Rafts & Paddling Gear
Whitewater Rafts

AIRE Puma Self-Bailing Rafts


Product Details

The 11'6" Aire Puma combines the agility of an inflatable kayak with the cargo capacity of a raft. It's a great whitewater paddleboat for 2-4 people or a nifty rowing rig for two people and light gear. AIRE raft tubes and floors are equipped with bombproof PVC-coated material that's thicker than other brands for superior durability. Internal urethane AIREcells provide an extra measure of strength, durability and safety. The piano hinge style of floor lacing, found in all AIRE rafts, provides quick bailing and a plethora of options for getting just the right placement of the thwarts. The Puma's continuous smooth bottom makes it handle like a kayak or a slick hulled drift boat. A narrow width allows the Puma to descend smaller rivers and creeks than more conventional-sized rafts. High rocker angles at the bow and stern provide an exhilarating ride on whitewater. Whether you're fishing or paddling big rapids, the Puma puts the fun meter in the red zone. Repair kit included.

Price : $3399


Whitewater Rafts & Gear Checklist

Sure You Need It? : Read the Whitewater Raft Guide to make doubly sure you need such a large and expensive boat. Often, a smaller inflatable kayak or inflatable raft will meet your needs.
Don't Overdo It : It IS tempting to get a boat larger than you think you'll need "just to be safe." However, smaller and lighter rafts are more maneuverable.
Don't Forget the Pump! Unless you want to spend hours inflating the raft manually, save your lungs by getting a raft pump.
Don't forget rope and tie-downs. You need something to lash dry bags down to your raft. And keep it lashed at ALL times!! Visit the Raft Accessory page to find stuff you might need.
Keep Your Gear Dry! Be sure to absolutely, positively get a dry bag. Otherwise, you'll have the fun of trying to dry out your gear over a campfire or buying a new iPod or cell phone. Visit the Dry Bags section to find various bags that meet your needs..

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