An earlier version of the Helios II was used for search and rescue by the Canadian Ranger Kayak Patrol on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was selected for its rugged durability and easy portability - and because it is easy to drop rangers by sea plane with their Innova.The Helios II EX is fully rubber-coated Nitrylon™ fabric construction throughout. Nitrylon™ is rugged, dries fast, and is easy to keep clean.
It comes in its own deluxe drybag/backpack and will fit in an airline overhead bin. Set up in less than 10 minutes. Explore moderate whitewater rivers, paddle the Helios along ocean shorelines as a sea touring kayak, or fish the backcountry.
- Deck netting and gear bungees
- Adjustable footrest
- Carry handles
- An optional, foot-controlled rudder is available and is recommended for sea touring.
- 30"x12'6", 36 lbs., 396 lbs. cap.
*When using the Helios as a sea touring kayak, we recommend purchasing the foot-operated rudder for precise control.