Aldi kayak.

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Aldi kayak.

Postby puredingo » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 10:59 am

G'day all,

Just purchased one of these things for $250. I haven't delved into the world of river rafting before and was wondering if this would do the job?

The main reason I got it was because it deflates and I figured I could pack it out at the end of the trip.

Will it work or do I need to hand my PLB around my neck?
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Re: Aldi kayak.

Postby bigwallclimber » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 8:05 am

puredingo wrote:G'day all,

Just purchased one of these things for $250. I haven't delved into the world of river rafting before and was wondering if this would do the job?

The main reason I got it was because it deflates and I figured I could pack it out at the end of the trip.

Will it work or do I need to hand my PLB around my neck?


Hey Puredingo,

Mate from what I see on the website I would be hanging my PLB around my neck with my finger ready to activate it, having come from an AT background I wold not trust that with anymore than sitting on a lake and keeping dry. I wold certainly not be hitting any rivers with it that is for sure.
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Re: Aldi kayak.

Postby puredingo » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 8:15 am

Haha!! Thanks for the heads-up mate.

I've taken it for a spin since in a nice, calm, open river and it handled ok, but yeah, not sure how robust it would be bouncing off rocks and trees etc.

What you recommend for river rafting places like the Shoalhaven, Kowmung, cox? Prefer to be able to deflate the vessel and pack it in and out.
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Re: Aldi kayak.

Postby Moondog55 » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 6:07 am

Better than the Li-Los we used to use surely?
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Aldi kayak.

Postby bobcrusader » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 8:07 am

I've been using a Sevylor QuikPak 5. It's good for up to grade 3 rapids. The seat converts to a backpack so you can even walk back to your car. It's inflatable, but has a canvas cover with a think tarpaulin on the bottom so it handles sharp rocks and sticks. Comes with pump and paddle for under $500.
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Re: Aldi kayak.

Postby puredingo » Fri 30 Nov, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks Bob, I will check that out.
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