Future Gear: Go-Anywhere, Stow-Anywhere Raft
OK, packrafting's not in any danger of going mainstream. In fact, before now, Alpacka Raft stood virtually alone in offering these lightweight, über-packable rafts. But now Klymit, the gear geek company known for its unconventional, lightweight products, is rolling out its Litewater Dinghy for Spring 2013. Weighing in at just two pounds and packing down to 4.5" x 9", the polyester raft promises to be one of the smallest boats on the market. It's also one of the most affordable packrafts available, ringing in at a very reasonable $225. You won't be running big waters with the aptly named dinghy, but it should be a fine option for backpacking to a secluded lake, fording rivers on a long trek or hitting other hard-to-reach waters.
Stay tuned for more Future Gear updates from the Outdoor Retailer Show in the coming days.