Welcome to IK&P ~ adventures with pack boats

onairr…  the first [website] I’ve seen that’s really informative about IKs. Peter, NZ
…  your blog [is] well presented and very informative. Martin, UK

…  simply to say that I find your pages the best (and I mean the BEST) and most objective … full of really useful information and tips. Stuart, UK
… wish I’d come across IK&P when I first started out with inflatable kayaks. Andy, UK
… accidentally came across [IK&P] and it’s the best one ever on IK. Been reading for days and can’t stop! Pawel, PL

topleftfrontpikI was never into hardshells, but coming across IKs in 2004 and later packrafts, was like discovering mountain bikes back in the early 1980s. Suddenly the outdoors became a whole lot more interesting and accessible. With a packboat the hitherto ignored blue bits of the map became new byways to exploration and adventure.

frontwalkePortable boats and mini rafts are light enough to be backpacked to the water’s edge or even carried indefinitely. You can paddle off for a few hours or days, after which you pull out the plugs, roll it up and head home. With a packboat you’re paddling on air.

frontowerI’ve travelled in France, US, NW Australia (below right) and Turkey with packraft and fx2-dawnboatIK. Years ago I replaced my sun-faded Sunny IK with a Java, an Incept (left), a Grabner. Now I’m on a Gumotex Seawave and my third Alpacka packraft and have also experimented with cheapvenezia slackrafts.

First visit to IK&P? Then check out the A–Z of IKs or Packrafts pages. Thanks for your occasional feedback and enjoy the website.

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