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Teaming up with OW Productions for IRON RAFT teaser video

OW Productions with the IRON RAFT DIY Packraft

We have recently been working with OW Productions to film a couple of short clips showing the pack size and ease of use of the IRON RAFT Self-Build Packraft and also just how fun packrafts are in general! Alastair Humphreys’ description of them always seems to come to mind when talking about how fun they are; “A rubber dinghy for grown-ups” sums it up nicely!

Olly of OW productions had never been in a packraft before we filmed the first clip so it was pretty cool to introduce him to it all and have him take his maiden voyage in the IRON RAFT Self-Build Packraft! That’s Olly in the featured photo above, a happy packrafter/videographer indeed.

 


 

The top video is filmed at Three Cliffs Bay in South Wales, a short drive from Swansea. We had previously been tipped off that it would make a great location for a video, so it worked out perfectly when a close friend of both IRON RAFT and OW Productions was getting married just minutes away. The morning after the wedding we headed down to the water and treated ourselves to some packraft therapy, the best kind of headache relief.

It is worth mentioning the fact that we are not using a buoyancy aid in the first video. We had previously scouted out all the water and deemed it not to be necessary. Always remember to access the water and wear appropriate safety equipment!

 


 

The bottom video is the result of a google maps search for the nearest river to the OW Productions office. We located this spot about 10 minutes drive away and it just goes to show you don’t have to go far for an adventure. We are using a cheap foot pump in the video, as we were minutes from the car the extra weight and bulk was not an issue, however for trips where every gram counts, consider an inflation bag, they’re also quicker than a foot pump like the one we used in the video so it’s a win, win!

 

 


 

Both videos feature the IRON RAFT Self-Build Packraft prototype made from our DIY Kit. Kits will be on sale this summer and available in olive green with a black floor.

If building your own, ultralight, packable, super versatile boat sounds like something you’d be interested in, please follow us on any of our social media accounts at the bottom of the page for updates of when our products are available for purchase.

 


 

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Welcome to the IRON RAFT Blog- Self-Build Packraft kits in the UK- COMING SOON

UK PACKRAFT SHOP

Hello and welcome to the blog, for those of you new to the site, our aim is to bring affordable packrafting to the UK and Europe through our Self-Build Packraft kits. Costing a fraction of the amount of a manufactured model and comparable in quality, we are hoping to make packrafting far more accessible to the masses of people who love the concept of packrafting but simply cannot afford a manufactured packraft.

Over the last 6 months we have been working like crazy on our prototypes, designing and testing the boats to come up with a self-build packraft that not only rivals the well known brand names in quality, but performs great on the water and isn’t rocket science to put it together!

The blog is going to be an informal feed of updates with the boats and some photos/ videos from any trips we manage to squeeze in in between all the packraft building.

We’d love to have you on board to follow our journey and help grow packrafting in the UK.

Please take a look around and drop us an email if you have any questions or are curious about packrafting in the UK.

Featured aerial photo from OW Productions