How to get started with packrafting

How to get started with the packraft 100

How about an outing with friends or family? Head out on the water and put in just near the lake in this compact raft!

Have you always wanted to know what packrafting was? Do you want to take the plunge but don’t know where to start?
In this article, we'll give you all the advice you need to get started packrafting with Decathlon's Itiwit team.
So, are you ready to get on board to take part in unforgettable mini adventures on a packraft?

How to get started with packrafting

What is packrafting?

The packraft is an ultra-compact inflatable kayak. It’s lightweight build is its main advantage: Under 2 kg (everything included: packraft, pump bag, inflation hose, seat, and repair kit)!
It's the perfect way to get out on the water with friends or family after a short hike 🌿

How to get started with packrafting

2. Check your raft
As with all sports activities, it is essential that you prepare your equipment properly. Before you set out on your packraft 100, it is essential to check your raft. We often fold up the packraft too quickly, trapping small objects that could damage the raft inside. We recommend folding it up once it's clean and dry (rinsed with clean water) and keep it sheltered from sunlight!

How to get started with packrafting

3. Raft safely
Before getting onto the water, don't forget your mandatory safety equipment: a buoyancy aid waistcoat (ISO 12402-5), close-toed shoes.. Never go rafting alone, it is strongly recommended that you go in a group of three.

How to get started with packrafting

Geoffrey’s experience

Geoffrey is a big fan of water sports. After testing the Packraft 500, he decided to take his friends on a hike to try out the brand new Packraft 100, which is lighter and even more accessible!

There you have it, you know everything you need to know for getting started with packrafting, it’s up to you to take the plunge and enjoy it! Feel free to contact us if you still have questions.

How to get started with packrafting


Digital leader at itiwit

"I tried out the packraft on a trip with some friends. A short hike then setting out on a lake in the Landes in my packraft 100 was just incredible. Don't wait any longer, have a go!"

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