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DIY Packraft Kit


Kits include pre-cut & marked fabric to make one DIY Packraft, plus one Boston valve. Fabric for seams, tie-downs, and repairs is included, but not cut. An airtight zipper is not included in the kit, but may be added to your order.

Small: 110 cm (43″) cockpit length

Medium: 120 cm (47″) cockpit length

Large: 130 cm (51″) cockpit length

What size should I choose?

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A new version of the DIY Packraft will be available soon!

Kits save you money on shipping costs because they weigh less than plans + uncut fabric, and they save you time because you don’t need to mark and cut the fabric panels yourself.

Double-Layer Floor Option Now Disabled: The previously available double-layer 210D floor option has been disabled because the soon-to-be-released V3 DIY Packraft, featuring 420D or 1000D floors, will take its place.

Seams and floor fabric can be black or the same color as your tubes for no extra charge – please indicate your preference in the Note to Merchant section of the checkout form. If no preference is indicated, your order may be made with black floor and seams.

Standard V2 DIY Packraft kits are made from 210D fabric. If you want the lightest possible packraft, consider the Ultralight DIY Packraft kit. Approximate completed DIY Packraft weights:

  • Small with single-layer floor: 1460 grams (3.21 lbs)
  • Small with double-layer floor: 1665 grams (3.67 lbs)
  • Medium with single-layer floor: 1500 grams (3.31 lbs)
  • Medium with double-layer floor: 1620 grams (3.57 lbs)
  • Large with single layer-floor: 1585 grams (3.49 lbs)
  • Large with double layer-floor: 1745 grams (3.85 lbs)

Tools & Materials required:

  • heat-sealing iron
  • scissors
  • a wood or ceramic bowl to drape the fabric over
  • parchment paper (silicone coated baking paper – available in your local grocery store)
  • a small amount of glue, such as Aquaseal

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For more information about how the kit pieces fit together, check out the text+picture+video instructions here.

Camouflage fabric is currently out of stock.

*For multi-colour packrafts, please use the “Note to Merchant” field in the checkout form to describe the colour scheme you want. To compare different colour options, you can print this outline and colour it in: diy-packraft-outline.

Additional information

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Small, Medium, Large


Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Multi-Colour* (+ $30)


Single Layer Floor, Double Layer Floor

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