Despite the fact that Mtn Papa and I both grew up on lakes, so far we have not been a boating family. We both LOVE water and spent many hours growing up water skiing, boating, canoeing, paddle-boating and ice skating (on lakes, so it’s relevent. :)) The simple truth right now is that we live in an area where water is just not easily accessible. The wind (which I find myself mentioning often) is also a factor when you have children and white-caps are fairly common.
Long story short, when a friend of a friend contacted me about doing a review of her Packrafts, I was psyched! (in case you missed it, Amy did a guest post last week.) Located 70 miles away from us, Jackson Hole Packrafts and Rentals not only rents boats locally, but also has a program where they will send you a Packraft for rent and include a prepackaged return label and box. The perks? Not having to buy a raft with the ability to keep it long-term (the rates drop dramatically with time.)
A great list from the Packraft Site about what the rafts are good for (besides the obvious):
Jackson Hole Packrafts provided us with these rafts free of charge to facilitate this review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own.