HST Community      New Packraft

New Packraft | High Sierra Topix  

New Packraft

Share your advice and personal experiences, post a gear review or ask any questions you may have pertaining to outdoor gear and equipment.

New Packraft

Postby oldranger » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:00 am

My new Supai pack raft arrived last week. Total weight, including stuff sack and repair patches = 25 oz--8 oz less than my Klymit LWD. Clearly not as much volume in the tube so probably not suitable for anyone over 200 lbs. despite its rating.

Mike
Mike

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!



User avatar
oldranger
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2397
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:18 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon
Experience: N/A

Re: New Packraft

Postby austex » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:24 am

Okay,
Let's see a picture of you in it sitting in the hot tub? :lol:
User avatar
austex
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 396
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 10:51 am
Location: Austin, Texas
Experience: N/A

Re: New Packraft

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:48 am

What, no photo's Mike? :\
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 9304
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: New Packraft

Postby oldranger » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:23 pm

gone fishin!

mike
Mike

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
User avatar
oldranger
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2397
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:18 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon
Experience: N/A

Re: New Packraft

Postby FeetFirst » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:38 am

Cool. :thumbsup:

I picked up a used FlytePacker packraft by Fly Weight Designs 2 years ago. I've only had it out on 2 backpacking trips, but use it quite a bit for fun around the lake with the kid. I've also floated down the lower American River (Sunrise>Arden) in it and had a blast. I have tried fishing from it and while it works, it's not exactly a graceful sight.

What are you using for paddles?
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
User avatar
FeetFirst
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 277
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:35 am
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer


Return to Outdoor Gear Topix



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron