Hike or bike to the river then float on. Packing up to the size of a roll of paper towels and weighing less than 5 pounds, the Rogue Packraft is ready to go where you go and then some. Before you have visions of turning yourself blue blowing up a man-sized raft, or get bummed at the thought of lugging around a pump, check out the inflation bag — hook up the bag, catch air, squeeze it in. A kevlar-reinforced floor makes sure you don’t snag a rock and have to swim back home, while the inflatable seat cushion keeps you comfortable on long adventures.
Kokopelli Packrafts is offering two versions on their Kickstarter campaign, the Rogue, which includes a kayak-style backband and a spraydeck while coming in a touch longer than their other option, the Rogue Lite. Water is no longer a barrier, it’s an invite. – $725+