Innova Helios 380EX Kayak Wins Readers Choice Award From Sea Kayaker Magazine

Burlington, Washington – June 20, 2005

Innova Kayak is pleased to announce that our Helios 380EX kayak has been selected for a Readers Choice Award from Sea Kayaker magazine in the inflatable kayak category. The award was based on the results of a reader survey taken in February of this year. Readers were asked which products they liked the best in each of 18 categories. This is the first such award program Sea Kayaker has conducted, and thus the Readers Choice Awards are not limited to products in any particular model year. Sea Kayaker will present and discuss the winning products in their December 2005 issue.

This is the second citation this year for the Helios 380EX, having been selected as a 2005 paddling gear pick by Backpacker magazine.

The Innova Helios 380EX is a two-person kayak with an optional rudder. The Helios has been in service around the world, including adventure tours in Papua New Guinea and Lake Baikal, Peace Corps work in Mongolia and Samoa, and geological field work in Alaska. It comes in a drybag/backpack small enough to be an airline carryon.