The Kitemag Koala 5 test
Having previously tested the 10, TheKiteMag took out a Koala 5 as well, and wrote a great review in issue 44.
Read the review at TheKiteMag.com
"On marginal days the 10m really gave us confidence to head out, the stability was insane, and even in the sub-8 knot range it was rock solid in the air when you would have been running in circles on the beach keeping your regular kite in the air. This is also true for the 5m although of course the wind range is higher. We tested the 5m in dead offshore wind with some pretty sketchy under-cliff launches and once it was up the kite is so stable, and the closed-cell construction keeps it in the air even when it feels like the wind has dropped right off.
"Airwave are out to convince us that you can replace your quiver with a couple of Koalas and enjoy wider wind range, smaller pack size, no pump and equitable performance to an LEI kite and – on this evidence – we think they might be on to something".