Gear Review: FlytePacker Raft

Get off the bank and onto the lake with the FlytePacker Raft.

When the big ones are rising far in the center of the lake, or you want to fish and float, reach them with this packable vessel. Made of tough nylon, it weighs only a tad more than two pounds and packs down to water-bottle size. It holds up to 310 pounds, and our 6’2” tester found the 46×42-inch size comfortable and stable. Mastering the art of casting while reclining? That’s part of the fun. Tip: To keep your butt warm in cold water, sit on your sleeping pad. $299; 2 lbs. 5 oz.;