This is one of the coolest pieces of gear I own. So convenient to bring along to the river for a day of fishing. Fits in my backpack so I can easily haul my gear in and out.
It's quick to inflate, can be done in an instant! And clean up is quick! And it's light! I love it!
Love the rapid raft. Took it out on the lake last weekend. It seems very well made and I'm not too worried about puncturing it. 2 downsides though. One is the thin bottom which gets cold from the water. I put down a wool blanket and that seems to work well. Two is the position of the inflation valve. The raft seems to deflate slowly and having the valve behind you makes it difficult if not impossible to reach. I'm gonna go to home depot and get some length of rubber tubing to extend it. Sure that'll work.
I bought a Rapid Raft in the original Kickstarter after seeing how cool it looked, but I never imagined what I could do with it. I purchased the raft with the intention of using it for marsh pond retrieves duck hunting as I don't have a duck hunting dog. I figured it would be good for some quick paddles here and there to cross a river, or get a fallen bird. Since I've bought it, I have yet to use it duck hunting, but have used it for just about everything else. My first trip ever on the Rapid Raft took me down the Buffalo River on day trips, and due to low water levels, I unintentionally torture tested it for 8+ hours a day for a week. Grinding against rocks and sticks for hours, it held up great with minimal abrasion. I unfortunately left it in the sun one day and the expansion and heat popped a seam, but a quick patch and I floated for two more days problem free. Once home, I contacted the company and explained my situation and they worked to with me to get a replacement. It has taken me 25+ miles in a day, carried me and 60# of gear (I weigh 175#) packrafting through Arkansas without flinching, I have even strapped a 29+ mountain bike and gear to it and bike-packed down the Wisconsin River. I have made minor additions such as adding 1.5" D-rings to the strap points, and adding about a foot of tubing to the top off valve (5/8" ID tubing slides over air tight, no need to tape or glue permanently) to reach it easier while paddling and reinforce the valve from kinks. It does drop a small amount of pressure over time, regardless of the roll-up job, but it is easy enough to top with 2-3 breathes here and there. Never have I ever felt unsafe in it, even charging rapids with weight or floating over 30+ft of swift water. Awesome Job Uncharted
Got my pair of Rapid Raft hanging in my storage since their funding campaigns. Finally had them out to the Bay Area of our Singapore's southern islands. When we whip out the rafts and got them into the waters, a lot of envy eyes were spotted. They are so amazed of the packability and they're so easy to inflate and be ready for water in no time. When all fun is over, we just pack them away into our bags and feeling satisfied for an awesome product invested. Highly recommend for all to enjoy the waters, anywhere and anytime.