Quick take: lighter, less expensive, and less complicated than other backpacking SUPs.
The Trekker Ultralite is our amazingly light, inflatable package made for efficient hiking and easy paddling. The entire Trekker package, including backpack, board, pump, paddle, and fins, weighs in at just 21 lbs.!
- Inflatable – tour
- 10'8" x 31" x 6"
- 15 lbs. board (entire package weights only 21 lbs.)
- 2 fin system
- Single layer construction
- Thin PVC deck pad
- 15 psi recommended
- Inflatable paddleboard
- Stuff backpack
- Double-action single-chambered HP pump
- 3-piece carbon fiber adjustable paddle
- 2L Dry Bag
- Coil ankle leash
- 4" fins (2)
- Patch kit
Our most transportable SUPS
Lake, river, or ocean - our inflatables crush it!
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I could not believe the weight of this board, or lack there of! It is very compact and will be great for exploring some bodies of water I have not been able to "trek" my other boards into. Looking forward to some awesome photo ops in remote paddling locations.
Trekker is the best
The Trekker checked off all the boxes for me. The whole packed bag needed to be light for my 5 to 10 mile hike ins. Check. BTW the total packed weight is accurate at 21 lbs. Other hiking inflatable packages I looked at were much much heavier than advertised on their websites. Personally, I don't care about the board weight so much as the total weight of the packed bag and how it rides on my back. The Trekker bag has a hip belt and rides in the right spot. Check. I wanted a backpack with drain holes and mesh so I could pack the wet board and go. Check. Not sure why anyone would want a waterproof backpack. The Trekker backpack has room for a change of clothes and a sweatshirt. The Trekker has a full size pump. Check. My advice is stay away from mini pumps which take forever to pump up and are a lot of work. The key to rolling the board up is to extend the handle of the pump and then roll the board around the pump. That gives a lot more room in the bag. You guys should mention that on your website. I was initially hesitant about the twin fins without a center fin, but the board paddles great! I especially like the shorter fins for shallow water. And the carbon paddle is amazing. A carbon paddle wasn't on my check list, but now its a must have. I highly recommend the Trekker. I'll post photos later. See ya.
Trekker Ultra Light
I've only done a couple of small hikes with my Trekker so far but I'm really happy with it. The best part about our two Trekkers is that they hardly take up any space in our RV. Next best is that they are so light and easy to paddle.
Trekker vs. Solo
I’ve been obsessed with finding a good hikeable SUP and was shopping the Trekker vs. Pau Hana’s Solo. Not only is this package lighter, but it’s $350 less. It paddles really well too. And the paddle is way better/less complicated. No brainer.
I've been having a great time on my hikes and paddles with my trekker. I wouldn't even consider doing these hikes with my other inflatable (packed bag at 43 lbs). I ditched the repair kit and leash and my packed bag actually comes in just under 21 lbs. I like how the bag rides on my back with the hip belt fastened. Its comfortable and easy to carry. I've also mountain biked with it and the bag carries high enough on my back to do that comfortably. My trekker is easy to paddle and maneuver around rocks when heading down river. In summary its exactly what I was looking for in a compact package.
Not ready to buy?
Whether you choose to paddle the Deschutes River through the Old Mill or head up to the Cascade Lakes, come pick up your reserved paddleboard at their shop and they’ll help you load your car with the necessary straps and pads for most vehicles. The storefront is conveniently located near downtown Bend and along the Cascade Lakes Highway — the gateway to Mt. Bachelor and Central Oregon’s beautiful Cascade lakes.