We are in doubt for which type of packraft to buy… we are lightweight backpackers with plans for quite big long-distance thru-hikes in Arctic Scandinavia, Nepal (Great Himalayan Trail) and Southcentral-Patagonia in 2012 and 2013. To expand our wilderness travel and thru-hiking possibilities we would like to add a floating device in our gear to cross big rivers, large (glacial) lakes, fjords, sea outlets or to simply float down gentle rivers (not the crazy above class 2 type of rivers). When it becomes too windy on possible crossing and waves are too scary we will probably not cross and wait out or hike alternative routes. We have no white water experience.
Weight AND volume is really an important factor is choosing the right type of gear, so we are still in doubt between the stripped down Scout (which comes without a seat???) or the Alpaca/Yukon. We really are tempted to take the Scout because of weight/volume, but it still has to be save enough for multiple months wilderness travel, where we could probable floating down some rivers for a couple of days in between hiking.
Hopefully somebody can give some more insight in the Scout, because I don’t find a lot of user review/experience with the Scout version.
Thanks a lot,
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