An Online Introduction
Current Packraft Companies
Below is an alphabetical directory of established companies in the packraft industry.
Maker of the unique BAKraft packraft line. BAKraft packrafts feature self-bailing cockpits and separate air chambers inside Vectran fabric tubes.aire.com
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
In-house brand for the German packraft retailer Anfibio. Focus on low-cost, lightweight undecked boats for the European market.packrafting-store.de
Klymit is known for its lightweight inflatable sleeping pads. They make one packraft: the ultralight, ultra-affordable Litewater Dinghy.klymit.com
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 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
Supai Adventure Gear
Supai Adventure Gear focuses on the ultralight community, with compact packrafts that weigh as little as 1.5 pounds.supaiadventuregear.com
Written August 2019
If you've enjoyed this introductory article series and would like to learn more, check out The Packraft Handbook, by Luc Mehl. At over 400 pages and featuring illustrations by the amazing Sarah Glaser, the Packraft Handbook is a much more comprehensive source of info about gear, technique, safety, and more.
Coming May 2021