Explorer 42 (Small 2-Person)

From: $35.00

Whether you’re looking to take your dog along on your next adventure, introducing a kid to the world of packrafting,  looking to cut pack weight on your next two-person adventure race or maybe try to hunt a remote area and want to maximize your load capacity while minimizing pack weight the Explorer 42 might be the answer.  It is the lightest two-person option and with an open boat configuration it provides flexibility for hauling a variety of cargo/passengers.  It can easily by paddled by one person as well.


Raft includes: adjustable backband for front paddler, 2 internal storage dry bags, T-Zip Cargo Fly internal storage.


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.

Also, our booking system isn’t working perfectly, so if the days you want are unavailable, it doesn’t hurt to call or email us to double check that it isn’t an error on our website!  406-272-6468 backcountrypackrafts@gmail.com


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.

Additional information

Weight 4.15 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 24 in

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