For 2021 Airkayaks added the TAHE Sport line of inflatable kayaks (including the Tahe Sport Beach LP1) and SUPs to our catalog to provide more choices for our customers in the $500-$700 range.
TAHE Sport Beach LP1, LP2, and LP3 Inflatable Kayaks
We tested out the TAHE Sport SUPs on GoAirkayaks, and we are huge fans of the value they deliver. The SUPs immediately became best sellers on Airkayaks.com. We jumped at the opportunity to preview a pre-production TAHE Sport Beach LP1 inflatable kayak.
Better known in the US under the BIC Sport name, the TAHE brand is a union of BIC Sport and Tahe Outdoors.
Established in 1979, BIC Sport pioneered the windsurf industry, expanding into surfing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding, while the European-based Tahe is one of the largest and fastest growing European manufacturers of paddle sport and kite surfing equipment.
Two years ago, the BIC Sport water line was acquired by Tahe resulting in a brand focused on water fun, featuring environmentally-friendly production processes and quality products at an affordable price. Check our guide to the TAHE Sport inflatable SUP and kayak line for 2021.
Our keywords for the TAHE Sport Beach LP1 are easy, light, and fun.
The Beach LP1 is TAHE Sport’s entry point inflatable kayak, priced at $539 “ready for the water”.
A pump, paddle, and comfortable carrying backpack are included, you just need to get to the nearest lake and you’re kayaking!
Box dimensions are – TBD – since this was a preproduction unit – we did not receive the actual box. From experience, Tahe SUP-YAK boxes are 45x19x23 and usually weigh 45 lbs. We expect this one to be a little lighter.
Inside the box is the kayak, backpack, high-pressure dual action pump with gauge, cinch belt, quick-start instructions, repair kit, three shallow water fins, and four piece 230 cm breakdown paddle. Once rolled up, the kayak, pump, paddle and leash fit in the bag and on the bag easily, although there will not be much room for extra gear. The backpack’s compact size was impressive, being half the size of the TAHE SUP bags. Weight is 22 lbs for the kayak, 2 lbs for the bag, 2.375 lbs for the pump/gauge, 0.6 lbs each for the fin, 1.7 lbs for the seat and 2.7 lbs for the paddle. Everything in the bag weighs 33 lbs. and all easily fit in the back of a small car.
Unpacking the Tahe Beach LP1 Inflatable Kayak
First step, unpack and unroll the kayak, laying it top up so you access the three valves. Tahe has used Boston Valves which are easy to use with the included pump friction fitting.
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