The Valkyrie is the kayaker's packraft—the pinnacle of whitewater performance in an inflatable package. It features modern creekboat style and rocker with a patented planing hull for secondary stability and edge control. The V3 is the lowest volume and most responsive whitewater boat we've ever made. It’s easier to do everything: boof, roll, eddy, ferry, and all with style.
The hype is real. The Valkyrie V3 is not just our highest performance whitewater packraft, its the biggest leap in performance that we've ever made and may ever make. It features our lowest profile tubes, modern creek boat shaping, generous bow and stern rocker, and a spacious and comfortable cockpit. The patented floor sits below the bottom of the tubes to create secondary stability when the boat is put on edge. Like a kayak, this allows the paddler to hold the Valkyrie on edge for crossing eddylines, boofing off drops, and cutting through features. The bow and stern rocker keep the boat high and dry and make it incredibly easy to boof over and skip out of holes and steep drops. And the speed is, well, you have to paddle it to believe it.
If you are a kayaker who is packraft curious or tired of lugging nine feet of plastic on your shoulder into the backcountry, the Valkyrie V3 is your packraft. It is also a great boat for the experienced packrafter looking to step up their whitewater game or anyone who wants to develop kayak skills in a forgiving and easy to store and travel package.
Manufacturing: Made in Mancos, Colorado
Shape: Patented Valkyrie Planing Hull
Tube Diameter: 9-inch
Valve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
Cargo Fly: Standard (Small Internal Dry Bags sold separately)
Materials: Proprietary 420-denier nylon hull and 840-denier nylon floor
Includes: One-piece PEX Coaming, Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit. SPRAY SKIRT NOT INCLUDED
Recommended Gear: HD Spray Skirt, Small Internal Dry Bags, and Lap Bag
Whitewater Deck: The Valkyrie comes standard with the Whitewater Deck, which provides the highest performance in whitewater. The deck keeps the boat dry so it can maintain speed through features. The Whitewater Deck features a large kayak style cockpit and includes a one-piece PEX coaming. A spray skirt is not included. We recommend the HD Spray Skirt for performance.
Cargo Fly: A standard option on the Valkyrie, the Cargo Fly is the ultimate packraft gear storage solution. It features 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 Cargo Fly is perfect for expeditions, whitewater performance, and keeping your gear dry in any conditions.