The Explorer 42 (For Two!) is our lightest and most compact multi-person packraft. It’s about half the weight of carrying two single packrafts, which makes it a great choice for pairs doing long traverses that involve shorter days on the water or adventure races that require you to carry your boats. It’s also just right sized for one person to comfortably paddle, which makes it our best boat for bringing kids and pets on adventures. Solo fishermen and hunters will also find the extra space ideal for stowing day gear and packing out medium sized big game animals. For 2017, we’ve completely revised the Explorer 42 with our new patent-pending high volume hull design which improved flotation and handling, a new one-way valve which allows for high pressure inflation and easy deflation with a quick twist of the valve core, a new seating system based on our self bailer and Whitewater Series seats which increases floor rigidity, and lightweight stainless D-rings which accept a backband for the front paddler.