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American Whitewater Series

From beginners learning the basics on Class II to experts exploring a new backcountry Class IV/V, its hard to match the fun of paddling whitewater. Alpacka Raft is proud to support American Whitewater and their work to protect and restore America’s whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. The American Whitewater Series features our cutting edge whitewater packrafts, each handmade in Mancos, Colorado.

Get a quick overview of this series in the video below.

Valkyrie V3

The Valkyrie is the kayaker's packraft—the pinnacle of whitewater performance in an inflatable package.


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The Wolverine provides exceptional maneuverability, acceleration, edge control, and combat rolling in challenging whitewater. It is designed for skilled paddlers in all whitewater and smaller paddlers who will find the Gnarwhal too large.

From $1,525.00

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The Gnarwhal is our most stable and forgiving whitewater packraft. Ideal for building skills and confidence, carrying heavy loads, and charging hard on high volume runs.

From $1,525.00

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The GnarMule is the same build as the Mule, but has all of the elements of the Gnarwhal including a Backband, Thigh Straps, WW Foot brace and whitewater seating system.

From $1,575.00

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The Expedition is our lightest and most backpackable whitewater packraft. It features the same hull and thigh strap system as the Wolverine, but a lighter seating system.It’s our favorite do-it-all packraft.

From $1,725.00

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The Forager is our tandem whitewater packraft, with a wide and super stable self-bailing hull design. It is perfect for two paddlers on classic rivers like the Salmon, Colorado, and Gunnison.


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The Valkyrie in big water
Gnarwhal in whitewater during an Adventure Race
Forager in whitewater on the Grand Canyon

The American Whitewater Series is the heart of our innovation legacy. These packrafts are the source of our most cutting edge developments, like the Whitewater Deck, the Cargo Fly, and our patented Rally Hull and 4-point thigh straps, which have revolutionized packrafting many times over. Our whitewater design mission is to continuously redefine what a packraft is capable of. The results speak for themselves with packraft descents of famous Class V runs like the Middle Fork of the Kings, the Elwha, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, South Fork of the Salmon, Vallecito Creek, and many more. However, we know that the most fun whitewater doesn’t mean the hardest. So we’ve made our whitewater packrafts stable, comfortable and forgiving to paddle, which make classic Class II-IV runs accessible and fun for paddlers of all levels.