I’ve decided to buy a packraft this winter so I thought I see if anyone here has any suggestions. I’m pretty set so far on getting the new Aire Expedition when it comes out but wanted to ask around before I pull the trigger. I’m a long time rafter and used to do a far amount of kayaking so I’m familiar with water, just wondering what you all’s priorities are when picking a packraft. I plan on using it for all sort of stuff, whitewater/fishing/high mountain lakes/extended trips. Durability and carrying capacity are a higher priority to me than weight. I also want something that will handle well in class 3/4 water on occasion. I like the idea in theory of a true self bailer but have seen pictures of some pretty sweet setups with spray skirts. Any thoughts?
My other question is if anyone has ever tried setting up their rig as an OC1? I had just started getting into whitewater canoeing and I’m curious if I could paddle a packraft that way. I’ve always been more comfortable in a kneeling position and just curious if anyone has tried it?
Thanks in advance for any input - eddie