Freedom in your backpack

Pablo Whisky Bar

795.001,100.00

Ultralight, durable, stable and easy to handle, Pablo will take you from the river on your doorstep to the end of the world. Do you plan to paddle a lot of white water ? Go for the fixed spray-deck and stay dry in all circumstances ! Are you looking for more versatility? Then go for the fully removable spraydeck and adapt your packraft to each outing.

At only 4.0 kilos off the scales in Standard size, Pablo offers an excellent compromise between weight and robustness, and can be kept discretely in your back pack or bike panniers.

The favorite companion of bikerafters and long distance adventurers, Pablo is our most versatile model. Thanks to his carry capacity of 140 kilos and the possibility to add an internal storage, you can head out for several days! Run & paddle free!

Recommended for: Moderate rivers (class II to III), lakes, calm seas. The Plus size Plus is recommended for taller paddlers, (over 1.80cm) or those that will regularly be carrying their two wheeled steed or four legged companions.

Pablo Whisky Bar

795.001,100.00

Ultralight, durable, stable and easy to handle, Pablo will take you from the river on your doorstep to the end of the world. Do you plan to paddle a lot of white water ? Go for the fixed spray-deck and stay dry in all circumstances ! Are you looking for more versatility? Then go for the fully removable spraydeck and adapt your packraft to each outing.

At only 4.0 kilos off the scales in Standard size, Pablo offers an excellent compromise between weight and robustness, and can be kept discretely in your back pack or bike panniers.

The favorite companion of bikerafters and long distance adventurers, Pablo is our most versatile model. Thanks to his carry capacity of 140 kilos and the possibility to add an internal storage, you can head out for several days! Run & paddle free!

Recommended for: Moderate rivers (class II to III), lakes, calm seas. The Plus size Plus is recommended for taller paddlers, (over 1.80cm) or those that will regularly be carrying their two wheeled steed or four legged companions.

Weight 4.0 kg
Sizes

Standard, Plus

Configuration

Fixed Spraydeck, Removable spraydeck (+60€)

Fabric

Classique, Armor (+125€)

Internal Storage

Yes (+120€), No

Colours

Jaune & Gris, Orange & Gris, Gris & Noir, Orange & Noir (Armor), Camouflage (+60€)

Who is Pablo ?

Pablo WHISKY BAR was our first packraft design. What is his mission? To offer adventurers and nature lovers the opportunity to discover new horizons from a new perspective. Lighter and more stable than a kayak he will become your most faithful partner on the river.

At ease on the river, it offers an excellent compromise between lightness and robustness. Equipped with a deck that protects you from the waves, and an optional internal storage system that allows a large carrying capacity. Pablo is available in several colors and can be customized on demand (D-rings, etc.).

Technical specifications

Our packrafts are handcrafted in our workshop, based in the south of France, between the Drôme river and the Vercors mountains.

CONSTRUCTION
We don't use a drop of glue to stick our boats together: each piece of fabric is completely welded to the rest using high frequency welding, a technology capable of giving the best results in terms of strength and durability. Each weld is actually stronger than the fabric itself.

Tri-axial reinforcements in 210 denier nylon are welded all around the interior of the packraft to better distribute the forces on the boat and guaranty a strong structure.

MATERIALS
In the Classic version, Pablo's sidewalls are made of 210 denier high tenacity nylon with a double coat of TPU. The floor is 840 denier nylon with a double TPU coating, which is extremely resistant to abrasion.

In the Armor version, Pablo is built with 420 denier high tenacity nylon with double TPU coating sidewalls. The floor is 840 denier nylon, also with an abrasive resistant double TPU coat.

Our packrafts are fitted with D7 Leafield valves, the most robust and durable valve around. The D7 therefore has a lifetime warranty. We use Superseal Tizip's™ for the optional internal storage system as well as stainless steel buckles for the tie downs. Our cushions come with one way, low profile, valves that have a quick deflation tab.

INTERNAL STORAGE (OPTION)
You are going for a long term expedition and need to carry a lot of gear and supplies? Go for the internal storage system and you will be able to store all or some of your kit inside the boat

FOOT BRACE (OPTION)
If your packraft is slightly too long for you, you can choose to add an inflatable foot brace. Light and compact, it will give you a better control in white water.

Included items

Each Pablo Whisky Bar packraft is delivered with the following items:
- Inflation bag
- Inflatable seat
- Backrest
- Sprayskirt
- Coaming tube
- Straps (x2)

Size and weight

Internal length Standard size: 125 cm / Plus size 145 cm
External length : Standard size 227 cm / Plus size 247 cm
Internal width at hips: 37 cm / External width at hips: 90 cm
Tube diameter: 28 cm
Packraft weight: 3150g / Accessories weight: 915g / Total weight: 4065g
Maximum charge capacity: Standard 140 kg / Plus 160 kg

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HOW TO CHOOSE MY PACKRAFT ?

We build your packrafts to your design and therefore have limited stock. Our lead time can vary from one to five months but is subjected to the volume of orders. If you would like to find out the exact delay, please give us a call. In any case, if you have a trip or expedition coming up with a cut-off date, it’s best to order as early as possible!

Pablo is available in two sizes, Standard or Plus. The choice will depend on both your heigh as well as how much gear you plan to carry. If you are taller than 1.80 or you plan to bikeraft frequently with a bike on the front, then the Plus size will be best for you. In other cases, opt for the Standard.

Available colours to choose from:
– Yellow & Grey
– Orange & Grey
– Grey & Black
– Camouflage (60€ extra)
– Orange & Black (Armor fabric, 125€ extra)

It is also possible to completely customise the look of your boat, by adding a 50€ surcharge. Until our e-shop is modified, please state your desired colours in the comments when you order.

The internal storage system consists of an airproof zipper (Superseal by Tizip) that is welded to the back of your packraft. By opening the zip you have access to the inside of the boat and can store you gear (tent, sleeping bags, backpack…) safely. Think about it like turning your packraft into a giant dry-bag. You have over 150L to store your gear. More than enough space for even those that can’t leave home without the kitchen sink. Zip it up and you are off!

The internal storage system is extremely practical for those who go on an expedition over several days or weeks and need to bring a large quantity of equipment and provisions. It is also of great interest during bike-rafting outings where the front of the packraft is already occupied by your bike. During day trips, it is not so essential, but simplifies life.

Please remember that the Tizip needs to be treated delicately and cleaned regularly. Because of this is is excluded from our warranty, like other manufacturers. If you zip is damaged or dirty it will leak slightly. In conclusion, if you are not someone who is not very careful with their equipment, maybe you should think carefully about adding this option.

A removable deck is very similar to a classic spray deck, but you can remove it by unzipping it from the main body of the packraft.

What are the advantages? You will have a more versatile packraft, and will be able to paddle with or without a spraydeck. Leave it at home if you want to save some extra grams (about 900 grams for the spray deck + spray skirt + backrest) ! Please note that some water can penetrate the water resistant zippper, and is therefore not as waterproof as the fixed spraydeck. We recommend it up to class II rivers.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Designed and made in France

Our packrafts are handcrafted in our workshop, based in the south of France, between the Drôme river and the Vercors mountains.

We have chosen to innovate and build locally for multiple reasons. Foremost, it allows us to control all parts of the fabrication process to tailor to our customers needs and use the best materials. We also do our best to reduce our environmental impact.

High quality materials

We choose the best materials in order to manufacture first in-class and durable products.

Our suppliers are leaders in their respective fields.

FIX IT. KEEP IT

A piece of metal has punctured your packraft ? Take it easy, we offer a repair service on our models. Your packraft will leave our workshop brand new, with just a scar. Call it a sign of your adventure!

OUR COMMITMENTS

Designed and made in France

Our packrafts are handcrafted in our workshop, based in the south of France, between the Drôme river and the Vercors mountains. We have chosen to innovate and build locally for mutiple reasons. Foremost we keep control all parts of the fabrication process, we can use first -in-class and durable products, and we aim to reduce the environmental impact.

High quality materials

We choose the best materials in order to manufacture first -in-class and durable products. Our suppliers are leaders in their respective fields.

Fix it. Keep it.

A piece of metal has punctured your packraft ? Take it easy, we offer a repair service on our models. Your packraft will leave our workshop brand new, with just a scar. Call it a sign of your adventure!

You still have questions ? You want to customise your packraft, choosing the colour of each section, or add tie-downs ? You would like to try a boat before ordering ? Call us at +33 762 759 581 or send us an email at olivier[at]mekongpackraft.com, we will be happy to help !

Get 10% discount on all accessories (paddle, PFD, drysuit, helmet…) when ordering a packraft !

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SORRY, YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT A little!

Because we had many orders lately and every packraft is handcrafted in our french workshop, our current lead time for a packraft is about 3 months.

We have a few boats in stock, feel free to contact us by email or on the phone, we may have the boat you need ! 

If you want to be informed of our lead time evolution, leave us your email address below.

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