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 Post subject: INflatable bag
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Location: Newport Beach, CA
I have an i12 and I always struggle to get the kayak back into the bag--so much so that the bag is tearing at a couple places (only had it for 6 mos) and I dont see it lasting much longer because of my pulling and tugging and forcing it to get it in the bag.
Ive watched the vid-Ive used the pump to get all the air out-yet I still struggle to get it in the bag.

It seems it would be so much easier if there was a bigger bag for me to use. I dont care if theres slop leftover-I just want it protected in the bag when stored.

Is there a larger bag offered thu Hobie (like a tandem bag) or another type of bag to use for storage of the i12--- if so where do I find them and the cost?

Thanks in advance,
Kat

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 Post subject: Re: INflatable bag
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:08 am 
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Sorry this reply comes so long after your post. If you are still looking, You may want to take a look at these bags by NRS:

http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... eptid=1008


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 Post subject: Re: INflatable bag
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:56 pm 
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This seems like the way to go. The NRS bags appear to have a much better build and will last a lot longer. I had a tear in the Hobie bag with minimal use as well. It's a real shame that the kayak is so great, but the carry bag is poorly made. Makes the experience a little less enjoyable knowing I needed to go and spend an extra $150 for something that should have been included with kayak.


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 Post subject: Re: INflatable bag
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:50 pm 
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I don't get it... you find a wheel-less bag acceptable? I find the Hobie bag excellent, and my only problem is that my i12s fits in it too easily so I have to throw more and more accessories in it to keep it tight enough to stand up over the wheels.

The keel has to go parallel with the long dimension of the bag because the yak isn't compressible in this direction... otherwise packing would be a terrible strain. Of course the stern and bow have to be biased diagonally so their thick parts go side by side rather than atop one another. In the narrow dimension the yak is very compressible so squashes easily in the narrow confines of the bag. Stick pump, paddles, pfd, etc in remaining voids so the bag doesn't sag.

If I changed it, I would let the straps pull tighter in the longer dimension so I didn't have to add junk to keep it from sagging and dragging around the wheels. Maybe reinforce handle stitching, which seems strong enough but is pulled out of shape from use. I like that last strap which can suspend my mirage drive and the sailbag (I use the excess length of the latter to loop around and cling mast and all to the strap.

Surely there is some unusual factor in those problem bags, like a flaw or unconventional use? I just abuse it by having to carry it aboard rolled around the pump, and shielding it from saltwater with only a flimsy drybag.

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