by  Tributary
10' 3"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Strike Description

The Strike 1 is an agile crossover kayak. Its specially designed hull keeps it nimble in whitewater and tracking straight and true in flat water. The Strike can satisfy multiple paddling needs and features a quick drain system, flip handles, a comfortable seat and welded seams.

Strike Specs and Features

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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Strike Reviews

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This says it's made for…

Submitted by: paddler1554431 on 6/22/2021

This says it's made for larger adults, not so much! I'm about 280 and this simply did not work. I had to stay behind because of it. No matter how much air we put in it or how we (the guide and I) adjusted the seat, the ends came off the water and water came in because I went below the water line. I was sitting in several inches of water. Sitting low like that makes an uncomfortable seat an unbearable seating position. Simply put, ruined my day!


This is a very well…

Submitted by: msojka on 8/29/2005
This is a very well constructed boat. The valves are a Halkey-Roberts style that requires an adaptor that Aire supplies. Compared to my Inova Safari this boat is more stable due to its wider width. That also makes it a slower boat and harder to surf with. On a class 2 to 3- run I like the Safari. If I was on class 3 to 4- I would want to be in the Strike. Seat is comfortable. I have used the boat twice and my wife has used it twice. She prefers the Strike due to better stability. The Strike comes in around 36 lbs which is a little heavy. Well constructed with urethane bladders. If you want stability and great construction consider this boat. Lighter than the Tomcat by a little and better constructed. For the occasional boater on class 2 it is hard to beat the Tomcat. The warranty for the Strike is 5 years and the Tomcat is 1 year. That should give you some idea of how Aire sees the construction quality of these two boats which will be on most potential buyers radar screen. Overall I like this boat a lot and give it an eight because it is a little slow and heavier than say a Force. But, the Strike is much more reasonably priced. Would I buy again? Yes