During the 2019 Paddlesports Retailer show in Oklahoma City, Kokopelli Outdoor Inc. unveiled their 2020 lineup of inflatable packrafts and gear.
For those unfamiliar with the term, “packrafts” are loosely defined as an inflatable raft weighing under 10 lbs, that can easily be packed/rolled up, making them a great choice for accessing remote locations. While the sport originated in Alaska, the popularity is rapidly expanding globally.
Kokopelli Outdoor Inc. of Denver, Colorado entered the packraft market in 2014, beginning with a handful of models. Last year’s Kokopelli line-up consisted of three Lake series – the Hornet Lite, Castaway XL and the Twain Tandem; three Whitewater models – the Nirvana Self-bailing, Nirvana Spray Deck and the beefy Recon; and two Adventure models – Rogue and Rogue Lite.
For 2020, Kokopelli continues to streamline their current packrafts as well as expand into the inflatable kayak market, with the addition of two new models, graphic updates, some material changes and pricing increases.
The biggest change is in the Lake series with the introduction of Kokopelli’s first inflatable kayak – the Moki – designed to fill-in gaps to the product line.
The Moki is a high-pressure kayak designed for flatwater paddling through Class II. Features include a dropstitch floor, open cockpit design, HR military valves, tracking fin, integrated bungee deck-lacing and storage areas, and the option for a zip-on deck with coaming for spray skirts. The Moki comes with a carrying bag, Nano pump with gauge and repair kit.
The Moki I measures 12 feet by 37 inches, weighs in at 32 lbs with a 500 lb payload, and can take an optional single deck for more enclosed paddling. MSRP is $799 for the kayak and $149.95 for the spraydeck.
The Castaway XL has been retired, while the Twain remains as the only tandem packraft. The Twain will be available in both the yellow and green-gray colors. Prices will be increasing to $1250 base and $1400 with tizip.
The 2020 Adventure series now consists of three models – Rogue, Rogue-Lite, and the new XPD Packraft. While the XPD packraft is based on the Rogue-Lite profile, the XPD features a more beefed-up construction for rigorous use on flat water and lakes through Class II. The hull is constructed from a reinforced 0.7mm PVC, yet still packs down to the size of a large sleeping bag. The XPD sports HR military valves, rather than the Leafield D4 valves found on the previous packrafts. XPD dimensions are the same as the Rogue Lite at 85 by 37 inches, but weighs in at 13 lbs with a payload of 300 lbs. The XPD will be available in two colors – red and green. MSRP is $749.
There are no major changes to the Rogue-Lite or Rogue packrafts.