The Rocky Mountain Rafts RMR IK-123 Animas Whitewater Inflatable Kayak is a new product for Rocky Mountain this year. Available late April 2014.
The Animas spec’s are 10’3″ long, 38″ wide, with 11″ tubes, though going by the prototype we saw each of these numbers seem a smidge high (more like 10′ even, 37″ width, and 10.5″ tubes). The weight we’re not quite sure on yet because we didn’t put the prototype on the scale, but a ballpark guess is 38 pounds.
RMR Inflatable Kayak Animas
Two nice features here are the factory thighstraps, which almost every whitewater boater wants these days, and a large thwart backrest. This thwart provides the support you need in more difficult rapids, and is fully adjustable. There are also lift handles at the bow & stern.
The material is 2000 denier base fabric, providing a near-unrippable hull, and like all Rocky Mountain boats it is fully welded except for the RMR logo. The colors are solid blue or solid (light) gray. Warranty is five years like all RMR products.
One detail we are somewhat uncertain of, having not had a chance to paddle an Animas yet, is the exact weight capacity. We are somewhat dubious at this point as to whether really large paddlers will stay dry around their tushys, but we will let you know when we do some testing. Which we will be happy to do when conditions permit.
Specifications for Rocky Mountain Rafts RMR IK-123 Animas Whitewater Inflatable Kayak
- Raft Model – IK-123
- Length – 10’3″
- Width – 38″
- Tube Diameter – 11″
- Number of Chambers * Thwarts * Floor – 2 * 1 * 1
- Number of D-Rings – 10 Stainless Steel (inside)
- Carry Handles – 2 rubberized
- Thigh straps – 1 pair
- Material – 2000-denier RockShield™ PVC
- Material Weight in ounces per square yard – 44/66
- Valves – Leafield C-7
- Colors – Blue or Gray
- Construction – Welded I-beams, baffles and seams, triple-fused with welded seam tape inside and out (eliminates the need for glue… and its problems). The best seam technology in the industry–durable, consistent, reliable.
- Warranty – 5-year retail warranty on workmanship and materials. 3-year Commercial warranty
⚠️ Warning: These products are made of PVC and can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov