Looking for a last second gift for a packraft dad? Here are a few of our favorite pieces of gear for Dad packrafters:

1. Sockdolager Equipment Bad Larry 90 L Backpack 

The Bad Larry by Sockdolager is a packraft specific backpack. Handmade in Oregon by a packrafter for packrafters. With 90L of space you'll have plenty of room to cary all your gear when hiking into the wilderness with your packraft.

2. Kokopelli Delta Roll Top Dry Bags

You can never have enough dry bags. They keep your gear clean and dry on the river. They also make great all around little bags for taking to the gym or even slinging over your shoulder for short hikes.


The Floater ammo can is a great gift for dad, because let’s be honest, what dad doesn’t love fire? It is one of the best things to bring camping on the river. It’s a quick and easy set up, super warm, and is a great to gather around with friends and family.  While the fire can and propane tank are a little too big to fit inside the packraft to carry down the river, it’s great for after paddling or having a friend in a full-size raft take it down on your next multi day river trip  

4. Packraft Training Course by Four Corners Guides

Who says you can’t teach an old dad new tricks? Four Corners guides has tons of courses to teach your dad everything there is to know about packrafting.


Our XPD is a great packraft for dad! It's one of our most versatile packrafts and is great for fishing on lakes or floating down mellow rivers.
Throw bags or throw ropes are really important to carry when packrafting whitewater. When someone flips and needs to be rescued, you can throw the bag to them and help pull them back to shore. River Station bags are handmade in Colorado and are lightweight making them perfect for packrafting. Be sure to get proper training before using a throw bag.

7. Protect Our Rivers Membership

Give the gift of clean rivers. POR is a non-profit organization dedicated to to protect and preserve natural river ecosystems—through active conservation and education. POR is built upon three distinct areas of impact that work together to improve the rivers in our country.

 8. Modl Infinity Tool

The Modl Infinity tool is a multipurpose strap that you can use to connect almost anything. It's great for strapping bags to the D-rings on your packraft, or clipping a water bottle to your backband, or lashing a bike to the bow of your packraft.

 9. Ruff Wear Float Coat Dog PFD

Dads love dogs! So make sure his pup is also safe out on the riverDog life jackets are great to have. Even if your dog can swim it helps keep them floating easier. It also has a handle on the top making it easier to help pull your pup back into your packraft.


 10. Jetboil MightyMo  

The MightyMo is a perfect ultralight stove for packrafters. It is small, compact and lightweight, making it great for packrafting trips. Weather you are cooking a freeze dried meal at camp or stoping to make second coffee an hour into your paddle trip, your dad will be stoked on the MightyMo.




June 12, 2024 — Tristan Burnham