Originally Posted by flatheadrafter
Sounds like a good deal, but right now I'm still in the research mode. Any feedback on your limited use of the boat would be appreciated. Why have you chosen to use your other IKs over the Outfitter 1?
Well, I haven't been doing as much single IKing as I thought I might; we have two Eddyline Fathoms (one is the LV) bought since the Outfitter purchase, and we have mostly been lake boating here in the Tetons. I also bought a small raft and frame this year (Hyside mini-max), so our river time has been mostly with that.
So, I think I only IKed twice this season, and my Aire Lynx was more accessible to grab and go. For me (175 lbs.) the Lynx is great -- compared to the Outfitter, it is a bit lighter I think and a bit less bulky. For me, based on very limited use, the Outfitter has no particular advantage over the Lynx. Theoretically, because of the larger tubes, it might be more stable than the Lynx (certainly marketed as such), but personally I didn't feel that. Let's see, what else can I say? Like my Lynx, and unlike my Hyside Padillac II, it turns around with one paddle stroke. If I recall, I bought it to have a second single, but turns out my wife just isn't that interested. I also bought it thinking it might be more stable for IKing the "Alpine section" of the Snake River Canyon here in Wyoming at high spring flows, but I have not been motivated to try that yet -- and as I said, for me, I'm not convinced it would be more stable than my Lynx anyway -- but that hasn't been fully tested.
What else to say? You already know about Aire quality. Sorry I don't have more seat time in the boat to tell you more.