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AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

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The 13'1" Aire Super Puma is a larger version of the Puma, offering more space for friends and gear. A continuous-curve design, short waterline and narrow width make this a highly maneuverable boat.
  • A slightly larger design than the Puma, the Super Puma will easily accommodate five paddlers plus a guide.
  • The Super Puma also makes a great fishing boat when equipped with an NRS Fishing Raft Frame.
  • 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 self-bailing and a plethora of options for getting just the right placement of the thwarts.
  • A narrow width, along with high rocker angles at the bow and stern, make this boat super manueverable and fun to run in whitewater.
Series: Puma
Length: 13' 1"
Width: 5' 8"
Weight: 100 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 18.5"
Diminishing Tube Diameter: 15"/15"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 14"
Stern Kick: 14"
Number of Air Chambers: 6
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Self Bailing: Yes
Type of Material: PVC
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 37/1670
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 37/1670
Number of D-rings: 10
Number of Handles: 0
Center Compartment Width: 31"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 54"
Maximum Frame Length: 66"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

THE BEST

By Whitefish

from Bend, OR

About Me Professional

Pros

  • FUN FUN FUN
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Overnights
    • Rapids Paddling
    • Rivers

    Comments about AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts:

    A versatile machine! Can R-2 any mid to big water with ease, and when outfitted with a frame allows two people to have an very comfortable 6+ day overnighter. All that and it rolls small enough to fit inside my station wagon with all the gear to accomplish said overnighters. No trailers or gas guzzler needed to have all the fun and more you could want. After looking at many options, one of the major selling points is the repair option. I raft through lots of sharp Lava and in the event of a ripped boat the urethane bladder inside can be on the spot repaired with Tear Aid, and the outer PVC sewn closed to continue on (more extensive repair done at home). I've been stuck riverside for a day or more waiting for glue and patches to dry on other boats. Not with AIRE products. It's tough enough to resist the lava rocks, but it is an inevitable fate given my rivers composition.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Boat!

    By Captain Bly

    from Morgan County, GA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Rapids Paddling
      • Rivers

      Comments about AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts:

      Great workmanship! Planes high in the water (doesn't hang up on rocks as much); flat profile bottom makes it nimble and fast turning. My kayaking buddies have to work to keep up. Ability to place thwarts almost anywhere makes for a versatile boat.

      Service and delivery comments:

      NRS' service is the best; they are always there when needed and no surprises.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best raft in the world

      By Fireman the river guy

      from Canton GA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts:

      My wife was so mad when I got it. After the 1st trip down the river she was happy I got it. This is the 2nd puma I've got. Any other raft isn't the same.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fun

      By Max

      from Ohiopyle pa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Turns on a dime

      Cons

      • Heavy bulky

      Best Uses

      • It's up to you

      Comments about AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts:

      Steep class 5. It's a gas. All my kayak buddies want to try it! Best swim of my life!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        Recommendations for 6 night trip in hot weather for 2 people.
        Which raft?
        Asked on 6/28/2016 by Jack from United States

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Jack, the Pumas are great boats, Their one drawback for multiday trips is they're narrow, making for smaller coolers and dry boxes that will fit. Read this article - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/choosingfirstraft.asp - then give us a call, 800.635.5202, to discuss your best options for the boat that will fit your needs.

          Answered on 6/29/2016 by Clyde from NRS
      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        Hi, Is this boat made in the US ?
        Also how do you think it compares to Otter 130 for overnights trips with R2 or R3 ?
        Asked on 9/15/2015 by Andrew from Vancouver

        2 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The super puma is made in Idaho. I have no experience w otter though. when I decided to buy the SP, one of the factors was that it was lighter in weight than any others I researched. Maybe by just 10-20 lbs but it's enough to make a difference to me since I often roll and lift this into my van by myself (I am a 120 lb female). Haven't loaded and paddled it for overnights.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 9/16/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Yes, Andrew, the Pumas are made here in the US. It's 6" narrower than the Otter which reduces the interior for something like a cooler. Other than that they're pretty similar. Either one is a bit big for R2 in very aggressive water.

          Answered on 9/16/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        Bow and stern rise = 14"...most other rafts spec at 28" or more...is this apples and oranges? puma is 14" above tube diameter (18.5" + 14 = 32.5 above bottom of tube)? With NRS rafts is the spec total rise from tube bottom?
        Asked on 2/10/2015 by Steve from Nashville, TN

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          You got it, Steve, apples and oranges. We measure kick to the top of the tube and AIRE to the bottom. Go figure.

          Answered on 2/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        The picture shows three thwarts though the order spec shows two...how many does it come with?

        Can the thwarts be moved to different positions, so we can customize their location?
        Asked on 8/13/2014 by Captain Bly from Morgan County, Georgia

        2 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Only two thwarts come with the boat. Extra thwarts are Item # 87001.01. The thwarts are strapped into the floor lacing, so they can be attached anywhere you want.

          Answered on 8/13/2014 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          It comes with two which works great for me when I R-2, R-4 and easy to adjust for the fishing frame.

          Answered on 8/13/2014 by Anonymous
      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        I used to own inflatable rafts like the ones shown on the NRS website a couple of decades ago, but with oar locks. Does NRS have some inflatable rafts with oar locks as an option?
        Asked on 9/13/2013 by Brett from Sauk City, Wisconsin

        2 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Brett, if you're referring to the type of oarlock that is molded "rubber" and glued on the raft, no we don't have any of those. If you do a web search for "glue on oarlocks" you'll find some options. That type of lock will only be appropriate for light-duty rowing. The Skidguard Frame, Item # 92012.01, is our least expensive frame and the Longhorn Frame, Item # 92010.01, is next.

          Answered on 9/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          You can add oar locks by strapping on a frame
          Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

          Answered on 9/13/2013 by Marko from Westfield, MA
      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        I am comparing this boat to the Otter 130 and one major difference is the bow/tow kick 14" vs. the Otter that lists at 28". This is predominately going to be a fishing vessel but there will be class II and III water in it's future as well. Can you share your thoughts on bow/tow kick?
        Asked on 5/14/2013 by E M from MSO

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Here you run into a difference in how NRS and AIRE measure "kick." We measure to the top of the end panel; AIRE measures to the bottom. So, comparing apples-to-apples, with the Super Puma end panel at 15" in diameter (it's a diminishing tube design), its "NRS measured" kick is 29". So, there's no difference in kick with the two boats and you're back to looking at the other design differences. Either will be great for your Class II/III waters. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if we can help you narrow down your choice!

          Answered on 5/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        what length oars would you reccommend?
        Asked on 3/24/2013 by sd

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Oar length is somewhat a matter of personal preference, but a 7.5' oar length would be good with this boat.

          Answered on 3/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

        Q:

        would this boat be good for 4 paddlers and a guide
        Asked on 1/18/2013 by tony

        2 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          It would work great for those five paddlers. Fun ride.

          Answered on 1/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Absolutely. We use ours with 4-6 paddlers. I will sometimes run it with a total of 4 with the 4th paddler as the guide. Or I use it as you described with a total of 5. We have also used it with 6 adult paddlers with 6th man as guide and it's fine for a day trip that way. I have run mine multiple times at medium and low water on Westwater on the Colorado River.

          Answered on 1/18/2013 by Anonymous
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