Packraft

Van-Wild

Full Member
Feb 17, 2018
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I'm musing about getting a packraft. A quick Google says they're bloody expensive. Anyone got a packraft? Thoughts?

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Try checking out Song of the Paddle for some help. Some members here frequent both sites.

Also try this link. May help.

I keep pondering a packraft too. At the moment it's a toss up between a packraft and a Gumotex Palava - quite disimilar but I'm feeling the need for another canoe (I have a regular one). And, for the same reasons, like tents, axes, knives, rucksacks, etc. one is not enough.
 

Rabbit leg

Forager
Nov 9, 2016
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You can only cross waters or go downstream. Really hard work trying to cover distance with bike or camping gear on board.
Get a childrens dinghy in the same dimensions for £20. Try it for a day.
There used to be a website where the childrens one's were converted to packrafts.

If you get a Gumotex you can do long tours and bounce over rocks.
 

Dogoak

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jan 24, 2009
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Cairngorms
There's a guy up the valley from me in Aviemore who'd be worth having a chat with........ https://backcountry.scot
No personal connection, just seems pretty knowledgeable and I've heard good things from others.