The BIC YAKKAir HP2 Fishing Kayak is a 2-person inflatable fishing rig that was developed in France. BIC combined impressive construction methods and high-quality materials to produce this inflatable fishing kayak, and we’re going to take a look at some of the things that makes this kayak unique.
BIC has been making watersport-related products since 1979, so needless to say, they know the market well. The company initially became known in the watersports world for their windsurfing gear, and later moved into surfing, kayaking, and racing dinghies.
BIC gear has always had a good reputation for being high-quality, durable, and affordable, and the YAKKAir HP2 inflatable fishing kayak continues to build on that reputation.
In this BIC YAKKAir HP2 Fishing Kayak review, we’ll be taking a look at the kayak’s technical specs, its top features, the warranty, and more.
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Easy to set up
Pump and backpack included
|Cons||Warranty is only 12 months
Paddles not included
|Price & Where to Buy it|
Review: BIC YAKKAir HP2 Fishing Kayak Overview
As with any inflatable kayak, one of the big advantages of choosing the BIC YAKKAir HP2 kayak over a hardshell competitor is portability.
This inflatable fishing kayak is extremely easy to transport and set up.
Weighing in at just 42 pounds (including the boat, footrests, backrest, pump, and bag), the BIC YAKKAir HP2 can pack down and store neatly in the included wheeled backpack. When packed into its backpack, the HP2 is super easy to carry around and small enough to fit into the backseat or trunk of any car. With the HP2, you won’t have any need for expensive kayak roof racks.
Storage space is another big advantage of the BIC YAKKAir HP2 kayak, as the bag can be stashed in a closet when not in use. Unlike a traditional hardshell fishing kayak, you won’t need a large storage area for the kayak when it’s not in use.
The BIC Sport YAKKAir HP2 kayak doesn’t take long to fully inflate, and it measures 13’5″ in length and 37.8″ wide. This is a super roomy kayak for a solo kayaker, but it was ultimately designed to carry two fisherman.
The YAKKAir HP2 also features two fishing backrests with rod holders, safety grab lines, super convenient carry handles, mesh storage areas in the front and rear, paddle attachments, and footrests. The kayak’s seats are comfortable and provide good support.
The kayak is available in an attractive camouflage/khaki pattern, and it features a high pressure keel and floor made of solid PVC. The V-shaped hull offers performance comparable to a hardshell kayak, and it can be fitted with a sturdy, protective cover to prevent any damage from sharp fish hooks.
BIC YAKKAir HP2 Fishing Kayak Rating
BIC Sport YAKKAir HP2 Fishing Kayak Specs
|MAX LOAD||550 pounds|
What’s Included with the YAKKAir HP2?
In the box, you’ll find the hull, pump, backrests, and storage bag. BIC does not include paddles with the YAKKAir HP2, so that’s an additional expense that will need to be factored in.
BIC backs the YAKKAir HP2 with a 1 year warranty on materials and workmanship. The warranty covers manufacturer defects, so it won’t cover anything that might be the result of normal wear and tear.
BIC YAKKAir HP2 FAQ
What’s the best way to clean the YAKKAir HP2?
Simply rinse your kayak off with fresh water. Then, just dry it off, deflate it, and pack it in the included bag. If you find that it needs additional cleaning, you can use some mild soap and water.
What kind of maintenance is required?
Just make sure that you rinse it and dry it after each use, and don’t let it sit out for extended periods of time in the hot sun. Other than that, just relax and enjoy it!
Kayak fishing has been growing in popularity over the past few years, due mainly to its convenience and affordability. Heavy boats are no longer needed to get to the best fishing holes, and the sleek design of an inflatable fishing kayak means better and quicker maneuvering into shallow, tight spots.
With its ease of use and quick set up, the BIC YAKKAir HP2 kayak is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a durable, stable inflatable fishing rig.