Key Technical Features
- HexShell Deck Cover – made of 600 denier hex ripstop polyester for durability, puncture-resistance, and protection from the elements
- EvoBeam Technology Floor – is engineered for maximum strength and performance and creates a v-hull shape for added tracking
- Lightweight Packable Design – weighs only 28-pounds and includes a duffle-style storage bag for effortless transportation and storage
- Kayak Hand 10 Pump – a dual- or single-action pump capable of inflating up to 10 psi for quick and easy inflation
- Folded Dimensions – 25 x 22 x 9 inches measured as an “average fold”. Some users will be able to fold tighter, while others may not fold this small. If you are sizing for limited storage or travel, we recommend erring on the upper end of approximate dimensions to guarantee space
Key User Features
- Core 2.0 Quick Release Seats – offer a thick padded seat cushion and breathable high backrest
- Face Time Seating Option – allows bow seat to be installed to face stern paddler
- Adjustable Foot Rests – for comfort and paddling efficiency
- Quick Release Weedless Fin – for increased tracking
- Paddle Keepers – located on both sides offer hands-free access when not paddling
- Rod Holders – located on the back of the seat keep fishing rods securely in place
- Velcro Adjustment Strips – allow for personalized custom seat and footrest positions
- Molded Plastic Carry Handles – on bow and stern for comfortable carrying or lifting
- Deck Cargo Bungees – on bow and stern offer secure storage of extra gear
- Cockpit Drain – opens easily to drain any water from the boat
- Boston Valves – provide quick inflation and deflation
- PA (Polyamide) Nylon D-rings – provide secure attachment for seat and extra gear
Susan Arrieta –
Love my Chinook 120. I bought this kayak last year because I needed something that I could easily store in my closet given the minimal space in our condo. After extensive research, I chose this kayak and am glad I did. It’s super easy to maneuver on the water especially using the fin. Also, it’s lighter than other comparable tandem kayaks, which makes it easy for me to carry around. I inflate it with a foot pump and can be ready to go in 20 minutes. I’ve contacted customer support twice due to tears of my own fault and each time they have been extremely helpful and responsive via the phone or via email. I love my kayak and their customer support is amazing.
Would be nice if they came with the Boston Valve adapters. Hard to
Find the small adapter for the center so haven’t been able to use my kayak yet.
Hey Nick – we’re actively working on a future solution for this issue. In the meantime, have you seen our valve adaptor set? This has all pieces that you would need: https://www.aquaglide.com/product/8pc-valve-adapter-string-set/
Sarah Griffis –
I’ve had the Chinook 120 for two years now and have used it multiple times in the local lake as well as South Lake Tahoe. It has been convenient having an inflatable kayak and I like the option to have a child or my dog with me (she’s about 90 lbs).
However, there are some significant drawbacks. The seat area is very narrow (I’m 5’6″ and 145lbs) and the seats do not provide a lot of back support. This means that my hips are wedged rather snuggly in and I have to hold myself up, at times leaning forward to get comfortable/traction in paddling. This can make longer trips rather tiring. This also means there’s not a lot of room for the pup to reposition to get comfortable.
Additionally, this setup does not come with a pump or a paddle, both of which I had to purchase separately. The pump I purchased came with multiple valve tips, so I have been able to inflate the main portions of the kayak with no problem, however, I do not have a tip to inflate the center bottom portion – which means every time I take it out I end up blowing that portion up with my mouth.
I have since had the opportunity to try some other inflatable kayaks my friends have and those ones are much more comfortable, wide seat areas, more comfortable seats (the seats themselves inflate so provide more support) and just as maneuverable.
Overall, I love being outside and have been appreciative to have use of this kayak to get out on the water, however I am currently looking for a new kayak or paddle board-kayak option for a more enjoyable experience. I have found some other great options that come with all necessary equipment such as paddles, pumps, etc. for comparable prices.
Hey Sarah – thanks so much for the thoughtful feedback. We’ve passed this along to our product development team, and are also working on solutions for the Chinook to come as a package (with paddle and pump) in the near future. It sounds like you may enjoy one of our Duratex kayaks more, such as the Deschutes or Chelan. Both of these options have wider cockpits and feature seats with multiple adjustment points. We wish you many good days on the water to come, whether with your Chinook or a new craft!
I’ve owned my Chinook 120 for 2 years now, and so far it’s been great I know it’s this meant for recreational water and that’s how I stared out, but after while I felt the need to try out some rapids and decided to take it to white water kayaking class II and one time class III and this kayak does amazing it really it really holds up pretty well just like any other inflatable white water kayak, after 2 years my kayak is still in pristine condition I definitely consider this kayak to be one of the top brands out out there for IK kayaks,
Wow! We’re stoked to hear this Carlos, and are glad that you’re getting so much adventure out of your Chinook. Here’s to many more years on the water!