Mt Waddington's Outdoors


Tipping the scales at just 3.25lbs, the Scout is everything you need when weight and space is at a premium. Perfect for fastpacking, crossing rivers, canyoneering, and mountain lake fishing.




So small and light that you won’t even notice it in your pack. The Scout features a new hull shape with additional volume in the bow and stern, which allows the Scout to be used as a full-fledged backcountry packraft in addition to its regular duties as a canyoneering and mountain lake specialist. The Scout will be offered with a short Cargo Fly for the first time ever. The Cargo Fly version will be perfect for backcountry trips where weight is at a premium, but you need a boat that can handle a couple of days of paddling with all of your gear.

Additional information

Weight 1.6 kg


  • Manufacturing: Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado
  • Shape: Classic Hull
  • Tube Diameter: 9.2-inch
  • Valve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
  • Attachments: 1 stern grab loop
  • Seating: Optional Scout Seat
  • Build Configurations: Open
  • Cargo Fly: Optional (not compatible with internal dry bags)
  • Materials: Proprietary ultralight 210-denier high count nylon hull and 420-denier nylon floor (Made in USA). Sorry, no custom multi-color or Vectran options.
  • Includes: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
  • Recommended Gear: NinjaAqua-Bound Whiskey or Manta Ray paddles
  •  AQUASEAL WARNING: Using the Aquaseal in the repair kit will expose you to toluene, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


Exterior Length 76in | 193cm
Exterior Width 33in | 84cm
Interior Length 38in | 97cm
Interior Width 15in | 38cm
Weight w/o Cargo Fly* 3.25lb | 1.47kg
Weight with Cargo Fly* 3.44lb | 1.56kg
Packed Size** 15x5in | 38x13cm
Max Capacity w/o Cargo Fly*** 225lb | 102kg
Max Capacity with Cargo Fly*** 275lb | 125kg

*Weight includes all components except inflation bag and repair kit.

**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.

Build Configurations

Open: The Scout is available only in the open build configuration. We are not offering spray decks or self bailing configurations for the Scout as it is primarily designed as a minimalist boat.

Cargo Fly Zipper: The Cargo Fly is the ultimate packraft gear storage solution featuring an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to load 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. The Scout Cargo Fly zippers is shorter than our standard Cargo Fly zippers, but still adequate to fit most medium sized stuff sacks and small (non-frame) backpacks). The Scout’s extra small tubes are not compatible with our internal dry bags.


Hull: Proprietary 210-denier high count nylon, single side laminated with a lightweight pigmented polyurethane film (Made in USA). This is the same fabric used in the Caribou, which optimizes packability and weight savings while maintaining sufficient tear strength for the Scout’s intended uses.

Floor: Proprietary 420-denier nylon, laminated on both sides with polyurethane film (Made in USA).

Seat: 200-denier oxford nylon, with single side polyurethane laminate (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.

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