The MRS packrafts have become our number one best-selling item, and it’s easy to see why. They are fantastic on so many levels: quality of material, lightweight, easy to assemble and pack up, great warranty and FUN! Our family loves spending time exploring mountain lakes and canals near our home around the Rocky Mountains. While we have not personally gone through any rapids yet, lots of our customers have, and they love MRS packrafts for whitewater.
If you aren’t familiar with packrafting, one of the newer sports in North America, it can seem like these boats are too good to be true! They fit into a backpack (no more carrying around a big bulky canoe or kayak, thank you) and are surprisingly easy to inflate with the screw-on airbag where you “catch” air and compress it into the boat. After about ten scoops of air from the airbag, the vessel is 90% inflated. A few more puffs from your mouth or an optional (not-included) pump, and your raft is buoyant and ready to go. Another surprising feature of these beauties is how sturdy they actually are. When people first see them, they think that they are going to rip easily, but they are actually very strong. And in the improbable event of damage to the material, MRS offers a three-year warranty. Our good friend had his stuck in an underwater cave for months, and even after that crazy adventure, he was able to use his MRS packraft.
The material is hand-made from high-quality urethane-coated nylon, (not PVC or Hypalon like other cheaper boats on the market). This material is light, abrasion-resistant, UV tolerant, non-ageing and flexible even at low temperatures. It has been specially treated to make a smooth, scratch-resistant surface. This creates a supple material for easy packing and folding. It is also very easy to repair in the unlikely event that the packraft should need a patch.
MRS fully supports sustainable development and is deeply involved in the research and development of TPU coated fabric. The TPU fabric in the MRS packrafts are all Swiss Bluesign®-certified, meaning that they are environmental-friendly and manufactured in a safe workspace.
The MRS Viking Self Bailer is an adaption of the Alligator XXL Pro, the ultimate whitewater packraft. The major difference is that the floor of the Viking Self-Bailer has 11 drainage holes (and baffle plates) that drain and reduce water resistance when paddling. It also features an adjustable, inflatable half-floor and an adjustable, inflatable foot rest.
The Viking EVO self-bailing floor has been completely redesigned, making it more agile and responsive than ever before. The new floor hole can be completely closed to reduce water accumulation in the boat, and drainage is concentrated at the heel of the paddlers for improved performance. This comprehensive innovation in the field of inflatable self-bailing packrafts addresses the slow response that has been a common issue with these boats in the past. Users familiar with self-bailing packraft models will be pleasantly surprised by the improvement.
The MRS Viking EVO Self Bailer comes with an optional internal storage system (ISS), where the stern of the boat can be accessed with a water-resistant zipper and the side tubes can be stuffed with more storage. This actually proves to be an advantage in handling the boat and does not affect buoyancy. However, once you open the zip, the craft deflates, so you will want to be strategic about what you store in the side tubes. Using a drybag will make it easy to access your gear from the side tube.
MRS offers a three-year warranty.
Your friends will wonder where you got this fun, affordable, inflatable boat. Order yours today!
Please note that these products may ship in 2-3 weeks from the time you place your order, depending on how many we have in stock.
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