Hyside 16 Pro vs Aire 160DD is a difference of 20# heavier for the Hyside. Doesn’t seem like much for a 16’ boat.
I agree with Roseldo and Bootboy. Is that little bit of extra weight that big of a deal? on my last grand trip I bet I had 1500lbs+ of gear, food, ice, beer, water, firewood and people in my rig, what’s another 20lbs weight spread evenly throughout the rubber
If the issue is the weight you have to drag around when it’s rolled up then lift with your legs I guess.
Also, for what it’s worth, I noticed the Hyside comes with four thwarts and the Aire has none. I assume they include the thwarts in the overall weight? If so there’s the difference