Maxxon SB-270 River Raft, mini-raft, is a fairly blatant copy of the Hyside Mini-Me, which is not a bad thing since the Mini-Me is a terrific little boat. This lightweight pvc R-2 can be used by three smaller paddlers, and features two main chambers and an attached floor. Great for steep creekin’ and times when you don’t feel like rigging a larger raft.
Maxxon SB-270 River Raft free UPS to the lower 48
Maxxon SB-270 River Raft Crow’s Nest
In some situations it can be helpful to sit up high on the tubes of a raft where you have a better viewing angle downstream, rather than sitting on the floor of a tandem inflatable kayak. If you run difficult streams it does make it easier to scout from the boat for sure, rather than getting out so often as you might with an IK. So with the price being pretty commensurate with a lot of two person infl. kayaks, this might be a worthwhile addition to your boat collection.
No Disappointments with Maxxon SB-270 River Raft
The underside has the same high tear strength that all Maxxon and Rocky Mountain rafts do, and the continuous curve hull assures good hull speed and smooth eddyline crossings. We carry footcones if you wish to add any, and the thwart is removable should you want to set up a mini rowing frame for the SB-270 River Raft. As an oar or paddle raft, the little Maxxon can carry camp gear with the addition of a few D-rings.
Because this raft is pvc, it will not roll as small as Hyside’s Mini-Me, and the weight capacity Maxxon lists for it is way, way, way off so please ignore that specification. A good figure for proper performance is about 480 pounds, though you could push it to 600. Whether all three colors (red, gray, blue) will always be available is uncertain so it isn’t a bad idea to have a second choice.
Specifications for Maxxon SB-270 River Raft
Colors: Red, Blue & Yellow
Weight: 66 lbs.
Moveable Thwart: 1
Max Persons: 4
Max Capacity: 1,240 lbs.
PVC: 1,100 top / 3,300 bottom
Tube Dia: 17.7″
Chafing Pads: Yes
Air Chambers: 2+1
Floor: 7″ I-Beam
Self-Bailing 3/4″ Scuppers every 6″
⚠️ Warning: These products are made of PVC and can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov