The Nirvana Self-Bailing packraft is new and improved for the 2018 paddling season. We are excited to announce a number of upgrades. We have upgraded our floor attachment to the pontoons to position the paddler sitting higher which helps support your back and allows for easier paddle strokes over the pontoons. Additionally, we have integrated the seat into the inflatable floor for easier setup and attachment. The seat section of the floor is 8" thick while the front portion of the floor is 4" thick. Our kayak style backhand offers great lower back support for long paddling days on the water.
We offer the Nirvana Series with the optional Tizip zipper which gives you access to store gear inside the pontoons of your packraft. There are 2 d-rings placed inside the cargo area for attaching dry bags or packs. The length of the Tizip zipper is 19" to allow easy access for bigger bags. The Nirvana self-bailing packraft uses the Leafield D7 valve, one of the highest quality raft valves on the market.
The Nirvana self-bailer has all of the same attributes of the Nirvana with spraydeck, narrow trim, aggressive rocker on the bow, which give it great whitewater handling capability. However, instead of the spraydeck to keep water out, we have introduced drain holes in the floor system and removed the spraydeck which allows water to drain through the floor when it enters the packraft. We recommend use of a wetsuit or drysuit (depending on temperature) when using self-bailing packrafts due to water coming in and out of the packraft.
The advantages of a self-bailer over a spraydeck include quick entry and exit of the craft to scout rapids, the elimination to pull over to the side of the river to empty water out of your packraft, and a higher paddling position to allow deeper more efficient paddle strokes.
Finally, the Nirvana Series includes thigh strap attachment points which provide the option to attach thigh straps. Thigh straps allow for a more responsive handling whether you are carving into an eddy, surfing a wave or even rolling your packraft. Thigh straps are sold separately here.
- Color – Yellow Sidewall, Black Floor
- Packraft + Inflatable Floor + Inflatable Seat Weight- 9.2 pounds (add 0.2 pounds for Tizip)
- Inflation Bag- 4 oz. (Inflation Time: 3 minutes)
- Chambers- 2 (Main Hull: 1 Inflatable Floor: 1)
- Outside Length: 90"
- Outside Width: 37"
- Tube Diameter- 11"
- Cockpit Length- 57"
- Cockpit Width- 15.5"
- Packed Size:26" x 12" x 7"
- Load Capacity- 250 pounds
- Sidewall Construction – 210 denier double coated nylon, 1” seam welds, reinforced seam tape over all seams
- Floor Construction – 840 denier double coated nylon, v-tape floor construction for added durability
- All seams are sealed with a 1” seam tape to the deliver the highest durability and ensure the highest quality air holding properties.
- Includes Field Repair Kit
- 1 Year Warranty
The Whitewater Series was designed with the whitewater enthusiast in mind. The 2016-2017 Nirvana packrafts has a narrower trim and more pronounced rocker in both the bow and the stern than the 2015 model. 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.
Each Whitewater Series packraft includes 6 d-rings strategically placed for packing your gear. We have also added 4 d-rings on each side of the inner tube to allow for the attachment of thigh straps. The Nirvana spraydeck model includes a sprayskirt which is 100% seam taped ensuring complete dryness when paddling. The Self-Bailing model includes a 5" thick inflatable floor to provide more ample drainage of whitewater.