Pakboat Puffin Swift - Touring & Sea Kayaks: Reviews
(Mark Wiens)

Pakboat Puffin Swift – Touring & Sea Kayaks: Reviews

Pakboat Puffin Swift - Touring & Sea Kayaks: Reviews
Berne Broudy

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FOLD AND GO—AROUND THE WORLD

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; pakboats.com

Bonus: More internal space than expected.

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

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: Mark Wiens
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