The two person Alpacka Gnu is the packrafter’s canoe. For 2017, we added 8-inches in length the original Gnu for more cockpit space, updated the rigging and valve for better fit and inflation, and added a new touring seat option. The C2 seating configuration is an adventure racing favorite that uses the same center kneeling pillow as our original Gnu, which maximizes control, speed, and performance. Add the removable Whitewater Deck to the C2 seat and the Gnu will be ready for whitewater action. If you are looking for something a little more comfortable on flat water and easy rivers, our new touring seating system can be paddled either as a comfortable kneeling saddle or as a classic upright canoe style seat, which is perfect for exploring, fishing, and families. The Gnu is available in 210-denier high count nylon, 100-denier, 200-denier, and 400-denier Vectran®, and a hybrid option which combines 210-denier high count nylon ends with 200d Vectran® sides.
Note: If kneeling and running rapids or shallow areas with the C2 seat, we strongly recommend knee pads or some kind of knee protection!
We also highly recommend our Shred-Apart paddle that converts from a single kayak paddle into two canoe paddles with t-grips.
Check out the Salmon Fly short film below that shows the full feature range of the Gnu!