The Packraft Handbook, signed copy



This book is to the burgeoning and exciting sport of packrafting what “Freedom of the Hills” has long been for mountaineering: a foundational tome, an encyclopedic body of knowledge for beginners and experts alike, a book that will surely stand the test of time. Compelling writing, excellent photography, and superb illustrations combine to make this an exceptional guidebook. Most importantly, it is a treatise on risk taking and risk assessment. It is not an exaggerated claim to say that this book will actually save lives.

Chris Kalman, Banff 2022 Book Competition Jury

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**Note: Media mail (USPS Economy) has been especially slow lately … often taking several weeks to get out of Alaska.**

2021 National Outdoor Book Award Winner in Outdoor Adventure Guides

2022 Banff Mountain Book Competition Guidebook Winner

The Packraft Handbook is a comprehensive guide to packrafting, with a strong emphasis on skill progression and safety. Readers will learn to maneuver through river features and open water, mitigate risk with trip planning and boat control, and react when things go wrong. Illustrated for visual learners and featuring stunning photography, The Packraft Handbook has something to offer all packrafters.

This is it: the bible of packrafting!  It has it all: comprehensive coverage, intelligent layout, eye-catching photography, first rate illustrations and color throughout.  Author Luc Mehl’s breadth of experience clearly shows with coherent, step-by-step instructions and plenty of helpful tips.  One of the book’s strong points is Mehl’s emphasis on safety.  He returns to the safety angle again and again with the hope that his readers will keep it foremost in their minds.  The package is complete with an abundance of Sarah Glaser’s clear and instructive illustrations which perfectly complement the text. – National Outdoor Book Award Committee

This is the book we’ve all been waiting for. It is both approachable for newcomers and deep enough to satisfy experts. I know that I will refer back to it often as I continue to develop my own skills.” – Joseph Bell, President, American Packrafting Association

Alaska: Media mail is just as fast and uses more eco-friendly packaging than Priority.

Continental US: Priority is up to two weeks faster than media mail.

International: I can ship to you … but you might find cheaper options locally or via

Additional information

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in