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A Force to be reckoned with.
Aire has a long history of manufacturing top-shelf river rafts and whitewater rafting accessories, and in response to a need for an easily transportable river kayak solution, it created the Force Inflatable Kayak. Compared to the rest of Aire's line of inflatable kayaks, no other boat comes close to the Force in matching the quickness and speed normally only found in a traditional hardshell kayak.
The minimal 11-inch bow and stern kick allows the Force to easily surf waves and blast through challenging holes, and the rugged PVC shell handles the occasional brush with the bottom when you're paddling through shallow riffles or steep rapids. Aire even threw in thigh pads to help give the Force a more responsive feel while surfing, rolling, or practicing some new tricks at the whitewater park.
Leafield valves ensure easy inflation, and the built-in float bags located at the bow and stern make rolling the Force a whole lot easier when you're in a bad spot. After a long day on the river, this boat quickly deflates, rolls up, and stashes in the back of your wagon or the bed of your truck—no roof rack required. For experienced kayakers on the hunt for a fun, quick inflatable for running day trips and morning-to-night river sections, this is the ideal choice.
- 9ft 6in length
- 36in width
- 10.5in tube diameter
- Self-bailing floor with double mesh drain holes
- Built-in float bags
- Four AIREcell urethane air chambers
- Leafield B7 valves
- 1100 PVC outer shell
- Thigh straps included
- Repair kit included
- Four D-rings, Two handles
- Item #ARE000V
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
We've used our friend's Aire Forces before buying our own, on the advise that they're about as close to a hard shell as you're going to get without putting on a skirt and learning to roll. We've found them to be really maneuverable, yet surprisingly stable in whitewater, easily adjustable for size, and it comes with thigh straps to keep you in the boat and to make the boat react to your body, not just your paddle. We've taken this and our friends Aire Forces down the Trinity, Rogue and Klamath rivers.