CONSTRUCTION & MATERIAL
The Nirvana Self-Bailing is built from our toughest lightweight material and features a 210 denier TPU Nylon sidewalls and 840 denier TPU Nylon floor. The seams are first stitched and then welded with double-reinforced 1 in (2.5 cm) wide seam tape. Additionally, the pontoon-to-floor attachment point is glued to the sidewall and then reinforced with v-seam tape around the entire interior of the packraft.
Whitewater Series packrafts also have an additional 3 in (7.6 cm) of floor material coverage on the the sidewalls for extra reinforcement and protection.
The Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat is made from 210 denier Diamond-Ripstop Nylon and uses a Leafield D7 valve. Starting at 7 in (17.9 cm) thick in the seat area, the floor tapers to 4 in (10.2 cm) thick from the knees to the bow. This keeps you comfortable and improves paddling position which allows for deeper, more efficient paddle strokes.
For the main pontoon, the Nirvana Self-Bailing features a Leafield D7 valve, the most durable and bomber valve on the planet. Used in all full-size rafts, the Leafield is made from roto-molded plastic and is threaded and screwed together, not welded or glued. Meaning your valve will never come un-welded or fall apart. The Leafield D7 also easily integrates with the all new TRiB airCap, Feather Pump or our Inflation Tube, Inflation Bag, and Foot Pump with Pressure Gauge.
SHAPE & DESIGN
The Nirvana Self-Bailing features two-chambers (Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat + full-pontoon) for added safety, a moderate trim, aggressive rocker on the bow, and a large-volume stern which gives it great Class 1 – Class 3 handling capability and stability. Combined with the extra-large 12 in (30 cm) diameter pontoons and higher floor-to-sidewall attachment point, the Nirvana Self-Bailing is perfect for crushing whitewater and hauling gear safely.
The adjustable kayak-style Backband offers superior back-support while increasing paddling power.
NOTE: The Backband can be left at home to save weight if necessary.
The Self-Bailing design has several advantages including reduced weight (compared to a spraydeck-sprayskirt system), easier self-recovery, faster accessibility for scouting, or in and out extreme-low-water sections, and it opens up the entire interior of the packraft for gear storage.
3-POINT THIGH-STRAP SYSTEM
All Whitewater Series packrafts have our proprietary 3-Point Thigh-Strap System which when combined with the optional 3-Point Thigh-Strap Kit provides the paddler additional control over the packraft. The additional control allows the paddler to fully engage their core and leg muscles, which is especially important on challenging whitewater. For more advanced paddlers, they also present the opportunity to roll your packraft like a traditional kayak.
NOTE: The 3-Point Thigh-Strap Kit is multi-purpose and also functions as the Shoulder-Strap Kit for the Animas River Bag.
Not enough? Add our 21 in (53 cm) Tizip to make your raft even more versatile. The Nirvana Self-Bailing with the optional Tizip zipper increases storage giving you access to the inside of the packrafts pontoons. The Tizip compartment storage also integrates with our Delta Inflatable Dry Bags (Set of 2) which are perfect for protecting your gear or adding extra chambers of air.
NOTE: Lightly lubricate your Tizip zipper with the included silicon lubricant every single use. For more instruction on lubrication and Tizip care, see the Tizip Lubricant (8 g) or the Product Manual.
There are four strategically placed nylon loop d-rings on the front of the packraft to allow secure storage of gear or fatbike which also integrates with the Animas River Bag. Additionally, the Nirvana Self-Bailing has two d-rings on the stern of the packraft allowing you to run a safety-line or store more gear.
NOTE: Always follow the Clean Lines Principles.
CARE & CLEANING
Always rinse your packraft off with clean water once you are off the adventure. Be sure to clean out any debris that may have accumulated in the seams of your packraft, where the pontoons meet the floor. Allow to dry fully. Store loosely rolled in a climate controlled, UV-free environment to extend the life as much as possible.
NOTE: A slight amount of Dawn or another friendly detergent can be added to the water.
If you choose the optional Tizip, lightly lubricate your zipper with the included silicon lubricant every single use. Avoid getting any debris in the zipper teeth. For more instruction on lubrication and Tizip care, see the Tizip Lubricant (8 g) or the Product Manual.
RECOMMENDED WATERWAYS: Rivers, Creeks, Extreme-Low-Flow (ELFing) - Class 3
AIR CHAMBERS: 2 TOTAL
- Main Pontoon
- Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat
STERN TYPE: High Volume
D-RINGS: 6 TOTAL
- 4 Front-External
- 2 Rear-External
THIGH-STRAP SYSTEM: Equipped*
- 3-Point Thigh-Strap Kit is NOT INCLUDED
- Length: 21 in (53 cm)
- Full-pontoon Access
- Folded Size: 12 x 9 x 6 in (30 x 23 x 15 cm)
- Rolled Size: 16 x 12 in (30 x 15 cm)
- Packraft: 8 lb 6 oz (3.8 kg)
- Backband: 6 oz (0.17 kg)
- Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat: 1 lb 3 oz (0.54 kg)
- Inflation Bag: 3 oz (0.09 kg)
- Inflation Tube: 2 oz (0.06 kg)
- Compression Straps (Set of 2): 1 oz (0.03 kg) each, 2 oz (0.06 kg) TOTAL
- Optional Tizip: 3 oz (0.9 kg)
LOAD CAPACITY: 300 lb (136 kg)
- Sidewall: 210 denier TPU Nylon
- Floor: 840 denier TPU Nylon
- Packraft: Leafield D7
- Inflatable Floor: Leafield D7
- Packraft: 1.5 PSI
- Inflatable Floor: 1.5 PSI
OUTER LENGTH: 90.0 in (228.6 cm)
INNER LENGTH: 57.0 in (144.8 cm)
OUTER WIDTH: 37.0 in (94.0 cm)
INNER WIDTH: 15.5 in (39.4 cm)
- Ground to Bottom: 3.0 in (7.6 cm)
- Ground to Top: 21.0 in (53.3 cm)
- Ground to Bottom: 2.0 in (5.1 cm)
- Ground to Top: 20.0 in (50.8 cm)
TUBE DIAMETER: 12 in (30 cm)