Sorry about the length.
Background…I used to paddle a lot, mainly on touring type Alaskan river trips such as the Noatak, Delta, Gulkana, etc. in a canoe or a Klepper (I’m old). I also did a bitof whitewater paddling Outside in an old style long whitewater kayak.
Life changed and I’ve paddled only a bit in many years. I recently did a guided trip thru Hell’s Canyon. They had Aire duckies and I got to paddle 3 of the 5 days. Such fun! I caught the bug again and want another boat.
Question: I need an inflatable I can put in a small car and check as a bag. I’ve looked at the Aire Tomcat and the NRS Outlaw. I’m leaning toward the Outlaw due to the lighter weight and longer warranty. However, I’m a bit concerned about the rocker and tracking. I don’t expect to do much big water and would like a versitile boat that could be used both on river floats or on small lakes just so I can get out on nice days and paddle. The Aire I paddled did pretty good on quiet stretches. Is there a better choice for a light weight (important) yet tough boat? If not, is the Outlaw ok for that type casual use? Is the Tomcat equal or better? Thanks.