Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2015   #1
Ellensburg, Washington
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1
Buzz on Rocky Mountain Rafts?

I'm thinking about getting a RMR inflatable kayak. Does anyone have experience with their IK? Or experience with RMR gear in general? How does construction and material compare?

EastSideWa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015   #2
Jackson, Wyoming
Paddling Since: 1966
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 427
In an effort to be helpful (and not obnoxious), if you use the search function and enter RMR (even just searching subject line mentions), you will see many threads on RMR in general and RMR IKs in particular.

(Sometimes I'll search on google and include "mountainbuzz" as one of the search terms -- very effective.)

johnovice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015   #3
codycleve's Avatar
salmon, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2004
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 639
like mentioned above there is a ton of info on here about RMR.. Most of it for the good. my brother, brother in law, and a friend all have their cats and rafts... they all love them.. What you will gather is they are well built, heavy, and have a good warranty... However I am yet to see any real helpfull info surface about their IK's.. I am interested in one and have been wondering the same thing.. I think they are working on a tandem that will be out this spring.
codycleve is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015   #4
Paddling in to the Future
PhilipJFry's Avatar
Boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 402
Their IK's look big and wide if that's what you like then good. if not you might look elsewhere. they don't appear to be maneuverable machines like the Aire Force or NRS MaverIK, but they appear to be well made IK's that can haul a lot of gear and be very stable in big water
PhilipJFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2015   #5
Learch's Avatar
Dundee, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 655
Interesting take on them, I've seen one Animas and I thought it was smallish, but it was one time. I have two friends with RMRs, and they both love them. Great looking, quality, a little heavy.
Wishing I was on the river instead of surfing the web...
Learch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015   #6
Paddling in to the Future
PhilipJFry's Avatar
Boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 402
Force is 9'6" X 36" X 10.5" tubes - MaverIK is 9'9" X 36" X 10.5" tubes and the Animas is 11'0" X 38" X 11.5" tubes. The Animas is definitely a beast compared, being over foot longer 2" wider and bigger tubes. Definitely going to perform more like a barge compared to the Force, MaverIK or a Thrill Seeker. Not to say its a bad boat, its just not one that I would get for my style, but depending on what style of boating you are in to, those are things to consider.
PhilipJFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015   #7
2kanzam's Avatar
Charleston, West Virginny
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 461
I had my hands on one for the first time this past weekend...almost bought it infact and would have if it was a little cheaper (it was a demo boat, and I had just bought another boat so I try to not buy more than 1 a year!). I didn't think it was extraordinarily large by any measure...ok, so it's 11 feet....but I have a 12ft ducky.

Construction and material seems pretty bomber...and it's pretty heavy for an ik as are all their boats, but I'd see no reason not to get one if you think it'll fit your needs.
2kanzam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015   #8
zbaird's Avatar
Paddling Since: 1994
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 884
It is a sporty enough design with the rocker to run technical stuff, stable enough to not dump all the time and big enough to do self supports. The bigger tubes help it sit high in the water so I think it paddles a little smaller than it is. I only have a couple of days in one but those were my takes.

zach baird
zbaird is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rocky Mountain Rafts Input rogi Rafting | Gear Talk 87 09-04-2012 01:57 PM
Rocky Mountain Rafts Beta krashhadley Rafting | Gear Talk 6 10-08-2011 11:21 AM
Rocky Mountain Rafts - 14 footers now available in Boulder N. Wigston Partner's Forum 0 06-23-2011 02:49 PM
Rocky Mountain Rafts in Boulder N. Wigston Partner's Forum 0 05-21-2011 11:22 PM
Great service at Rocky Mountain Rafts walkabout Rafting | Gear Talk 1 04-20-2011 07:41 PM

» Classified Ads
2" Seat Riser Kit for NRS...

posted by penguin

Ever feel like you sit low in your NRS oar frame? I did, so...

Gott - Rubbermaid coolers

posted by stony2275

I have 3 Gott Rubbermaid coolers for sale. 60 Quart in...

14' AIRE Wave Destroyer...

posted by River Capt D

AIRE 14' x 22" dia. Wave Destroyer cat tubes, purchased...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.