Best Uses: Day trips, flat water, moderate whitewater, ocean bays, camping, multi-day excursions, families
Number of Paddlers: 2
Stats: Length 14’ 6”, Width 35”, Weight 43 lbs, Load Capacity 600 lbs
Accessories Included: removable aluminum skeg, repair kit, 10 year warranty
Optional Accessories: thigh straps
Kayak Material: 18 and 25 oz 1000 denier fabric
Pros: Stable, rugged, versatile, comfortable, great manoeuvrability, good tracking, compact, easy entry and exit, awesome 10 year warranty, option for thigh straps – more control, seats can be moved around for solo or tandem paddling
Cons: This kayak is pricey. If you can afford it, it is totally worth the money as the Aire kayaks are known to be some of the best quality inflatables on the market. However it is higher priced than most others.
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More In-Depth Info
The Aire Super Lynx was designed as a versatile inflatable kayak that can handle moderate whitewater but also perform quite well on flat water.
It is ideal for people who want to do longer excursions with lots of gear or families that want to bring along a child or their dogs.
Most whitewater inflatable kayaks are not suited for heavier weight and that is what makes this kayak special. It will hold up to 600 pounds and can be loaded right up with absolutely no worry.
It is extremely tough and very durable. As with most of the Aire kayaks this one can be dragged over gravel, can hit jagged rocks or sharp sticks and glide through the water with minimal effort.
It will hold up beautifully and with a 10 year warranty you know you are getting backed by a great company.
Great Features For Whitewater
The Super Lynx comes with comfortable seats and optional thigh straps for paddling in the rapids.
The thigh straps are totally worth using if you are in class II or III whitewater as they will help you have more control and better maneuverability.
It has self-bailing drain valves so if you are in whitewater you have the option of allowing the kayak to rid itself of excess water.
However several people have commented that you will definitely get wet as the water in the self-bailing area gets pushed into the kayak.
In my experience however this is to be expected in most kayaks so I’m not sure it is such a big deal, just something to be aware of.
Comfort And Performance On Flat Water
I love the Super Lynx for flat water paddling. It glides really well and the large removable skeg greatly helps with the tracking.
Even though it is an open deck kayak, it has sleek design that works well on lakes or ocean bays.
The hull speed is decent… not the fastest kayak out there but fairly good. This model is like a jack of all trades, but a master at none.
There are other inflatable kayaks that are better designed for just flat water kayaking and still others that are better suited for just whitewater.
However the Super Lynx was built to handle both very well, and offers the versatility of being able to have fun in all types of water.
You can feel very confident that this kayak will be comfortable, safe, super stable, easy to paddle and fun to use. It is still light enough to bring traveling but solid enough to withstand just about anything.
The seats can be moved around to suit your needs for solo or tandem paddling.
The Down Side
The down side in my opinion is the price. It is much higher priced than other tandem inflatable kayaks.
However it is worth noting that everyone I know of who has ever bought an Aire kayak has said it was totally worth every penny. So this is only a downside for those of us who would like one but can’t afford it.
Also I have to admit that I wish it weighed a little bit less. It’s not too bad at 43 pounds as this is still light enough to bring on an airplane without extra fees and can still be carried easily by two people.
I personally find it a little heavy to carry by myself. If you are going out solo, you might want one of those little kayak carts with wheels to help get it to the water.
If you are looking for an extremely well made multipurpose tandem inflatable kayak that can hold a ton of weight, be used on rivers, lakes, or ocean bays then the Super Lynx will fulfill all of your needs and last for a very, very long time.
It is ideal for fishing, expeditions, families and those simply looking for a high quality versatile watercraft.
Where To Buy
The Aire Super Lynx is available at a few different online stores. Click the links below to find the best deal.