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Nirvana Self-Bailing with Tizip

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The Kokopelli Packrafts Nirvana Self-Bailing is the boat for whitewater lovers with zero extra space for paddling gear. The first-ever self-bailing packraft, the Nirvana Self-Bailing is engineered to keep you above the water with an innovative packraft design, which allows water in the boat to drain automatically as you crush that rapid. The Self-Bailing design has several advantages including reduced weight (compared to a spraydeck-sprayskirt system) easier self-recovery, faster accessibility for scouting, or in and out extreme-low-water sections, and it opens up the entire interior of the packraft for gear storage.

The Nirvana Self-Bailing with Tizip features two air chambers (Removable Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat, Main Pontoon) for added safety. With a narrow trim, aggressive rocker on the bow, and a large-volume stern, the Nirvana offers excellent stability and performs best in Class 1 – Class 3.  The Tizip enables internal access to the main pontoon for increased storage and versatility.  Six external D-rings, four on the bow, 2 on the stern, provide additional secure anchor points for gear when the water is rough.

Revised for 2019, the Removable Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat is now constructed of 210d Diamond-Ripstop Nylon material and has an improved overall shape. The thickness of the inflatable seat area has increased from 6.5in (16.5cm) to 7in (17.8cm). Starting at 7in thick in the seat area, the floor tapers to 4in (10.2cm) thick from the knees to the bow. This keeps you comfortable and improves paddling position which allows for deeper, more efficient paddle strokes. The adjustable and removable kayak-style Backband offers superior back-support while increasing paddling power.

Nirvana Self-Bailing with Tizip features Kokopelli's proprietary 3-Point Thigh-Strap System which when combined with the optional 3-Point Thigh-Strap Kit (sold separately) provides the paddler additional control over the packraft. The additional control allows the paddler to fully engage their core and leg muscles, which is especially important on challenging whitewater. For more advanced paddlers, they also present the opportunity to roll your packraft like a traditional kayak.

The Nirvana Self-Bailing with Tizip is built from tough lightweight material and features 210 denier TPU Nylon sidewalls and 840 denier TPU Nylon floor. The seams are first stitched and then welded with double-reinforced 1in (2.5cm) wide seam tape. Additionally, the pontoon-to-floor attachment point is glued to the sidewall and then reinforced with v-seam tape around the entire interior of the packraft. Kokopelli's Whitewater Series packrafts also have an additional 3in (7.6cm) of floor material coverage on the the sidewalls for extra reinforcement and protection.

  • Tizip Provides Internal Access to Stern Pontoon
  • Leafield D7 Valves on all three Air Chambers
  • 4 External D-rings on Bow
  • 2 External D-rings on Stern
  • Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat
  • Kayak-style Backband

Sidewalls - 210 denier TPU Nylon
Bottom - 840 denier TPU Nylon
Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat - 210denier Diamond-Ripstop Nylon

In The Box
Nirvana Self-Bailing with Tizip
Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat
Inflation Bag
Inflation Tube
Compression Straps (Set of 2)
Emergency Repair Kit
Tizip Lubricant* Lightly lubricate Tizip with every use


Dimensions - Inflated
Outer Length: 90.0in (228.6cm)
Inner Length: 57.0 in (144.8cm)
Outer Width: 37.0in (94.0cm)
Inner Width: 15.5in (39.4 cm)

Dimensions - Deflated
Folded Size: 12 x 9 x 6in (30 x 23 x 15cm)
Rolled Size: 12 x 6 in (30 x 15cm)

Packraft: 8lb 9oz (3.88kg)
Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat: 1lb 3oz (0.54kg)
Backband: 6oz (0.17kg)
Inflation Bag: 3oz (0.09kg)
Inflation Tube: 2oz (0.06kg)
Compression Straps (Set of 2): 1oz (0.03kg) each, 2oz (0.06kg)

Air Chambers
Main Pontoon: 1
Inflatable Floor with Integrated Seat: 1
Tube Diameter: 12in (30cm)

Valve Type
Packraft: Leafield D7
Floor/Seat: Leafield D7

Recommended Air Pressure
Packraft: 1.5 PSI
Floor/Seat: 1.5 PSI

Load Capacity:  300lbs (136kg)

Warranty:  3-Year Limited