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  Innova Sunny Vrs Sea Eagle 380
  Posted by: Atticus12 on Jun-14-13 5:43 PM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

Hi Folks,
I am looking at these two inflatables for solo outings. Any advice or preferences here on how they compare contrast through experience would be appreciated. I want to paddle mostly flatwater and occasional whitewater.

Any other boat suggestions in this range? I am considering the idea of bike-packing and or bike-shuttling so a lighter packed size and weight would help. Thanks!!

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  I know little about inflatables, but
  Posted by: ezwater on Jun-15-13 10:22 AM (EST)
my impression is that Innova is designing and constructing at a higher level than Sea Eagle. An individual SE might be a better choice than an individual Innova, but on the average, Innova is offering better, though more expensive, products.
 
 
  post at Folding Kayaks forum
  Posted by: willowleaf on Jun-15-13 1:13 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jun-15-13 1:32 PM EST --

You'll likely get more first person feedback if you post this question over at the folding kayaks forum (there are also specific forum sections on inflatables there).

http://www.foldingkayaks.org

You have to register, same as here, to post on the forums but they are free.

From what I have gathered from reading posts on there, Innova makes a higher quality, more reliable craft.

Another ultralight boat is the Alpacka raft. Costly but bombproof:

https://www.alpackaraft.com/index.cfm/store.catalog?CategoryID=53&ProductID=66

 
 
  Innova
  Posted by: booztalkin on Jun-15-13 2:29 PM (EST)
I have a different Innova boat (Safari), and I've never paddled a Sea Eagle. Innova is a whole different cut of inflatable boat. The Safari blows up stiff, almost like a hard boat and it is much more enjoyable to paddle than other packable boats I have used, such as AE and Folbot. So, I am biased towards the Innova.

~~Chip
 
 
  Check in with these folks
  Posted by: redmond on Jun-15-13 5:16 PM (EST)
http://www.topkayaker.net/Forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=cfrm

or
http://theboatpeople.com/

I've got a Safari also and really like it. They're light weight and heavy duty. I found mine used, so it was about half what they run new. Everyone that I've heard of that owns a Sunny really likes it.
 
 
  Thanks
  Posted by: atticus12 on Jun-16-13 2:43 PM (EST)
Thanks a lot everyone. I appreciate the feedback. I am going to post the question on the folding kayak site.
 
 
  I also like Innovas
  Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Jun-17-13 11:57 AM (EST)
Have a Safari and a Helios 2. Happy with both
 

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