Urban Packrafting on the River Wandle

Most of London’s great tributaries have been lost beneath pavement and concrete. Rivers like the Fleet and Tyburn now trickle through pipes to the Thames. The Wandle, however, still carves much of its original course and has been steadily cleaned and cared for, presenting a unique opportunity to explore a regenerated urban river. It’s a…

Kokopelli start selling packrafts in the UK

Escape Watersports a large online online water sports retailer has started to offer a range of Kokopelli packrafts in the UK. The range starts at £799.99 for a Kokopelli Rogue-Lite Packraft and runs to £1,129.99 for a Kokopelli Nirvana with spraydeck and TIZIP. They join, Iron Raft a self build packraft, Longshore International who sell Longshore packrafts…

Packraft company closes on first funding round

6th November 2018. A Denver-based packraft manufacturer has navigated the waters of its first round of equity funding. Founder Kelley Smith said his inflatable raft startup Kokopelli closed on a round of $210,000 last month, and plans to raise $750,000 in a Series A round by year-end. “The equity raise is primarily to build our…

An English Packraft Gathering

Storm Bronagh was coming. We watched as belts of rain and 50mph winds swept across the UK and considered whether we should cancel the first English Packraft Gathering, scheduled for the next day, on the edge of Brands Bay, Poole Harbour. A few who had planned to camp in hammocks, understandably sent their apologies — no one…

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