Thought Sports are pleased to offer Micro Rafting Systems (MRS) packrafts in Australia and New Zealand. Our athletes have been testing, and racing in different models so we know that the Barracuda R2 is the fastest packraft available for Adventure Racing.
There are cheaper packrafts on the market, but none are faster, nor reliable like the MRS Barracuda. Team Thought Sports have set the fastest leg times at all races in Australia, and have logged many hours of training with no issues.
The R2 stands for Race & Recreation. A new streamlined double packraft equally suited to adventure racing and recreational paddling.
The new MRS Combi-Seats offer 2 configurations – standard cushion seating, or high saddle for kneeling, easily changeable and adjustable within minutes, so the R2 can be paddle with single canoe style paddles, or double-bladed kayak paddles. Two comfort backrests finish the fit-out making it a versatile and plush packraft cockpit for longer days or paddling legs.
Retaining stability, the re-shaped longer and narrower hull design and sharper bow and stern increase the speed and performance of the Barracuda R2 over classic double packrafts.
An Aramid fibre floor brings an extra level of durability to the most typically exposed and mistreated part of the packraft. A detachable skeg fin aids in tracking. 4 attachment loops front and rear allow for carrying sufficient gear for two.
Perfect for adventure racing, flatwater touring, low grade whitewater, fishing, and general recreational paddling the Barracuda R2 is dreamboat built for two. When paddling low level or low volume water or when in whitewater, we recommend protecting your knees, and using the seat configuration to avoid injury as the kneeling configuration is designed for deep flatwater where underwater or exposed rocks will not be experienced.
Comes fitted as standard with the comfort backrest and Combi-Seats, skeg fin, and supplied with a lightweight inflation bag, tie strap and repair patches.
Available with options including:
Colour choice (Army Green, Yellow, Blue, Red)
ISS (Internal Storage System accessed via a waterproof TIZIP) - Additional $165.
DELIVERY TIMES: in stock items will be delivered free of charge in approximately one week. CUSTOM ORDERS or OUT OF STOCK items will be delivered in approximately 3 weeks.
Outer length: 356cm
Outer width: 97cm
Inner length: 217cm
Inner width: 35cm
Weight: 5.2kg (with Combi-seats and backrests), 4.4kg (boat only)