MRS Ponto 2.0

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MRS Ponto 2.0

The largest single person raft in our assortment. With a long symmetrical hull for added speed and flotation, it’s great for fishing, flat-water paddling and as a small sailboat tender. 


The Ponto 2.0 is an old friend in a fresh format. Completely revised, it becomes a true Ponton. It is the widest, most buoyant and incredibly stable packraft in the entire range of single packrafts. A whopping 136*42cm space inside suits fishermen, dog boaters, game haulers, bike rafters  and all that need a little extra.  Rugged and sturdy, this is the the Fatbike equivalent in the Packraft world.
 
Character

The Ponto is the “freighter” of the backpacking boats, sort of a "heavy truck" for those who do not require serious white water performance. The high volume hull provides excellent buoyancy for heavy cargo.

The Ponto fulfils two roles:
  1. It is an extra-size (XXL) for paddlers, who are too tall or big for other singles or those who prefer a larger space for comfort, but prefer the agility and weight of a single!
  2. It is a special boat for high volume transportation: travel with a lot of gear, taking (young) children and other increased space requirements (e.g. when fishing or hunting). It also makes a good sailboat tender.
Use 
 
The Ponto enables relaxing floats on high mountain lakes and fjords, geocaching, fishing, hunting and river trekking or classic packrafting – combined trips on water and land. A fast and roomy craft with the most cargo capacity of our single-person boats, but still being moderatly whitewater worthy! 
 
The Ponto is paddled kayak style and is inflated with a big nylon inflation bag which attaches to the boat via a screw-in valve. Scoop up air and push it into the boat. Then top-off to full pressure with the twist lock mouth valve.
 
Excursus: Open packrafts
 
There are good reasons to choose a boat without a spray deck. One of them is weight. A Spray Deck adds 600-700g and an open boat is less complicated to transport and get into. There are no loose parts such as the coaming and skirt, and in warmer climates without serious whitewater paddling deck-free provides a greater sense of freedom. Many packrafters are happy to avoid assembling a Spray Deck. 
 
Construction
 
The Ponto is manufactured from same material and uses the same construction methods as other packrafts by MRS (like the Microraft or the Adventure X2 ) and so is no less robust. The Ponto is part of the MRS StreamlineSoptimization. The excellent adhesive strength of the coating makes the Pono’s hull extremely durable. The smooth and shiny surface is very scratch resistant and easy to repair. The construction of the tubes and floor exceeds the strength of the fabric making the Ponto proportionally very tough for its weight, certainly a lot tougher than their weight and packed size would suggest. It require virtually no maintenance and we provide an extended warranty of three years.
 
No inflatable is indestructible of course, but in the unlikely event of sustaining damage, repairs can be done in the field with Anfibio Life Patch which bonds permanently to the urethane surface. Small pinholes can be sealed with Stormsure, a liquid urethane sealant.

Specifications

Ships with:

  • Pack strap
  • Inflation bag
  • Standard seat (horseshoe), backrest
  • Repair kit (spare tube and floor material)

Material 

  • Tubes: 210-denier high-strengt Nylon with single side Urethane coating (3,2mil 67T*55T 90 A Ester TPU) and smooth surface finish (gloss), weathering resistant and anti-hydrolysis
  • Floor: 840-denier, high tear resistant  Nylon fibre with multiple urethane coating (6mil 67T*55T 90 A Ester TPU) and surface finish, weathering resistant, anti-hydrolysis
  • Sear: 210-denier weaved Nylon with 2,8mil single-sided urethane coating, weathering resistant, anti-hydrolysis

Construction

Parallel sided hull, flat bow, elongated stern, 2 stern grab loops, 4 bow grab loops, 3 inside grap loops, main dump valve.

The Ponto is part of the MRS StreamlineSoptimization. 

Speed: 4,5 km/h

Buoyancy: 220kg

Workmanship

Thermowelded, sewn seams (tubes), glued floor with thermowelded tapes

Weight*

Boat: 3240g
Seat: 200g (removable)

Pack strap: 25g
Inflation bag: 130g
Repair Kit: 50g

Dimensions*

Inner

  •  Length: 136cm
  •  Width: 42cm

Outer

  • Length: 268cm
  • Width: 102cm
  • Waterline: 230cm
  • Tube diameter: 30cm

Packing size: about 35cm x 20cm (similar to a one person tent)

Available colors: Forrest green

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