Man wearing a blue shirt and orange helmet carries a rolled packraft using a Kokopelli bikepacking bag.

Here’s How to Carry Camping Gear On Your Bike

TLDR: We’ve got the details on how to pack for your next backpacking/camping trip (Hint: good bike bags and packing light will carry you far). You never know what you’re...
September 22, 2023 — Adrianna Simpson
Young couple enjoys a day of lake paddleboarding on their Kokopelli Chasm Lite inflatable paddleboards

Your Guide to Buying a Stand Up Paddleboard

TLDR: When choosing a stand up paddleboard, you’ll want to think about how you need to use it, as this will determine which type of SUP best meets your needs....
September 22, 2023 — Adrianna Simpson
Women packrafts down a remote mountain lake in a yellow Kokopelli packraft.

Exploring the World of Packrafting: A Beginner's Guide

TLDR: Ready to dive into the exciting (and, let’s face it, sometimes intimidating) world of packrafting? Here’s what you need to know about what packrafting is, what to know when...
September 22, 2023 — Adrianna Simpson
Man walks along the beach wearing an inflatable paddleboard in a bag on a multi-sport adventure

Preparing for Your First Multi-Sport Adventure Trip

TLDR: Here’s what you need to know about planning for your next multi-sport adventure trip, from research to fitness to packing, and more… Multi-sport adventure trips are one of the...
August 30, 2023 — Adrianna Simpson
Woman packs packraft into dry bag

Maximizing Space: How to Pack a Packraft for Your Next Adventure

TLDR: Packrafting involves rafting, backpacking, and, when taking multi-day excursions, camping. You’ll have to make sure you pack enough for all of these activities, accounting for emergencies. You’ll also need...
July 31, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor
Woman kayaks in an inflatable kayak with a black lab dog standing on the bow of the boat.

What to Look for in a Kayak

Kayaking is as much an outing as it is a low-impact exercise activity. And with so many natural wonders to explore across the United States’ various system of rivers, lakes,...
May 30, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor
Woman kayaking with dog

Paddle Pals: Tips for Kayaking with Your Dog

Looking for another pet-friendly activity to do with your canine companion? Kayaking can be a great way to spend time with your dog while doing something you both love -...
May 30, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor
Woman picks kayak up out of muddy water before cleaning

How to Clean & Protect a Kayak

Kayaking might just be your favorite weekend activity — but cleaning your kayak? Not so much. Still, you don’t want to be *that* person. You know, the one that shows...
May 29, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor
Man packrafts across turquoise water near a natural rock formation on a clear and sunny day

Kokopelli is Your Partner In Adventure

We exist with the overarching purpose of making it easier for you to get out and explore nature. We’re also committed to cultivating a community of passionate and inclusive packrafters...
May 24, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor
Young woman in sunglasses and baseball cap paddles in a kayak filled with bags to show the concept of kayak weight capacity.

Kayaking Safety 101: How Much Weight Can a Kayak Hold?

Total weight capacity is something you should take into consideration when heading out to paddle. The heavier the boat the more weight you have to paddle around and the less...
April 28, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor
Gray kayak with skeg rests on the shoreline

What is a Skeg for a Kayak & Why is It Important?

Skegs are not something you see on a kayak unless it’s out of the water. But these often-overlooked and unseen components of kayaks serve an essential function: stabilization. Not all...
April 28, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor
Young smiling couple wearing sunglasses paddles individual kayaks together

Learn the Basics of How to Kayak Paddle the Right Way

Kayaking is a fantastic way to get out and explore the great outdoors. Whether it’s leisure kayaking in still water, like an estuary or inlet, river kayaking in rapids, or...
April 28, 2023 — Kokopelli Outdoor