Originally Posted by JIMM
I weigh around 205-208 lbs with gear and have zero issues with floatation but I think the advertised 400 lbs load is a bit of a stretch, especially considering the tubes are only around 10"s at max inflation. What do you think?
it might be just a bit of a stretch. just screwing around I've had my teenage daughter sitting behind me. we do ride quite low. I wouldn't want to run anything slightly technical with that much weight. but it does float.
on the salmon river this last summer, I had a small soft cooler up front, and one of aire's kayak cargo bags in the back that carried my clothes, sleeping bag and personal belongings in it, so I had a good amount of cargo for a solo IK. it handled very well. but throwing an additional 200lbs in there would be horrible.