Packrafting

Packrafting Gear List Explained

Packrafting Gear List Explained

When the snow starts to melt on the high plateaus above the canyon country of Utah, intermittent rivers start to flow, and I start refreshing the USGS site every few hours looking for an upward trend that means it’s time to go boating. Often these rivers flow between February and …

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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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Supai Adventure Gear Olo Packraft Paddle Review

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

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 …

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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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