Why isn’t this a picture from the coolest camp ever? (Instead, it’s a photo from a life raft review) I am tempted forgo the whole sinking boat trauma and just cast off in a life raft in the first place. Though I’ve never dealt with life rafts in real life, they seem like potentially terrific pleasure boats for lazy river floating or perhaps anchoring out for a night. Sure, a posh eight person raft will set you back about US$9000, but imagine resting your head on this giant floating pillow in the shade of the deployable canopy. Maybe you go for a swim and climb back in using the attached ladder. Grab your camera and a snack from a built-in waterproof pocket. It seems like the ultimate ultra-light (90lb. boat holds a dozen people) deployable gadgety leisure-craft.