“A packraft is a gateway tool that you can grow with and grow into. It’s a piece of equipment that evolves as your technical skills evolve. Instead of a means to an end, it becomes its own thing.”
–Luc Mehl, Conservationist, Alpacka Raft Ambassador
The Grand Canyon, the Elwha, Vallecito Creek, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, South Fork of the Salmon, and Bull Lake Creek. All epic Class IV-V whitewater runs that were once thought to be beyond the capabilities of packraft. All runs that have been ticked off in style by paddlers in the Alpacka Whitewater Series packrafts over the last decade. Change what you thought was possible in a packraft with the Gnarwhal and Wolverine, each proudly Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado. The Gnarwhal provides unmatched stability and forgiveness for developing skills and confidence and charging hard in big volume rivers, while the Wolverine is the master of maneuverability, acceleration, edge control, and combat rolling in challenging whitewater. Prefer to paddle with a partner? The Forager is self-support Grand Canyon tested for tandem whitewater packrafting.
$1675 - $2175
$1500 - $2175
$1700 - $2400
|Sizes||Small - Large||Small - Extra Large||2-Person (Tandem)|
|Design||10.6" Rally Hull||11.7" Rally Hull||13.1" Cargo Hull|
|Build Configurations||Whitewater Deck (WW)||WW | Self Bailer (SB)||SB|
|Cargo Fly||Standard (Dry Bags Included)||Standard (Dry Bags Included)||Standard (Dry Bags Optional)|
|Exterior Length||90-95" | 229-241cm||92-100" | 234-254cm||124" | 315cm|
|Exterior Width||36" | 91cm||38" | 97cm||43" | 109cm|
|Interior Length||42-48" | 107-122cm||41-49" | 104-124cm||70" | 178cm|
|Interior Width||15" | 38cm||15" | 38cm||18" | 46cm|
|Weight*||8.7-9.2lb | 3.95-4.17kg||7.7-9.6lb | 3.50-4.35kg||13.4lb | 6.10kg|
|Packed Size**||18x7.5 - 18x8.5" | 46x19 - 46x22cm||20x7 - 20x10.5" | 51x18 - 51x27cm||20x10" | 51x25cm|
|Max Capacity***||350lb | 159kg||450lb | 204kg||1000lb | 453kg|
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*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.
**Packed size is a reference measurement based on folding each lengthwise edge of the boat to the center and rolling from the bow. There are many other methods of rolling and folding the boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.
***Max Capacity is the maximum total weight (paddlers and cargo) that the boat can reasonably carry in flatwater under ideal conditions. Actual capacity for any given trip will vary widely based on the paddler’s skill and water conditions. Please review our weight carrying capacity guide for further details.