The Hyside Outfitter Raft 14.0 is widely considered the classic all-around performer. A beefy 19 inch tube diameter and 14ft overall length help make the Outfitter 14.0 a formidable self-bailing whitewater destroyer for paddle crews up to an 8-person commercial setup. As a framed gear rig, this boat is nearly unbeatable in its versatility on the water.
With its 6ft 6in exterior width and 71in straight tube, the Hyside Outfitter Raft 14.0 is also one of our most popular platforms for frame building and accepts up to a 3-Bay Dolores Raft Frame or even a San Juan 3-Bay Fishing Frame with floors and thigh braces. The 41in interior width means most coolers in the 80 to 100qt range nest comfortably inside the tubes.
With three included thwarts, the Hyside Outfitter Raft 14.0 is also one of the more popular options if you find yourself consistently running R2 to 8-person paddle crews on Class III-V whitewater but wanting more leg room and volume, along with better multi-day capability and a heavier gut to help punch through wavetrains or boat-eating holes. This boat comes with all the burly features you expect from Hyside such as full length urethane bottom chafers, full length top frame chafers, hinge and pin thwart attachments, and dependable Leafield valves.
If you're looking for that one boat to do it all, go with a 14ft Hyside.