AIRE Lynx I Inflatable Kayak

AIRE Lynx I Inflatable Kayak
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Price: $1,499.00
Manufacturer: AIRE
Shipping Weight: 44.00 lbs




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AIRE Lynx I inflatable kayak. The AIRE Lynx I inflatable kayak and it's larger tandem equivalent are still some of our best selling inflatable kayaks, Made in USA. From 2003 to 2013 we had been a bit cautious about recommending the solo AIRE Lynx for one simple reason: it was only 4" deep from tube-top to floor-top. And that meant you and your hips did not lock in at all, and made thighstraps mandatory even on class II rivers. It was like sitting on a surfboard, and not always confidence-inspiring.

A couple years ago AIRE redesigned the Lynx solo by decreasing the floor bladder thickness one inch, and simultaneously lowering the floor pocket mounting position a bit as well. Which means you now once again have a 5-1/2" to 6" deep boat with a much lower center of gravity, as the Lynx had been back in the 1990's. AIRE did not change the side tubes, because they were pretty well perfected, but there are three more new details that you will like.

One is the use of mesh overlays that cover the four bail hole groups on the Lynx underside. This is to help keep out twigs and to ensure that nothing pokes upward toward the bail holes and into the floor pocket interior. Second, the bras at both ends are much beefier now, copying those found on AIRE's Outfitter series. The other detail is that there are now two nylon webbing grab handles stitched into the bottom of the Lynx. These are placed into the crevice where the floor and side tubes meet, one on each side. This location should prevent any mishaps caused by these grab loops snagging something under the boat. They do not really hang down at all. And they are certainly far better than the optional circumference flip strap that all AIRE kayaks have had from day one.

This boat has great weight capacity, a high rockered bow and a sleek tapered nose. Lynx I's are one of the very best class V kayaks due to this front-end design; on huge vertical drops they won't plow into the hole as deeply as many other models, including the Strike, Force, and Tomcat. They also don't take in as much water in wave trains since they tend to ride up over them. While we think the new and greatly improved Lynx will please most boaters, if most of your boating consists of moderate class III and IV runs, the Strike model is well worth looking into as well. It's hull speed is easily as good as the Lynx, and it is a bit less "zig-zaggy". To use a technical term.

AIRE Lynx I Inflatable - 20 Webbing Loops

The 20 webbing loops sewn in along the inside between the tubes and floor are perfect for gear tie-down and installing thighstraps, or for repositioning the super comfy chair-style seat anywhere you want it. The Lynx weighs 32 pounds and utilizes highly reliable Leafield valves. This model is made to spin quickly between rocks so don't look for great flatwater tracking. A Lynx will surf pretty well compared to most of the boats above, but with the 37" beam, it's also pretty stable.

All AIRE kayaks, rafts, and cat tubes utilize bladder systems for each air chamber. These are highy repairable in the field compared to other boat construction methods, and the stiffness of the outer shells is matched by only the Sotar kayaks. Some folks may want to order the optional (inflatable) thwart backrest, found in or Kayak Accessory section, for the Lynx if they plan to do rivers harder than class III.

Standard colors are blue, red, orange, lime, dark green, and yellow. Purple is usually special order and most of the time it takes over a month to get one in that color, but once in a while AIRE does have it on the shelf if we don't. If you have to have purple, email us, or phone at 925-820-BOAT and we'll check availability.

* Free Shipping for AIRE Lynx I inflatable kayak. Any accessories purchased with your boat are 10% off, but our shopping cart does NOT reflect these discounts - it will show a higher total so we will adjust the bottom line before ringing the transaction through. Please also note that our shopping cart will show a UPS fee, but we will deduct it before capturing your credit card funds.

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