The Hyside Outfitter Raft 14.0 XT is widely considered the higher and wider version of the classic all-around 14ft performer. XT means a little extra in the tubes, beam, and straight tube so you can handle a little extra of what the river dishes out. A beefy 21 inch tube diameter and 14ft overall length help make the Outfitter 14.0 XT a formidable self-bailing whitewater destroyer for paddle crews up to a 10-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 XT is also one of our most popular platforms for frame building and accepts the larger frames such as our 4-Bay Colorado Raft Frame or even an Eagle 4-Bay AS Fishing Frame with floors and thigh braces. The 42in interior width means most coolers in the 100 to 120qt range nest comfortably inside the tubes.
With three included thwarts, the Hyside Outfitter Raft 14.0 XT is also one of the more popular options if you find yourself consistently running R3 to 10-person paddle crews on Class III-V whitewater but want more leg room and boat volume, along with full multi-day capability and a heavier gut to help punch through mile-long 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.