There are rafts that you bring to a lake and then there are rafts that you bring to a lake located off the beaten paths. Obviously, a regular raft or kayak, for that matter, is not going to make it to the latter. In such instance, you will need a raft like the Rogue Packraft. Rogue Packraft is the latest inflatable raft from Denver-based Kokopelli Packraft that packs up into a size a little bigger than a roll of paper towel. This means, it can be brought along even if you trail biking. ATV not required, neither is trailer necessary, and that is awesome in our books.
The most brilliant part is, it needs no pump or your breath to inflate, so you will still have the breath for paddling. It is a cool concept, but isn’t new. At least, not as far as Kokopelli Packraft is concerned. This latest portable raft is offered in two models: Rogue and Rogue-lite, but whichever you choose, you can expect features like Leafield D7 valve, diamond ripstop seat, double reinforced seam tape on the outside seam, and reinforced floor – all in a package that weighs no more than 5 lbs (2.27 kilograms), or 7.5 lbs (3.4 kilograms) for the Rogue model.
Speaking of the Rogue model, it differs from the Rogue-lite by size. It is larger. Rogue-lite measures 86 inches (2.18 meters) while the Rogue stretches 90 inches (2.29 meters). Plus the Rogue gets the added benefit of kayak-style backband and an additional D-ring, giving total of 5 D-rings. Also, did we mention it looks pretty damn cool? Yup. It sure does, whichever you choose. Kokopelli Packraft may have established itself somewhat, but it has decided to leverage on Kickstarter to reach out to more like-minded folks.
The campaign is not yet funded, but it is halfway there and it has nearly a month to go. I’d say it has potential to make, especially if the adventure seeker in you help to back the campaign. Plus, you’d be bagging the raft for a discounted price. Depending on how soon you act on it, you are looking at $625-725 and $800-1,000 investment for the Rogue-lite and Rogue. Anywho, we shall leave it to you to explore the options Kokopelli Packraft has to offer.
Here are a few more looks:
Here’s the pitch video:
And here’s a video of it in action:
All images courtesy of Kokopelli Packraft.
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