Click Here for Current Production Lead Times. New Packraft Orders Estimated to Ship by November 26, 2021.

This Is Packrafting

June 30, 2019

A Local Chilean Canoes a Patagonia Jewel & Reflects on a Gift to His Nation

Adventure Stories

Enter to Win our #CanoeLife – Oryx Packraft Canoe & Camp Kit Giveaway, sponsored by Alpacka, Big Agnes, Thermacell Bug Repellant (yes it works!), and Aqua-Bound. A Local Chilean Canoes Through Parks Created by the Largest Private Land Donation in History Story & photos by Cristóbal Kapsch When we heard that […]

Read More...

June 30, 2019

Fluid Trails – Bikerafting Kahurangi National Park

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Fluid Trails – An Epic Bikerafting Adventure Through New Zealand’s Kahurangi National Park.  “Fluid Trails” follows three adventurers as they embark on a bikerafting adventure across Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand using mountain bikes & three packrafts. The park is an ancient place of rare birds, rolling alpine tussock, earthquake […]

Read More...

June 24, 2019

April in New Zealand - Packraft Fly Fishing Stories

Adventure Stories, Fly Fishing

Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with your best packraft fishing photos. The first 50 people get a free 2019 Trout Unlimited Membership! Want to go Packraft Fly Fishing in New Zealand? Andrew Harding Gives You a Few Good Reasons Why It’s a Great Idea Stories and photos by […]

Read More...

June 19, 2019

Protecting Bristol Bay: A Fight Against Pebble Mine

Bikerafting, Conservation Efforts, Fly Fishing, News, Events, Reviews

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 […]

Read More...

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” […]

Read More...

June 11, 2019

PLAM - Pack Light & Mooch ;)

Adventure Stories

Jesse Selwyn Explores an Ephemeral Desert River, Made Boatable by a Rainstorm Mike’s email arrived on Friday afternoon. We were expecting friends from Denver for a weekend visit, so I declined his invite. Shortly after a large storm shut down I-70 and our friends canceled their trip. I relayed this […]

Read More...

June 4, 2019

My First Time - Overcoming Fears & Learning to Packraft

Adventure Stories

One Swiftwater Rescue Course & Three Days Packrafting the Dolores River Changed My Life The first time I packrafted, Alpacka Raft COO Sarah Tingey took me on a swiftwater rescue course to Moab. Petrified of cold, fast-moving water for most of my life, I spent the entire first day nauseous […]

Read More...

May 27, 2019

Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West

Adventure Stories, Conservation Efforts

Heather is coming to Maria’s Bookshop in Durango for a reading, discussion, and book signing! Check out her Facebook event. Solo Packrafter, Writer, Conservationist, Heather Hansman Shares Stories From Her New Book, “DownRiver: Into the Future of Water in the West”  A freelance writer and editor, Heather Hansman writes about a […]

Read More...

May 22, 2019

The Walking Wounded on the World's Biggest Expedition Adventure Race

Adventure Stories

Godzone – Alpacka Athlete Ambassador Dulkara Martig Takes on Adventure Racing In 2018, Alpacka Raft, Dulkara Martig, competed in the 7th Godzone, the world’s biggest expedition adventure race. In this article, she transports us into the depths of Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, sharing the jigsaw of emotions that […]

Read More...

May 15, 2019

Rockslides and Revelation on the River of Sorrows

Conservation Efforts

Early Season Packrafting on the Dolores River By Rica Fulton, photos by Cody Perry. On Monday March 4th, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Southwest Colorado; its epicenter three miles south of Bedrock along the Dolores River. With the epicenter so close to our treasured Dolores River, we wanted to paddle through […]

Read More...

May 8, 2019

5 Simple Hacks to Train Your Dog to Wear a Life Jacket

Dogs of Packrafting

Even If Your Dog Loves Water, Train Her to Wear a PFD Story by John Woods. Check out John’s blog, “All Things Dogs,” and follow him on Pinterest. Even if your dog swims well and loves the water, be safe rather than sorry and get into the habit of putting on […]

Read More...

May 3, 2019

Fly Fishing Baja With Chewy - Mexican Gang Member-Turned Fisherman

Fly Fishing

Paolo Marchesi on Fly Fishing in Remote Regions of Baja & Meeting Chewy, Former Mexican Gang Member-Turned Fisherman A version of this article was first published in The Drake, “a magazine for those who fish.” Story & photos by Paolo Marchesi. I moved to Montana in 1999, tired of city […]

Read More...

May 1, 2019

Paolo Marchesi - Photographer, Fly Fisherman, Packrafter, World Traveler

Fly Fishing, Athletes & Ambassadors

Professional Fisherman, Adventure Photographer. Lives in Bozeman, Montana Paolo Marchesi’s packrafting adventures focus primarily around fishing and finding solitude and natural beauty. He researches remote places he wants to fish, and then figures out how to get there. “The freedom to explore makes me feel alive, and is so fundamental […]

Read More...

April 26, 2019

Get “Summer Strong” – for Paddling Season with Sarah Miller Histand

Athletes & Ambassadors

A Q&A with Sarah Miller Histand, multi-sport adventurer and fitness trainer An an outdoor athlete from Alaska, Sarah Miller Histand’s experience in the backcountry includes multiple finishes at the Alaska Wilderness Classic and big multi-sport adventure traverses of some of the world’s most expansive landscapes. We first met Sarah at […]

Read More...

April 22, 2019

Should It Stay or Should It Go - Packrafting Safety Equipment

Packrafting Safety

Packraft Safety Equipment – Ambassador Luc Mehl’s Approach to Safety Equipment. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Alpacka Raft. Alpacka Raft’s official policy and position on safety equipment and product use is […]

Read More...

April 15, 2019

Balkan River Tour - Join the Movement to Protect the Last of Europe's Wild Rivers

Conservation Efforts

Paddling to Protect the Last of Europe’s Wild Rivers River conservation from the seat of a packraft. Story by Carmen Kuntz, photos courtesy of Balkan River Defence unless otherwise credited. A boat, paddle and some basic whitewater skills can lead you through some incredible landscapes and into some amazing river […]

Read More...

April 10, 2019

Save Glen Etive: A Scottish Landscape's Struggle Against Hyrdo-Electric Dams

Conservation Efforts

Story by Huw Oliver, Alpacka Raft Ambassador. Action shot of Alex Tetreault boating the Glen Etive by Alex LaLonde. Scenic photos courtesy of the Save the Glen Etive Campaign (find out more Save Glen Etive) An isolated, but iconic part of Scotland, Glen Etive is the landward extension of the long, fjord-like finger of […]

Read More...

April 5, 2019

Roman Dial - Hellbiker, Author of the Definitive Packrafting Guide

Athletes & Ambassadors

A Professor of Biology and Mathematics and Adventurer, Roman Dial lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with his wife, Peggy. Read “The History of Bikerafting” for more on Dial. Photos by Brett Davis. Sometimes when Roman Dial sees a new tool for traveling—mountain bike or packraft, for example—it triggers his imagination for […]

Read More...

April 3, 2019

Fluid Trails-Three Adventurers Bikeraft New Zealand’s Second Largest National Park

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Kiwi adventurer Deane Parker is at it again, filming a bikeraft adventure to a remote New Zealand national park to highlight opportunities that flow from the economic growth of trail development. Fluid Trails – Kahurangi Bikerafting Epic Seeking Bigger, Longer, Harder Adventures After a successful bikeraft adventure that he captured […]

Read More...

March 29, 2019

The Joy of Something New – Bikerafting Scotland

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Annie Lloyd Evans takes friends bikerafting to Loch Maree, Scotland, to explore an old Viking graveyard in her story, “The Joy of Something New.”

Read More...