Pakboat Puffin Swift - Touring & Sea Kayaks: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Pakboat Puffin Swift - Touring & Sea Kayaks: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens


We packed two Swifts into one duffel, checked them through to Ulan Bator, and paddled Mongolia's lakes and rivers for a month. Conclusion: The portable Swift—which packs down to the size of a gym bag, weighs just 26 pounds, and takes less than 15 minutes to inflate and assemble—is every bit as maneuverable, stable, and seaworthy as its thermomolded cousins. 14', 26 lbs;

Bonus: More internal space than expected.

Bummer: The deck material is delicate—ours showed wear from our carbon paddle blades catching on the bow.

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