The Kokopelli Nirvana self-bailing packraft has all of the same attributes of the Nirvana with spraydeck, narrow trim, aggressive rocker on the bow, which give it great whitewater handling capability. However, instead of the spraydeck to keep water out, kokopelli have introduced drain holes in the floor system and removed the spraydeck which allows water to drain through the floor when it enters the packraft. We recommend use of a wetsuit or drysuit (depending on temperature) when using self-bailing packrafts due to water coming in and out of the packraft. Our fabourite packraft we have for sale, perfectly suited to UK waterways as it will do a bit of everything, while being easy to get on and off.
The advantages of a self-bailer over a spraydeck include quick entry and exit of the craft to scout rapids, the elimination to pull over to the side of the river to empty water out of your packraft, and a higher paddling position to allow deeper more efficient paddle strokes.
Finally, the Nirvana Series includes thigh strap attachment points which provide the option to attach thigh straps. Thigh straps allow for a more responsive handling whether you are carving into an eddy, surfing a wave or even rolling your packraft. Thigh straps are sold separately
The Whitewater Series was designed with the whitewater enthusiast in mind. The 2016 Nirvana packraft has a narrower trim and more pronounced rocker in both the bow and the stern than the 2015 model. The narrower trim allows for a more fluid carve into and out of eddies while the increased rocker makes surfing your favorite hole that much easier.
Each Whitewater Series packraft includes 6 d-rings strategically placed for packing your gear. We have also added 4 d-rings on the inner tube to allow for the attachment of thigh straps. The Nirvana spraydeck model includes a sprayskirt which is 100% seam taped ensuring complete dryness when paddling. The Self-Bailing model includes a 5" thick inflatable floor to provide more ample drainage of whitewater.
The Nirvana Series has the option of a Tizip zipper which gives you access to store gear inside the pontoons of your packraft. There are 2 d-rings placed inside the cargo area for attaching dry bags or packs. The length of the Tizip zipper is 48cm to allow easy access for bigger bags.
Due to the current government guidelines, our showroom is currently closed to customers. To allow you to still purchase the products you need to enjoy the water, we are implementing a click, confirm, collect service.
We aim to keep most items listed on our website in stock, but occasionally we will run out or have a short delay in getting them to you, for this reason it is important that you await a phone call to confirm your order is ready for collection, before making your journey to us.
There will be a delivery option to Collect from our Exeter store - choose this and you will not be charged for delivery.
We will get your items ready and contact you to make a collection appointment. We will also notify you of any availability issues and offer alternative products if necessary.
Come to the front door of the shop, address below, with proof of your order, either a printed or digital copy of your order confirmation, or ID with your name and billing address matching the order.
For security reasons we can only hand over the goods to the person named on the original order.
We are unable to offer physical assistance with loading, however we can advise on collection of a correct and safe technique to secure your boat to your vehicle so you can leave with confidence.
If you have any queries or would like help with your purchase - please do not hesitate to contact us.