Now under $169.95 yet currently on Massdrop for $99 – snap one up! I did and I already have an Alpacka, which this is not, but it is much lighter and will get you across that difficult river which lies in your path – or many other uses:
‘The LiteWater Dinghy is a game changer. It 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 LWD paddles well and feels good on the water. Weighing in at 35 oz and packing down to 4 x 9 inches, you will forget you had it in your pack. Alpine lakes and rivers are now part of your backcountry playground, stay dry canyoneering, go camp on an untouched island with the LWD…why not? The smartest comfiest packraft ever. Packs to the size of your 32 oz bottle. Two valves for quick inflation & deflation, includes dry sack pump. Six tie off zones. Provides back support for better stability and comfort while paddling. Arrow shape design increases maneuverability. Ideal for canyoneering and backcountry water. http://www.klymit.com/index.php/litewater-dinghy-lwd.html
My Massdrop one arrived last week. I must say I am very impressed (though it will be for my birthday later in the Winter, so I haven’t even blown it up yet). The material though is much more robust than I had expected. I have little doubt it will be suitable for Grade 2+ rivers. I’m sorry I didn’t buy two!
Another great Klymit product is their ‘Air Beam’ pad: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/air-beam-pad/ & http://www.theultralighthiker.com/klymit-air-beam-inflatable-pack-frame-update/