The Forager is the largest and burliest packraft we’ve ever made. We built the Forager with extra large 14-inch diameter tubes made out of our toughest 400-denier Vectran® fabric paired with a Cargo Fly and a full length extra thick self bailing floor to keep you high and dry even when you’ve loaded it up with an entire moose or enough supplies for a 21-day self supported river trip. We then kitted it out with a huge array of tie downs and D-rings to secure your gear and seating. At a first glance, the Forager appears more like a mini-raft than a packraft, but when you pick it up and realize that it’s a mere 13lb 4oz you can only know that it’s a true Alpacka.
So who’s it for? Everyone! It started out as a hunting boat to get big game hunters in Alaska into places where even a Super Cub can’t access, and it truly shines in that role! But then we paddled it and realized it was so much more. Do you dream about flying in to float and wildlife watch on the remote rivers of Alaska’s north slope like the Kongakut, the Hula Hula, and the Colville? Well the Forager allows you to ditch that 100lb raft or inflatable canoe and pack your entire boat setup in a single checked airline bag and one trip on the Cessna, while easily carrying you and your partner and all of your gear for a multi-week expedition. What about taking the family down one of the many spectacular western desert rivers? The Forager easily carries two adults and one child plus all of their gear with much lower draft than a typical raft and it’s much easier to portage. Love to fish? Think about the spots that you can access with a sub 15-pound drift fishing raft that you can paddle with a single 250cm kayak paddle while your partner casts off the front. And we haven’t even mentioned how well it handles whitewater. Grand Canyon anyone?