Anfibio Packraft is a brand from Germany that is specialized in the development of ultralight packrafts and related equipment. The boats are manufactured with a partner in China. We had the chance to test different Anfibio packraft models on the water and would like to share our opinion on these packrafts in this review post.
Anfibio Delta MX Review
The Anfibio Delta MX is an extremely lightweight yet spacious 1-person packraft. When rolled up, it is so small that it fits into any backpack.
very light and compact + skeg holder already fitted
+ very spacious + comfortable seat with integrated backrest + high load limit + scratch-resistant surface + accessories and spare parts (e.g. seat, skeg) available + 3-year guarantee on materials and workmanship
Our new model had a small (inconspicuous) deformation in the side tube – without the skeg, the straight-line stability is only moderate – compressing the seat is laborious – the lower side of the air chamber is poorly protected against rough groundings – only repair material but no repair kit (i.e. material including adhesive) included in the scope of delivery
The Anfibio Delta MX is a successful packraft. With this small pack size and weight, there is no reason not to take the boat with you and combine it with other activities. It is a simple packraft that still offers great comfort and good running characteristics as a single packraft with a skeg. From our point of view, it is not only a packraft for crossing a river, but also for paddling down a river for several hours or taking a short leisurely tour on a lake in good conditions (i.e. no wind/no waves). It also offers a surprising amount of interior space.
Anfibio Rebel 2K Review
The Rebel 2K is a packraft from the Anfibio brand. It is similar to the Anfibio Delta MX. The big difference is that the Rebel 2K comes with more equipment (especially the integrated spraydeck) and therefore offers other options for tours.
very light and compact + skeg holder already fitted
+ spraydeck can be opened (packraft can be paddled as an open packraft) + sprayskirt is in integrated in the spraydeck + comfortable seat with integrated backrest + scratch-resistant surface + accessories and spare parts (e.g. seat, skeg) available + 3-year guarantee on materials and workmanship
spraydeck suitable for moderate white water only
– difficult to compress the seat – lower side of the air chamber is poorly protected against rough groundings – only repair material but no repair kit (i.e. material including adhesive) included – little space for tall people with the spraydeck closed
The Anfibio Rebel 2K is a great addition to Anfibio’s ultra-lightweight Prackrafts. It is a very versatile packraft with a good finish. Thanks to the integrated spraydeck, you are optimally prepared for many situations. It keeps you dry from splashing water and warm on cool mornings or in cooler seasons. The Rebel 2K is also available with waterproof inner pockets in the air chamber (70 L per side). This increases the packraft’s transport capacity enormously and is perfect for longer outdoor activities.
In order to achieve the low weight, the Rebel 2K has been designed without unnecessary material thicknesses and coatings. It is therefore less robust than other packrafts (which are significantly heavier). Nevertheless, we consider the Anfibio Rebel 2K to be suitable for most applications of a packraft (crossing waters, river tours, leisurely paddling on lakes, …). For frequent whitewater use, where not only the bottom but also the air chamber is subjected to heavy stress, we would be cautious with the Rebel 2K. Although it is an ultra-light packraft, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and useful features (e.g. comfortable seat, skeg holder, numerous straps).
Anfibio Omega C2 Review
The Anfibio Omega C2 is a very light canoe packraft. There are now packraft models from numerous manufacturers on the market, but packrafts as canoes (known as Canadian canoes in technical jargon) are still a rarity among packrafts.
very high configurability (up to 2 skegs, backrests for kayak configuration, MultiMat for stiffening the floor, …) + very compact and lightweight for a 2-person canoe + very flexible positioning of the seats
+ comfortable seat cushions + plenty of space for the paddlers in the canoe configuration + two skegs fittings already attached + high rigidity (air pressure) achievable with the aid of the hand pump + can also be used as a kayak + possibility of stowing and securing luggage in the interior + good workmanship + 3-year guarantee + good running characteristics and good directional stability (with at least 1 skeg) for an inflatable canoe
no carrying handles – somewhat more tippy than conventional packrafts due to the raised seating position – cords for fastening the seat wear out quickly – without MultiMat not a good seating position (too low and cramped) as a kayak – lower side of the air chambers is not very protected against rough groundings – only repair material but no repair kit (i.e. material including glue) included – luggage compartment in the air chamber would have been very interesting for multi-day tours – inflation bag and hand pump could be of higher quality
The Anfibio Omega C2 is a very successful and interesting packraft. If we didn’t already have a few boats of our own, the Anfibio Omega C2 would be worth considering buying. It is the lightest, most compact and affordable inflatable canoe available on the market. The manufacturer has taken care to make the Packraft as variable as possible. Thanks to the variable seating concept, the Anfibio Omega C2 in combination with the MultiMat and the backrests can be used not only as a canoe but also as a 1- or 2-person kayak.
As a canoe, it is a real alternative to conventional inflatable canoes (e.g. Gumotex Palava). The raised seating position and long internal length offer plenty of space for paddlers and luggage on a day trip. Skegs are very common with inflatable kayaks, but hardly ever found with canoes. The Anfibio Omega C2 is different. It can be equipped with up to 2 fins and has good running characteristics and therefore does not have to hide behind conventional inflatable canoes. For a 2-person packraft, it has very generous dimensions despite its small pack size and weight.