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Supai Matkat Ultralight Packraft Review

The Supai Maktat Packraft is a single chamber ultralight inflatable boat for one person

The Supai Adventure Gear Matkat is an ultralight single chamber packraft designed for flatwater wilderness paddling. Weighing just 26.5 ounces, it rolls up quite compactly making it easy to carry inside a backpack. However, the Matkat is made with lightweight polyester that requires delicate handling. While this makes it lightweight and easy to …

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Klymit LiteWater Dinghy Review

The sides walls of the Klymit LWD are quite low

Don’t let the goofy appearance of the Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD) fool you. This oddly shaped inflatable boat is masterfully designed for flatwater use even though it looks much different from other packrafts. Priced at $169, it provides an enormous amount of value and should definitely be on your shortlist if …

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How to Choose a Packrafting PFD

Packrafting is a fun way to augment backpacking adventures. (Photo

Packrafting with an inflatable raft is a fun way to enhance your backcountry adventure by giving you the ability to travel over water, not just overland by foot. However, water-based travel introduces a new set of risks and the need for additional gear, including a personal flotation device (PFD), to …

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