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  • 7' 6" Length
  • 37" Width
  • 18 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 900 MSRP

Recon Description

The Kokopelli Recon is not your traditional packraft. Engineered from the toughest and most bomber material, the Recon is perfect for road-to-river whitewater and after work laps. With the exact same shape as the Nirvana series packrafts, the Recon is self-bailing and weighs in at 18.0 lb (8.2 kg) constructed of a heavier duty PVC. Featuring 210 Diamond-Ripstop Nylon full length inflatable floor, a Leafield D7 valve, and thigh-strap attachment points, the Recon is built for whitewater performance.  

IN THE BOX: 1 Packraft, 1 Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat, 1 Backband, 1 Compression Straps (Set of 2), 1 Foot Pump with Pressure Guage, 1 Patch Kit

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Recon Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 18 lbs
  • Length: 7' 6"
  • Width: 37"
  • Max Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Cockpit Dimensions (L × W): 57.00 × 15.50"
  • Primary Material: Folding/Inflatable
  • Material Description:

    Sidewall Material: 0.9 mm PVC
    Floor Material: 0.9 mm PVC
    Valve Type: Leafield D7

Recon Features

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation, Whitewater
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean, River/Creek (Up to Class II), Whitewater (Class III+)
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult

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Recon Reviews

Read reviews for the Recon by Kokopelli Packrafts as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

Kokopelli's Recon is, like...

Kokopelli's Recon is, like any other packraft, purpose-built. Not for off-the-line racing, nor for the kids to beat up, this is a phenomenally constructed lightweight raft that will soundly haul you and your gear (MTB, skis, rollerblades, whatever) across the lake or downriver to the next take-out for your overland adventure. It's slow, but I expected that. It's light, and I expected that, too. It's rugged, and simple to set up. I paddled mine across a desert reservoir for its maiden voyage. Outbound for 0.7 miles to some cliffs, the lake was relatively flat. Boat rubbed up against sandstone and barely scuffed. I headed back to shore. Within perhaps 20 paddle strokes (go with a short paddle - I'm happy with 205-210cm which forces a high-angle approach, needed for tracking) I was blasted by a windstorm. Inside of two minutes, the lake went from mild boat wake to 3' waves and 40mph winds. A wakeboat captain stopped to offer me a ride, which I refused. I wanted to see how Recon would handle those conditions. No problem. I was getting popped up and down by wind chop and wave, but never did I feel unstable or on the brink of getting blown over. It's a little workhorse. Taking it down some Class 1 in a couple of weeks, just to see how much gear we can load. Great packraft.

A quality build. Seems...

A quality build. Seems really durable. On the water it's stable. Would definitely run class III with confidence. The kids jump in and have fun on class I - II. Also found that it makes a great nap spot.