Packsailing - this is the new way of applying your packraft. The sail takes the possibilities of packrafting to a new level. Imagine to travel with the wind on a pocket size sail. It is easy to plan new types of trips with that. The sail utilizes the wind power as an effective way of propulsion. That means you are not just dragged down the wind, but you can max out to a fair 50 degree of side wind. So you will actually follow an angle, not just back/tail wind. Packrafts will capture bigger lakes and bays by that. Speed is no longer bound to run along moving water.
Inflate the AirSail with a handpump (e.g. Anfibio handpump, not included) and connect clips on the mounting harness to the front grap loops of your packraft or directly your backpack attached. A continuous sheet (or steering line) allows the paddler to easily control the sail while keeping the paddle in their hands for steering and stay on course. To reduce the windward drift, we recommend using one or more fins / skegs on the packraft (e.g. Anfibio Skeg).
- Crossing of open waters as an integral part of a tour (taking into account the wind direction)
- Special "sailing tours" which are adapted according to the wind direction, so that either the outward, or the return way is covered on land.
The frame of the sail consists of an inflatable ring. When inflated, it gives the sail the necessary rigidity and can be packed up very small by releasing the air. Seams are welded and zig-zag sewn, sail makers construction method proven over the years. There is also a large window in the center panel of the sail for vision, made from clear TPU. The design puts the center of force of the sail down low, at about the same level as the paddler, making the boat/sail combination incredibly stable and easy-to-use. There is also a large window in the center panel of the sail for visibility, made from tough TPU. The design puts the center of force of the sail down low, at about the same level as the paddler, making the boat/sail combination incredibly stable and easy-to-use. The sail fits all Packrafts.
The newer version of the sail contains two viewing windows (see start picture). We apologise for any discrepancies (one window) in the following Pictures.
Anfibio PackSail vs. Anfibio AirSail
The main difference between the two sails lies in the construction of the frame. The resulting difference in pack size can be seen in the graphic below. The difference in weight is only 12g. In addition, it should be noted that a pump (e.g. Anfibio HandPump) must be carried for the AirSail, which increases the pack size accordingly. Due to its diverse functions, a hand pump is also ideal for inflating and re-inflating a packraft and is therefore a useful addition to paddle luggage regardless of a sail. The Anfibio AirSail is also very quick to pack up (deflate and roll up), which means that the sail can be taken down directly on the water without any fuss. The Anfibio PackSail, on the other hand, shows its strength in setting up in seconds, but is more difficult to take down (folding).
Material: Nylon, large transparent window made of robust TPU, polypropylene rope, hooks and connectors made of molton, rigid and stable frame that can be inflated with a handpump (e.g. Anfibio handpump).
Pack size: 15x25x10cm
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