The GnarMule is the same build as the Mule, but has all of the elements of the Gnarwhal including a Backband, Thigh Straps, WW Foot brace and whitewater seating system (3/4 length seat and sleeve). The Mule’s long and wide hull provides fantastic stability and ample storage space, while the Gnarwhal features make this configuration a beast in whitewater.
It’s a perfect option for taller paddlers who are looking for a comfortable and capable whitewater packraft. The GnarMule is also a good choice for paddlers who want the versatility of a whitewater boat that also has extra leg room for a pet or kiddo on calmer waters.
Manufacturing: Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado
Fit: One size (See sizing and specifications)
Tube Diameter: 11.7-inch
Valve:Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
Attachments: 4 bow grab loops, 2 stern grab loops, Offset D-Rings for Backband and Thigh Straps, 2 ankle loops, 2 multi-slot strap plates, and two strap plates
Build Configurations: Whitewater Deck or Self Bailer
Cargo Fly:Standard (Internal Dry Bags sold separately)
Materials: Proprietary 210-denier high count nylon hull and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA). 420d nylon hull is available for a heavy duty option.
Includes: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
Recommended Gear:Werner Sherpa, Powerhouse, or Aqua-Bound Shred 200cm paddle, Astral Green Jacket PFD, Kokatat Swift Entry Drysuit
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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Sizing and Specifications
6'2"-6'8" | 188-203cm
100in | 254cm
38in | 97cm
52in | 132cm
Interior Width at Hip
15.5in | 39cm
500lb | 227kg
*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 Bailer (SB)
8.9lb | 4kg
20x7in | 51x18cm
Whitewater Deck (WW)
10.6lb | 4.8kg
20x8in | 51x20cm
*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.
The Whitewater Deck is ideal for staying warm in cold conditions and maximizing performance in difficult whitewater. The Whitewater Deck features a large kayak style cockpit, one-piece pex coaming, and an ultralight spray skirt. Because the Whitewater Deck will not fill with water when pushing through a wave or hole, it maintains more speed and can punch through larger waves and stickier holes than the self bailing configuration. The seating systems in the Self Bailer and Whitewater Deck are identical except the Self Bailer features a 7-inch thick main seat versus a 5-inch thick seat on the Whitewater Deck.
The GnarMule Self Bailer is perfect for warmer conditions, quick entry and exit, and anyone that prefers a self bailing setup. It is slightly slower than the WW deck version when punching through waves and small holes, but it tends to stabilize in these situations which helps boaters navigate through tricky spots. If you swim, no dumping is required and you can just self rescue right back in. The seating systems in the Self Bailer and Whitewater Deck are identical except the Self Bailer features a 7-inch thick seat versus a 5-inch thick seat on the Whitewater Deck. Please note, there is a gap between the seat and the footbrace where your feet may be wet.
Cargo Fly Zipper
Our innovative Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the GnarMule. 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.
Internal Dry Bags may be purchased separately and are designed to work with the Cargo Fly system. The bags clip in place along each side of the tubes with a side release buckle and allow for better organization and weight balance than placing the contents of your pack loose inside the Cargo Fly. They also act as additional balanced air chambers to make it easier to get to shore in the event of a puncture.