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How to choose a roof-top tent is based on the number of campers you need to accommodate, softshell or hardshell version, the weight of the tent, the weight limit of your vehicle’s roof and rack, your vehicle’s storage capacity, cost, expandability of the tent, camping environment, durability, and safety.
The biggest difference between heavy-duty, river tubes and snow tubes are the bottom surface materials. Snow tubes have a glossy, heavy-duty, slick vinyl bottom where most river tubes have a reinforced, PVC mesh floor that would act like a cheese grater on snow stopping you dead in your tracks.
Heavy-duty, river tubes are constructed of denier and reinforced with a raft-quality synthetic polymer for more aggressive river play with the durability to handle encounters with rocks, limbs, and other debris that would sink the hardiest pool tube.
AIRE (Argonaut Inflatable Research and Engineering, Inc.) is an innovative boating company that was started in 1989 by four, highly-skilled, river runners who set out to create a new design for whitewater boats. Today, AIRE stands out as a state-of-the-art, inflatable boat manufacturer with new boat models, fabrics, and technology that please river enthusiasts year after […]
NRS has been around since the 1970s and has developed a reputation in the industry for building and selling rugged, reliable equipment built to the standards of the toughest outfitters and river guides. These same high standards have gone into the development of the NRS Big River Float Tubes and the NRS Wild River Float Tubes.
The STAR Makara River Tube and STAR Karma River Tube are comfortable, impeccably designed, and durable tubes built with high-quality materials and components. These tubes are built to last and STAR Inflatables backs that up with a 3-year manufacturer warranty. That’s longer than any of their competitors including their parent company NRS, Inc.!
Different inflatable boats not only vary in denier (the linear mass density of fibers) but also in the description of weight or thickness of the synthetic polymer-coated material. The boat manufacturer might give you the thickness measurement of the fabric in Mil (Mil is thousandths of an inch) or the Coated Fabric Weight measured in ounce per square yard (oz. / sq. yd.).