Cargo Series – Families and Gear Haulers

The Cargo Series

The Cargo series is designed for hauling extra gear or extra people, perfect for pets and families, big expeditions, hunting, fishing, and adventure racing. The Fjord Explorer and Alpacka Gnu are our most versatile packrafts. Each is designed with a symmetrical hull with extended ends for added speed, stability, and floatation. The Fjord Explorer is our largest single person packraft and is offered with spray decks or a packable rowing frame and oars. The Gnu is longer than the Fjord Explorer and is designed for one or two people. It’s also our fastest packraft. Whether you are adventure racing, drift boat style fishing, hunting, C2 style whitewater canoeing, or just rowing around the harbour, the Gnu can be configured to meet your needs. The Explorer 42 is designed around the hull shape of our standard Alpacka Raft series, but with an added a bit of length to accommodate a second person, a pet, or a lot of extra gear. Finally, the Double Duck is designed for aquatic researchers on flat water and features two person capacity with a flat bow to accommodate sampling equipment.

Features:

  • Handmade in Mancos, Colorado
  • Stitched and taped seams
  • Single urethane coated 200d nylon tubes
  • Optional urethane coated 200d Vectran® tubes (Gnu only)
  • Fjord Explorer (Single Person)
    • 8 grab loops – 4 bow, 4 stern
    • Symmetrical extended bow and stern hull
    • Optional spray decks
    • Optional rowing frame
    • Cargo Fly compatible
    • Whitewater capable
    • Includes: removable seat and backrest, inflation bag, stuff sack, repair kit
  • Alpacka Gnu (1-2 People)
    • 10 grab loops – 4 bow, 6 stern
    • Symmetrical extended bow and stern hull
    • Saddle style kneeling pillow with cargo fly
    • Optional whitewater spray deck (2 person)
    • Cargo Fly compatible
    • Whitewater capable
    • Includes: inflation bag, stuff sack, repair kit
  • Explorer 42 (1-2 People)
    • 6 grab loops – 4 bow, 2 stern
    • Extended stern, upturned bow
    • Removable seat and backrest in stern, second seat towards bow
    • Cargo Fly compatible
    • Whitewater capable
    • Includes: inflation bag, stuff sack, repair kit
    • Not available with spray decks or self bailing floor
  • Double Duck (1-2 People)
    • 6 grab loops – 4 bow, 2 stern
    • Extended stern, flat bow
    • Included 2 seats and backrest, with mounting tabs in stern
    • Includes: inflation bag, stuff sack, repair kit
    • Not available with spray decks, self bailing floor or cargo fly
    • Flatwater only

Specifications:

 

Fjord Explorer Alpacka Gnu Explorer 42 Double Duck
Capacity (Persons) 1 1-2 1-2 1-2
Exterior Length 111” (282cm) 118” (300cm) 107” (271cm) 102” (258cm)
Exterior Width 37” (94cm) 41” (104cm) 37” (94cm) 39” (98cm)
Interior Length 51” (130cm) 58” (147cm) 61” (154cm) 62” (158cm)
Interior Width 14.5” (37cm) 17” (43cm) 14.5” (37cm) 16” (41cm)
Base Weight 6lb. 0oz. 8 lb. 14oz. 6lb. 1oz.  5lb. 7oz.
Packed Size 8” x 24” 11” x 24” 9” x 24 “ 8” x 24”