Posted by Miles Arbour
Launched today, Kokopelli’s new XPD packraft blends the durability of the Recon with the packability of the Rogue packraft. The new XPD is designed to be stable, still reasonably packable, and ideal for a wide range of activities. Although Kokopelli’s Rogue and Rogue-Lite may be more appropriate for bikerafting, the XPD looks like it may appeal to newer paddlers or those who tend to be hard on their gear. The XPD was initially developed for the rigours of search and rescue, military, and rental programs, but as Kokopelli CEO explains, “Once in development, we quickly realized that is what everyday adventurers needed too.”
Kokopelli XPD Specs
- Weight: 13lbs (5.8kg)
- Dimensions: 85″ x 37″ (215.9 x 93.9cm)
- Pack size: 12″ x 9″ x 6″ (30.5 x 22.8 x 15.2cm)
- Load capacity: 300lbs
- Material: 0.9mm Reinforced PVC
The Kokopelli XPD is set to retail for $749 USD, with early bird discounts on Kickstarter as low as $549 USD. The XPD will also be available with TiZip, which adds additional storage inside of the packrafts pontoons or for adding inflatable dry bags. The XPD with TiZip will retail for $900 USD.
Interested in learning more about merging bikepacking with packrafts? Make sure to check out our beginner’s guide to bikerafting, as well as Nicola Totaro’s bikerafting video Slow Ride Gargano for some inspiration.