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At a mere 9.7 lbs, Kokopelli's 7.5 foot Nirvana SB Self-bailing PackRaft - part of the Whitewater Series - is an exceptional choice for paddlers needing lightweight, durable river-running options. The Nirvana self-bailer received a 'Best in Show' by the Gear Junkie at Outdoor Retailer in 2015.
The Nirvana Self-Bailing PackRaft features two main chambers - one perimeter and one on the floor. The two-chamber design provides greater safety than traditional one-chamber packrafts, while one-inch seam welds with reinforced tape ensure durability and the highest-quality, air-holding properties. The Nirvana sidewalls are constructed from a 210 denier, double-coated nylon, while the floor features a beefed-up DuPont™ Kevlar® Aramid-Nylon Blend - both have slightly increased TPU coatings for greater durability.
Twelve-inch diameter tubes ensure stability on the water as well as providing some protection from swells. Six integrated nylon d-rings serve as convenient gear-tie downs.
The Nirvana models have been redesigned with 30% more volume in the stern. This provides more buoyancy and a slightly lower waterline, eliminating water pooling issues while a new bottom hull construction makes the packrafts more rigid. By repositioning where the hull bottom attaches to the side chambers, the paddler sits a bit higher, and doesn’t sag down in the boat. Starting at 7in (17.9cm) thick in the seat area, the floor tapers to 4in (10.2cm) thick from the knees to the bow. This keeps you comfortable, improves paddling position, and allows for deeper, more efficient paddle strokes.
Accumulated water passes through 14 one-inch open ports, strategically placed around the bow and stern. All self-bailing boats now feature reinforced drain holes. The open design also offers quick entry and exit when scouting rapids. Use of a wetsuit or drysuit (depending on temperature) is recommended when using self-bailing packrafts due to water coming in and out of the packraft.
The Nirvana is part of Kokopelli's Whitewater Series. The narrower trim allows for a more fluid carve into and out of eddies while the increased rocker makes surfing your favorite hole that much easier. Whitewater Series packrafts feature a Thigh-Strap system (sold separately). Thigh-Straps allow for a more responsive handling whether you are carving into an eddy, surfing a wave or even rolling your packraft.
The Nirvana Self-Bailer is perfect for rapid water environments through Class III and can easily be backpacked to remote locations, taken on camping trips, tossed on a plane or stashed in an RV. With the included inflation bag, the Nirvana Self-Bailing PackRaft can be ready for the water in less than five minutes.
Outer Dimensions: 90 x 37 inches Tube Diameter: 12 inches Interior Dimensions: 57 x 15.5 inches Load Capacity: 300 lbs Weight: 9.7 lbs for packraft alone. For individual measurements, see below. Two air chambers: 1 D7 Leafield military valve on the main chamber, stem valve on the floor. 1.5 PSI each chamber. Sidewall Construction – 210 denier TPU double coated nylon, 1” seam welds, reinforced seam tape over all seams Floor Construction – 840d DuPont™ Kevlar® Aramid-Nylon Blend. V-tape floor construction for added durability. Additional 3in (7.6cm) of floor material coverage on the sidewalls for extra reinforcement and protection. Integrated thigh strap system works with optional thigh strap kit. Includes packraft, inflation bag, inflation tube, repair kit, instructions, inflatable floor with integrated seat, backband, two compression straps for easy storage. Three year limited warranty. For more details, read the Instruction Manual Please note: The Nirvana Self-Bailing PackRaft does not have a tracking fin.
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