Can packrafting be reinvented? With the Anfibio Rebel 2K it might be so. Highly portable and just as versatile as reliable, this boat is built around the core characteristics of a packraft. Stowed away, the Rebel 2K takes no more space than a 2-litre water bottle, and yet has all the features needed for your adventures.
Character and use
On long trekking tours with lake crossings, where the boat is little used, to extended river tours on fast-moving waters, the Rebel 2K can do it all. From expeditions to after-work paddles, with the emphasis of land-water use, the Rebel 2K will inspire you for great adventures.
Although the Rebel 2K can sustain whitewater use (due to its shape, volume and spraydeck configuration), we do not designate it specifically a whitewater packraft. We make other models for this kind of primary use. For increased performance, additional accessories such as a footrest, thigh straps or a floor mat may prove useful. However, they aren’t necessary for regular use.
The Rebel 2K has the following characteristics:
- voluminous stern and pronounced bow (52 cm each) provide ample buoyancy
- balanced tube diameter (27 cm) for a dynamic response
- comfortable inner width (37 cm) and a generous foot space
The Anfibio Rebel 2K distinguishes itself with a unique spraydeck design:
- J-shaped opening for ergonomic handling and reliable closure
- the zipper-velcro combination is fast, safe and comfortable to use
- the long chimney offers freedom of movement and good coverage
- very light, no loose parts to mess with
- sealed seams and a nicely taught cover
- easily re-configurable as an open boot
The spraydeck extends the Rebel 2K’s range of applications enormously. Whether on waves, splashes or in cold, rainy conditions, the cozy spraydeck adds comfort and safety. It is not 100% leak proof (the zipper may let penetrate some water), but it is adequate in moderate conditions. The spraydeck is easy to open and close, but the Rebel can also be paddled in open configuration (spraydeck fixed/rolled up). This makes the packraft suited to tours with frequent exits, e.g. when portaging, scouting, emergency exits or training sessions.
Anfibio TubeBags are two centrally positioned, IPX7-rated waterproof luggage compartments holding 70 litres each with waterproof zippers and inner pockets. The luggage compartment and the main hull air chamber are two separate air spaces. The zippers don’t have to be airtight to function because it’s not necessary by design. The system retains its integrity, even with slightly opened zippers. This makes the seal very resistant to dirt and wear.
Other TubeBag benefits
- the transport capacity of the boat is considerably increased
- luggage is automatically positioned correctly and secured against slipping
- the transport inside the tubes ensures a low centre of gravity,
- protection against moisture and wind compared to exterior bags
Set up: Open zipper, stow the luggage (load the inside pockets), close the zippers, then inflate the main air chamber. Top up air pressure after initial use.
Break down: Open the main valve first! Then open the TubeBag zippers and unload the luggage.
Fin mount (included)
The mount for a skeg (fin) is attached as standard. The skeg can be added if required. This increases directional stability, paddle efficiency and speed. This is particularly useful for sea crossings or when taking photographs from the boat.
The Anfibio Rebel 2K is equipped with a comfort-seat which is wider and higher than our standard seat. This seat works well with the spraydeck. Tightly inflated, the seat position is upright, offering a good overview and a secure paddle stance.
The boat features also a hand strap the inside of the boat. Avoid carrying it by the spraydeck.
Material and workmanship
Like all Anfibio Packrafts, the Rebel 2K is made from a special 210/840 urethane nylon fabric which has a high tear and abrasion resistance combined with low weight. The smooth, shiny surface of the tube coating is particularly scratch resistant.
All the boat’s seams are fully welded and the tube seams are additionally sewn, making it a completely glue-free construction. This saves weight, costs and the environment! We are so confident with our build we provide an extended 3-year warranty on materials and workmanship.
No in?atable is indestructible of course, but in the (unlikely) event of damage, in the ?eld repairs can be made within a couple of minutes with LifePatch
or Patch`n Go
, which bonds permanently to the urethane surface. Small pinholes can be sealed with Aquasure
, a liquid urethane sealant.
All Anfibio Packrafts produced since 2018 have been carbon offset through selected climate protection projects. Learn more.
Anfibio pays attention to safe and fair working conditions during the production. How we check social standards during manufacturing, we describe here