The Packraft Handbook

An Instructional Guide for the Curious

  • 432 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-602-9
  • Jan 15, 2022

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"A staple for paddlers.... [The Packraft Handbook has] now become the bible for outdoor recreators taking their inflatable rafts into the backcountry." ? Anchorage Daily News

2021 National Outdoor Book Award Winner in Outdoor Adventure Guides

2022 Banff Mountain Book Competition Guidebook Winner

  • Alaska-based author is a leading expert on wilderness travel
  • Emphasis on skill progression and safety applies to wide range of outdoor water recreation
  • Vibrant illustrations and photos inform and inspire

The Packraft Handbook is a comprehensive guide to packrafting, with a strong emphasis on skill progression and safety. Readers will learn to maneuver through river features and open water, mitigate risk with trip planning and boat control, and how to react when things go wrong. Beginners will find everything they need to know to get started--from packraft care to proper paddling position as well as what to wear and how to communicate.

Illustrated for visual learners and featuring stunning photography, The Packraft Handbook has something to offer all packrafters and other whitewater sports enthusiasts.


Illustrated by Sarah Glaser
  • 432 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-602-9
  • Jan 15, 2022

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