Originally Posted by stevo1
Beautiful work on a true piece of Gods country. Gotta do that one. Other than weight what is the difference between a opack raft and a old single IK?
I've got a decent amount of experience with packrafts but very little in IK's.
Weight is too big not to mention--a well-outiftted packraft comes in well under 10# and fits easily into a pack, or on a bike. No IK I've ever seen comes close to that.
That aside they seem to differ equally in intent as well as performance. I have yet to paddle a packraft that feels anything but sporty (not with a bike attached, clearly) but every IK I've been in feels big, heavy, cumbersome, slow to react.