MRS Viking Evo Self Bailer X2 – Camping Hiking Adventures

MRS Viking Evo Self Bailer X2

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  • Regular price $2,599.99


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.

Distinctive Features

The MRS Viking EVO Self Bailer has been called the most exciting development in Packraft technology. It is the tandem evolution of the Viking Self Bailer, an adaption of the  Alligator 2S Pro, the ultimate whitewater packraft. The hull has been optimized and is longer than a  Barracuda R2,  providing a better experience for two paddlers in rapid waters.

It's important to note that in addition to the extra seat, the major improvement is the floor of the Viking Self-Bailer X2, which has more drainage holes (and baffle plates) that drain and reduce water resistance when paddling. Water drains FAST! This design feature, along with the adjustable inflatable half-floor and inflatable footrest, enhances safety by ensuring the packraft remains buoyant and responsive even in challenging whitewater conditions. It is a stiffer, lighter, super responsive boat, perfect for advanced paddlers to easily edge and roll

The Viking EVO X2 self-bailing floor has undergone a complete overhaul, resulting in a surprisingly more agile and responsive performance. The new floor hole can be fully closed to prevent water accumulation, and drainage holes are concentrated under paddler's feet for enhanced performance. This significant improvement in the field of inflatable self-bailing packrafts directly addresses the slow response issue that has been a common concern in the past. The packraft is made from durable, high-quality materials, ensuring its longevity and performance even in rugged outdoor conditions, providing reassurance to potential buyers.

The Viking EVO Self Bailer X2 is meticulously designed with user comfort and convenience as top priorities. The footrest is strategically positioned lower than the seat, ensuring a comfortable ride. There is no space for water to get trapped around the seats. For added comfort in cold water, we recommend the use of diving socks. The adjustable, inflatable footrest provides firm leg support, while the ultra-light, non-slip 5-point leg straps enhance the packraft's responsiveness. The packraft also comes with a removable skeg and a T-ZIPP zipper and an internal bladder in each seat for easy inflation and storage of small items (5L). 


Comfortable Paddling Experience

The backrest and ultra-light, anti-slip 4P thigh straps are adjustable to suit your height and shape.  They are designed to be fixed to the knees and detach when your legs are straightened. Compared with the inflatable backrest, the EVA foam backrest feels stronger than an inflatable backrest and wraps to fit your frame.




The MRS Viking EVO Self Bailer X2 ISS offers a versatile internal storage system, 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 unique feature 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 the drybags (included with the ISS model) makes accessing your gear from the side tube easy and has the added advantage of keeping your gear dry while avoiding the risk of losing it in whitewater. 

The Viking EVO Self Bailer X2 also comes in a light option of 210D instead of the regular 420D material. Not only does this reduce the weight of the packraftit also makes it easier to fold. 

This is one packraft that you need to experience to believe how great it is! 


Main specifications:

  • Weight: 8.14kg +/-
  • Tube fabric: 210D/420D
  • Floor fabric: 840D
  • Manufacturer warranty: 3 years



  • Waterline: 368cm
  • Waterline breadth: 96cm
  • Tube Diameter: 31cm
  • Load Capacity recommended: 220kg
  • Outer Length: 380cm
  • Outer Width: 100cm
  • Inner Length:  242cm
  • Inner Width:  38cm
  • Seat width: 37cm



  • seat (x2): 307g
  • Backrest (x2): 500g
  • Grab loop: 36g
  • Skeg: 85g
  • 5p thigh straps (x2): 625g
  • Inflation bag(Size M 100L): 200g
  • straps: 20g


MRS offers a three-year warranty.

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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