About Paqualife

Paqualife are a small UK family business, established in 2021, and are the only official suppliers of MRS products in the UK.


Our Mission

“To help the packrafting community grow in the UK, by spreading knowledge about the unique features and versatility of MRS packrafts and how they can expand one’s adventure possibilities.

We aim to provide high quality packrafting equipment for adventure seekers to discover the great outdoors without limits”


How did Paqualife begin?

A solution to a problem…

For us, packrafts solved a problem we had been trying to find a solution for, for years.

We had a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and always struggled with how we could get our small family from boat to shore safely and conveniently when anchored in a harbour. For years we used the ‘typical’ PVC inflatable tandem kayak that was almost 20kg, took up a lot of deck space, took an age to inflate and once on shore had to be left on the beach at risk of damage, being stolen or blown away. It was heavy and cumbersome and we thought ‘there must be something better out there!’.

We were after something compact, lightweight, easy to inflate and stable on the water and after some online research we came across MRS packrafts and ‘voila’, here was our solution!

Not only could a packraft solve our problem but it could open up so many more adventure opportunities – we wanted to spread the word, and so Paqualife was born!


Why buy from Paqualife?

Paqualife are proud to be a small UK family business. This allows us to provide a personalised, friendly service which is easily accessible to our customers. What’s more, we regularly use and understand the products we sell and so can advise you on which packraft best suits your needs from the extensive MRS packraft range.

Being UK based we endeavour to dispatch your order quickly and without additional import charges, unlike other packrafts purchased abroad. Custom orders made to your precise specification can take a little longer but are usually delivered within 3-4 weeks.

Paqualife pride ourselves on a high level of after-sales customer service. In the unlikely event you need your packraft repaired under warranty, you simply return your packraft to us for inspection and, if accepted, we deal with everything for you until the issue is resolved.

When buying from Paqualife, not only are you supporting a UK family business, you become part of a growing packrafting community that are committed to seeking adventure without limits. 


The Founders

Jonathan and Gina are a husband and wife team that founded Paqualife in 2021 after finding packrafts a solution to their boating problem. Having both come from boating families they enjoy being active and out on the water and love the versatility that a packraft can offer. They are passionate about growing the packrafting community in the UK and wish to be visible and approachable to their customers, whether that be to offer advice on what product best suits them, get feedback on their packrafting experiences or to listen to customers on what else they would like to see within the MRS range. Please get in touch and they would be happy to help.

“I’ve paddled the MRS Microraft now for a couple of months getting used to it before a big expedition and I can safely say it is perfect for those who want to paddle a combination of white water and calm water. With the internal storage system and tie down points it can carry a lot of your gear (either internally or on the bow in a dry bag). Having the ability to install the skeg helps you track straight on longer paddles and removing it during a while water session allows for good movement. The cruiser deck is a great function, stopping paddle drips and rain from getting in the packraft during long days paddling or if your paddling white water it will limit the water ingress but not completely stop it. The Microraft is durable, not the lightest expedition packraft, but it combines all of the above functions allowing it to be an absolutely brilliant expedition packraft.

The Microraft is an absolute brilliant all-round packraft, I really recommend it!”


Martin G.

“Have had our packraft for 2-3 years now and found it to be a great bit of kit. Well made and suitable for the range of water conditions suggested (although can’t pretend to have been in ‘serious’ conditions) – we have used in a range of rivers, sea and lakes, principally in the UK but also France. Particularly handy is the ease of transport, to launch sites on foot or carrying on bikes. Plans for Scandinavia this year. Looking forward to the opportunity for multi day trips. Works particularly well with travel in our VW California – all paddle kit easily fits in a roof box and light enough that can still raise the roof without problems.”
Dave P. 

“The Microraft is brilliant for just getting out and going, being super light its no struggle carrying it to the waterway, once in it tracks great, is quick moving over the water, due to its lightness even with a weekends worth of camping gear inside the ISS it was still easy to carry at portages, I suffer with sciatica and after 8 hours of paddling the seating position meant I wasn’t in any pain. This is also the first time I’ve had a bag inflation system which makes getting set up so easy – 3 to 4 bags and it’s fully inflated, takes minutes. Wish I’d bought one before, can’t wait to try a bit of white water now.

My only quibble is that they come in a nice Paqualife bag which is allot bigger than the raft itself but serves ifs purpose. In my opinion a nice raft storage bag that can attach to a rucksack for when trekking maybe would be better.
Overall I’m 100% happy with my purchase (and check out the quick dry polo’s, they’re great!)”


“My MRS Ponto has opened up so many options for wild camping trips, thank you Paqualife!”

Mark H.

“I love how packrafts allow me to explore the great outdoors in ways I couldn’t without such kit!”



“Packrafting has allowed me to explore places I never thought possible and I can take my dog with me which is such a bonus”



“What can I say the polo fits perfectly, sizes are true, very light and cool top, dries quickly as stated in name,
Very nice top”


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