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 4,5kg, 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 StreamlineSL
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.
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.
The packraf has a preinstalled soft mount for a removable fin/skeg for better tracking and increased speed. A fin is included in the delivery.
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 prefer performance use or plan to go 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). Overall, the transport capacity of the boat is considerably increased. Please note the information and care instruction to the optional Internal Storage System
First stow the luggage, then close the zippers, then fully inflate the main air chamber.
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 hand pump
- Pack strap
- Inflation bag
- Coaming poles (4 pcs)
- Spray skirt (detachable)
- Spray deck (packable)
- Comfort seat
- Comfort backrest (adjustable)
- Spare tube and floor patches
- (optional with ISS2: including 2 internal storage bags)
- Tubes: 210-denier high-strengt Nylon with single side Urethane coating (3,2mil 67T*55T 90 A Ether TPU) and smooth surface finish (gloss), weathering resistant and anti-hydrolysis
- Floor: 840-denier, high tear resistant Nylon fibre with multiple urethane coating (5mil 67T*55T 90 A Ether TPU) and surface finish, weathering resistant, anti-hydrolysis
- Seat: 210-denier weaved Nylon with 2,8mil single-sided urethane coating, weathering resistant, anti-hydrolysis
- Deck: 210-denier Ripstop Nylon with 420D reinforcements, 2,4mil single-sided, transparent urethane coating, velcro and waterproof zipper, weathering resistant, anti-hydrolysis
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, preinstalled skeg mount, packable spray deck, fin/skeg mount
The Nomad S1 is part of the MRS StreamlineSL optimization.
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.
Boat: 3530g (incl. cover, without ISS2)
Backrest: 290g, Seat: 250g
Boat complete: 4560g (without ISS2)
Pack strap: 24g
Inflation bag: 195g
Repair kit: 20g
Total length: 170 cm
Seat lengh: 130 cm
Width at hips: 33cm
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, Luminous Red, Sand Beige
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