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The 2020 Inflatable Kayak & SUP Market – What’s New

We begin 2020 with a look at some of the upcoming new inflatable kayak and SUP models that will be arriving at AirKayaks in the next few months.
Advanced Elements

Advanced Elements will be introducing the StraitEdge 2 Pro – a 13-foot, high-pressure model for solo or tandem paddling. Weighing in at 41 lbs with a weight capacity of 500 lbs, the new StraitEdge 2 Pro features a more open design and more interior space. The Pro comes with open/close self-bailing ports, two foot peg systems, high-backed lumbar seats with padded bases and a backpack. MSRP is $999. Look for this in March.
Aquaglide
For 2020, Aquaglide’s 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 Columbia, Klickitat and Rogue models have been retired. The Klickitat self-bailers will be replaced with the McKenzie whitewater line.

The Columbia line has been replaced with the Navarros. Available in three models – two singles (Navarro 110 and Navarro 130) and a double (Navarro 145) – the recreational line now sports high-pressure floors as well as enclosed decks. The two larger models have removable deck options. Prices are $599.99, $699.99 and $799.99 respectively.

The Chinook series has a new look and color scheme, with increased pricing on the two larger models.

The new Deschutes line features three models – Deschutes 110 and Deschutes 130 single kayaks and the Deschutes 145 tandem. The Deschutes are an innovative line consisting of simple-to-setup, lightweight, recreational kayaks that are easy to dry and more packable. MSRP is $599, $699 and $799 respectively.

The entry-level, sporty little Noyo rounds out the line at $379.99
The paddle board line remains the same, except for the removal of the Cascade 11 WindSup.
The new kayaks will be arriving in late January through March. For further details on the new kayaks and changes, see our article AquaGlide Inflatable Kayak and SUP Product Line for 2020.
Hala Gear
There are no changes to the Hala inflatable SUP line for 2020 – Hala operates on a two-year design run, so look for updates in 2021.
Innova
2019 featured major changes to Innova Kayak, with many models crossing over to the rugged Nitrilon material. For 2020, the Innova kayak linueup remains the same except for the introduction of two new models.

The Innova Rush and Rush II inflatable kayaks feature high-pressure, dropstitch floors and removable decks. The 11’8″ Rush solo is similar in design to the current Swings. The 13’9″ Rush Tandem can be paddled solo or double and features an optional removable single or double deck. Prices are $899 and $1429 respectively. The optional decks range from $229 to $329.
Further details on the Rush can be seen in this video:

Kokopelli Packraft
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2017 AirKayaks Holiday Specials: Inflatable Kayak, SUPs and Gear Steals & Deals

It’s that time of year – AirKayaks is offering great buys or free gear on most of their inflatable kayaks and SUP lines starting now!

To kick it off, the entire in-stock AquaGlide product line is 20% off through December 1st. Great savings, with kayaks as low as $187 and SUPs starting at $499. Save up to 40% on past season models.

Not to be outdone, all Aire Tributary inflatables are 15% off through December 20th, with prices starting at $534.

Get a free paddle ($63.95 to $199 value) with purchase of a 2018 Red Paddle Co SUP (now in stock!) or save an additional 15% on 2017 past season models.

Paddlers will find in-stock Innova kayaks at 10% off, with past-season models up to 40% off.

With the backpacker in mind, all 2017 Kokopelli packrafts are 20% off through Dec. 5th, with prices as low as $580. This is a great time to pick up a lightweight inflatable before the 10% to 20% price increase in 2018.

Almost all Advanced Elements kayaks come with free gear – ranging from paddles, skegs and dry bags to foot pegs and braces (a $27.99 to $99 value). And check out the limited edition AE1009-AF2 AdvancedFrame 2, now $499.

The PFD price slash is on, with Stohlquist, NRS and Astral PFDs at 20% off as well as past-season MTI Adventurewear.

Need some paddling accessories such as a kayak cover, PFD, dry bag or paddle leash? Take 10% off additional paddling gear with purchase of an inflatable kayak (or paddle board) using coupon code 10% ACC at checkout.
Combine these with FREE shipping in continental US for orders over $99, and NO TAX. This is a great time to pick up a fantastic gift – for a friend, a relative, or yourself! Take a look at all AirKayaks inflatable kayaks and gear.
See the complete list of Specials and Promos on AirKayaks.com, or view our Holiday Shopping Guides.
Season’s Greetings from AirKayaks.com!

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Considering an Inflatable Kayak? Find out more

No room for a hardshell or too much of a hassle? Inflatable kayaks are easy to set up, lightweight, portable and fun! Get on the water fast with an air kayak for one, two or more paddlers.

See also our Guide to Choosing an Inflatable Kayak – What You Should Consider.
For detailed information on specific inflatable kayaks and manufacturers, visit the website at AirKayaks.com

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New Video: Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame DS-XL Inflatable Kayak

Our most recent video on the new AE1044DS – the AdvancedFrame DS-XL from Advanced Elements. Now 5 inches longer than the standard AdvancedFrame with minimal increase in weight. The streamlined body – in conjunction with the high pressure floor – provides better tracking and increased glide.  See video details on performance, setup and features.

An AirKayaks exclusive! For more details, visit the AdvancedFrame DS-XL product page on AirKayaks.com. You can also see our Detailed Product Review on our blog.

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