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bribendiba wrote a review of on June 26, 2007

5 5

For the price, you can't go wrong. I've used this boat for single and multi day trips and pretty soon a self support ducky trip. It has been amazing every time I have taken it out. It is quite durable and stable. I've been over several Class III/IV rapids that I thought for sure I would flip in, but was fine. I'm not saying it's impossible to flip this because I have definitely swam in this, but mainly because we weren't facing the right direction when going over the rapid. There is plenty of space and loops behind the back seat for all your own gear when doing a self support trip or if you just want to take a day bag. Both seats have a zippered pouch behind them for easy access. They are not dry bags, though, so they are mainly for stuff that can get wet (drinks, etc) or to put a small dry bag in. There is also a cup holder behind each chair. The only issue I had with this IK is the chair backs aren't high enough. They would be a lot more comfortable if they were higher. Otherwise, an all around great boat for the money.

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bribendiba wrote a review of on June 21, 2007

5 5

I bought this specifically to try on a 5 day/4 night river rafting trip. I wanted something comfortable, but needed something that wouldn't take up too much room. This was perfect. It is so comfortable. It comes with the sleeping pad and the memory foam on top of that. The only problems with it are that the sleeping pad doesn't inflate on its own. I had to blow it up myself which led me to be quite light-headed. The plus side of having to blow it up is that it is really easy to roll up. Unlike inflatable pads, I don't have to roll this up twice just to get all the air out. The other problem is that since I'm using this for car camping, I take a full size pillow. I bought the regular size pad and I barely fit on it with my pillow. I'm 5'4", so I would suggest buying the long if you are any taller than that or use a smaller pillow. So now I take this on all my car camping and river trips and I sleep so comfortable. Much more so than when I was using my other pad.

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bribendiba wrote a review of on June 7, 2007

5 5

The best feature of the bag is the air release valve. Don’t forget to close it when throwing your stuff on the boat for the day or you will have moist underwear. The large top zipper makes it easy to access gear and you don’t have to pull everything out of the bag to get to the goods at the bottom. The bag is really big (I got the XL). If fully filled, it would be large, heavy and awkward to move but the multiple padded strap configuration gives you a lot of options. Perfect for multi day trips.

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