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9.6' River Inflatable Rafts RD290

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MSRP: $1,598.00  
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Saturn 9.6' Inflatable White Water River Raft RD290

New Model V3.0 - German Heytex PVC, Heat Welded Seams, Premium Quality.

The lightweight and portable 2-person Saturn RD290 river mini raft is great for both fishing and whitewater rafting. The higher rocker provides an exhilarating ride on whitewater like no other raft!

It is an excellent whitewater paddleboat for 2-3 people or a nifty rowing rig for 1 person and lightweight gear.

Both inflatable thwarts are completely detachable and removable. New heavy duty all black rub strake protector is installed all around raft perimeter. New models also have detachable floors for easy repairs or replacement.

The 9.6' length and 5'3" width is enough to handle the big whitewater or sneak through a tight fit in our smaller river canyons. It provides one heck of a ride in Class III+ whitewater! Saturn RD290 river rafts are equally suitable for holding still above a fishing hole, or surfing on the whitewater river stream.

Saturn Inflatable Raft for whitewater action RD290

Whether you are fishing or paddling level III and up rapids, Saturn rafts will keep your adrenaline pumping high! Lightweight, fast and easily maneuvered, Saturn rafts will outperform bulky and heavy Hypalon rafts. PVC fabric is very easy to maintain and repair. Portable enough to fit into trunk of a midsize car, and ready to go in a matter of minutes.

Saturn river rafts unique self-bailing system gives you the chance to choose the best speed for optimum performance. Saturn whitewater rafts are used by many commercial rafting shops around the US and Canada.

  • Rafts tubes are made of heavy-duty 1,100 Dtex High Strength PVC fabric coated on both side with 1100 g/m2, 0.9mm. Fabric is thick, puncture proof and abrasion resistant.
  • Industry standard Halkey-Roberts flat valves design with pushpins.
  • 140mm detachable/removable drop-stitch high-pressure air floor.
  • Soft lifting handles in front and rear.
  • Rubbing strake all around the raft.
  • 2 D-rings inside and 10 D-rings outside for optional frame attachment.
  • Frame up to 43" long can be installed on flat top of tubes.
  • Self bailer holes all around raft bottom perimeter.
  • Two detachable 10" diameter inflatable thwarts.
  • Accessories: repair kit, spare valve and hand pump.

Customer's videos of Saturn Inflatable River Raft RD290.

Overall Length:
Inside Length:
Overall Width:
Inside Width:
Tube Diameter:
2 + 2 + 1
Thwart Diameter:
Distance Between Thwarts:
Person Capacity:
2 + 1
Tube Weight:
73 lbs
Inflatable Thwart (detachable):
Shipping Size:
Shipping Weight:
77 lbs
Floor Type:
140mm Air Deck Floor

Note: Specifications and accessories are subject to change without notice.

I recently took the Saturn RD290 on a fishing trip, and it exceeded my expectations. Its compact size allowed me to access tight spots on the river, and the stability was remarkable. The easy maintenance and repair of the PVC fabric gave me peace of mind. If you're a fishing enthusiast looking for a reliable and versatile raft, the RD290 is a top choice!

The Saturn 9.6' Inflatable White Water River Raft RD290 has redefined my rafting experience! This high-performing inflatable raft is compact enough for easy transportation yet big enough to handle challenging whitewater conditions. It fits into the trunk of my midsize car, making it perfect for spontaneous trips.

The quality of the materials and construction is impressive. The high-strength PVC fabric is puncture-proof and abrasion-resistant, which gives me peace of mind when navigating rocky waters. The heavy-duty rub strake protector provides additional durability and protection against abrasions and impacts. Moreover, the detachable thwarts and floor are thoughtful features for easy maintenance and repair.

In terms of performance, the RD290 shines in both calm waters for fishing and turbulent whitewater conditions. It offers an exciting ride in Class III+ whitewater and the maneuverability in tight river canyons is commendable. The self-bailing system is an excellent feature that allows me to adjust the speed for optimal performance.

In conclusion, the Saturn RD290 raft has proved to be an excellent investment. The quality of the materials, the thoughtful design features, and the thrilling performance make it a top-tier choice for any rafting enthusiast.

Although the Saturn RD290 is an exceptional raft, I occasionally faced challenges when maneuvering through strong currents. However, with practice and proper technique, I was able to navigate through those situations successfully. Don't let this deter you; the RD290 offers endless fun and excitement on the water!

I had low expectations, thinking it would be a cheap kayak toy. But the 9.6' River Inflatable Rafts RD290 exceeded my expectations. It's much better than anticipated.

Two trips on the North Slope with no issues, this raft is perfect for one person hunt in Alaska!

Limited storage space is no longer a problem thanks to the 9.6' River Inflatable Rafts RD290. It's compact, convenient, and a joy to use.

I bought the Saturn 9.6' Inflatable White Water River Raft RD290 about a month ago, and it has become a favorite for my river adventures. This raft is lightweight and compact, making it easy to transport, yet it doesn't compromise on performance and durability.

The high-strength PVC fabric feels robust and resistant to punctures. It's been tested through rocky terrains and swift waters and has held up beautifully. The additional rub strake protection is a welcome feature, and the removable floor simplifies cleaning and maintenance.

The compact size provides for quick maneuverability and agility, making it fantastic for navigating through tight spots. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it handles big whitewater. Whether for a calm fishing day or a thrilling whitewater adventure, the RD290 has delivered consistently excellent performance.

Overall, the Saturn RD290 has proven to be a reliable, durable, and versatile raft. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality inflatable raft that offers great performance and convenience.

This thing is a hoot. I ran the Moab daily with it Saturday after getting it a few weeks ago. It was a blast. I have had it only on class 2 to class 3 stuff but it handled it all with aplomb. It is a small boat so it will turn fast and can go fast when R2ing. The down side to a small boat is it is easy to fall out of . I plan on adding a few foot cups. I have had it out with 2 adults and 3 kids age 8-12 and it was very full. Saturday we had 1-3 people in it and it was fine.

So far, the quality of the 9.6' River Inflatable Rafts RD290 has been impressive. It's holding up well, and I'm pleased with my purchase.

I was skeptical about the Saturn 9.6' Inflatable White Water River Raft RD290 due to its size, but this raft has exceeded all my expectations. Despite being compact, it packs a punch in performance and versatility.

The RD290's material feels durable and sturdy. The high-strength PVC fabric is noticeably thick and strong, while the additional rub strake provides further reassurance in tricky conditions. The removable floor is a convenient feature for easier maintenance and potential repairs.

The performance of this raft is the highlight. It's lightweight and quick, making it a joy to maneuver, whether I'm paddling in calm waters or riding through exciting Class III+ whitewater. Its compact size proved advantageous in navigating through tight river canyons. The self-bailing system, allowing me to adjust speed, has resulted in some memorable experiences.

In a nutshell, the Saturn RD290 is an impressive raft. Its compact size does not limit its performance, and its durable construction ensures it can withstand challenging conditions. I'm delighted with this purchase and recommend it to any water enthusiast.
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