Our DIY Packraft Kit makes it possible to build your own packraft at home.
The Deluxe kit includes:
Pre cut tube and floor fabric
Pre marked construction points/lines
Pre cut seam fabric
Valve sealing fabric (requires cutting)
Floor reinforcement strip fabric (requires cutting)
1 Boston valve (RRP: £7.99)
2 X 28g Aquasure Urethane glue (RRP: £8.50 each)
1 Inflation Bag (RRP: £20)
Off cut 420D fabric to make optional luggage attachment strap plates
Classic packraft design optimised for building at home
Slightly upturned bow
210D TPU/PU coated Nylon Tubes
420D TPU/PU coated Nylon Floor
Oversized floor reinforcement strips
All sizes have an inside width at the seated position of 38cm
Approximate inside lengths: Small:110cm | Medium:120cm | Large:130cm
Not sure what size you require, check out our sizing guide.
Essential items required to build this kit:
Heat sealing iron
A heat proof work surface
A rounded surface to assist in sealing the curved seams.
Other things to note:
We highly recommend practicing your heat sealing technique before attempting to make one of our kits.
Our heat sealable fabric can be purchased from our shop by the metre to practice with and give you the confidence to begin heat sealing.
We offer no instructional guidelines on the optional luggage attachment strap plates. We supply offcuts of the 420D black material which can then be cut to make 4 extremely basic circular strap plates approximately 6.5 cm in diameter.
They can be made by cutting a circular piece of the fabric and then cutting two slits into it to create a ‘loop’.
Alternatively, aftermarket attachment loops/ packraft tie-downs/ strap plates can be purchased from several well know packraft manufacturers and glued onto the tubes with an appropriate adhesive.
Due to the manufacturing process, the TPU surface may show streaking, this does not affect the performance of the product.
Additionally all fabric pieces are hand cut and may require minor alterations throughout assembly.
All instructional material is available on the IRON RAFT website and no physical instructions are included in the kit.