LONGSHORE EX280 - Expedition Packraft

LONGSHORE EX280 - Expedition Packraft

from 575.00


One or Two person packraft. 


The EX280 Mark II is our best selling packraft and is ideal for river, estuary or coastal cruising and can be paddled by either one or two people. It could also be used for fishing or as a tender to a small yacht. As our longest packraft it tracks well and is the fastest and easiest to paddle.

It can be used by one or two paddlers and can be rolled into a compact package that is easily carried in a backpack along with other camping kit during multi-day trips. You can inflate it in around 3 minutes using the Inflation Bag.

The EX280 Mark II has an improved inflatable block seat at the stern. It also has a inflatable backrest and a second inflatable seat in the middle (that can be removed). A Boston one-way valve allows rapid inflation and top on the move. Multiple webbing tie down points at the stern and bow allow for gear (or a bike) to be strapped to the packraft.

All seams are stitched and then heat welded with tape making them extremely robust. The floor is constructed from a highly puncture-resistant 840D urethane double-coated nylon. The standard model EX280 has tubes constructed of 210D nylon double-coated with urethane (inside and out), however we can offer it with tubes constructed of 210D nylon single-coated with urethane (just on the outside) which gives an approx weight saving of 600 grams.

Unsure what this means or why it matters - visit our Packraft Features page for an explanation. 

We're keen to constantly improve and refine our design - as a result all new EX280’s have the front seat positioned 10cm further forward. This gives slightly more leg room for the paddler at the stern. The U-seat has been replaced with a larger block seat that is more comfortable and spreads the paddlers weight and an optional kayak style backband is available for the front paddler.

Read about one of our customer’s expeditions in an EX280 here.

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External Length - 277cm    Internal Length - 172cm

Exterior Width - 98cm         Internal Width - 41cm

Side Tube Diameter - 28cm


3.93kg - Packraft without attachments

0.07Kg - Inflatable backrest

0.14Kg - Inflatable U-seat

0.14Kg - Inflatable middle seat

0.02Kg - Pack strap

0.10Kg - Inflation bag


Tubes - 210D nylon with a double urethane coating (unless otherwise stated). All joints stitched and taped.

Floor - 840D nylon with a double urethane coating. Glued and taped to the tubes.

Seats - 420D nylon with a single urethane coating.


  • Packraft

  • Inflatable U-seat

  • Inflatable backrest

  • Inflatable middle seat

  • Pack strap

  • Inflation bag

  • Spare Boston valve

  • Spare seat valve

  • Repair patches

  • Carry bag with rucksack straps

Further Information:

All Packrafts

Packraft Comparison

Packraft Features

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