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NRS PackRaft

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10% Off All Accesrrories! Explore the backcountry or your favorite fishing hole in the NRS PackRaft. This stable, lightweight boat is made of tough, polyurethane-coated nylon for uncompromising durability. Packable, safe and fun!
  • This light water craft fits into a space 18" x 15" x 5", making it easy to throw in a pack, the back of your ATV or anywhere in your rig.
  • Propel yourself along with a double bladed kayak paddle, raft/canoe paddle, or shoot, in an emergency use a handy tree branch.
  • Two inflation chambers in the tubes, the inflatable seat and removable floor insert give you maximum safety margins.
  • The 70-denier tube material and 210-denier floor material is super strong and abrasion-resistant while still being very lightweight.
  • Each of the tube chambers has a large opening, inflation/deflation valve and a second smaller twist valve for top off and pressure adjustment.
  • Four front and two rear webbing tie-down points let you securely lash on packs and other gear.
  • Comes with a repair kit and convenient storage bag.
Length: 6' 10"
Width:  36"
Weight: 7.4 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 11"
Number of Thwarts: 0
Bow Kick: 14"
Stern Kick: 12.5"
Number of Air Chambers: 4
Valve Type: Boston type
Self Bailing: No
Type of Material: Urethane
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 70 denier
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 210 denier
Number of D-rings: 0
Number of Handles: 0
Center Compartment Width: 14" x 56"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 2 Years Retail, 2 Years Commercial
Features:
    Boat is 5.6 lbs and the floor is 1.8 lbs. Total weight 7.4 lbs.

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NRS PackRaft
 
3.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to fill (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Fun (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (6)
  • Hard to empty (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome for what it is

This is not an $1100 packraft- if you want an $1100 packraft and think this is what you are getting half price you will be disappointed.

This is a fun boat that is...Read complete review

This is not an $1100 packraft- if you want an $1100 packraft and think this is what you are getting half price you will be disappointed.

This is a fun boat that is affordable- It will let you hike in and paddle out- It will let you haul a week worth of gear (within reason) It will enable you to fly across the country to go paddling without having to pay $200 or more dollars to ship your boat each way or having to deal with finding a rental-

It doesn't track well so you have to anticipate your moves- however it is a very fun boat- I've had some awesome trips in it- I wish they would upgrade the valves for both the main valves and top of valves- and you have to know yoga to inflate the top of valves as the stems are too short- but except when you are filling it you don't notice that and if that's the only complaint on a 5 day trip it's not too bad.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value but needs a few revisions

River professional in Fairbanks, Alaska. We bought 14 of them over the last 9 months and have put many miles on them. Have used alpaca's many times in the past but we never...Read complete review

River professional in Fairbanks, Alaska. We bought 14 of them over the last 9 months and have put many miles on them. Have used alpaca's many times in the past but we never owned any due to the cost involved. Very good value, almost half the cost of a standard Alpaca without the optional floor pad or sprayskirt. NRS gives you the floor pad with the boat, and I know of two Alaska outdoor gear companies that are happy to build sprayskirts and glue them on, Alpaca's sparyskirt design is still lacking anyway. As a bonus, the NRS is 10" longer than Alpaca's biggest river worthy raft, so that extra person or more gear is a more realistic option.

BUT... Two major yet really simple issues. Why are the two chambers valves at opposite ends of the boat? How are we expected to roll up the boat with out air pockets in one side? Seriously, try it. And the D rings are incredibly poor. Plan on gluing in an additional valve at the bow so both chambers can be deflated while rolling up the boat, and cut off their "d-rings" and buy some from Alpaca. Then you'll have a rugged affordable boat.. We plan to contact NRS about these two flaws directly..

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome for what it is

By Bill R

from Charlotte

Pros

  • camping
  • Durable
  • packrafting

Cons

  • Needs longer top of valve tubes

Best Uses

  • Trips

Comments about NRS PackRaft:

This is not an $1100 packraft- if you want an $1100 packraft and think this is what you are getting half price you will be disappointed.

This is a fun boat that is affordable- It will let you hike in and paddle out- It will let you haul a week worth of gear (within reason) It will enable you to fly across the country to go paddling without having to pay $200 or more dollars to ship your boat each way or having to deal with finding a rental-

It doesn't track well so you have to anticipate your moves- however it is a very fun boat- I've had some awesome trips in it- I wish they would upgrade the valves for both the main valves and top of valves- and you have to know yoga to inflate the top of valves as the stems are too short- but except when you are filling it you don't notice that and if that's the only complaint on a 5 day trip it's not too bad.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worked for me

By Ds

from Seattle

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Fill
  • Easy To Use
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS PackRaft:

      I've had my nrs packraft for two years now and it's worked great. I've used it twice for long trips and countless times for short trips and river crossings. One of the first trips I went on with my brother we had just gotten them and we rafted a river that was shallow, fast, and full of beaver sharpened spikes, we both hit these sharpened sticks dead on at speed several times I was absolutely sure the raft would have been destroyed we were both amazed our rafts survived. They are way tougher than I expected, after reading these reviews I was very gentle with the straps and have no problems in that department. For something so light weight I'd expect it to be a little weak and flimsy, but for me it's been remarkably durable, I think you just have to be a little gentle with the thing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Junk

      By Avalanche

      from Fairbanks, AK

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Easy to Fill
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Hard To Empty
      • Junk D-rings Valves
      • Low Quality

      Best Uses

      • Pool Small Lakes

      Comments about NRS PackRaft:

      After several seasons of owning these alongside Alpacka Rafts, these are junk. Honestly. Cheaply made in China. Normally I trust the NRS brand so these are a major disappointment. Cheap material does not hold up as it should, on a shallow class II float the NRS boats literally got over a dozen holes in the floor while the Alpackas didn't show a scratch. Valve on floor pad breaks. D-rings are completely worthless and rip out under any load. Raft can't be emptied of air as two chamber valves are on opposite ends of the boat. Who designed that??? Usually very happy with NRS products, but avoid this one!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Product!!

      By AW

      from Alaska

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy to Fill
      • Easy To Use
      • Fun
      • Reliable
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Had To Top Off Twice

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS PackRaft:

        I purchased this as my first pack raft in transition from a hardshell hybrid kayak in Lue of a float trip between Nome and White Mountain,alaska where we were flying out so a hardshell was not practical. This raft performed great!
        Carried all my gear (about 75lbs), all my beer (about 20lbs), and me (about 170lbs) beautifully through 40 miles of Alaskas most intense wilderness! I can't wit til my next trip with this raft!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        NRS Packraft Escalante 1.3CFS

        By Escalante Bony Creeker

        from Estes Park, Colorado

        Pros

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Seams Scrape

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS PackRaft:

            I bought this boat from Canyon Voyages (CV) in Moab for a spontaneous trip down the Escalante. CV suggested a great paddle that seemed long at first but performed perfect for this boat.
            I proceeded to meet up with two friends that both owned Alpackas. We boated the Escalante in Southern Utah at 1.3 CFS. CV didn't recommend floating this water level, and looking back on the 40 miles of paddling and 8 miles packing I agree, but we all still had fun and survived with no holes in the boats!
            The NRS boat performed right alongside the Alpackas without a hitch.
            I was in and out of the boat, dragging and portaging a lot and had no problems. I did scrape some laminate off the bottom. I have patched those areas with the included patch kit mostly for reinforcement in the next low water session. My friends on their Alpackas had factory ordered their boats with reinforced bottoms to prevent this. I'm not sure if NRS will do this or not.
            Overall a great boat at a price that is far more appealing than the Alpackas. I was just as sporty and clean in the water as the rest plus a little extra weight in my wallet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              Is the pack raft self bailing?
              Asked on 8/21/2016 by Avery from McKenzie Bridge Oregon

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No, Avery, the PackRaft is not self bailing.

                Answered on 8/21/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              what glue do you use for patching the 210 denier?
              Asked on 1/22/2015 by Coho Master from vancouver

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Clifton Urethane Adhesive, Item # 38700.01, is an excellent choice for these repairs.

                Answered on 1/23/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              Is this raft self bailing?
              Asked on 8/25/2014 by Dean from Pittsburgh

              2 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Not self-bailing. Has a standard style floor.

                Answered on 8/25/2014 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No, Dean, it has a solid floor, so is not self-bailing.

                Answered on 8/26/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              I was wandering about the glue repair adhesive that came with my two repair patches in my packraft, it says this product contains toluene...I was under the impression toluene or toluol was a solvent for cleaning. Any advice before I wrap this raft up in some class III? Much thanks
              Asked on 7/8/2014 by draden from Atlanta, Ga.

              1 answer

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hi!
                No worry about the glue. Toluene is a solvent used in some fluid glue but as it's toxic regulation requires that glue containing toluene have to be clearly labelled. Not yet used the repair patch and glue so I can't tell you if it's working good...but it should be...it's supplied by NRS!
                Hope this answer helps.
                Have fun!
                Ag

                Answered on 7/10/2014 by Anonymous
            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              In response to a review from 2011 you said you were working on a spray deck for this packraft. It is July 2013 and it does not appear that one is available yet. Is this going to become a reality? If so, when can we expect to see one?
              Thanks.
              Asked on 7/18/2013 by ReReAK from Anchorage, AK

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We have been working on developing a spray deck; we've tried several designs and haven't been satisfied with any of them. I can't give you any firm date, and can just say that it is in the pipeline.

                Answered on 7/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              Hi

              I need a packraft floor for this boat. Any idea where I can get one?
              Asked on 6/2/2013 by Jessica from Ashburn, VA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Jessica, do you mean the inflatable floor insert that comes with the PackRaft? Give us a call, 800.635.5202, to order one.

                Answered on 6/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              Is this self inflating? How does that work?
              Asked on 3/14/2013 by julia from wilmington, nc

              3 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Julia, it's not self inflating, you have to add the air. Since the raft is a lightweight craft, we've built a lightweight "pump" for it. Take a look at the PackRaft Fill Bag, Item # 16302. Use it to add most of the air to the raft, then finish topping it off by mouth through the small twist valves.

                Answered on 3/14/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • A:

                No is Not self Inflating, Yes is easy to inflate, i do have one and i love it I play a lot on It

                Answered on 9/6/2013 by MaGPinzon from Camp Verde AZ.
              • A:

                NRS PackRaft Fill Bag is a fast solution to inflate this Pack Raft

                Answered on 9/6/2013 by MagPinzon from Camp Verde Az.
            • NRS PackRaft

              Q:

              What is the maximum weight to carry in this raft?
              Asked on 8/25/2012 by Scot from Alaska

              1 answer

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                It just depends on the water conditions. Completely calm flat water I bet you could float 400-500 lbs in it. But the more weight the lower it sits and the easier little waves will make it over the pontoons. I like to float down the Rogue river in Oregon from the city of Rogue River to Grants Pass through small rapids with my 4 year old daughter it the same raft. I have also strapped my bike to the front, but it does not go over waves well when front heavy.

                Answered on 8/27/2012 by Anonymous
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