I was wondering everyone’s opinions on the packrafting brands in the industry are?
Based in the US, I currently know a lot about and have used Kokopelli + Alpacka, and have heard a good bit about the DIY packraft kits. That said, I’d be interested to hear about other brands people enjoy.
In my experience Kokopellis are great, but Alpackas are the chef’s kiss!
I prefer Kokopelli’s valves, but love the weight, performance, + packability of Alpackas.
In regard to my Kokopellis, I really liked my Nirvana Spraydeck, although it was a bit heavy. My Rogue R-Deck was awesome - plain and simple. The Hornets I have are super afforable and do very well for me, but they just don’t pack / roll up well.
With my Alpackas, I really love the Expedition I have, esp. how light it is for what it can do. And I absolutely love my Classics! They are just want you need and nothing extra - super light, and super packable. Love them!