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From Packrafts to PPE

Switching From Packrafts to PPE Alpacka Raft helps the community by making hospital gowns in times of need. Alpacka Raft has recently switched from packrafts to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. Since all of our packrafts are manufactured in our Mancos, Colorado shop, we have been able to […]

Gateway to Fun – California Women’s Watersport Collective Adds Packrafts to their lineup

Photo and Stories from: The California Women’s Watersport Collective The California Women’s Watersport Collective (Cali Collective) added two donated Alpacka Raft Gnarwhals to their lineup. “We are thrilled to have these great packrafts in their quiver. And holy moly…we were missing out without them!”, said Melissa DeMarie, Cali Collective’s Chief […]

Welcome to the World of Packrafting

📸: Packrafting a stunning lake. 📸: Thomas Zalepa. Zalepa.

Lightweight Boats, Easy Portages, Fun, Fun, Fun — Welcome to Packrafting Story by Marilyne Marchand. Feature photo by Tomas Zalepa. Other photographers identified in individual photos. Imagine a canoe or kayak course connecting several different streams that do not communicate with one another. Impassable rapids and passages too shallow to […]

Luc Mehl’s Review Of The New 2020 Expedition

The new and improved 2020 Expedition is now available. Review and Photos by: Luc Mehl Based on its name alone, I assumed that the Expedition was the right Alpacka packraft for me. Like most packrafters, I started as a backpacker, not a boater, and my principal use for a packraft […]

Sarah Tingey: Thanks, Democrats, for trying to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

arctic national wildlife refuge

A repost from an articled originally run in the Durango Herald. Read the original here.   Sarah Tingey: Thanks, Democrats, for trying to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Thank you to the Colorado Democratic Congressional delegation for recognizing that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, America’s last truly wild place, is […]

Protecting Bristol Bay: A Fight Against Pebble Mine

Save Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine.

An Interview with Alaska Trout Unlimited‘s Jenny Weis. Media provided by Bjørn Olson. Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with your best packraft fishing photos. The first 50 people get a free 2019 Trout Unlimited Membership! Streams overflowing with brightly colored salmon, crystal clear water, stunning mountains, plump grizzly […]

The Canadian Packraft Rendezvous

Ben Weigl Canadian Packraft Rendezvous

This year’s Canadian Packraft Rendezvous to be Held June 28-July 2 at Mount Robson Provincial Park Story by Lizzy Scully, featured photo by Ben Weigl. Canada’s plethora of beautiful rivers and wilderness areas make it prime territory for packraft adventures. Or, so thought numerous members of the “Packrafting in Canada” […]

The Alpacka Classic – From the “Stubby” to Streamlined in 2019

Feature photo-Sheri’s fabric rep, Richard Hewitt, testing an early boat on the Aniakchek, 2003.

The Alpacka Series Story â€“ Early History & The Golden Age of Packrafting Story by Thor Tingey, photos by Bjorn Olson and from the Sheri Tingey historical archives. Welcome to the best backcountry adventure boats on the planet and our new Alpacka Series lineup! The Classic is our iconic original packraft and […]

Meghalaya Rivers – A New Guidebook on Packrafting & Boating in Northern India

Filmmaker and Guidebook Author Zorba Laloo on the Making of His New Boating & Packrafting Guidebook Zorba’s book is available exclusively in the United States at Alpacka Raft. Click here, and get yours today! “Meghalaya Rivers” is a testament of life and the spirit of exploration that special places on […]

2nd Annual #DogsOfPackrafting Photo Contest

And The Winners Are… Note: We were unable to share all the photo contest entries on Instagram, so we did not consider Instagram likes from our own platform. Congrats to Nikki T. for winning one of the Werner Pack-Tour M Paddle with his submission, “Sunrise Glacier: Murphy doesn’t mind trading […]