Covering the world of packrafting, from the latest product reviews to adventure narratives from this exploding paddling discipline.

The Packraft Revolution

The Packraft Revolution

“Packrafts are reviving wilderness boat travel. They excel at low flows, which sadly are becoming more common, and pair well with other sports like skiing, biking, canyoneering and backpacking. [...]

Packrafting Iran

Packrafting Iran

In February 2014, Leon McCarron and Tom Allen went to Iran to follow the country’s longest river, the Karun, from source to sea using only human power. Their aim was to explore the culture and t[...]

Selway the Hard Way

Selway the Hard Way

A private river trip on central Idaho’s mighty Selway has long been known as one of North America’s best, and most exclusive, ventures. Difficult access creates much of that challenging allure, as[...]

Photo Essay: Packrafting Wyoming’s Absaroka Range

Photo Essay: Packrafting Wyoming’s Absaroka Range

This is a big, wild place. The Teton and Washakie Wildnernesses, combined with adjacent roadless areas including the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, comprise a 2.1 million-acre road-fre[...]

Packraft Fleet

PACKRAFT FLEET - Canoe & Kayak magazine

The exploits of the packraft have become known and now they're multiplying like bunnies and mutating like finches. Natural selection is at work as we review four of the latest models from Advanced Ele[...]

The Hard Line

Frank Wolf on the Natikamaukau River | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

The latest of the Frank Wolf canoe expeditions was to complete the new—and crazy hard—400-mile route across the wilderness of Labrador and northern Quebec.

Exploring Bosnia by Packraft

Exploring Bosnia by Packraft

In this flipbook, writer Forrest McCarthy and photographer Moe Witschard explore the extraordinary rivers and troubled history of Bosnia by packraft.

The Tale of Two Rivers: The Wilderness and Waterless

The Tale of Two Rivers: The Wilderness and Waterless

To understand a used and abused drainage, two friends resolved to paddle the Colorado River from its headwaters down. Twice. Back-to-back in historic high- and low-water years. Knowing where the river[...]

The Poland Trek

The Poland Trek

A 700-mile journey from the Tatras Mountains to the Baltic Sea by foot, packraft, and kayak.