Packrafting is a water sport associated with numerous risks and potential dangers, including serious injury or death.
Always read the water before rafting. Understand that weather may lead to acute water condition changes. Do not use your packraft at dangerous places or under extreme weather conditions.
Yes. Always wear a PFD (personal flotation device). Helmet and gloves are also recommended.
Traps, especially low-head dams, are extremely dangerous that even the most experienced paddlers may not be able to escape from. Serious injury or death may occur even when one wears PFD.
We ship all in-stock items the next business day after an order has been placed.
If it says "Ships in 2-3 weeks" on our website, it means this specific item is made-to-order, and it usually takes 2-3 weeks to ship.
Every MRS packraft comes with an inflation bag.
Recommended Air Pressure: 1.5 PSI
1. Twist counter-clockwise to detach the one-way valve core from the main valve, then connect the inflation bag on to the main valve.
2. Stretch the inflation bag wide open and let air in, then close it and press air into the hull chamber. Repeat this a few times until the packraft is 90% inflated. After this, remove the inflation bag and quickly re-attach the valve core to the main valve.
3. Blow by mouth or use a pump to fully inflate the packraft via the main valve. Close the cap once finished.
When the packraft is moved from land to water, the cold water will cool the air inside the packraft chamber, which causes air pressure drop. In this case, you can refill it with your mouth. This is very common and it isn't a leak.
Similarly, any environmental temperature changes (from warm afternoon to cooler evening) will cause packraft air pressure change. Packraft pressure is very sensitive to temperature.
Double blade paddle: 86.5 - 90.5 in (220-230 cm)
Single blade paddle: 54 in (137 cm)
This is a general guideline about the right paddle length. Taller people usually go with longer paddles. You may choose the paddle length based on your own needs.
Please note that the paddle shall not touch any side of the hull.
Most repairs can be done DIY easily. Here are a few repair methods that work for inflatable packrafts.
Tyvek Tape: For a quick temporary fix.
GEAR AID Aquaseal FD: It needs hours to cure. No patch is needed in most cases.
Clifton Urethane Adhesive LA 4123: Works well if you need to stick a patch on. Takes longest time to cure.