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 maintains flexibility 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 Microraft Extra Long is 40 cm longer than the Microraft. The bouyancy and space in the bow are greatly increased making it perfect for taller persons. The extended space is great for storing a large amount of luggage, or a bicycle. You could also load your dog or a small child if you remove the deck.
This particular model works best on still water, so it's great for exploring lakes and fishing. You could also easily take the Microraft down a river with no rapids. This product opens up a whole new realm of hiking possibilities and adventures for you to explore. It is perfect for backpacking.
The Microraft Extra Long ISS Series 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 dry bag will make it easy to access your gear from the side tube.
The difference between the Microsoft Extra long and the Adventure X2 is that this packraft is narrower and is designed for 1 person to row.
The latest version has an upgraded, extra resistant bottom (840D).
- Weight: 4.20 kg (9.3 lbs)
- Capacity (Person): 1
- Inner Length: 178.8 cm (70.4 inches)
- Outer Length: 295 cm (116.3 inches)
- Inner Width: 32 cm (12.6 inches)
- Outer Width: 89 cm (35.4 inches)
- Tube diameter: 28.5 cm (11 inches)
- Pack size: 40 x 60 x 30 cm (15.7 x 23.6 x 11.8 inches)
- Recommended capacity: 108 kg (238 lbs)
- Maximum capacity: 145 kg (319.6 lbs)
- Speed: 4 (out of 6)
Whitewater: 3 (out of 6)
- Seat cushion & backrest: 1
- Spraydeck: yes
- Grab loops: 12
- Thigh straps: no
- Repair material: 20 grams (0.7 ounce)
- Inflation bag: 130 grams (4.5 ounces)
- Pack strap/bag: 25 grams (0.8 ounce)
- Includes: seat, backrest, inflation bag, repair patches, straps, skeg, user's manual
- Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green
MRS offers a three-year warranty.
Your friends will wonder where you got this fun, affordable, inflatable boat. Order yours today!
Please note that this product is in high demand during summer, and shipping could take up to 4 weeks.