The Explorer 42 is lightweight and easy to paddle for one person but with extra space in the bow, which makes it our best boat for bringing kids and pets on adventures. It’s also about half the weight of carrying two single packrafts, which makes it a great choice for two adults doing long traverses that involve shorter days on the water or adventure races that require you to carry your boats for long distances.
Raft includes: adjustable backband for front paddler and T-Zip Cargo Fly internal storage (two 40L clip-in dry bags are $3/day add-on).
Shipping is auto calculated at check-out. Round trip shipping is $40/1 raft, $50/2 rafts, $60/ 3 rafts and $70/4 rafts for rafts shipped in Montana. Rafts shipped outside of Montana start at $50/1 raft and go up from there depending on the shipping time and number of rafts. If shipping is incorrect at checkout, your card will be refunded/charged accordingly. Please see shipping rate chart in FAQ for more info.
When in Doubt, Contact Us About Availability
Because of the variability in transit days our business model creates unique challenges for booking software and makes it difficult to display a 100% accurate availability calendar. If the raft you want isn’t available for your desired dates, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly as it may be an error in our system. In many cases we can also ship the day after you book and override the default 6 day transit buffer. We highly recommend contacting us directly for groups of 4 or more as well. Contact info: 406-272-6468 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sizing and Specifications
|Exterior Length||110in | 279cm|
|Exterior Width||38in | 97cm|
|Interior Length||62in | 157cm|
|Interior Width||15in | 38cm|
|Rear Cockpit Length||41in | 104cm|
|Front Cockpit Length||28in | 71cm|
|Weight w/o Cargo Fly*||8.0lb | 3.63kg|
|Weight with Cargo Fly*||8.3lb | 3.74kg|
|Packed Size**||19×7.5in | 48x19cm|
|Max Capacity***||600lb | 272kg|
*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.
**Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.