The Anfibio Ultimate is a completely new design solely dedicated to packrafting.
Its qualities for the task include outstanding low weight and a five-piece break-down into compact 56-cm segments which fit securely inside your backpack. The length adjustment spans 204 to 230cm allowing you to modify your paddling ‘gearing’ as conditions demand, just like a derailleur bike. On top of that the offset permits adjustment from a fatigue-proof 0° feathering all the way to a full 90° for battling headwinds – and any increment in between. And of course our Anfibio Ultimate can be set up for left or right-handed paddlers.
All this makes the Anfibio Ultimate ideally suited to the typically mixed conditions found in packrafting. And that’s not all – it can also be used as tarp or tent pole making it a multifunctional item. The full carbon lamination on both blade and shaft provides class-leading stiffness and strength ensuring that all your paddling input gets transmitted with efficiency.
Robustness and use
With the lamination process completely re-engineered, the Anfibio Ultimate offers solid durability for a variety of uses. The blade to shaft join has been optimised and fully reinforced with carbon fibre and the blade has rugged edges offering a remarkable strength on both faces. However it’s not indestructible: fractures can occur from careless use or transportation – and like all paddles, it is not a barge pole! We recommend it for classic touring where light weight and versatility count:
- long flatwater stretches (full 230cm extension)
- extended walking stages (compact disassembly; <800g)
- open whitewater (efficient response)
Choose our Anfibio Smash for playboating, surfing or technical whitewater.
Care and maintenance
- As with similar paddles, always fully disassemble the wet paddle after use to avoid the possibility of it locking up and becoming inseparable
- Scratches and fractures on the blade surface can be sealed and reinforced with epoxy glue
Weight: 770g (can vary (±20g) as handbuilt)
Length: 204-230cm fully variable
Blade size: 44 x 19 cm
Angle: 0-90° fully variable offset
Material: carbon fiber shaft with nylon ferrule and stainless steel clamping. Blade: carbon fiber with composite core.
Construction: Full carbon lamination, clamping ferrule, fully variable feathering, laminated/reinforced blade construction, snap buttons
Note: This is a bulky item. Express shipping flat rate is not applicable with certain post codes. If in doubt, contact us prior to selecting Express shipping.
For shipping to New Zealand please contact us in advance to confirm the shipping rates.