Alpacka Raft films

100 Miles | Fly Out Media

This trip was not a first descent on an unnamed river. It was not some epic of mankind’s quest through the uncharted. But, after going 100 river miles without seeing another human soul, it felt like it. To revel in the unknown is the greatest thrill for an angler. And when it’s all over, the fishing, the adventure, and the solitude all culminate into a shared experience with the company you keep.

Related Products: Oryx, Forager, Shred Apart Paddle

From the Doorstep | Pursuit Films

An urban packrafting adventure to see the city from a different perspective.

Related Products: Classic, CaribouAll-Purpose Paddles

Salmon Fly | Water Bear Media

Two friends use a packraft to chase rumors of solitude, hungry trout, and classic whitewater during the peak of the salmon fly hatch.

Related Products: Oryx, Forager, Shred Apart Paddle

Refuge | Fly Out Media

The chaos of ordinary life can make us weary. 24-hour news, social media, celebrity culture, smart phones, and political jib-jab are exhausting. Over time and repetition, it all can make life seem ugly. In America, we are lucky to be owners of the most beautiful places through our public lands – truly our nation’s greatest invention. We all have sanctuary; we have a place to heal. We all have a place to escape, take a deep breath, and find refuge. The most exotic of which exists in Alaska’s far north, inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Related Products: Alpacka Series, All-Purpose Paddles

Nabesna to McCarthy | Mike Curiak

Adventurer, cyclist, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Mike Curiak’s film of fatbiking and packrafting from Nabesna to McCarthy in Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains.

Related Products: CaribouAll-Purpose Paddles

The Caribou – Bikerafting in Southern Utah

A winter excursion through the desert canyons of Southern Utah with fatbikes and the Caribou bikeraft.

Related Products: CaribouAll-Purpose Paddles

Show Up and Blow Up: Grand Canyon | Luc Mehl

Conservationist, adventurer, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Luc Mehl’s film of a January 2019 self support trip down the Grand Canyon with the Whitewater Series packrafts.

Featuring: Sarah Tingey, Thor Tingey, Luc Mehl, Mike Curiak, Casey Orion, Shasta Hood, Josh Jaquot, Brian Blair, Becky King, and Tony Perelli

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

Alpackalypse 2014 | Water Bear Media

Seven years in development, the original Alpackalypse was the first whitewater specific packraft and featured the first of its kind 4-point thigh straps and a low volume high performance Vectran hull. The Alpackalypse project resulted in many features that are now widely used across our product line, like the Whitewater Deck, Cargo Fly, and extended stern. The original Alpackalypse is no longer in production, but its spirit lives on in the latest Whitewater Series models.

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

Show Up and Blow Up: Alaska | Luc Mehl

Conservationist, adventurer, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Luc Mehl’s film of packrafting some of Alaska’s classic whitewater test pieces.

Featuring: Luc Mehl, Roman Dial, Todd Tumolo, Gerard Ganey, Shasta Cloud, Doug Demarest, Paul Forward, Sarah Heck, Casey Sanger, John Sykes, Graham Kraft, Matt Kupilik, Brad Meiklejohn, Estee Parker, Anthony Larson, and Danny Powers.

Rivers: Willow Creek, King’s River, Little Susitna, Happy River, Aniakchak River, McCarthy Creek, Chitina River, W. Fk. Tana River, Knik River, Metal Creek, Skwenta River 

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

Show Up and Blow Up: Mexico | Luc Mehl

Conservationist, adventurer, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Luc Mehl’s film of packrafting some of Veracruz, Mexico’s whitewater classics.

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

Show Up and Blow Up: The Dixie States | Luc Mehl

Conservationist, adventurer, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Luc Mehl’s film of packrafting some of the Southeast USA’s classic whitewater runs.

Featuring: Luc Mehl, Roman Dial, Tim Johnson.

Rivers: Tellico, Tennessee, Chatooga, South Carolina/Georgia, Little River Canyon, Alabama, Green, North Carolina, Cullasaja, North Carolina, Horsepasture, North Carolina

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

PNW: Packrafting in Winter | Mike Curiak

Adventurer, cyclist, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Mike Curiak’s film of packrafting whitewater classics in the Pacific Northwest.

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

Middle Box | Mike Curiak

Adventurer, cyclist, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Mike Curiak’s film of packrafting the Middle Box of the Animas, right in Alpacka Raft’s backyard.

Featuring: Ben Phillips, Dan Thurber, Mike Curiak, Jeff Creamer.

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

Packrafting Vallecito Creek | Mike Curiak

Adventurer, cyclist, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Mike Curiak’s film of packrafting the box canyon of Vallecito Creek, right in Alpacka Raft’s backyard.

Featuring: Thor Tingey, Ben Phillips, Mike Curiak, John Baker

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

South Fork Salmon | Mike Curiak

Adventurer, cyclist, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Mike Curiak’s film of packrafting the South Fork of the Salmon River at 1.8 feet, an Idaho Classic.

Featuring: Jeff Creamer, Jim Harris, Brian Blair, and Mike Curiak.

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

Packrafting the Elwha | Mike Curiak

Adventurer, cyclist, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Mike Curiak’s film of a three-day adventure packrafting the The Grand Canyon of the Elwha on the iconic Olympic Peninsula.

Featuring: Thor Tingey, Tom, Mike Curiak, John Baker

Related Products: Whitewater Series, Whitewater Paddles

How to Inflate Your Packraft | Alpacka Raft

How to use your inflation bag, temper, and deflate your Alpacka Raft.

Cargo Fly Setup and Care | Alpacka Raft

How to set up, maintain, and repair your Cargo Fly zipper internal gear storage system. Video covers installation, packing, lubrication, maintenance, troubleshooting, and storage. 

Basic Field Repair | Alpacka Raft

The basics that you need to know to keep your packraft in good condition in the field and to make repairs as needed.

Whitewater Series Setup | Alpacka Raft

How to set up your Whitewater Series Alpacka Raft. Video covers seat, foot brace, backband, and thigh strap installation and techniques for getting the best fit. 

Note: Some of the designs and products (like the backband stabilizers) have changed since the video was made, but the methods are still relevant for the best fit and installation.

Packrafting 101: Getting Ready for the River | Media Feliz

The basics of inflation, tempering, and getting your boat ready to go for the first time.

Packrafting 101: Strokes & Eddy Turns | Media Feliz

The basic building block skills that every paddler must develop to navigate a river safely.

Packrafting 101: River Navigation | Media Feliz

The essential skills and techniques for downriver travel.