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

Supai Matkat Ultralight Packraft Review

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 pack, I’d caution you against taking […]

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The MTI Journey Type III PFD

MTI AdventureWear Journey Ultralight PFD Review

The MTI AdventureWear Journey PFD life vest is a lightweight Type 3 PFD that weighs just 14.4 ounces (in a size L/XL – smaller sizes are also available), making it a excellent option if you’re looking for a well-tested and bombproof commercially available life jacket for packrafting. Weight is a prime consideration for packrafting, a sport that […]

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The Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Package includes most of the component you need to start Tenkara fishing - rod, line, line holder, flies, and a protective carrying case

Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Rod and Package Review

If you’re interested in trying Tenkara Fly Fishing and have never fished before, I recommend that you get a Tenkara Package like the Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Kit (rod, line, flies, and accessories) which includes all of the basic components you need to get started and is backed up with some good instructional videos on the […]

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The Thunderbird is a 4-season hammock with an overcover

Dream Hammock 4-Season Thunderbird Hammock Review

Dream Hammock is a backpacking hammock maker that provides a wide range of customization options for all of the hammock models they sell, ranging from 4-season hammocks to minimalist, ultralight, and net-less models. If you want custom colors and stitching, underquilt hooks, a special fabric, a different suspension or dozens of other options, these are the […]

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The Supai Adventure Gear Olo Lightweight Paddle is collapsible and weighs just 12 ounces

Supai Adventure Gear Olo Packraft Paddle Review

The Supai Adventure Gear Olo Lightweight Paddle is specifically designed for packrafting, a sport that combines backpacking and rafting in inflatable boats on whitewater or flatwater. This review explores the use of the Olo paddle for flatwater paddling since Supai only makes flatwater boats. While you can use the Olo paddle with flatwater packrafts from […]

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