Q. Can the Pow-R-Tube be detached from the power segment if I want to use it as a conventional float tube on a small farm pond, ease of transport or carry it in to a remote location?

A. Yes. The Pow-R-Tube is easily detached from the power segment by means of the heavy duty zipper. There are 'D' rings on the bottom of the tube located specifically for pack straps, which we have available as an accessory item. The Pow-R-Tube as a backpack item weighs 13-1/2 lbs.