Packrafts are selling like crazy right now and for good reason. These inflatable adventure rafts easily fit into a backpack, making epic paddling more accessible.
Kokopelli designed the Rogue-Lite to be your single raft for most adventures. The Kevlar bottom and 210d TPU nylon sides make it durable enough for mild whitewater, but lightweight enough to take deep into the backcountry.
The entire setup (boat, paddle, seat, inflation bag, and tube) only weighs 9.2 pounds. Plus, it easily stows in a suitcase, making it a simple option if I want to paddle elsewhere.
I feel it’s best suited for rivers, although you can use it on lakes as well. Keep in mind that it will not be as fast as a kayak or canoe.
I have used this raft for a couple of years now, and it’s opened up a new world of adventure for me. I use the Rogue Lite to explore mountain streams in search of class I-II whitewater and to find new fly fishing spots.
It’s awesome to hike into a fishing hole and raft back to the car. Equally fun are urban adventures, like floating the Mississippi River and smaller creeks near Minneapolis.