Tributary Tomcat Tandem

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Very durable yet maneuverable inflatable. Plenty of…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $400


Very durable yet maneuverable inflatable. Plenty of lounging room for a float and bloat but also cargo space for multi-day whitewater adventures.


  • Easy to paddle, tracks well
  • Tough as nails
  • No roof rack needed


  • A little heavy at 55 lbs
  • A little bit of a workout on flat water

When we are going to paddle a river for the first time for up to ten days this is our go-to boat. If we had to portage, we could. If we need a second cooler, it fits. If we crash through craziness, she keeps on floating!

When properly rigged the seats are pure luxury. Stability is off the charts, we often fish standing up even while in swift water. On solo trips she even makes a great luxury sleeping pad!

This a great, and affordable IK for beginners but a favorite for all experienced paddlers.

We used ours for 4 years throughout the Southwest. We bought it from an outfitter two years into its life. She truly is good as new.

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The Tributary Tomcat Tandem is a great entry-level inflatable kayak with high-performance features. Three main air chambers for safety and two inflatable thwart seats for support and comfort.Heavy-duty PVC outer shell encloses the rugged vinyl AIREcell inner bladder.Three chamber hull design for safety.The inflatable thwart seats provides great back support and can be located where you want them. They also act as extra flotation in emergencies.The Tandem Tomcat makes a great solo craft, especially when carrying gear for multiday trips.High-quality Summit II valves make inflation and deflation easy.Self-bailing floor quickly drains away water.18 pairs of cargo loops for easy attachment of dry bags and other gear and accessories.Large carry loops at bow and stern for an easy carry.Repair kit included.One-year warranty.


Reservation for 2? The Tomcat Tandem inflatable kayak from Aire serves up fun on your local waterways with a highly durable, easily maneuverable design.


The Tributary Tomcat Tandem Inflatable Kayak gives novice whitewater paddlers versatility and performance at an affordable price. The Tributary Tomcat Tandem is a durable entry-level kayak that will last for many seasons on the river. Grab your favorite paddling partner and head for the river, or sit in the boat solo and use the extra space to gear up for multi-day adventures.


AIRE Tributary Tomcat Tandem Inflatable Kayak - The Tributary Tomcat Tandem two-person inflatable kayak from AIRE is an entry-level boat built with a perfect blend of design and price. The upturned bow and stern deflect waves, making the Tomcat easy to maneuver when the action picks up. A heavy-duty PVC outer shell provides superior durability, and airtight internal bladders provide an extra measure of strength and safety. Adjustable inflatable backrests provide great support. With a roomy interior and multiple tie-down loops, the Tomcat Tandem can also be set up as a solo kayak with extra cargo room for multi-day trips. The AIRE Tributary Tomcat Tandem inflatable kayak is a fun and comfortable choice for paddlers who want to try the sport of whitewater kayaking.

- Outdoorplay