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Packraft Group Test ~ Introduction

Supai Matkat • MRS Microraft  • Aire BAKraft • Nortik Trekraft • Alpacka Yak • Summary

The range of packrafts has slowly expanded since I bought my first Alpacka in 2010 and Alpacka rafts themselves have changed a lot in that time. 2,769 more words


Nortik Trekraft at the Packrafting Store

Full review any day now

The Packrafting Store in Germany are now selling the Russian-made Nortik Trekraft. As mentioned a few months ago, it does bear an uncanny resemblance to a standard Alpacka, right down to the ‘fastback’ stern. 367 more words


Trekkayak: inflatable 'cataraft'

Interesting new Swedish portable raft concept running on Kickstarter. Three kilo raft running PU bladders in a Cordura shell and proper IK valves.

Looks narrow and long in the video so most suited to flat water use, but using a pump (as opposed to an airbag) to inflate the cat hulls, it might be quite nippy. 38 more words

Inflatable Kayaks

Convert your paddle into a Packstaff

No one’s ever asked me how to make a packstaff attachment for their four-part paddle, but I’m going to share anyway. IK&P paddles are here… 656 more words


Packframes: Tatonka Lastenkraxe review

I thought I liked the idea of packframes for pack boating – a rigid rucsac harness frame without the bag element. The boat, paddles plus dry bags are all lashed to a frame, alongside a bag. 1,309 more words

Inflatable Kayaks

Fitzroy Packrafting - Australia

Fitzroy article in The Paddler magazine

My four videos from last year’s trip – about 45 mins all up – are below.

You’ll find Jeff’s version of the same trip in 5 parts (about an hour) right here.