Packraft Gift Guide
Here are a few of our favorite pieces of gear for packrafters:
Pogies are basically mittens for your paddle that keep your hands warm and dry while packrafting. The ones made by Sockdolager are handmade in Oregon and are ultralight making them perfect for packrafting.
Drysuits are essential for staying warm and dry when paddling in the fall winter or spring in colder water. This drysuit is incredibly tough and durable making it great for packrafting. It's great for hiking to the put in or when portaging around rapids and having to bush whack through thick vegetation.
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.
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.
The Grayl Titanium Purifier is a great multipurpose waterfilter. First, you can use it as a normal water bottle. Second you can filter water with it fast and easy. Third, you can use the outside cup as a stove pot to cook backpacking meals. It's a great lightweight that comes in handy on multiday camping trips or even day trips when you just want to bring one bottle of water.
The Bikeraft Guide is an amazing resource for packrafters, bikepackers, and bikerafters. It has tons of tips and tricks, how tos, and stories from legendary bikerafters.
Dog 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.
While not a packrafting specific backpack, this bag really excels for packrafting especially multisport trips involving canyoneering. The bag is super tough and can take a beating. It also doesn't have a frame making it easy to roll up and store inside your TiZip if needed. Or easily strap it to the bow of your packraft.