MRS Nomad S1

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Product no.: 1-MRS-NM-D

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MRS Nomad S1

With its long, narrow shape and extended waterline, the Nomad S1 is particularly well suited for long distance paddling in calm waters. The Nomad S1 is the fastest single packraft around. It can be used on calm waters as well as in white water. Also available with double Internal Storage System (ISS2).


Once packrafts broke conventions in water sports. Now the Nomad S1 is breaking conventions in packrafting. The central seating position and symmetrical bow and stern are similar to a conventional kayak, producing similar paddling dynamics. At 5kg, the gross weight is more than most solo packrafts, but the Nomad remains very packable boat for easy travel and exciting adventures. The Nomad S1 is part of the MRS StreamlineSoptimization.
The boat is ideal for solo or group tours, even with conventional hardshell kayaks and canoes. With a boat length of just under 3m, the speed difference will be barely noticeable. The Nomad S1 is the packraft suited to long distances and extended periods on the water, including white water.
The Nomad S1 is equipped with a roll-up spray deck which combines almost 100% water tightness with the option of an open boat. In warm and dry weather parallel twin zippers and velcro patches allow the deck to be rolled forward (even when on the water), and also enable quick and easy access to the storage area behind the seat. Coaming rods slip into the rim of the generously sized hatch to ensure a good seal with the supplied spray skirt.
When fully closed, the spraydeck achieves a seal close to regular whitewater decks. In harsh environments such as heavy rain, cold, rolling waves and splashes you are well protected.
Other outfit
The Nomad S1 has a fully adjustable, six-point comfort backrest, which supports your lumbar region, especially over long distances. The backrest is fully adjustable, which makes the packraft fit for paddlers of different heights. 
Nomad S1 is the only packraft with an integrated fin mount and a removable fin for better tracking and increased speed. The fin is recommended to use in deep water only.
Furthermore the shape of the stern provides luggage capacity behind the seat.
The Nomad S1 is "thigh strap ready", i.e. fully equipped with the necessary tie downs for thigh straps. The straps themselves can be purchased as required. Those who plan the use it in whitewater, are well advised with thigh straps.
Internal Storage System (optional)
For the Nomad S1 is a special form of an Internal Storage System (ISS) available, the ISS2. There are 2 cargo zippers (TiZip Superseal) to the left and right side of the central segments (see pictures). Moreover, there is a double bladder behind the zipper (kind of bag). This positions the luggage in the correct centre of gravity and secures it from slipping, it also fulfils the function of separate chambers (to be inflated separately) or for double security (the boat is still tight even with slightly opened zipper). Overall, the transport capacity of the boat is considerably increased. 
First stow the luggage, then close the zippers and inflate the chambers slightly until they are well filled but do not stretch yet, then fully inflate the main air chamber.
Primary use
The Nomad S1 is fun to use on both calm waters and white water. If you like long distance paddling over extended periods of time, the Nomad S1 is your choice. In terms of whitewater capability, especially bigger waves, the boat will perform well, compared to a regular packraft the paddler will have to make compromises in agility and ease of turning in narrow creeks.
Typical areas of use include touring the extensive lakes in Scandinavia, coast hopping in southern Europe, white water touring in France, large rivers on all continents, but also urban areas like the canals of Amsterdam or Venice.


For good performance and safety it is important to pay attention to the right air pressure (especially in cold water). Because of the dynamics in a long hull and central seating position, too low pressure can lead to distortions and bends of the hull. If full pressure cannot be achieved by your own lung power, we recommend a small pump.

Ships with

  • Pack strap
  • Inflation bag
  • Coaming poles (4 pcs)
  • Spray skirt (detachable)
  • Spray deck (packable)
  • Comfort seat
  • Comfort backrest (adjustable)
  • Spare tube and floor patches
  • Removable skeg
  • Manual


  • 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


Streamlined, symmetric hull, sharp bow and long stern, central seating position, low rocker (long water line), slim fit, 4 stern grab loops, 4 bow grab loops. Main, non-return valve, integrated skeg mount, packable spray deck.

The Nomad S1 is part of the MRS StreamlineSoptimization.


Triple construction: sewn with high-tensile thread; heat-welded tubes; contact glued floor with taped edges. This creates a bond that ‘s stronger than the hull fabric. Heat-welded and taped spray deck.

Speed: 6km/h

Buoyancy: 190kg


Boat: 3750g (incl. cover, without ISS2) 4550g (incl. cover and ISS2)
Skirt / poles: 380g / 160g
Backrest: 310g, Seat: 200g

Boat complete: 4800g (without ISS2), 5600g (with ISS2)

Skeg: 100g
Pack strap: 25g
Inflation bag: 130g
Repair kit: 20g



        Total length: 170 cm
        Seat lengh: 125 cm
        Width at hips: 33cm


Length: 295cm
Width: 87cm
Waterline: 270cm

Tube diameter: 27cm
Packing size: ~ 40 x 30cm (like a three person tent) 
Longest pole segment (Spray deck coaming): 60cm

Color: Forrest green, royal blue


Comprehensive review by Chris Scott with apaddleInmypack.

Packrafting mit dem Nomad S1 in Neuseeland


Author:  Marion Z. on 07/06/2019
Evaluation:  5 of 5 Stars!

Tolles leichtes Boot fr eher schmal gebaute Menschen, die durchaus lange Beine haben drfen. Wenn das Boot so gut aufgeblasen ist, dass es mit Beladung keine Falten wirft, entspricht die Breite den Angaben in der Beschreibung. Sehr guter Geradeauslauf, sehr gute Tragbarkeit, Material sehr robust. Man fhlt sich sehr sicher. Einsteigen einfach. Kein Manko gefunden.

Author:  Hans-Dieter H. on 08/04/2019
Evaluation:  5 of 5 Stars!

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