The Forager- 2-Person +

From: $50.00

The forager was built as the ultimate 2-person, cargo hauling packraft.  It is perfect for everything from self-supported big game hunts (even moose) to 2-person trips down the Grand Canyon.  Want to do a 5-day trip and bring along a friend, your kid and your dog?  This is the raft for you!  Weighs in at 13lbs 7oz, so it is still backpackable.

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Packrafting is often described as an out-of-the-box adventure sport because it allows you to combine both land and water travel in the backcountry. Yet, the Forager goes further and lets you think outside the packraft box with unrivaled durability, stability, and cargo capacity in a backpackable package. Want to keep it light? The Forager is light enough to backpack for two. Want to load it up? The Forager’s XL Cargo Fly will take hundreds of pounds of cargo and keep it safe and dry while improving stability and handling. Want to save hundreds on raft rental costs? You can pack a Forager and two sets of paddling gear into a single duffel and fly anywhere in the world for the cost of only a checked bag. Want to run whitewater? We’ve loaded the Forager up with 12-days of food and equipment, plus two Gnarwhals as spare boats, for a self-support winter run down the Grand Canyon, successfully paddling through all of the major rapids along the way. If you are looking for a two person packraft that can handle everything from a classic western river trip, to fly in trips to the remote areas of Alaska, to self-supported big game hunting, to backcountry drift boat fishing, to worldwide travel, the Forager has all your bases covered.

Due to the seating configuration, the Forager is best paddled with a canoe style paddle. However, it can be paddled by a single stern paddler with a kayak paddle so that the front paddler can fish, take pictures, make lunch, etc. We recommend the Aquabound Shred-Apart paddle with the Forager, with the 240cm version being preferred.

Raft includes two dry bags and the center seat.  We have one model that is made of the 420 Nylon and 2 of the vectran material.  If you’re floating out a moose or maxing out the load capacity at over 800 lbs, you’ll probably want a vectran just cause it stays stiffer, so just specify that in the notes.  For “smaller” loads the nylon will work just fine.  Pack weights are within a couple ounces for the two materials.

Please be advised, the price above does not include shipping.  Round trip shipping is $40/1 raft, $50/2 rafts, $60/ 3 rafts and $70/4 rafts for rafts shipped in Montana.  Rates for outside of Montana are as follows: Rafts shipped outside of Montana but still in the Western US are an additional $5 /package.  Rafts shipped East of the Mississippi are an additional $15/package (above the Montana rate).  Please call or email for all shipping rates for groups of 5 rafts or more or rentals outside of the continental US.  If there is a miscalculation on shipping we will refund/charge the card used to correct the miscalculation.  Card user will be notified before card is charged for this purpose.

Also, our booking system isn’t working perfectly, so if the days you want are unavailable, it doesn’t hurt to call or email us to double check that it isn’t an error on our website!  406-272-6468 backcountrypackrafts@gmail.com

Capacity (Persons) 2+
Gear Capacity* 500+ lbs
Exterior Length 123” / 313cm
Exterior Width 43” / 109cm
Interior Length 70” / 178cm
Interior Width 18” / 46cm
Weight 13lb 7oz / 6.10kg
Packed Size 23” x 9.5” / 58cm x 24cm

*Gear Capacity is a general estimate of the useful carrying load of gear in a cargo fly equipped boat with two average sized adults.  The gear capacity will increase or decrease depending on water conditions and paddler experience and capability. It is the paddler’s responsibility to make an informed decision on gear weight based on conditions and their experience.

Additional information

Weight 4.15 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 24 in

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