Its time to forget everything you know about what a packraft is capable of. Featuring low profile tubes, modern creek boat shaping, generous bow and stern rocker, and a new planing hull floor, the Valkyrie provides kayak handling in a sub-15lb inflatable package. The patent pending floor sits below the bottom of the tubes to create secondary stability when the boat is put on edge. Like a kayak, this allows the paddler to hold the Valkyrie on edge for crossing eddylines, boofing off drops, and cutting through features. The bow and stern rocker keep the boat high and dry and make it incredibly easy to boof over and skip out of holes and steep drops. And the speed is, well, you have to paddle it to believe it.
If you are a kayaker who is packraft curious or tired of lugging nine feet of plastic on your shoulder into the backcountry, the Valkyrie is the boat you’ve been waiting for. It is also a great boat for the experienced packrafter looking to step up their whitewater game or anyone who wants to develop kayak skills in a forgiving and easy-to-store and travel package.