Paco Pads by Jack's Plastics
Frequently Asked Questions
Everybody loves a Paco Pad! Paco Pads are made by Jack’s Plastic Welding based in Aztec, New Mexico. All their products are proudly made in the USA. JPW has a standard product line that includes inflatable boats, dry bags, and waterproof self-inflating mattresses. They even have an industrial product line that deals with the Oil and Gas industry, NASA contracts for rescue rafts and for capsule stabilization collars, and for environmental products, like spill containments, culvert plugs, manatee rescue, water main replacements, inflatable parts (like lungs and blood bladders) for patient simulators, and coral reef restoration. But what they are most known for is their Paco Pads.
Jack’s Plastic Welding has been making Paco Pads since 1983 with foam certified to be manufactured without CFC (chlorofluorocarbons aka freon). Paco Pads are the most durable and comfortable outdoor camping pads on the market today. Don’t be shocked if you get 15 years, or more, out of your Paco Pad. Yes, they are built for that! Now, let’s talk size….
The standard Paco Pad is made out of 18 oz. PVC-coated polyester with 1.5 inch thick firm high-density foam. It’s 72 inches long by 24 inches wide and weighs 7 pounds. When rolled up and secured by the included straps it’s 24 inches wide with a 7 inch diameter. Welded seams ensure a totally airtight and watertight enclosure for the foam. It can also be used to pad raft frames and insulate coolers. If you have a raft, you’ll want a Paco Pad.
The next size up is the Super Paco. It’s made out of the same material but the firm high density foam is 2 inches thick. The Super Paco is 78 inches long and 28 inches wide, and when rolled is 28 inches long with a diameter of 9.5 inches. It weighs 9.6 pounds. Get the support and comfort you need to snooze peacefully under the stars with the Super Paco Pad.
After one night on Jacks Plastics El Grande Paco Pad, it is hard to imagine using anything else on the river. At 3 inches thick, the El Grande is oh so comfy! 72 inches long and 27 inches wide, and when rolled the El Grande is 27 inches wide and 10.5 inch diameter and weighs 10.6 pounds. When a good night's sleep is more important than counting ounces, then consider the El Grande Paco Pad.
And if you are planning a multi-day rowing adventure and you want the best of the best, then you want the JPW Silverback Paco Sleeping Pad. This beast is 4 inches thick and weighs 14 pounds. It’s 78 inches long and 26 inches wide and when rolled it has an 11.5 inch diameter. The Silverback Paco Sleeping Pad is the feather bed of outdoor camping pads.
On your next rafting trip, whether you are using your Jack’s Plastic Welding Pad for sleeping, lounging, cushioning a raft, or even as a spare bed at home for guests, you know you’ll be comfortable for years and years. JPW is serious about putting people on the river with quality products that work, and that last. Raft guides and adventures alike love Paco Pads!