For the first time in 20 years, Colorado-based Alpacka Raft is offering “ready to ship” rafts as an alternative to their standard made-to-order options, which can take up to four weeks for delivery. Several of their most popular packrafts are now delivered with free two-day shipping to the Continental USA plus Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks). Although the ready to ship rafts don’t allow for custom colors and other unique touches, they make much shorter lead times possible and are great for last-minute trips. Even international orders usually arrive in less than 10 days and are shipped UPS Worldwide Expedited.
Find a quick description from Alpacka of every ready to ship raft that they are currently offering below, complete with photos and some important specs.
Alpacka Expedition – RTS
The Expedition is the ideal “Alaska” packraft for the dedicated packrafter that lives the dream of big adventures. A whitewater hull and optional thigh straps combined with a lightweight seating system make the Expedition as comfortable to carry in the pack as it is running Class III-IV whitewater. It weighs in at 7.9lbs (3.6kg) and costs $1,750 USD.
Made in USA / 7.9lbs (3.6kg) / $1,750 at Alpacka Raft
Alpacka Mule – RTS
The Mule is the loadmaster of the Alpacka Series and provides extra room and gear capacity for larger paddlers – while keeping the weight to a minimum. The Mule weighs in at 7lbs (3.2kg) and costs $1,175 USD.
Made in USA / 7lbs (3.2kg) / $1,175 atAlpacka Raft
Alpacka Caribou – RTS
The Caribou is our bikeraft, with our late rise bow to strap on a bike or heavy backpack. Its lightweight fabrics and minimalist design make it the lightest full size packraft in our lineup. The Caribou weighs 5.1lbs (2.3kg) and costs $925 USD.
Made in USA / 5.1lbs (2.3kg) / $925 at Alpacka Raft
Alpacka Refuge – RTS
The Refuge is the ultimate landscape traverse packraft, perfect for multi-day to multi-week adventures with equal parts walking and floating. The Refuge weighs 5.8lbs (2.6kg) and costs $1,300 USD.
Made in USA / 5.8lbs (2.6kg) / $1,300 at Alpacka Raft
Alpacka Whitewater Refuge – RTS
The Whitewater Refuge is exactly what it sounds like—the ultralight landscape adventure Refuge souped up with whitewater rigging and a full strength 840d floor. The Whitewater Refuge weighs 7lbs (3.2kg) and costs $1,525 USD.
Made in USA / 7lbs (3.2kg) / $1,525 atAlpacka Raft
Alpacka Scout – RTS
Tipping the scale at just 3.8lbs (1.6kg), the fourth generation Scout is built for mountain lakes, canyoneering, and short floats and river crossings. The Scout costs $775 USD.
Made in USA / 3.8lbs (1.6kg) / $775 at Alpacka Raft
Alpacka Forager – RTS
The Forager is a great river trip packraft for the skilled solo paddler that wants the most possible gear capacity, or two paddlers looking to take on Class III whitewater rivers. The Forager weighs 13.9lbs (6.3kg) and costs $2,225 USD.
Made in USA / 13.9lbs (6.3kg) / $2,225 atAlpacka Raft
You can find Alpacka Raft’s entire ready to ship lineup over at AlpackaRaft.com.
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