New NRS Outlaw Raft series???
I'm in the market for a raft for this season and just noticed this new line by NRS on their website. I happen to get a deal on NRS, Aire, and Tibutary, so I am narrowing it down to these boats for a brand new raft.
This new Outlaw line looks to compete with the Tributary/ RMR line at an amazing price point. Does anyone have any experience with them so far? I believe they just came out for this season as I cannot find any info on them.
I used to guide back east and paddled Hysides and Aires mostly. Always loved the profile and weight of the Hysides, but I cannot afford one on my budget. The Aires were super burly and tracked well, just heavy and the floor was high in relation to the tubes (which I don't know if I would like with a frame on it) Are Tributarys like this?
Anyone have any advice on which way I should lean? The NRS Outlaw is probably a Chinese made copy of the Otter series the same way the Tributary is to Aire. The NRS warranty is only 3 years vs. 5yr for the Tributary. This Outlaw line is appealing because I can stay way under my original budget and have money for a good frame, oars, locks, pump, and trailer.
Having a tough time deciding on boat size too. This would mainly be a fun boat for afternoon fishing, weekend class IV, flat water booze cruises, overnighters, and the very occasional 2-3 nighter. 13' or 14' for most often a girlfriend and a dog or every now and then 4 people.