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April 21, 2022

T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

News, Events, Reviews

The Winner of the Alpacka Raft 20th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest has been awarded.

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March 20, 2018

Alpacka Raft Caribou Packraft & Aqua-Bound Whiskey Fiberglass 4pc Paddle Sweepstakes

Bikerafting, News, Events, Reviews

Congratulations to Our Randomly-Chosen Sweepstakes Winner, Tom Gilmore of New Smyrna Beach, Florida! From Tuesday, March 20th at noon until Tuesday, April 3rd at noon, Alpacka Raft and Aqua-Bound are partnering up to do a giveaway worth .00! Win one of Alpacka’s brand new Caribou Packrafts, ideal for bikerafting and solo […]

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November 11, 2019

Luc Mehl's Review Of The New 2020 Expedition

News, Events, Reviews

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 […]

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February 12, 2019

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

News, Events, Reviews

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 […]

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November 8, 2017

*Limited Edition* Lime Green Fabric + 10% Off Sale Starts Today - Check Out The Photo Gallery

News, Events, Reviews

Limited Edition Lime Green Fabric Now Available 10% OFF All Pre-Orders — Get Yours Today! In the mid 1600s, the poet Pedro Calderon de la Barca said, “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” We dig the new lime green color, especially […]

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June 21, 2018

2nd Annual Mancos Valley River Film Fest, June 29-30 - All Burro & 416 Firefighters Get in Free

News, Events, Reviews

2nd Annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival, June 29 & 30: Premiering Never-Before-Seen, “From the Doorstep” Burro & 416 Firefighters Get in Free! Get your tickets today! Local nonprofit Mancos Valley Resources (MVR) and Founding Sponsor Alpacka Raft are spearheading the 2ndAnnual Mancos Valley River Film Fest with a “Local’s Night” […]

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January 22, 2018

The 2018 Forager - The Hunting & Fishing Packraft

News, Events, Reviews

The 2018 Forager — The Ultimate Two-Person Backcountry Adventure Packraft is Now Better and More Affordable To Be Launched in Early April! The 2018 Forager is the ideal two-person river trip packraft, perfect for sportsmen, families, and wilderness fly-in float trips. The heart of the 2018 Forager is the new […]

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September 14, 2018

Wild and Scenic Montana! - East Rosebud Creek Newly Designated

Adventure Stories, Conservation Efforts, News, Events, Reviews

What Makes a River “Wild and Scenic” and Why East Rosebud Creek in Montana Deserves The Designation by Kevin Colburn, the National Stewardship Director of American Whitewater Photos and story by Kevin Coburn. We call it bear spray boating, because here’s the secret: almost all the best packrafting in Montana […]

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May 8, 2018

Thor & Sarah Tingey Featured in Two Podcasts

News, Events, Reviews, Packrafting History

Two Podcasters Catch up with Sarah & Thor Tingey to Discuss Everything from Conservation to the Origins of Packrafts DIY Alaska caught up with our busy owners Sarah and Thor Tingey at the 2018 Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous. Topics of discussion include the birth of Alpacka Raft, the contrast […]

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September 3, 2018

Business Profile – Meet Michaela & Seon, Owners of Our Newest Retailer, Packraft Europe

Family Packrafting, News, Events, Reviews, Packrafting Safety

Michaela & Seon Crockford-Laserer Love Adventure, Family, and Packrafting, So it Made Perfect Sense to Them to Found Packraft Europe, the First Alpacka Raft Retailer in Central Europe. Follow the Alpacka Raft Instagram page August 27-31 to see more of their stunning photos. In 2014, Michaela and Seon Crockford-Laserer started […]

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January 15, 2020

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

News, Events, Reviews

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 […]

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June 15, 2019

The Canadian Packraft Rendezvous

News, Events, Reviews

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” […]

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June 4, 2015

Alpackalypse- Adventure Gear of the Year!

News, Events, Reviews

Check out these reviews of the Alpackalypse: The Alpackalypse was chosen by Nat Geo Adventure for Adventure Gear of the Year!  Click here for the Review Check out the May 2105 Edition of Canoe & Kayak for another Alpackalypse review. A review from Gear Junkie. A review from Gear Patrol. […]

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April 21, 2020

From Packrafts to PPE

Conservation Efforts, News, Events, Reviews, Uncategorized

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 […]

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March 12, 2019

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

News, Events, Reviews, Packrafting History

The Alpacka Series Story – 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 […]

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December 25, 2019

Welcome to the World of Packrafting

News, Events, Reviews

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 […]

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June 26, 2018

2nd Annual Mancos Valley River Film Fest Film Line Up

News, Events, Reviews

Click here to buy Your Film Fest Tickets Today! FIRST HALF – ~41 MIN of FILM Alpacka Raft Wright Award Submission – 1:30 – Katie Schuler (Coral & Oak) The Land We Live In – 5:32 – Jayme Dittmar From the Doorstep – 4:00 – Pursuit Films Our Wild – […]

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November 24, 2017

Packraft Packing Systems for On the Water + the *New* Expedition Bow Bag

News, Events, Reviews

Alpacka Raft Pro Team Athlete Dulkara Martig on Her Preferred Packing Methods for Packrafting Adventures Sign up for our email to find out about specials and discounts: http://eepurl.com/c91LOf Dulkara’s Packing System My favorite packrafting trips are remote and long, involving multisports or rugged sections of hiking before I get to a river. […]

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December 10, 2018

Packrafting Mongolia

News, Events, Reviews

Packraft Mongolia – Where Few Tourists Venture, Class II Rapids abound, and the Rivers Run with 3-Liter Bottles of Beer (Just Kidding) Photos and story by Gregg Mikolasek, Project Manager at Mongolia Fixers While Mongolia might be a strange place to first discover packrafting, that’s where I learned. I discovered […]

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January 22, 2018

The Caribou – A Modern Take on an Original Classic Boat (Bikeraft, Backpack, Hunt)

News, Events, Reviews

The Caribou – Alpacka’s New Front End Loader, Designed as a Bikeraft; Ideal for Backpackers Exploring Big Packrafting Landscapes; The Ultralight Option for Solo Big Game Hunters. Includes Our Exclusive, Innovative, & new “Late Rise Bow” Buy it Now! Comes in Mallard Green or Persimmon “Thirty-one years ago I had […]

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