Current Packraft Companies

Packrafting

An Online Guide

Packraft History
2002-2018: The Great Blow-Up Current Packraft Companies
Anatomy of a Packraft
Cockpit Configurations Gear Storage
Accessories
Paddles PFDs
Repair, Care and Maintenance
Raft Care and Maintenance
Packraft History

Current Packraft Companies

Below is an alphabetical directory of established companies in the packraft industry.

Aire

USA

Maker of the unique BAKraft packraft line. BAKraft packrafts feature self-bailing cockpits and separate air chambers inside Vectran fabric tubes.

aire.com

Alpacka

USA

The company that launched the modern packraft industry in 2002. Today Alpacka offers a diverse range of customizable, USA-made packrafts for ultralight, bikerafting, whitewater and other uses.

alpackaraft.com

Anfibio

Germany

In-house brand for the German packraft retailer Anfibio. Focus on low-cost, lightweight undecked boats for the European market.

packrafting-store.de

Iron Raft

UK

UK-based maker of DIY packraft kits.

iron-raft.co.uk

Klymit

USA

Klymit is known for its lightweight inflatable sleeping pads. They make one packraft: the ultralight, ultra-affordable Litewater Dinghy.

klymit.com

Koaro

New Zealand

New-Zealand-based Koaro Packrafts targets the southern hemisphere market with a modest line of boats including whitewater deck, open cockpit and self-bailer options.

koaropackrafts.com

Kokopelli

USA

Kokopelli produces whitewater, flatwater, and tandem packrafts, and is notable for popularizing self-bailers. Boats are widely available online and through outdoor gear retailers.

kokopellipackraft.com

NRS

USA

NRS makes a single packraft with a self-bailing floor and lightweight green fabric.

nrs.com

Supai Adventure Gear

USA

Supai Adventure Gear focuses on the ultralight community, with compact packrafts that weigh as little as 1.5 pounds.

supaiadventuregear.com

Written August 2019

Table of Contents

Packraft History
2002-2018: The Great Blow-Up Current Packraft Companies
Anatomy of a Packraft
Cockpit Configurations Gear Storage
Accessories
Paddles PFDs
Repair, Care and Maintenance
Raft Care and Maintenance

About the Author

Paxson Woelber

Hi, my name is Paxson. I started packrafting in 2013, with a 300-mile trip across the Alaska arctic. I'm happy to introduce more people around the world to this amazing and accessible sport. For more about me or my website click here, and feel free to get in touch.

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