Barracuda R2

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Product no.: 1-MRS-WD

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Barracuda R2

The Barracuda R2 is a tandem packraft with performance hull design providing more speed and extra space, appreciated by travelling paddlers and packrafters with preference for performance on the water.


The expansion in packrafting calls the Barracuda R2 a refined travel boat, a progressive packraft for two. R2 stands likewise for Race or Recreation - just like your preference, to be used with your partner any case. Calling for space and speed, the Barracuda R2 is a fully functional two-person packraft. The Barracuda R2 is part of the MRS StreamlineSoptimization.

Kayak and canoe in one packraft

The unique combi seats of the Barracuda R2 allow a kneeling position (saddle / rider seat) or a normal sitting position (seat cushion). The conversion of the seat positions takes less than 2 minutes (turning the seat 90° and fixing 4 straps on the floor or side tube). The boat can be paddled with single bladed paddle (canoe style) or with a double bladed paddle (kayak style). 
 
The two comfort backrests make it a very relaxed cruising!
 
Characteristics

The way over three-meter Barracuda R2 has a dynamic hull design. The pointed bow matches the elongated stern to create a long waterline with a well-balanced rocker, providing the greatest speed for the boat length. As a result the Barracuda remains stable and agile.

The snug kneeling position straddling the removable seats provides efficient canoe-style paddling with its superior visibility. Turning the seat 90° makes a comfortable cushion. Both paddlers will have a backrest. Especially taller people appreciate the 217 cm long interior space for sitting. 

The floor features an Aramid fiber for exceptional tear resistance – partly cut fabric cannot be torn by hand. The excellent adhesive qualities of the PU coating makes the boat extremely durable, being light, UV-resistant, non-ageing and flexible at low temperatures.

Application

The Barracuda R2 is for couples and partners. It excels on anything to achieve fun results by two:

  • Recreation paddling
  • Long distance paddling
  • Adventure competitions 
  • Remote explorations
  • Fishing and hunting

The style is only set by yourself, whether it be relaxed explorations or ambitious targets.

The boat can be used on lakes, rivers, easy whitewater and sheltered ocean bays alike, but mind good teamwork and reasonable action on moving water. The possibility of transport in airplanes, RVs, trains and busses make it a perfect travel boat.

 

Please note

Like most packrafts, the Barracuda R2 has a non-inflatable floor so when used in the kneeling position beyond deep, calm water we recommend wearing knee pads, like from skating or a foam floor mat. However, in seating position the plain floor is no harm (having a seat cushion).

For good and safe performance it is important to pay attention to the right air pressure (especially in cold water). Because of the dynamics in a double, low pressure can lead to distortions and bends of the hull.

In the unlikely event of sustaining damage, repairs can be done in the field with LifePatch, which bonds to the urethane surface extremely well. Small pinholes can be sealed with Stormsure, a liquid urethane sealant. Just any major damage, should they happen, can be repaired with spare fabric and contact glue at home or in our workshop.

The Barracuda R2 is another co-development between Anfibio Packrafting and MRS (Micro Rafting System). Combined with MRS’s manufacturing expertise and fabric know-how, our years of packrafting experience helped refine the design of the final product. Serial production takes place in the Far East with manufacturing carried out in small, hand-built batches. All products have an extended three-year warranty.  
 
Alternative
 
If you are looking for extra spraydeck and cargo zipper, see version Barracuda R2 Pro.

Ships with:

  • two combi seats (for sitting or kneeling)
  • two backrests
  • pack strap
  • inflation bag
  • spare tube and floor material
  • manual

Material 

  • Schläuche: UPN35 Nylon 210D/67T*55T 90 A Ester TPU double
  • Boden:UPN35 Nylon 420D/67T*55T 90 A Ester TPU double
  • Sitz: Nylon 210D/118T laminated  

Construction

Racy design with parallel sided hull, elongated/extended bow and stern (symmetric) and well-balanced rocker (slightly upturned, pointy bow and stern), slim body fit, four stern grab loops, four bow grab loops, two long loops inside, main non-return (one way) valve

The Barracuda R2 is part of the MRS StreamlineSoptimization.

Speed: 7 km/h

Buoyancy: 300kg

Workmanship: 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

Weight*

Boat: 4200g
Combi seats: 2 x 200g 
Back rests: 90 + 310g

Boat complete: 5000g

Pack strap: 25 g
Inflation bag: 130 g 
Repair Material: 20g 

Dimensions*

Inner

  •  Length: 217 cm
  •  Width: 37 cm

Outer

  • Length: 360cm
  • Width: 99cm
  • Waterline: 320cm
  • Tube diameter: 31cm

Packing size: about 40 x 30 cm

Color: Royal blue, Forrest green

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