The Walker Bay AIRIS Play is an amazingly lightweight, extremely stable and quick to set-up inflatable kayak. The shorter length of the AIRIS Play makes it easy to maneuver whether you are exploring coves, or tackling whitewater, while the shape of the hull provides incredible stability and comfort. A fun, fast way to get on the water, the AIRIS Play is the perfect recreational kayak.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 10/4/2015
It's proven perfectly capable of 6 mile round trip paddles in choppy waters and has been launched off some rocky beaches without a scratch.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 8/6/2015
Submitted by: Anonymous on 8/4/2009
You can see video clips of the boat being put to the test on Youtube at:
More to be added over the summer so check my channel periodically (aklish89).
I cut off the skeg and added an NRS backband and thigh straps to maximize performance. New D-ring placements may be necessary to get good thigh strap placement depending on your leg length. Definitely a good buy, especially with some of the deals to be had out there. If you are looking for something more exciting then your old tub of an IK, but aren't sure about going to a hardhsell, this is the ticket!! That was exactly where I was at - looking for something that would allow me to push further, especially in surf play without having to go to a hardshell.
I am so psyched that I came across the Airis boats on the web and recognized the potential. It was a gamble because I couldn't find anything saying that the boat was good in whitewater. But the more I looked at the pictures of the flat bottom and the broad bow the more I became convinced that this was the next step in inflatables. I can't be more happy with the purchase.