What is packrafting?

Packrafting means to us, by having these ultra light boats, the possibility to combine hiking with paddling on rivers and lakes. This makes near-natural and diversified adventures possible while living nature conservation.

 

Wilderness-camp at our packrafting expedition in Norway and Sweden

We are using inflatable single or dual boats called packrafts, with a weight between 2kg and 4kg. They’re made of robust, multilayer materials and are, despite their low weight, abrasion-resistant and prick-resistant. There are models for white water and for calm rivers and lakes.

You can carry packrafts in your backpack along with your usual trekking gear, having an additional pack size not bigger as a big sleeping mat. The paddles are divisible by four and no longer than a trekking pole. Additionally, you need a life vest and packsack as accessories. Depending on the season and wilderness level, a wet suit. The backpack weight will increase up to 4kg for day trips in the summer and up to 7 kg for expeditions.

You have to experience the freedom of having a boat in the backpack by yourself. We take our long-standing enthusiasms for this kind of being out in the nature to every single adventure we undertake.

Trekking Mode
Packraft, paddles and other equipment are carried on the trekking backpack together with the other luggage.
Packrafting Backpack
A good trekking backpack (here approx. 40L) can keep boat and paddle outside. All other luggage is stowed in the backpack.
Inflate with Air Bag
As soon as they get on the water, the boats are rolled out and filled with air by an inflatable bag.
Boat Mode
On the water, the backpack is attached to the boat together with the luggage in a waterproof packsack.