It’s one thing to hike in 20 miles to get to the best hunting areas, but its an entirely different thing to try and pack out if you fill your tag. With large animals like moose and elk, a twenty-mile pack out often isn’t a feasible option. But, if you have a Forager, all you need is a small creek or river to get back home quickly and comfortably. The Forager is light enough to backpack for two. Yet, it will comfortably carry hundreds of pounds of cargo. You can put all of your overnight gear inside the tubes with the XL Cargo Fly system while lashing full game bags to the top and front of the boat. The Forager is small enough to be comfortably paddled by one person when hunting large big game like moose and elk, but large enough to accommodate two paddlers for smaller animals like deer and sheep. Its also a perfect backcountry drift boat for fishing. Hike it in a few miles, down steep canyon access where normal boats can’t go, tucking into small coastal rivers with lots of tree portages, or flying anywhere in the world. It truly opens up a whole new world of access possibilities for the backcountry hunter and angler.
Due to the seating configuration, the Forager is best paddled with a canoe style paddle. However, it can be paddled by a single stern paddler with a kayak paddle so that the front paddler can fish, take pictures, make lunch, etc. We recommend the Aquabound Shred-Apart paddle with the Forager, with the 240cm version being preferred.
Sizing and Specifications
||124in | 315cm
||43in | 109cm
||70in | 178cm
||18in | 46cm
||13.4lb | 6.10kg
||20x10in | 51x25cm
||1000lb | 453kg
*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.
**Packed size is a reference measurement based on folding each lengthwise edge of the boat to the center and rolling from the bow. There are many other methods of rolling and folding the boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.
***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.
Self Bailing: The Forager is available only in a self bailing configuration.
Cargo Fly Zipper: Our Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Forager. Extra-large roll top internal dry bags may be purchased separately. The Cargo Fly features an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to store your gear inside the tubes. The system provides drier and more secure gear storage and improved paddling performance due to a lower center of gravity.
Cedar Green: Proprietary 420-denier nylon, single side laminated with pigmented polyurethane film (Made in USA)
Kuiu Verde 2.0: 330-denier Cordura Nylon, single side laminated with clear polyurethane film (imported fabric, laminated in USA).
Floor: Proprietary 840-denier ballistics nylon, laminated on both sides with polyurethane film (Made in USA).
Seating: 200-denier oxford nylon and 210-denier high count nylons, with proprietary polyurethane laminate films (Made in USA).
Accessories: All grab loops and similar attachments are manufactured in house in Mancos, Colorado out of scrap floor materials and USA made webbing. Small parts and fasteners are Made in USA, when available, and sourced from industry leaders like Duraflex, YKK, and ITW-Nexus.