Alpacka Raft has been busy. For 2019, the company gets et to add a whole slew of new models to their packraft lineup, including everything from a two-person packraft to bringing the no-frills Classic back.
The all new Expedition model is built for making miles on big backcountry adventures with moderate whitewater. The Expedition is built on Alpacka’s new high performance 10.6-inch Rally Hull with streamlined seating, foam backband, Cargo Fly zipper internal storage, and the option of two whitewater decks.
The new Wolverine is built on the same 10.6-inch Rally Hull as the Expedition, but with Alpacka’s full complement of whitewater seating and 4-point thigh strap rigging. It’s perfect for hitting every eddy and play feature, boofing off every lip, and running rapids with style. And yes, it can be confidently rolled by skilled paddlers.
The two-person Oryx brings packrafting weight and portability to the canoe world. Weighing in at under 11 pounds and packing down to just 19×8-inches, the Oryx can be flown or backpacked anywhere in the world. But once you put it on the water, the two-person chair style seating system and stable Cargo Hull feels just like a classic canoe. And the Cargo Fly zipper internal gear storage system provides massive gear capacity for a multi-week trip. It’s perfect for long lake and flatwater river expeditions like the Boundary Waters and the rivers of northern Canada.
And for those looking for a no frills but burly packraft to have some adventures, Alpacka is brining back the original model — the Classic.
You can find all of the packrafts in Alpacka’s 2019 lineup on the company website.