The Light Water Dinghy is an advanced pack raft that will beckon adventurers toward new horizons. Designed with input from pro kayakers and packrafters, Klymit's first entry into the paddle sports market has been made, and made with vigor. Featuring an advanced boat shape that tracks water and an ergonomic seating position that allows comfortable, upright, and well supported paddling position, the LiteWater Dinghy paddles well and feels good on the water. Weighing in at 33 oz and packing down to 4x9 inches, you will forget you have it in your pack. Alpine lakes and rivers are now part of your backcountry playground, stay dry canyoneering or go camp on an untouched island.
|Length:||6 ft 4 in / 1.93 m|
|Width:||49 in / 124.46 cm|
|Weight:||2.06 lb / 0.93 kg|
|Capacity:||350 lb / 158.76 kg|
|Packed Size:||4.5 x 9 in / 11.4 x 23 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Material:||210D Ripstop Nylon|
Nowhere in the product specs does it state that the dinghy can only be self-inflated, with a method which, however ingenious, I found laborious and time-consuming (uses the actual sack in which the dinghy is folded into. I purchased the dinghy, and used it, thinking that an airpump--which also purchased (unnecessarily)--would quickly inflated it.
I would have loved this packraft it handles great and performed much better than I thought. However after the second use the seam weld of the seat started to let loose and leak air. I patched it but on the 3rd trip this seam completely unzipped and the raft abruptly sunk. I will say I bought two rafts and the second one did develope a pinhole leak but no seam issue. If it last several more trips I might amend this rating and chock the other raft up to a weld defect.