1) Weight. 7 pounds w/thigh straps and spray deck and inflation bagWhy not just get a quality IK?
I think the boats are actually manufactured for them by Jack's Plastics Welding. Well know for bomber gear (though usually not light gear).1) Plus far more durable than they look. 90% of what gets run in an IK can be run by this, but think of all the runs you'd have to schlepp to with an IK...
You mean like this?I think if they made em just a little more IK-ish, a little bit narrower, with a little more meat in the back so you were not constantly doing stern squirts, and throw in some good thigh straps, then they would kick ass. If they can make these things 7 pounds it seems like they could make more of a performance IK that weighed like 15 pounds. Which is still a lot better than a 40 pound creek boat, that you can't roll up.
Picture attached. Weird but much more IK looking. If everyone gripes about IK's not bailing quickly enough, who cares if these don't? Hell my raft is a non bailer. Water adds ballast weight in holes.nvm, wouldn't let me post the pic for some reason
wierd but fun looking, exactly as described in that qoute