The Innova product line has recently been acquired by the manufacturer, Gumotex of Czech Republic, now operating as Gumotex USA LLC out of Burlington, Washington. With the transition comes the introduction of several new products to the Innova kayak line, as well as an expanded line of accessories. In Europe, Gumotex manufactures over 20 models of inflatable kayaks, canoes and rafts, of which only a small portion has been available in the States to-date.
Innova recently introduced the new Solar 410C at this summer’s Outdoor Retailer show, a cross between the Innova Sunny and new Twist 2 LN, with expanded options for 2+ paddlers. The Solar features an open-cockpit design, and is best suited for recreational paddling on calmer waters, slow-moving rivers and lakes.
The new 13’5″ model weighs 37 lbs with a carrying capacity of 595 lbs., and is constructed from Gumotex’s Nitrylon material. Nitrylon is a 1200 denier, heavy-duty rubber-coated material which is puncture resistant, easy to clean, quick-drying and environmentally-friendly – no outgassing!
The kayak comes with two foot braces, two seats, tracking fin, Innova backpack, sponge, repair kit and instructions. By moving the adjustable seats, the kayak can be set up for one or two paddlers, still leaving space for extra gear, a small child or a dog. An optional third seat can also be purchased.