The Tango is a full-sized, two-person kayak style packraft for speed and comfort on lakes, coastal areas, and rivers up to class II. Ideal for couples, paddling partners, and paddling with older kids who want to put in a lot of miles in style and comfort. The Forager and Ranger are still the preferred options for families with dogs and small children.
The Tango is a full-sized, two-person kayak style packraft for speed and comfort on lakes, coastal areas, and rivers up to class II. Its our fastest tandem model and features a low profile hull with a full length inflatable floor. The rear paddler sits on a lace in seat and has an inflatable backrest for support. The front paddler has an inflatable seat and backrest. Both paddlers have ample leg room for kayak style paddling.
Due to the lower volume tubes and to maximize speed, the Tango is not available in a self bailing configuration. So its great for flat water rivers and protected lakes and coastal areas, but not recommended for significant whitewater. Its ideal for two adults or paddling with an older child who can do their own paddling and wants to stretch out their legs. The extra speed also makes it an ideal adventure racing packraft. We prefer the Ranger and Forager for families with dogs and small children.
Due to the seating configuration, the Tango is best paddled tandem kayak style. The Aqua-Bound Manta Ray and Whiskey paddles are ideal.
Made in Mancos, Colorado
Base Hull Size
Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
4 bow grab loops, 4 stern grab loops, 2 backrest strap plates, 4 front seat attachments
Seating & Rigging
Lace in rear seat and inflatable back rest, and inflatable front seat
Standard (Internal Dry Bags sold separately)
Proprietary 210-denier nylon hull and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA)
Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
Aqua-Bound Whiskey 205cm Paddle, Astral EV-Eight PFD, Kokatat Swift Entry Drysuit
California Proposition 65 Warning
Using the Aquaseal in the repair kit will expose you to toluene, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
The Tango is only available in an open configuration with full length inflatable floor. It is not self bailing.
Our innovative Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Tango. The Cargo Fly features an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to store your gear inside the tubes. The system provides drier and more secure gear storage and improved paddling performance due to a lower center of gravity.
Internal Dry Bags may be purchased separately and are designed to work with the Cargo Fly system. The bags slip inside the Cargo Fly zipper and can be organized along the inside of the tubes to balance the load. The Tango has internal attachments to clip the dry bags in place. The Tango is sized for our standard size internal dry bags. The XL dry bags are too large. We recommend 1-2 sets of bags for the Tango.
Sizing and Specifications
*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.
**Packed size is a reference measurement based on folding each lengthwise edge of the boat to the center and rolling from the bow. There are many other methods of rolling and folding the boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.
***Max Capacity is the maximum total weight (paddlers and cargo) that the boat can reasonably carry in flatwater under ideal conditions. Actual capacity for any given trip will vary widely based on the paddler’s skill and water conditions. Please review our weight carrying capacity guide for further details.