Tested: Supai Flatwater Canyon II packraft review

Full trip report here (mostly walking) June 2015: Supai Matkat review At a verified 670g (23.6oz) including an added grab line, Supai Adventure Gear’s Flatwater Canyon II ($300) must be among the world’s lightest and most compact boats. Before a winter storm blew our plan off the map, the trip we’d lined up in northwest Scotland was ideal […]

Preview: Decathlon Itiwit Packraft

Tour on foot or by bike, for one or several days, you will reconnect with nature and enjoy it as much as possible! After doing so well with their budget IKs, Itiwit, Decathlon’s paddle sports brand, have dived into the packraft market with the TPU Itiwit Adventure 500 Packraft. Complete with a 50-cm TiZip for […]

Coastal Packrafting

Rebel 2K main page Around here the inshore sea paddling is exceptional, even if packrafting the inland lochs is also pretty good. Having done most of the latter routes, I thought I might try some coastal packrafting. Garvie Bay arcing west to Achnahaird Bay looked like a good one and happens to parallel probably the […]

Anfibio Rebel 2K – Main Page

Newest firstPackrafting KnoydartAirSail tested on Loch HournCoastal packrafting2K on the WyeTesting the prototype Rebel 2K (2020) Updated September 2021 After briefly trying one in 2020 and then flogging my rather good MRS S1 Nomad to pay for a new Seawave, I decided Anfibio’s new Rebel 2K would be a good packraft for 2021. It comes […]

Hybrid (DS Floor) Inflatable Kayak Buying Guide

‘Hybrid’ is a cool word for an IK which combines a rigid high-pressure dropstitch floor (usually removable; ‘RF’), and conventional round-tubed sides for stability, and so might be considered the best of both worlds.Paddlers are intrigued by Full Dropstitch IKs like Shipwreck’s Arrowstream, but until hull forms evolve to become more than just a ‘pointed […]

Tested: Shipwreck ArrowStream drop-stitch inflatable kayak review

See also:Full drop-stitch inflatable kayaks main page In a lineGreat value full drop-stitch tandem kayak with all the kit. • Keen price and in stock in the UK now• Not excessively wide but stable enough• Everything in the box except a lifejacket and some water• Clean, crease-free finish and assembly• Supportive backrest• Pumps up fast […]

Tested: ROBfin Big Boy L Packraft review

In a lineNippy self-bailing 3-chamber PVC / high-pressure packraft/IK suited to white water and surfing. What They SayCompletely new concept of packrafting. Instead of mushy packraft, you get a High Pressure Packraft from extremely heavy duty fabric, that takes you anywhere and make it fun!Stable and self–bailing (realy self-bailing) packraft with performance of hardshell boat. […]

Tested: Anfibio Packrafting Nano RTC packraft review

In a lineSuper-light but sturdy packraft with a low-maintenance solution to in-hull storage. What They SayExtremely light packraft with roll closure (RTC), which enables luggage to be stowed in the tube and thus offers higher transport capacity. Minimal pack size, 1kg light and robust enough for calm and tame waters allow combined adventures with increased payload. […]

Paddling with a Yakkair Full HP2 dropstitch IK

See also:Full drop-stitch inflatable kayaks main page French paddleboat, board and ball-point dinghy manufacturer BIC Sport joined the full dropstitch (FDS) market a couple of years back with three models of Yakkair Full HP: the 1, 2 and le trois. Made in Vietnam, the 2 goes for at least £1200 in the UK. The ‘Full’ is an important addition […]