- April 10 2011
Love this kayak
I purchased this Kayak over 2 years ago and it is worth every penny. I had previously bought another brand and that lasted only 3 months and had to be returned. The Lynx II has lasted so long considering how much I use it. I have taken it everywhere. It has been on the lake, river, ocean, lagoon. It is very stable because of the holes at the bottom, cuts waves great. The only time you would have a hard time paddling is if it is windy. It is very durable considering I use it at least 2-3 times a month. It is so easy to inflate and deflate and fit perfectly in my car, including the Audi TT. It is also eye catching and I have had many people stopped and ask me about it. Highly recommend it for durability, portability, comfort and beautiful look.
- December 31 2009
I was initially looking at purchasing the tomcat II make by aire (tribute line), but decided to buy the lynx II due to better quality of the raft. The lynx II is extrememly comfortable, I use it with my friend we are both under 150 lbs so weight limit is not a problem. In fact, I am sure we could load it up with enough camping equipment for 1-2 nights ad still have enough leg room (however, we are also both under 5'6"). I was worried that the raft would be too wide for me to paddle comfortably (since I am a little small and short). However, paddling has not been an issue so far. The raft is not made for open water therefore it does not track that well but it does track better than the tomcat. The raft is very stable and I believe that it feels much more stable than the tomcat. Stability is also better than the bandit made by NRS. The seats are very comfortable and easily adjustable even once you are in the raft and on the water. The back of the seats have a pocket and a holder for water bottles. Foot pegs and thigh straps can be purchased for further comfort and control but I have not tried the raft with those accessories yet. Inflating and deflating is both quick and easy. I inflate it with the bravo foot pump and it only takes about 8 minutes. I am able to carry the raft by myself if rolled up, and is easily carred by two people once inflated. Storage is easy since it rolls up into the size of an inflatable full mattress. Even though the lynx II is an expensive raft I feel that the quality of the raft will pay off in the long run. I believe it is the most comfortable two person raft I have also been in (have tried rafts by NRS and other Aire models). Overall I am very happy with my purchase.
- April 28 2006
Good for trip around the world !!!
I used this Kayak about 2 years. This is very nice to storage and carry. Looks nice and reliable strong.
- June 21 2005
Good for overnight trips with children
This is a great boat for overnight trips with one child and gear, or an adult and gear for several days. Compared to our hardshells, the Lynx II are Barcaloungers.