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AIRE Super Duper Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

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A big brother to the Aire Puma and Aire Super Puma, the 14' Aire Super Duper Puma offers more interior space, cargo room and stability, while maintaining the Puma family's reputation for playfulness.
  • A relatively narrow width and high rocker angles at the bow and stern make the Super Duper Puma more maneuverable than other 14' boats.
  • The largest addition to the Aire Puma raft family, this boat provides room for eight paddlers or three anglers.
  • The Super Duper 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.
Repair kit included.
Series: Puma
Length: 14'
Width: 5' 11"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 19"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 15"
Stern Kick: 15"
Number of Air Chambers: 7
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Self Bailing: Yes
Type of Material: PVC
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 35/1670
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 43/1670
Number of D-rings: 14
Number of Handles: 4
Center Compartment Width: 33"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 54"
Maximum Frame Length: 78"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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  • AIRE Super Duper Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

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    Will this raft accommodate the large NRS casting platforms, front and rear?
    Asked on 2/20/2014 by Brad from Co

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Brad, the SD Puma is a pretty skinny boat. The interior width is only 33" and the boat takes a 54"W frame. We recommend the small platforms for 54" and narrower frames. Take a look at the item diagram - http://www.nrs.com/frames/Specs.asp#CastingPlatform - The Large is 24" wide, it's not going to extend very far up into the ends.

      Answered on 2/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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AIRE Super Duper Puma Self-Bailing Rafts
 
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4.0

Great for our Needs (so far, so good)

By Jeremy J

from Golden, CO

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Pros

  • Fun
  • Great warranty
  • Handles
  • Inflatable
  • Light for a raft
  • Maneuverable
  • Performs well
  • Rolls up well deflated
  • Stable

Cons

  • Durability a concern

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Multi-day river trips
  • Rivers

Comments about AIRE Super Duper Puma Self-Bailing Rafts:

We wanted a versatile raft that was small enough to roll up into the back of our Subaru wagon after our outings. So far, so good. It's light, but big enough to hold a kid, a dog, and our gear for several nights so far. We got a rowing frame and it's handled it well. I've heard rowing a puma compared to floating in a dory. Definitely not as nimble as a dory, but still pretty maneuverable. Have not taken this on big water (class III+ tops so far), but I have no reason to believe it wouldn't perform well. So far, it's been very stable. It's a tight raft, but works out just fine for my family and I. We end up with plenty of room, even with a narrower body. For trips longer than a week, probably best to go with another raft to be able to carry the extra gear. We inflate before every trip and deflate afterward. Adds some work, but we've decided we're not at the point where we're willing to invest in a trailer and a rig that can haul a trailer. It's perfect for this kind of use. Nice that it comes with the thwarts.

It has a 10 year warranty and I'm hopeful that AIRE will live up to it if things go awry. This was a big reason why we purchased this, so we have high expectations.

Only concern so far is over the durability. It's bumped up against some rocks and they've taken some little bites out the raft material. With a 10 year warranty, this river raft should be made to easily withstanding bumping into rocks every now and then. I'm hopeful this is not a sign that the material may be less durable than expected, but time will tell.

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