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Kokopelli Packrafts Dealer, Wanaka
We’re very excited to distribute Kokopelli Packraft right here in Wanaka. Kokopelli Packraft is based in Denver Colorado, amongst some stellar paddling country. They have been producing packrafts for about 5 years, each season bringing new innovations and models to the range.
We love this new lightweight approach to water discovery – it feels like a natural counterpart to bikepacking (our first love!). It applies the same lightweight, go anywhere ethos to rivers and lakes. And the super compact nature of the equipment means you can even transport the packraft on your bike with all your bikepacking gear, then transition to water mode – in turn carrying all your riding gear on the raft for a seamless adventure. No shuttles required!
Light and compact
Our mainstay in the range is the Rogue. The Rogue has been designed to be lightweight (3.4kg with all the fittings), while retaining great performance on the water. It comes in two versions: the Rogue and the Rogue Lite.
The Rogue is whitewater ready, with a full spraydeck, kayak style backband and inflatable seat to see you safely through some wild water. It also has the option of a TiZip – a dry zip on the raft body that allows you to load up the interior of the raft tubes with gear, allowing for loading up for longer missions while keeping the deck area free from clutter.
The Rogue Lite cuts the weight even further, by dispensing with the spraydeck and backband. This shaves over a kilo off the weight down to a scant 2.2kg! The Rogue Lite is also available with the TiZip for cargo loading in the raft tubes.
If you want to know more about Kokopelli Packrafts or have a chat about this exciting new way to explore, get in touch or come see us – we’d be more than happy to tell all!