High Pressure !

The Nomad uses the same concept that was such a success on the YAKKAir HP1 and 2, with a high pressure inflatable keel and bottom section of the hull, together creating a dynamic and high performance hull shape, all at a feather weight and giving an excellent paddle position.
As for performance, the Nomad improves in having a higher bow section, its extended length, and a flexible decking system giving better internal protection and enabling even longer trips and excursions. With its decking system, the Nomad HP3 is ideal for longer double paddling excursions, having large space for equipment. It also makes it more viable for the more challenging conditions you find in the cooler seasons. Take out the decking and the HP3 becomes a vast, stable, top-performing family 3-seater. Brand new for 2013 is the Nomad HP1, a solo kayak that follows the same concept as the HP3 (higher bow section, flexible decking...) and of course gives you the same paddle-comfort and protection for your extended solo trips.



ref : Y1007


Gliding properties



Straight Line

Lake/ flat water


White water


he principle behind these highly innovative inflatables lies in their use of multiple materials to help reduce weight, plus the use of a keel and bottom section inflated to high pressure to give the hull a superbly efficient V shape. Result : the YAKKAir HP and Nomad HP are light weight and high performance boats with the advantage of pack-down and storage into a compact carry bag. This means you can get to further flung and less accessible spots much more easily.


Step-by-Step photo-illustrated instructions :

NOMAD HP1 / Nomad HP
User Guide :


Technical data

Length Width Weight Capacity Max load
14'5.2" 31.5" 46.3 lbs 1 adult 440 lbs


HP: High pressure
BP: Low pressure

When you sit down in a YAKKAir HP or a Nomad HP, the high-pressure floor (1) presses down on the high-pressure keel (2) putting the PVC skin (3) under tension. Under the pressure of the water, the skin stretches and curves out to give the hull its high-performance double concave shape.


Keel + rigid high-pressure floor
+ fabric + water pressure
= concave shape keel + rigid dry seat