Anfibio Sigma, but longer and with TubeBags
The TXL is the long-awaited variant of the proven Anfibio Sigma with extra-large TubeBags (storage inside the tube) and 20 cm longer inside. Therefore L stands for Long and XL for Extralarge while the T stays for Team. The flexible positioning of the front seat and the variable fixing of the second backrest add versatility. Therefore, the TXL can be a fast solo (central seating position), a solo bikeraft sat at the back, or a classic tandem, all with loads of storage in the TubeBags.
Configuration and Equipment
The Sigma TXL combines touring suitability with a backpack-compatible weight. With an inner length of 180cm, it offers space up for two. Thanks to an external length of 280cm, paddled as a single, it is fast and stays on track (limited bow yawing) while remaining compact with a tube diameter of just 27cm. As with all Sigmas, the lower panels at the front and rear are made of reinforced floor material.
The boat comes with a variable seating system as standard, consisting of a repositionable seat pad and an adjustable contoured comfort backrest/belt as well as an additional rear seat with backrest. Paddled solo - with one seat in the central seating position - the bow and stern symmetry makes the boat similar to a conventional kayak and its paddling characteristics. The seat pad and backrest can be adjusted to accommodate paddlers of all sizes. In addition to the TubeBags, used solo the Sigma TXL offers additional storage space for luggage behind the central seat. To create space for a partner at the back, the central seat and the backrest can be easily moved forward and the rear area fitted with the Anfibio WideSeat
with backrest (included in delivery).
The Anfibio Sigma TXL is equipped with extra large Anfibio TubeBags as standard. These are two centrally positioned, IPX7 waterproof luggage zips directly accessing airtight inner pockets of 100 litres each side. The respective luggage compartments and the main air chamber thus form separate air spaces. The zippers do not have to be 100% airtight for the job, as this is not necessary due to the design. Even slightly (!) opened, the system retains its function. This makes it much less vulnerable to dirt and wear.
- Luggage is automatically ‘pressure sealed’ into positioned and secured against movement
- Interior storage ensures a low center of gravity, protection against moisture and reduced susceptibility to wind
- the transport capacity of the boat is massively increased, giving easily enough space for a multi-day camping trip
First load your luggage into the TubeBags, and nearly close the zips. Then inflate the main air chamber: the pressure will squeeze the excess air out of the TubeBags. Now close the zip fully.
: Always open the main valve first! Then open the zippers and unload the luggage.
Floor mat (optional)
An inflatable floor mat
is optionally available for the Sigma TXL. It stiffens the entire hull, insulates against cold and wet and raises the sitting position. This improves paddling comfort and characteristics, possible. Please note
: In combination with the floor mat, we recommend the solid Anfibio FoamSeat or the Anfibio PackSeat (light) for the front seat and the Anfibio PackSeat (with backrest) for the rear. The standard seats are thicker and will lift the centre of gravity, possibly causing instability in choppy conditions.
The Sigma TXL’s many applications depend on whether it is used solo or with two people.
Paddled as a single, it is comparatively fast and stays on track with an external length of 280cm ideal for extended tours and long distances on calm waters, possibly with a lot of luggage (or child, dog or bicycle). Depending on your ability, Class 2 whitewater is easily possible. Packed size and weight (3.2 kg) keep the TXL backpack-compatible, while not ultralight.
Otherwise it remains compact with a tube diameter of 27cm. As is typical on all Sigma models, the lower panels of the front and rear segments are made of reinforced floor material.
Use in white water with two heavy paddlers is not recommended; the buoyancy of the 27 cm wide tubes is insifficient (especially without spraydeck). Due to the comparatively light tandem format (3.5 kg), classic packrafting tours (combined tours on land and water) with partners and luggage are easily possible:
- Water walks
- Trekking with water crossing
- Trolling fishing
- Geocaching (Multi Caches, T5)
- Compact sail boat tender (dinghy/tender)
- Adventure races and longer expeditions
As a single, the boat is paddled with a double paddle
. For two people you can also paddle canoe style (e.g. with a multipaddle
The boat is inflated
with the supplied big nylon inflation bag with which the air is forced into the boat.
The Anfibio Sigma TXL is made of special TPU-nylon fabric which has a high tear and abrasion resistance despite its low weight. Additionally, the smooth, shiny surface of the coating is very scratch-resistant. The TPU nylon we use has been tried and tested for many years.
The Sigma TXL is also available in Plus(+) material version. The Plus(+) variant of our TPU nylon is 17% heavier, but 80% stronger thanks to higher weave density, stronger fibres and increased layer thicknesses.
All seams on the boat are welded, the tube seams are then additionally sewn. Adhesives are completely dispensed with. This saves weight, costs and eliminates toxic fumes from the environment. We grant an extended 3-year guarantee on material and workmanship.
You can find more information on our technologies and materials used here
In the (unlikely) case of damage, we recommend LifePatch; temporary repairs can be carried out in the field in a few minutes. Pinprick holes can also be treated with a small dab of of Aquasure
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
Note on the product of second choice
Packraft with individual discolourations (slightly darkened stripes
) on the tubes. The packraft remains fully functional but has cosmetic imperfections. If on receipt, the condition of your boat does not meet your expectations, we grant you can return it unused in 14 days.
- Pack strap
- Inflation bag
- Block seat
- Comfort BackBand
- Rear seat with back rest (Anfibio WideSeat)
- Repair fabric (spare tube and floor material)
- Tubes: 210 denier nylon, one side, clear urethane (TPU) laminated, with surface finish (gloss)
- Plus(+) version: high-density 420 den nylon fabric, clear urethane (TPU) coating on one side, incl. gloss surface finish
- Floor: Strong 420 denier nylon, multiple urethane (TPU) coating on both sides (0.1mm)
- Plus(+) version: Extra strong 840 denier high density nylon, double urethane (TPU) coated on both sides (0.15mm)
- Seats: 210 denier nylon, urethane (TPU) laminated on one side
Parallel hull, high volume bow and stern, flat floor, 7 grap loops (4 bow, 2 stern, 1 inner, 1 hand strap), main one way valve, seat strap, reinforced lower bow and stern segment with panels of floor fabric (TXL only, the tubes of the TXL+ are entirely made of 420 Den yarn, see material specifications), TubeBags, fin/skeg mount
Speed: 6 km/h
Buoyancy: 200 kg
Complete glue-free construction, sewn and welded seams
- Boat : 2800g
- Blockseat: 250g
- BackBand: 160g
- Back seat with backrest: 295g
- Boat complete: 3560g
- Plus(+) version complete: 3860 g
- Pack strap: 25g
- Inflation bag: 100g
- Repair fabric: 20g
- Length: 180cm
- Width: 37cm
- Length: 280cm
- Width: 91cm
- Waterline: 270cm
- Tube diameter: 27cm
Packing size: about 35 x 25cm
Available colors: Fresh Green, Silverlake Blue, Pacific Blue+, Fresh Green+
CO2 compensation: fully offset (carbon neutral), see offset certificate
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