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Air Glide 385 - 3.85M Single Inflatable Kayak

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Regular price AUD1,385.00 Sale price AUD1,899.00

NEW 2021 AIR GLIDE 385 

  • New optional foot controlled rudder system for effortless maneuverability
  • Improved high quality 1680D All-Terrain bag (with rugged 3-wheels)
  • Improved comfort footrest
  • Improved paddle quality with stronger blades and lighter weight.
  • Improved bow drainage system

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THE BEST IN INFLATABLE KAYAK TECHNOLOGY. 
100% DROP-STITCH TECHNOLOGY.


About Drop-Stitch Inflatable Kayaks

Are inflatable kayaks any good? Are they as good as normal kayaks? Being inflatable, do they bend like pool toys?

These are questions we have been asked from beginners and expert kayakers alike, as they inquisitively ask about this advancement in kayaking. And for good reason.

How for so many years did most of us deal with lugging around heavy, polyethylene kayaks, straining our backs and having to worry about: 

  • Where am I going to store my kayak?
  • How light a kayak can I get?
  • What is the easiest way to transport my kayak?

Welcome to the brand new 2021 Air Glide 385 by Bay Sports, a 100% drop stitch kayak designed here in Manly, Australia. The Air Glide 385 is a brilliant lightweight kayak with excellent tracking and build quality. But what makes this inflatable kayak so much more better than the rest? Read on...

Watch a HD walkthrough video of Air Glide 385


What makes the Air Glide series superior?
  • Advancements in inflatable water sport technologies, in particular drop-stitch manufacturing techniques, have developed in recent times, we are experiencing a fast transition into more practical, lightweight, yet sturdy watercraft.
  • This inflatable Drop Stitch kayak is faster, stiffer and stronger than any conventional air kayak. It can be easily transported in a compact bag. At just 13.9kgs, the material is much lighter than any polyethylene kayak on the market, whilst the boat shape is narrower and nevertheless provides more space. And with up to 10psi air pressure, so it is as stable and solid as a hard shell kayak. 
  • The side chambers and bottom floor are made of high-denier (drop stitch) fabric for superior strength, high-pressure inflation, durability, and abrasion resistance in this patent-pending kayak construction. 
  • Moulded V-shaped shape underneath bow and stern made of rigid, durable material for better tracking, easier paddling, and greater speed. 
Drop-Stitch vs Normal Inflatable Kayaks?

You're not alone if you hear inflatable kayak and think the inside is just filled with air. Whilst your average camping air mattress is just that, Drop-Stitch inflatables like our Air Glide range (and also our inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards), contain millions of tough polyester threads that connect the top-to-bottom, and side walls of the kayak. This allows them to be inflated to high-pressures whilst giving them rock-hard rigidity and form.

The result? Hard shell kayak feel and performance, with easy transportation and storage of an inflatable.

Drop Stitch Construction Core

Key benefits of Inflatable Kayaks & Canoes
    1. Up to 50% lighter than their traditional counterparts plastic kayak, making for easy transportation to and from the water.
    2. Folds up into a compact bag, making great for those living in apartments, or those with little room to store a plastic kayak - you can leave it in the boot of your car or store it away in your cupboard.
    3. Remarkably tough and durable, being made from an abrasion resistant material, inflatable kayaks won't ding or scratch like a traditional plastic kayak.
    4. Great performance and tracking capability, with huge advancements in the rigid V-hull, including a clever slide-in skeg, makes for a fast kayak that holds a straight line.
Key Features of Air Glide 385
    • Up to 4x higher operating pressure (10PSI) than regular inflatable kayaks.
    • 2 side carrying handles, allows kayak to be used and transported easily by one person. 
    • Adjustable 4-point high-back seat provides excellent back support and comfort.
    • Smart drainage system allows water to be drained via rear drain plug.
    • Detachable large skeg keeps kayak on a straight track while paddling
    • Tough, durable, compact, and lightweight, with great maneuverability and excellent stability.
    • Surpass the speed of a hard-shell kayak yet enjoy easy portability.
    • Multiple D-rings allow seat adjustments.
    • Replaceable high-pressure valves are reliable and airtight.
    • Unique ultralight, universal design for all ages
Key Differences Air Glide 385 vs. KXone Slider 375
  1. Whilst both are high build and construction quality, the Air Glide is a better value 100% Drop-Stitch inflatable kayak.
  2. Bay Sports have further developed on the KXone design, adding 4cm extra width, 4cm higher side walls, and 10cm more length to provide greater stability, tracking and better prevent water splashing into the boat.
  3. Option to add foot controlled rudder system for vastly improved maneuverability.
  4. We have also added 2 x side carry handles, for effortless carrying by one person. This is a huge benefit other inflatable kayaks lack.
  5. Removable wind deflector and water shield - diverts water to channel off the kayak and back into the water, not in your kayak. 
  6. 3 Year Warranty on Bay Sports Air Glide series, opposed to a 2 Year Warranty on the KXone Slider series.
Equipment Included
  • 1 x Premium Quality Ballistic-weave nylon carry backpack with 3 x all-terrain wheels and padded shoulder straps.

  • 1  x Double-Valve Bravo

     Hand Pump
  • 1 x Slide-in 9” Skeg
  • 1 x Superior Comfort Kayak Seat (with detachable 10 cm padded booster seat) + Large velcro storage pouch. 
  • 1 x Premium Foam Footrest
  • 1 x Lightweight Aluminium Paddles (4-piece)
  • 1 x Removable plastic water deflector piece
  • 1 x Quick Repair Kit (with PVC patches and valve repair tool, glue not included for hazmat reasons)

Plus option to Add Rudder System (Includes 2 x Adjustable Sliding Footrests and Rudder System and all cabling)

Want to add an additional Hi-Back Kayak Seat with Booster Cushion?

                The Air Glide is the ultimate inflatable kayak for use on rivers, light whitewater, on lakes and for kayaking for those demanding more than just a traditional inflatable. 

                Specifications

                L: 3.85mtrs W: 0.77mtrs H: 0.34mtrs
                Kayak Weight: 14kgs
                Maximum weight capacity: 200kg
                Capacity: 1 Adult
                Shipping Carton Size: 97 x 55 x 47 cm

                Delivery pricing and information 

                Australia: Free Express shipping within Australia. Select this option at checkout. Includes tracking and insurance.   

                International: USD$280 via International Express Courier with Tracking (10-14 days transit time). Select this option at checkout. Includes tracking and insurance.   

                Setup and assembly videos

                 

                How to setup footrest and rudder system

                How to use manual hand pump to inflate kayak

                User Manual

                Click here to download the 2021 Air Glide Inflatable Kayak User Guide

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                01/06/2021
                Peter R.
                Australia Australia
                Great product and great service, glad I bought the rudder system which helped in windy conditions. Unfortunately, the electric pump didn't work with the 2021 model so I had to return it. Hope you get a fix soon! in

                Good and would purchase again

                TJ
                01/01/2021
                Troy J.
                Australia Australia
                We love them

                We are kayak novices . We bought the airglides as we live In a high rise and drive a convertible. Surprisingly they fit in the convertible, One in the boot and one in the backseat . They are so firm when Inflated I was impressed. I was also impressed that it held my weight with no effort I’m 160 kgs . They are so fun . I was a bit wobbly on my first try but I’ve been getting better and better . They are worth every dollar . My partner and I love them. They inflate easy and are really easy to stow. And they are so much fun .

                MS
                12/03/2020
                Mark S.
                Australia Australia
                Loving my new Air Glide 385. Wanted a kayak that was easily transportable as I drive a Micra! Quick to set up and pack away. Extremely stable and manoeuvrable. Tracks well, very happy.

                Customer service was outstanding. Regular updates on when the Air Glide would be shipped. Would not hesitate to recommend this company.

                EL
                10/22/2020
                Edward L.
                Australia Australia
                No complaints.

                Delivered on time, happy with product, as yet, not able to get out onto the water but confident it will perform well. Cheers, Ted.

                JC
                10/01/2020
                Jennifer C.
                Australia Australia
                Very happy

                Delighted to get my airglide 385 this morning and was on the lagoon later this afternoon. Easy to unpack, inflate get in and out of then pack up....im a very unfit 67 yo with hip problems and I can do it. So much better than my old rigid kayak. Love it!!!!

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