The Whitewater Refuge is exactly what it sounds like—the ultralight Refuge is souped up with whitewater rigging and a full strength 840d floor. The final package comes in at right around 7lbs, which is lighter than a similar Classic that has no whitewater rigging.
This version has all of the same great features as the Refuge, but adds whitewater thigh straps, whitewater foot brace and a stronger floor, combining all of our best features into the lightest possible package for ultimate landscape traverses that include backcountry whitewater.
Skilled paddlers will find the Whitewater Refuge a joy to paddle in wilderness class III. It’s also an outstanding little surf boat for the local play wave.
|Paddler Sit Length||38-42in/97-107cm||41-45in/104-114cm|
*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, and repair kit. The Whitewater Refuge base weight (without seat, backrest, coaming, and skirt) is under 7lbs.
**Packed size is a reference measurement based on folding each lengthwise edge of the boat to the center and rolling from the bow. There are many other methods of rolling and folding the boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.
***Max Capacity is the maximum total weight (paddlers and cargo) that the boat can reasonably carry in flatwater under ideal conditions. Actual capacity for any given trip will vary widely based on the paddler’s skill and water conditions. Please review our weight carrying capacity guide for further details.
Manufacturing: Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado
Shape: Classic Hull
Tube Diameter: 10-inch
Valve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
Attachments: 4 Bow Grab Loops, 2 Stern Grab Loops, 2 Strap Plates, and 1 Seat Toggle
Seating & Rigging: Scout Seat, Thigh Straps, Whitewater Footbrace, Inflatable Back Rest Included
Build Configurations: Whitewater Deck (Includes include one-piece PEX coaming and ultralight spray skirt)
Cargo Fly: Standard (Internal Dry Bags sold separately)
Includes: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
Materials: Proprietary lightweight 210-denier high count nylon hull and 840-denier nylon floor (Made in USA).