We own more than 20 inflatable kayaks, but being disabled, I have trouble getting in and out of most of them. I bought an Airis Sport with that in mind, and it's proven to be wonderfully easy to use. And being right at its weight limit, the difference between inflating it at the recommended 6.5 psi and underinflating it by even .5psi is dramatic.
The kayak is solid, with no flex or darting from side to side. After being out only three times, however, the sloppy application of glue is showing by its discoloration. No telling if the glue will disintegrate with time.
I bought it used, with an Airis branded pump that wouldn't fit the valves, and an "Airis" paddle with two right-handed components (no matter how it's assembled, one blade is always "up", and one is always "down"). I've gotten no response from multiple messages left on their website - very disappointing considering their reputation. Other reviewers have had some similar problems dealing with the "mother ship"
If anyone has advice or if the company is willing to patch this for me I would gladly get it back out on the water. It is a really fun paddle boat.
The very first thing was it is so light 21 lbs. one hand pickup it was all I needed, since it was already inflated. This kayak is high psi 7 lbs you tap on it and it's hard as a hard shell. Well anyways it paddled great, no banana effect at all and it drafted to the middle of the name on the side approx 4" I was very happy with that, since the limit is 250 lbs. It has 2 inline skegs on rear and a low feature on the front which makes this track very well.
Back at the store I deflated the kayak and placed all the stuff in a very nice backpack. This kayak is very well made, which is evident of the steep price. But I need portability and ease of use. I hate fighting things to have a good time. The scupper valves are totally easy to get at in or out of water. This model has a built in dry bag which is a great feature and looks really great. I took it out to Tampa Bay and spent the day paddling to different beaches with my son and took on no water at all.
It's flying to New Jersey next to do a little class 1 with my wife after we get her Airis Play 9.5 model. 2 of these boats fit well in the trunk and when you're traveling you won't worry if they're still on your roof when you get back to the car. If you're in the market for a top notch inflatable, you have to check this out.