be quickly and easily attached to and from the leash. Length 34.25 inches expanding to 8 ft, weight 1.8 oz

 

Seattle Sports Diamond Dry Bag

6) Seattle Sports Diamond RollTop Dry Bag – $19.95
An economical solution to protecting your gear. The large H2Zero Diamond RollTop Dry Bag from Seattle Sports offers a good combination of functional privacy at an economical price. Built with a rugged polyester exterior, the H2Zero Diamond RollTop Dry Bag features a clear, diamond-shaped window for easy visual access to gear. Great for clothing, food, gear.

 

7)  Seattle Sports Paddler’s Bilge Pump – $19.95
A must for any boater. The Seattle Sport 8 gallon per minute Bilge Pump features an easy-grab handle, super-strong pump shaft and heavy-duty impact resistant plastic.

 

Seattle Sports Waterproof Cell Phone Case

8) Seattle Sports E-Merse XL Original Cell Phone Waterproof Case – $19.95
The Seattle Sports E-Merse R/S Original XL Cell Phone Waterproof Case offers maximum, submersible, waterproof protection for your electronics and valuables when properly closed. Use your cell phone while on the water – text, call and access APPS right through the case!

Seattle Sports Map Case

9) Seattle Sports Magni-Map Pro Splashproof Chart Case. $24.95

Rugged and waterproof map case sized to fit maps up to 14.5 x 12.25 inches. It has an included flexible magnifying tool to enlarge tiny map details on the go.

PackLite™ Roll Top Dry Bag Set: AE3506

10) Advanced Elements Packlite Dry Bag Set – $24.95
A nifty, ultra-lightweight set of three rolltop drybags in three sizes – 3, 5 and 10 liters – for dry storage options. Bag measurements are 7 x 8.5 inches, 6.5 x 10 inches and 9 x 16 inches. Available as a set only.

Visit the AirKayaks.com website to see all of our paddling gear under $25.

Posted by: airkayaks | November 20, 2019

2019 Best Selling Gift Ideas for Paddlers from AirKayaks

The holidays are around the corner. AirKayaks has put together a list of 15 popular Gift Ideas for Paddlers – these include gifts in a wide range of prices, certain to make that special person happy! Our focus is on portable options for those planning on travel or short on space, though many can be used by all water enthusiasts.

Seattle Sports Paddling Leash

1) Paddle Leash from Seattle Sports – $17.95
Don’t be caught “up a creek without a paddle!” The streamlined, low-profile, retractable Paddle Leash cord is easy to pack and stays out of the way while providing an eight-foot expansion. A unique quick-release feature allows your paddle to be quickly and easily attached to and from the leash. Length 34.25 inches expanding to 8 ft, weight 1.8 oz

Seattle Sports Map Case

2) Seattle Sports Magni-Map Pro Splashproof Chart Case. $24.95

Rugged and waterproof map case sized to fit maps up to 14.5 x 12.25 inches. It has an included flexible magnifying tool to enlarge tiny map details on the go.

PackLite™ Roll Top Dry Bag Set: AE3506

3) Advanced Elements Packlite Dry Bag Set – $24.95
A nifty, ultra-lightweight set of three rolltop drybags in three sizes – 3, 5 and 10 liters – for dry storage options. Bag measurements are 7 x 8.5 inches, 6.5 x 10 inches and 9 x 16 inches. Available as a set only.

Seattle Sports Breakaway Bilge Pump

4) Seattle Sports Paddlers Deluxe Breakaway Bilge Pump – $29.95
Features an easy-grab handle, super-strong pump shaft and heavy-duty impact resistant plastic. The modular design can be taken apart for easy cleaning and plunger replacement.

Red Paddle Co Original Insulated Drink Holer

5) Red Paddle Co Original Insulated Water Bottle – $39
A super insulated drink bottle of marine grade stainless steel. Holds up to 750 ml of hot or cold liquids – keep cold drinks cold for 24 hrs and hot drinks hot for 12 hrs with no external condensation. Easily attaches to most SUPs or kayaks with a carabiner.

Kokopelli 12-Volt Feather Pump

6) Kokopelli Packraft Feather Rechargeable 12V Pump – 6 oz. $39.95
A pocket-sized, lightweight 12V rechargeable air pump – named “Product of the Year” at the 2019 Germany PADDLE Expo in the Accessory category! It has a 60-minute battery life and works with any micro USB charger. Will fill out (not to full pressure) most inflatables within minutes. Also great for your air-mattress or sleeping pad.

Advanced Elements StashPak 20 Deck Bag

7) Advanced Elements StashPak 20L Rolltop Dry Bag – $49.99
A durable, water-resistant, roll-top dry bag with detachable pouch in 20 liter size! Features detachable straps and four d-rings while a removable pouch with carry handle is perfect for small essentials, and also doubles as a storage case for the StashPak when not in use. Also available in a 40 liter size.

MTI Adventurewear Journey Life Vest8) MTI Adventurewear Journey PFD Life Vest – $54.95

Weighing only a pound, this stripped-down life vest features a slim fit with ergo-dynamically contoured front panels, phone pocket and tethered whistle. Made from PVC-free, ECO-float foam.Cannon Cascade Aluminum Breakdown Paddle9) Cannon Cascade 4-piece Aluminum Breakdown Kayak Paddle – $59
Lightweight, rugged, portable and affordable! A 230cm 4-pc breakdown paddle, made in the USA.Advanced Elements Kayak Dolly10) Advanced Elements Stowable Kayak Dolly – $75.99
With quick-release adjustable straps and pneumatic all-terrain wheels, simply load up your kayak with gear, strap it to the cart, and head for the water! It also can be stowed on board!

Accent Energy Breakdown Paddle11) Accent Energy 230 cm Aluminum 4pc Breakdown Ergonomic Kayak Paddle – $99
The ergonomic benefits of a bent shaft paddle at an economical price. By offsetting the paddler’s wrist angle and guiding hand placement, stress is reduced on the shoulders and forearms, creating a more enjoyable paddling experience. Also available with a Hybrid Shaft/Blade or a Carbon Shaft.

Seattle Sports Deluxe Safety Kit12) Seattle Sports Super Deluxe Paddler’s Safety Kit – $99.95
Includes everything a paddler needs in a mesh bag – bilge pump, sponge, paddle float, paddle leash, rescue whistle and multistrobe.

AquaGlide Rogue 2 Inflatable kayak

13) Aquaglide Rogue Two Sit-On-Top Inflatable Kayak – Now $239.96
A recreational sit-on-top inflatable kayak for 1 or 2 paddlers at an economical price – the perfect inflatable for paddlers preferring the open design of a sit-on-top tandem kayak. Great for kids!

Advanced Elements DS-XL Kayak

14) Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame DS-XL Series™ Inflatable Kayak – $629
Our number-one selling kayak features a high-pressure dropstitch floor, high-backed lumbar seat and double action pump with gauge. Great for recreational paddling. Also available in a zip-out deck model, for more open options.

Advanced Elements Convertible Elite Kayak

15) Advanced Elements Convertible Elite Inflatable Kayak – $949
Our best-selling tandem model year after year, now with high-pressure floor, lumbar support seating. Perfect for solo or double paddling.

Check our more portable kayaking gift ideas on our website at AirKayaks.com. Still stumped? GIve us a call at 707-998-0135 – we’re always happy to answer questions.

Posted by: airkayaks | November 19, 2019

10 Neat Fishing Gifts for a Kayaking Angler

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. Searching for gifts for a fishing kayaker? Here are 10 nifty gift ideas, sure to make any angler enthusiast happy. We’ve updated this for the 2019 holiday season!

1) Seattle Sports Digi Wallet & Audio Case – $6.95
Two compartments with two levels of protection for phones or personal items while on or near the water. The wallet side is waterproof and totally protects phones, cameras, MP3 players, money, credit cards and personal items – you can even talk, text and manage music right through the case. Features a headphone pass-through port with audio capability for your smartphone or MP3 player.

Advanced Elements Folding Anchor System

2) Advanced Elements Folding Anchor System – $33.95
The 3 lb. Anchor System is a unique folding/locking 4-fluke design. It is great for use with kayaks and canoes, and holds well on most types of bottoms – from sand to rock. The galvanized anchor has a sliding collar which keeps the flukes drawn up tight against the shank when stowed, and then drops to lock the flukes open when deployed. It is easy to remove the anchor from the water – simply pull and stow!

Advanced Elements Fishing Accessory Frame

3) Accessory Frame Mounting System from Advanced Elements – $59.95
Retrofit your inflatable or hardshell kayak for fishing, video and photography with an accessory bar! Once installed, add any aftermarket 1” rail-mounts, and customize most kayaks with rod holders, a fish finder, camcorder, cameras or other equipment. The Accessory Frame bar consists of three pieces of anodized aluminum with push-pin construction; once in position, the push pins keep the bar from sliding out, but allow for easy dismantling.

Seattle Sports Catch Cooler 204) Seattle Sports Catch Cooler 20 Fishing Bag – $59.95.

The Seattle Sports 20-inch deck-side coolers offer super-convenient access for stowing and keeping your catch fresh during a day on the water. Reel one in from your kayak or SUP board with easy attachment points and low profile design. Also available in 32″ size.

Blackfoot fishing cooler

5) AquaGlide Blackfoot Kayak Fishing and Beverage – $69.95
Carry your fishing supplies or picnic lunch while out on the water! The Blackfoot Fishing Cooler is perfect for carrying supplies or perishables while out kayaking. With 9 quarts (8.5 liters) of lined and insulated storage space, the Fishing Cooler can hold up to 24 chilled 120z cans with ice. Includes four extended rodholders, 2 side zipper pockets, large front pocket with flap and a clear map/license pocket organizes your gear.

Calcutta fishing vest

6) MTI Calcutta Universal Size Fishing PFD – $89.95
For paddlers, anglers, naturalists and birdwatchers who love pockets! This 30-56″ chest “all-person-fit” jacket is all-equipped for kayak fishing! Sized to fit slim to super-sized torsos, with cool open sides and adjustable front buckle straps that can be loosened for quick ventilation. Five pockets for holding all sorts of fishing gear – 2 big tackle box cargo pockets with 2 interior pouches, plus an exterior mesh pocket. A cross between a fishing vest and a PFD, but great for canoeing, kayaking and sailing!

Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler

7) Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler Inflatable Kayak – $649
Designed with the needs of the kayak angler in mind, the StraitEdge Angler’s wide beam provides maximum stability when bringing in big catches. A revolutionary removable mounting rail offers a variety of options – by adding aftermarket rail-mounts, you can customize the kayak with rod holders, a fish finder or other equipment. Key features include the new high-back lumbar seat as standard (this has two rod holders on the back), stainless steel d-rings for drift anchor and stringer attachments, paddle holders and bungee deck lacing for abundant gear storage.  Coupled with the standard StraitEdge features of self-bailing plugs and aluminum bow and stern ribs – you’ve got an inflatable fishing kayak built for comfort, durability and portability.

8) AquaGlide Blackfoot Angler Inflatable SUP. $999

A rugged 11-foot inflatable SUP designed with the sportsperson in mind. Integrated Scotty mounts, multiple d-rings, double sets of bungee deck lacing and a 450-lb payload make this fishing specific board built to carry an arsenal. Comes with backpack and pump.

And the ultimate in kayak fishing …..

Star Rival Fishing Yak9) Star Inflatable Rival Fishing Yak,  $999.

A 12’6″ high-pressure inflatable fishing kayak with all the bells and whistles! High pressure floor, multiple Scotty mounts, comfortable folding seat, pack and pump. Wide and stable, this beauty is bound to create a splash.

 

 

Blackfoot Inflatable Fishing Kayak

10) AquaGlide Blackfoot Tandem XL Inflatable Fishing Kayak for 1-2 Paddlers – $999

A high-pressure inflatable kayak focused on the angler! Integrated Scotty mounts, removable fishing/beverage cooler and comfortable Pro-Formance seat with fishing rod holders. For one to two paddlers.

See all our AirKayaks.com angler gift ideas at http://www.airkayaks.com/categories/Kayak-Fishing/

Posted by: airkayaks | November 15, 2019

Sale! 20% off NRS/Star Inflatables Kayaks, SUPs and Gear

The NRS/Star Inflatables Super Holiday Day 20% Off Sale starts now at AirKayaks.

Star Raven Two Inflatable Tandem Kayak
Get 20% off all in-stock NRS or Star Inflatable kayaks, paddle boards; life vests and gear during the Super Holiday Day Sale from November 15th through December 2nd.

NRS OSO Life Jacket
Shop early for the best selection, with life vests starting at $47.96 and kayaks as low as $596. Free US shipping via UPS ground on orders over $398.

Visit the NRS/Star Inflatables product pages at www.AirKayaks.com for details or to purchase.

During the 2019 Paddlesports Retailer show in Oklahoma City, Kokopelli Outdoor Inc. unveiled their 2020 lineup of inflatable packrafts and gear.

Kokopelli Inflatable Packrafts

For those unfamiliar with the term, “packrafts” are loosely defined as an inflatable raft weighing under 10 lbs, that can easily be packed/rolled up, making them a great choice for accessing remote locations. While the sport originated in Alaska, the popularity is rapidly expanding globally.

Kokopelli Outdoor Inc. of Denver, Colorado entered the packraft market in 2014, beginning with a handful of models. Last year’s Kokopelli line-up consisted of three Lake series – the Hornet Lite, Castaway XL and the Twain Tandem; three Whitewater models – the Nirvana Self-bailing, Nirvana Spray Deck and the beefy Recon; and two Adventure models – Rogue and Rogue Lite.

Kokopelli Packraft 2020 Lineup

For 2020, Kokopelli continues to streamline their current packrafts as well as expand into the inflatable kayak market, with the addition of two new models, graphic updates, some material changes and pricing increases.

Kokopelli Packraft past season sales event

The biggest change is in the Lake series with the introduction of Kokopelli’s first inflatable kayak – the Moki – designed to fill-in gaps to the product line.

Kokopelli Moki I Inflatable Kayak

The Moki is a high-pressure kayak designed for flatwater paddling through Class II. Features include a dropstitch floor, open cockpit design, HR military valves, tracking fin, integrated bungee deck-lacing and storage areas, and the option for a zip-on deck with coaming for spray skirts. The Moki comes with a carrying bag, Nano pump with gauge and repair kit.

Kokopelli Moki I inflatable kayaks

The Moki I measures 12 feet by 37 inches, weighs in at 32 lbs with a 500 lb payload, and can take an optional single deck for more enclosed paddling. MSRP is $799 for the kayak and $149.95 for the spraydeck.

The Castaway XL has been retired, while the Twain remains as the only tandem packraft. The Twain will be available in both the yellow and green-gray colors. Prices will be increasing to $1250 base and $1400 with tizip.

Kokopelli XPD Inflatable Packraft

The 2020 Adventure series now consists of three models – Rogue, Rogue-Lite, and the new XPD Packraft. While the XPD packraft is based on the Rogue-Lite profile, the XPD features a more beefed-up construction for rigorous use on flat water and lakes through Class II. The hull is constructed from a reinforced 0.7mm PVC, yet still packs down to the size of a large sleeping bag. The XPD sports HR military valves, rather than the Leafield D4 valves found on the previous packrafts. XPD dimensions are the same as the Rogue Lite at 85 by 37 inches, but weighs in at 13 lbs with a payload of 300 lbs. The XPD will be available in two colors – red and green. MSRP is $749.

Kokopelli Rogue Inflatable Packraft

There are no major changes to the Rogue-Lite or Rogue packrafts. Both come in yellow with-or-without tizip – the green color has been retired. MSRP has increased slightly to $899 and $1099, or $1049 and $1249 with tizip.

Kokopelli Nirvana Inflatable Packraft

The 2020 Whitewater series consists of the three current models – Nirvana Spraydeck, Nirvana Self Bailer and the beefy Recon – each with tizip options. While there has been no change to the dimensional specifications or weights on all three models, the Nirvana prices are increasing to $1249 base, or $1349 with tizip, and the green color has been retired.

Rugged Kokopelli Recon inflatable packraft

The Recon price remains the same at $899, or $1049 with tizip.

Kokopelli Nirvana Inflatable Packraft

All the existing packrafts – Rogues, Rogue Lites, Nirvanas and Twain – have refreshed logos and are moving to a more rugged floor material comprised of a DuPont Kevlar® Aramid-Nylon Blend.  Weights range from 4.9 to 18 lbs for the packrafts, and 32 lbs for the Moki. All come with an inflator bag (Packrafts), foot pump with gauge (Recon) or Nano hand pump (Moki).

Kokopelli packraft in whitewater

The 2019 models are in stock; the updated 2020 series and three new models scheduled to arrive in Spring 2020. Contact us if you want to get on the notification list.

Interested in saving some money while beating the 2020 price increases? A handful of 2018 Kokopelli Castaway XL packraft models – both open and with spray deck – are available at 25% off, while the past season 2019 Kokopelli packraftsRogue, Rogue Lite, Nirvanas and Twain – are on sale at 15% off.

Need help selecting the right Kokopelli packraft? See our 2019 Guide to Choosing Your Kokopelli Packraft.

Visit the Kokopelli Product Pages at http://www.AirKayaks.com for details.

Throughout the past 12 years, Red Paddle Co has been the industry leader in the inflatable paddle board arena, racking up numerous awards throughout the product line. The year 2019 was no different, earning the SUPConnect Brand of the Year Award as well as the SUPConnect Technology Award for Red Paddle’s game-changing new Compact 9’6″ – a board weighing less than 20 lbs and packing up to half the size of a standard board. For 2020, Red Paddle Company raises the bar by offering an unheard-of 5 year warranty on all 2020 Red Paddle boards (with product registration), the result of the Red Paddle TEC quality assurance program – each Red board is the result of rigorous quality assurance during the 72 hours of build time.

Red Paddle Co 2020 Ride Inflatable SUPs

Red Paddle’s philosophy? If you plan on taking to the water on an inflatable board then you need a super durable board that is up for the challenge. And if you haven’t seen them, the Red Paddle endurance videos – pitting Red Paddle boards against teens, dogs, tractors, big rigs, martial arts and more – are definitely a testament to durability.

2020 Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP Line

The 2020 Red Paddle product line continues with 24 models for surfing, whitewater, recreation, touring and racing, ranging in size from 8’10″ to to 22’0″. This includes the introduction of one new limited edition color scheme, revamped graphics unifying the product line appearance while keeping subtle differences between paddling categories, and added features on several of the models. Prices are remaining the same.

2020 Red PAddle Co Compact rolls into a small package

Each year we update our previous posts to reflect the new Red Paddle Co models and product upgrades – use this guide to take away some of the guesswork when looking at the myriad of options with Red Paddle Co iSUPs.

20% off Red Paddle Co at Airkayaks.com

How do you use the following tables? First, ascertain your size from the list:

Big & Tall – 210+ lbs and 6’1? plus inches in height
Average – 140-200 lbs, 5’7? to 6’0? inches in height
Small – Under 140 lbs, Under 5’7? inches in height
Child – Under 100 lbs, under 5’0 inches in height

Then decide the type(s) of paddling you want to do (paddling situations):

Touring – Ocean, waves, long paddles, camping
Recreational – Lakes, sloughs, slower rivers, coastal, calm
Whitewater – Fast-moving maneuvering with eddies, drops.
Downriver – Wide-open moving water.
Surfing
Fishing
Racing
Yoga

Determine what attributes are important (or not!) to you – do you want versatility or storage capacity? Stability or speed?

2020 Red Paddle Co

Rank your experience level, realizing that the more you get out on the water, the better you will get. More experienced paddlers can get away with smaller boards. Last of all, will this be used by various members of the family? Do you want the ability to bring along a child, dog or gear? Might two people be on this together?

Multi Paddlers/Family: Two Adults, Adult and child or dog.
Beginner
Intermediate/Medium
Advanced Paddler

Follow the color key to decide what board is good for varying sizes and activities:

Blue – The board is great!
Green – The board is good.
Yellow – This board is not recommended.

For instance, if you were 5 feet 10 inches with a weight of 180 lbs, and whitewater rivers was the highest priority with a bit of recreational paddling, the Wild 9’6 would be a good choice. But, if you wished to do predominantly recreational paddling with a bit of whitewater, the Ride 10’6 would be best.

Red Paddle Co 2020 Active inflatable fitness SUP

For easier viewing, the Red Paddle Co boards in the following tables have been separated into four categories: recreational, cruising/touring, specialty and race. If you are having trouble viewing the details in the four tables, follow this link for a larger, zoomable and printable PDF version of the Choosing Your 2020 Red Paddle Co Inflatable Paddle Board iSUP.

Free carbon paddle with purchase of a Red Paddle Co SUP

2020 Red Paddle Co Recreational Inflatable SUPS.

This section outlines the recreational models, which include the Snapper 9’4″, Compact 9’6″, Ride 9’8, Ride 10’6 and Ride 10’8, the Ride L and Ride XL. This also includes the Limited Edition Ride 10’6″ created to celebrate Red’s 10th anniversary.

2020 Red Paddle Co Recreational Boards

2020 Red Paddle Co Cruising/Touring Inflatable SUPS.

This portion lists the cruising/touring models, which include the Sport 11’0″, Sport 11’3″, Sport 12’6″. Voyager 12’6″, Voyager 13″2 and Voyager Tandem. It also includes the new Limited Edition Sport 11″3.

2020 Red Paddle Co Cruising/Touring Boards

2020 Red Paddle Co Specialty Inflatable SUPS.

The table below outlines the specialty boards, which include the Whip 8’10, Wild 9’6, Wind 10’7, WindSurf 10’7 and Activ 10’8.

2020 Red Paddle Co Specialty Boards

2020 Red Paddle Co Racing Inflatable SUPS.

The last table below outlines the racing boards, which include the Max Race 10’6 in two widths, the Elite 12’6 and 14’0 – also in two widths – and the Dragon 22’0.

2020 Red Paddle Co Racing Boards

All boards – except the two smaller and three larger boards – come with the popular Titan dual barrel pump and the All Terrain Roller Backpack. The Whip and Snapper come with the slimmer original HP EZ pump and the standard backpack, while the Ride L, RIde XL and Dragon come with four HP pumps and a carrying tarp.

Why are there varying board thicknesses?

Some of the larger boards feature heavier, drop-stitch materials, thus making the boards thicker.

2020 Red Paddle Co Voyager Inflatable SUP

What does this mean? The thicker the board (and larger the board) the greater the air volume. This will increase the board rigidity at lower pressures. The Sport 11″0 and 11’3, Ride 10’6 and 10’8 boards – constructed from 120mm materials – will have roughly 20% greater rigidity than the 100mm material boards (Whip, Snapper, Ride 9-8), thus will carry more weight, but will be slightly less maneuverable. The 150mm material boards – such as the Flow, Elites, Sport 12’6 and Voyagers – will exhibit roughly 50% greater rigidity. But, the 100mm boards (as well as the 150mm Elites, Sport 12’6 and Voyagers, but not the Snapper) have been beefed up with the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS), which also gives them an additional boost over the 100mm boards built by other manufacturers.

2020 Red Paddle Sport 11-3 Limited Edition Inflatable SUP

How does the width affect the performance?

Optimal width – measured at the widest point on the board – is typically 32 inches for most paddlers. Narrower boards (such as the race boards) will be faster but less stable. Wider boards have more volume, thus increasing stability and carrying capacity.

How high do I really need to pump this up for best performance?

Recommended pressure is 18-20 PSI, with an optimum of 18PSI. We suggest starting off at 15 PSI, and then deciding if you need to go higher – no sense spending time and effort reaching the highest PSI, when it may not get you any better performance. For instance, as a smaller person, I generally don’t pump up my boards higher than 12 PSI. And one of our customers – at 6’3″ and 300 lbs – found his 12’6 was perfectly fine at 20 PSI.

You can read more about SUP pumps in our Guide to Choosing a Pump for your High Pressure Inflatable SUP.

2020 Red Paddle Co Dragon Racing inflatable board

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, you can view details on the various Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUPS at http://www.AirKayaks.com. Most of the 2020 Red Paddle CO inflatable SUPs are arriving late October, with the rest to follow in February 2020.

You can also read our writeup on the 2020 Red Paddle Co Product Line – What’s New or  Download the Red Paddle CO 2020 Product Catalog.

Looking to save some money? We have a limited amount of the 2018/2019 Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUPs at 20 % off – with a FREE carbon paddle ($199 value), while supplies last.

Still having trouble? Feel free to Contact us via email, or give us a call at 707-998-0135.

We recently received details on Red Paddle Co’s inflatable SUP lineup being introduced for 2020.2020 Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP LineRed Paddle Company inflatable boards are well-known throughout the world for their ruggedness, innovation and performance – each Red board is the result of rigorous quality assurance during the 72 hours of build time. Red Paddle Co’s private board facility is touted to be completely waste free with all materials being reused or recycled.

2020 Red Paddle Co Ride XL Inflatable SUP

Throughout the past 12 years, Red Paddle Co has been the industry leader, racking up numerous awards throughout the product line, including Gear of the Year from Outside, Men’s Journal and Backpacker magazines. Innovative features include the game-changing Titan dual action pump, Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL) fusion material technology, Rocker Side Stiffening (RSS) system and the Forward Flex Control (FFC) nose rod on the racing boards.

2020 Red PAddle Co Compact rolls into a small package

In 2019, Red Paddle Co launched the season by unveiling the Compact 9’6″ inflatable SUP package, a revolutionary new board that rolls up to half the size of a standard inflatable paddle board.

20% off Red Paddle Co at Airkayaks.com

For 2020, Red Paddle Company raises the bar by offering an unheard-of 5 year warranty on all Red Paddle boards (with product registration), the result of the Red Paddle TEC quality assurance program.

Red Paddle’s philosophy? If you plan on taking to the water on an inflatable board then you need a super durable board that is up for the challenge. And if you haven’t seen them, the Red Paddle endurance videos  – pitting Red Paddle boards against teens, dogs, tractors, big rigs, martial arts and more – are definitely a testament to durability.

The 2020 product line continues with 24 models for surfing, whitewater, recreation, touring and racing, ranging in size from 8’10″ to to 22’0″. This includes the introduction of one new limited edition color scheme, revamped graphics unifying the product line appearance while keeping subtle differentiations between paddling categories, and added features on several of the models. Prices are remaining the same.

Red Paddle Co 2020 Ride Inflatable SUPs

The Red Paddle Co 2020 recreational line encompasses all-round paddling for a wide variety of paddler sizes and water conditions, beginning with the best-selling Ride “all-around use” trio – the Ride 9’8″, the Ride 10’6″ (in two color choices) and the Ride 10’8″. On the smaller side, the 9’4″ Snapper is designed for kids while the 9″6″ Compact shines for lighter-weight traveling. The big boy “party animals” the 14 foot Ride L and the 17 foot Ride XL – are for multi-paddlers. Each of these has undergone subtle graphics and color tweaks, most notably in the larger Rides, unifying the board look. All boards in this series now feature front carry handles. Prices remain the same for 2020 at $1199, $1299 and $1349 for the trio, $1049 and $1899 for the Snapper and Compact, and $2999 and $3299 for the big guys.

2020 Red Paddle Sport 11-3 Limited Edition Inflatable SUP

The “glide series” consisting of the three Sport models -the Sport 11, Sport 11’3″ and Sport 12’6– are rapidly becoming the SUP of choice for flat water paddling. No major changes are seen in the series except for the introduction of the Sport 11’3″ LE (Limited Edition) which features the same color scheme as the Ride 10’6″ LE. All Sports now feature the front carrying handle. Prices remain the same at $1449, $1499 and $1599 respectively.

2020 Red Paddle Co Voyager Inflatable SUP

The Red Paddle touring series consists of three models – the Voyager 12’6″, Voyager 13’2″ and fifteen foot Voyager Tandem. These three have undergone the most distinctive graphic and color redesigns. While most features remain status quo, the Voyager 12’6″ now touts the front carrying handle. Prices remain the same at $1599, $1649 and $1999 respectively.

Red Paddle Co 2020 Active inflatable fitness SUP

Included in the Specialty Series are five models – the Whip 8’10″ surfing model, the Wild 9’6″ downriver/whitewater board , the Activ 10’8″ yoga fitness model and the two windsurf models – the 10’7″ Wind and the 10’7″ WindSurf. The Wild and Activ feature the most notable graphic redesigns, with the others sporting subtle changes. All models retain the same pricing for 2020 with prices running $1199, $1349, $1399, $1399 and $1599 respectively.

2020 Red Paddle Co Dragon Racing inflatable board

The 2020 racing series consists of four models – the Max Race 10’6″, Elite 12’6″ in 26 and 28 inch widths, the Elite 14′ in 25 and 27 inch widths, and the multi-paddler 22-foot Dragon. All models have virtually no changes, except for the Dragon which sports redesigned graphics more in keeping with the other race boards. Prices remain at $1249 for the Max Race, $1599 for both Elite 12-6s, $1699 for the Elite 14s and $2499 for the Dragon.

Red Paddle Co All Terrrain Bags

All boards – except the two smaller and three larger boards – come with the popular Titan dual barrel pump and the All Terrain Roller Backpack. The Whip and Snapper come with the slimmer original HP EZ pump and the standard backpack, while the Ride L, RIde XL and Dragon come with four HP pumps and a carrying tarp.

The Red Paddle Co accessory line – such as the cargo net, Schraeder valve adaptor, Titan pump, coiled or flatwater leashes and standalone All Terrain and Original wheeled backpacks – remain the same. The dry bag has been replaced with a new Red Original dry bag.

2020 Red Paddle Co

The 2020 Red Paddle Co boards and accessories are in transit, with an expected availability of Oct. 29th – pre-orders are being accepted. To order or for more information, visit the Red Paddle Co product pages at AirKayaks.com. AirKayaks is also including a free adjustable, carbon breakdown paddle ($199 value) with purchase of any 2020 Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP.

See our AirKayaks Guide to Choosing Your 2020 Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP.

Interested in saving some money? All Red Paddle 2018/2019 models are currently 20% off at AirKayaks with a free carbon paddle ($199 value). Prices now range from $959 to $2639, while supplies last.

Posted by: airkayaks | August 29, 2019

AquaGlide Inflatable Kayak and SUP Product Line for 2020

We recently received details on AquaGlide’s inflatable kayak and paddle board product line for 2020.

AquaGlide 2020 product line of inflatables

Originally a division of North Sports Inc, the Aquaglide brand has grown steadily to encompass water sports products such as commercial and residential water trampolines, tow toys, recreational water equipment and the highly popular Multisport 270 – an inflatable windsurf/sailboat/pull toy/kayak combo.

Last summer, the North Sports product line, including the AquaGlide series, was purchased by Connelly Skis of Lynwood, Washington. Established in 1965, Connelly Skis is well known for their water skis and water sports equipment.

20% off select 2019 AquaGlide Kayaks at Airkayaks.com

Now entering the seventh season, AquaGlide’s paddling line of inflatable kayaks and SUPs has dramatically expanded the options available to water enthusiasts looking for portability.

AquaGlide's 2020 Chinook 120 XL inflatable kayaks

For 2020, the AquaGlide inflatable kayak line has undergone a major redesign, with the retirement of 6 models, a facelift for 3 models, and the introduction of 7 new models. The paddle board line remains the same, except for the removal of the Cascade 11 WindSup.

Biggest news is the introduction of two new series, the Deschutes and the Navarros. The Deschutes consist of simple-to-setup, lightweight, recreational kayaks while the Navarros are high pressure models with the ability to use zip-in spray decks for enclosed solo or tandem paddling.

AquaGlide Deschutes 130

The Deschutes line features three kayak models with Aquaglide’s innovative new “feather” frame. The kayaks are constructed with Duratex fabric-reinforced PVC main chambers and a non-removable, non-inflatable EVA foam floor. Integrated, inflatable cross piece(s) provide structural stability. This results in a kayak that is very easy to inflate (two main chambers and thwart), lighter weight (no separate floor), very easy to dry and more packable. Other features include a removable tracking fin, military valves, rear storage well, Core 2.0 seat, splash guards, molded handles, bungee lacing and drain wells.

AquaGLide Deschute 110 Inflatable Kayak

The Deschutes 110 is for solo paddling, measuring 11 feet by 34 inches with a 300 lb payload and three chambers (2 side chambers and a thwart). Retail price is $599.99.

AquaGLide Deschutes 130 inflatable kayak

The Deschutes 130 is a roomier single for larger paddlers or those needing room for gear. With a 13 foot waterline, 39″ width and three chambers (2 side chambers and a thwart), the Deschutes 130 is capable of carrying 400 lbs. MSRP is $699.99

AquaGlide Deschutes 145 XL inflatable tandem kayak

The Deschutes 145 is set up for tandem paddling, with a 14.5 foot length, 40 inch width and a capacity of 600 lbs. There are four inflation chambers – two sides and two thwarts. MSRP is $799.99.

AquaGlide's new Navarro series of inflatable kayaks

AquaGlide’s Navarro series consists of three high-pressure recreational decked models. The Navarro’s feature 600 denier ripstop shells, 6 PSI floors, Boston and military valves, bungee deck lacing, integrated storage hatches, paddle holders, removable tracking fins, Core 2.0 seats, cockpit drain, molded handles and the ability to use a spray skirt.

AquaGLide Navarro 110 inflatable kayak

The Navarro 110 is for solo paddling, measuring 11’4″ by 34 inches with three inflation chambers (two main tubes and floor), an enclosed, fixed deck and a 300 lb. payload. MSRP is $599.99

AquaGlide Navarro 130 Inflatable Kayak

The Navarro 130 is also for solo paddling, featuring a longer waterline of 13′ x 39 inches and more open seating for larger paddlers or those needing more room for gear. An optional, zippering solo deck can be purchased to create more enclosed seating with the ability to add a spray skirt. MSRP is $699 while the optional deck is $79.99.

AquaGlide Navarro 145 XL Inflatable Kayak

The Navarro 145 is for solo or tandem paddling, sporting a 14’5″ length, 40″ width and 600 lb payload. The open cockpit design features optional single and double zip-in decks for more enclosed paddling, and the ability to add spray skirts. There are 5 chambers (two main bladders, high pressure floor and two deck lifts). The added length also allows one to carry more gear, or a small child/dog. MSRP is $799.99 while the optional decks are $99.99 (single) and $129.99 (double).

AquaGlide's new 2020 inflatable kayaks

The current Klickitat whitewater series is being replaced with the MacKenzie self-bailers. Each of the kayaks is built with Duratex fabric-reinforced PVC main chambers, ibeam floors, Core 2.0 seat, removable fin, four self-bailing mesh ports, molded handles, military valves, d-rings and tie down straps. The fin can be removed for whitewater conditions, or installed for flat water paddling.

AquaGlide McKenzie 105 inflatable whitewater kayak

The MacKenzie 105 is designed for solo paddling and features a 10’2 inch length, 33.5″ width, three inflation chambers (two sides and floor) and 300 lb capacity. MSRP is $749.99.

AquaGlide McKenzie 145 inflatable self-bailing kayak

The MacKenzie 125 can be used as a solo or tandem, sporting a 12’2″ length, 34.5 inch width, 3 inflation chambers (two sides and floor) and 600 lb payload. MSRP in $899.99.

AquaGlide's new Noyo inflatable kayak

Also new is the Noyo 90, an entry-level, recreational, decked model which is 9′ long with a 35″ width and 250 lb capacity. The Noyo features an enclosed deck with coaming, Core 2 seat, Boston valves, removable fin, d-rings, webbed handles, zip storage, bungee lacing, low pressure floor and paddle holders. MSRP is $379.99.

AquaGlide Chnook 100 inflatable kayak

The entry level Chinook recreational line has undergone a major facelift along with some tweaks to the design. The Chinook 90 solo remains at the current price of $349.99, while the Chinook 100 and Chinook 125 solo/tandem models have slight increases to $449.99 and $549.99 respectively.

AquaGlide Chelan 155 HB XL Inflatable Kayak

The Columbia line and Rogue 2 are being retired, while the high-pressure Chelan touring series – Chelan 110, Chelan 140 and Chelan 155 XL – and the Blackfoot angler series – Blackfoot 95 and Blackfoot 125 XL – remain unchanged.

The new models will be available on the AirKayaks website in early 2020. Stay tuned for details or you can get on our Notification List as info becomes available.

Interested in saving some money? We are currently offering 20% off the retired models – Chinooks, Rogue 2, Cascade 11WS and Klickitats – while supplies last.

Posted by: airkayaks | August 28, 2019

Sale! 20% Off AquaGlide Kayaks, Paddle Boards & Gear

AquaGlide’s Super Labor Day 20% Off Sale starts August 28th.

AquaGlide Chelan HB Tandem XL Inflatable Kayak paddled solo

Get 20% off all in-stock AquaGlide inflatable kayaks, paddle boards and gear during the Super Labor Day Sale from August 28th through September 4th.

Blackfoot Angler SUP on the water

Shop early for the best selection, with kayaks starting at $239.96 and paddle boards as low as $559. 96. No tax and free US shipping via UPS ground on orders over $398.

AquaGlide Panther inflatable kayak

Visit the AquaGlide product pages at www.AirKayaks.com for details or to purchase.

 

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