Originally Posted by JIMM
This looks the best of the under 1 grand IKs currently available.Any user opinions yet?
I own several IKs and I have to say I don't love the Animas overall design. I haven't paddled one, but I don't care for their thigh strap system. The straps themselves aren't nearly as nice as the Aire straps, which are currently the best on the market that I'm aware of (TBP are second, NRS third).
I also don't really like how the seat attaches. It doesn't seem particularly sturdy.
They look like they took their primary design influence from the Tributary Strike (or Aire strike if you get one of the cool military ones that are all black). Which is a good design, excepting the stupid one tube valve in the bow and one in the stern issue.