MRS Microraft

from 1.049,00 EUR

19 % VAT incl.
excl. Shipping costs

Product no.: 1-MRS-MRD

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MRS Microraft

The packraft with either a fixed or fully removable spraydeck and different sizes. Good workmenship, robust material and fair value. Also available with Internal Storage System (ISS).


The compact Microraft is a real ‘land and water’ packraft: light enough to carry and well suited to traversing mountain lakes and fjords. Go geocaching, fishing and hunting. It excels on river walks and is also capable of whitewater.

  • excellent workmanship (sewn and welded seams, taped floor)
  • a high level of equipment (grab loops, seat/backrest, one way valve)
  • robust and flexible fabric - see info below
  • well-proven shape with the typical elongated stern
  • part of the MRS StreamlineS 
  • also available with Internal Storage System (ISS)
Choice of spraydeck
  
The Microraft is available with a fixed (size L/XL) or completely removable (size L/XL and size S/M) spraydeck. Spraydecks come in hany against rain, cold, splashing water and waves. It is a must in real white water. With choice of the spraydeck the dimensions and the character of the boats also differ (see below).
 
Version with hatch and skirt (fixed spraydeck)
 
The spraydeck in the style of a kayak is our favourite, because it has many advantages. The fully enclosed boat responds more like a kayak, without losing any of its versatility. The hatch/cockpit is very large and almost feels like an open boat so can be enjoyed without a sprayskirt in calm or warm conditions. Then, when needed the seal is absolutely leak proof and closes securely while opening effortlessly and reliably when you need to bail fast.
 
Construction
 
The deck is equipped with a cockpit which houses highly flexible poles that form the coaming rim. The skirt worn by the paddler is secured over the rim.
  
Corresponding to the fixed spraydeck version, the boat received an inside width of 37cm and tube diameter of 30cm. The additional inner and outer width makes it more comfortable resp. capsize-proof (forgiving handling). The inside width can be used over the entire length of 130cm (incl. footwell) due to parallel side tubes. This also makes it suitable for larger, heavier persons and/or for bigger water. For this reason, thigh straps are not installed.
The fixed spraydeck version expands the range of uses without restricting classic packrafting - combined trips on water and land. One can still transport bikes as well as float on fjords and mountain lakes. 
 
Version with velcro and zipper (removable spraydeck)
 
This type of spraydeck is a more comfortable to open and close. It is not 100% leak proof, but it is adequate in moderate conditions. The inflatable ‘cod piece’ eliminates water pooling in the lap. The Velcro fastener is susceptible to soiling. But it is often perceived as less technical and more flexible because the fixed frame can be dispensed with in this case. Without any coaming the boat assembles and packs faster. It is good for a relaxed paddling style.
 
Construction
 
The deck is attached to the boat on three sides with a zipper. On the left side it is closed with a Velcro fastener and sealed to the body with an elastic band. It can also be completely removed if necessary. The inflatable bib prevents the accumulation of water in the lap.
  
The version with removable spraydeck is somewhat narrower and shorter, than the version with fixed deck. However, the construction has proved itself for moderate use and still provides safe and comfortable handling of the packraft.
 
Sizes
 
Large/Extratra Large (fixed spraydeck): inner dimension: 37cm/130cm, 30cm tube diameter, up to 195cm height
Large/Extratra Large (removable spraydeck): inner dimension: 35cm/125cm, 28cm tube diameter, up to 190cm height
Small/Medium (removable spraydeck): inner dimension: 32cm/124cm, 25cm tube diameter, up to 180cm height 
 
Material
 
Like all Packrafts the MRS Mircoraft is made from urethan coated nylon, not PVC or Hypalon. As such being light, abrasion resistance, UV tolerant, non-aging and flexible at low temperatures.
 
However, it has a special treatment for with smooth, scratch resistant surface finish and asymmetric coating (inner thinner than the outside). This creates a supple material for easy packing. Classified as technical (T)PU, including thermoplastic and other coating processes. Reparability (LifePatch, Stormsure, Helaplast or adding attachment loops is the same as similar fabrics. 
 
Manufacturer:
 
MRS (Micro Rafting System) produces water sports equipment in far east. Manufacturing is carried out in small batches (handbuilt products). All MRS products have a three-year warranty. 

100% waterproof: fixed spraydeck

Convenient entry with removable spraydeck

Very good workmenship: sewn and welded seams, sealed floor, clean tapes

Strong, scratch resistant floor

 

Ships with removable Spraydeck

Pack strap
Inflation bag 
Seat and backrest (removable)
Repair kit (spare tube and floor material)
 
Ships with fixed Spraydeck

Pack strap
Inflation bag 
Coaming poles (4 pcs)
Spray skirt (detachable)
Seat and backrest (removable)
Repair kit (spare tube and floor material)
 
Material

Tubes: UPN35 Nylon 210D/67T*55T 90 A Ester TPU double
Floor:UPN35 Nylon 420D/67T*55T 90 A Ester TPU double
Seat: Nylon 210D/118T laminated
Deck: 70D Ripstopnylon
 
Construction

symmetric hull, slightly upturned bow, elongated stern, body fit, 8 grab loops (6 outer, 2 inner), main dump valve (one way) and twist lock mouth valve. The MRS Microraft is part of the MRS StreamlineSoptimization and also available with Internal Storage System (ISS).
 
Workmanship

Thermowelded, sewn seams (tubes), glued floor with thermowelded tapes, thermowelded, taped deck
 
Speed: 4,5 km/h
 
Buoyancy: 120kg (S/M)/150kg (L/XL)
 
Weight*

The following weights in order: Size S/M (removable spraydeck)/Size L/XL (removable spraydeck)/Size L/XL (fixed spraydeck)
 
Boat: 2500g/2900g/3250g
Skirt: 350g/400g/380g
Seat + backrest: 260g
 
Boat complete: 3080g/3500g
 
Pack strap: 25g
Inflation bag: 130g 
Repair set: 20g
 
Package complete: 3255g/3775g/4225g
 
Dimensions* 
 
The following dimensions in sequence: Size S/M (detachable spraydeck)/Size L/XL (detachable spraydeck)/Size L/XL (fixed spraydeck)
 
Inner
         Length: 124cm/125cm/130cm
         Width at hips: 32cm/35cm/36cm
Outer
         Length: 230cm/255cm/265cm
         Width: 82cm/92cm/96cm
 
Waterline: 170cm/175cm/180cm
 
Tube diameter: 25cm/28cm/30cm
 
Packing size: about 30 x 20cm/40 x 20cm/40 x 25cm
 
*verified

 

Participants at the RedBull AMPHIBIOUS race 2015! Test winner in Survival Magazin!

"The Packrafting Store has provided a great website and service. And postage only been 9€ to reach the outer Hebrides in Scotland was a relief and a credit to the store to ship my Microraft to me at such low cost. I was a little anxious on receiving my boat as never seeing the product. I was well impressed with the workmanship and quality of the rafts build.  Having been a sea kayaker and surf kayaker for 17 years and outdoor experience of 30 I've had my little boat packed with up to 5 days food and equipment making journey of up to 6 NM offshore in 2 meter swells including punching surf and winds of up to force 7 this little boat has performed perfectly. And am looking forward to many more journeys in my Microraft including bike rafting as the L/XL model can carry loads of 150 kg." Bennie Macdonald, Scotland

Jan Vincent Kleine /Sidetracked Magazine (Fine lines - at the fringe of comfort zone (Iceland)

Gerald Klamer  (Packrafting in Bolivien

Felix Koester (Nordtrekking.de) first look [DE]

Matt Holands's first strokes (outdoorsMH)

Chris Scott reviews the MRS Microraft.

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