Base Weight

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Base Weight

Post by brent_harris » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:46 pm

What's everyone's base weight when packrafting?

I'm not one to get hung up on numbers, but would like to get a general idea.

Right now I'm sitting at around 39lbs base weight.

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Re: Base Weight

Post by Thomas » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:09 pm

Base weight for just boating gear, or for day trips, or overnights?
Beer gets heavy on day trips, but food adds up on multi-day excursions. :)
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Re: Base Weight

Post by Tom Pierce » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:04 am


Funny you should ask, I recently did a pretty meticulous weighing for a recent overnighter, a buddy and I had a friendly debate about how much things would weigh. My base weight was 27 pounds. That's all-in, full tent, bag, mat, stove, etc. Everything except food, water and my PFD (frankly I forgot to account for the PFD since I'd be wearing it most of the time). FWIW, I have two PFD's, a 15 oz lightweight, and a heavier more featured one, maybe 2 lbs? I also used a full pack as a stuff sack for one chamber, if I used a lighter blow-up zippered bag (Alpacka) that would drop 2+ lbs off the base weight.


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