Originally Posted by wizz
Achilles is super super heavy
very old school
if you can, stump up for an NRS hypalon, or better still, Hyside raft
So I compared the current specs and it seems like the Achilles is in the same weight category (120-130 lbs. for a 12 1/2 -13 foot self baler) as the commercial line of Hyside or NRS expedition series rafts. I think this is due to the heavy denier used on boats intended for commercial use. All 3 brands use hypalon and achilles appears to be made in the USA. I haven't had the chance to row a Hyside or NRS boat and I suspect that maybe the difference would be in how they feel on the water. Does anybody out there have rowing experience with all three brands?