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Expedition

Big Adventures

Expedition

Big Adventures

Size - Small
Color & Fabric - Sierra Red
210d
210d
210d
210d
Build Configuration - Whitewater Deck

$1,600

7.9lb | 3.6kg

Estimated Ship Date: November 26th, 2021

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The Expedition is the ultimate do-everything, backcountry adventure boat. Higher performance than the Classic, but lighter and more packable than the Wolverine. It combines our high-performance Rally Hull with classic seating, backband, thigh strap and foot brace attachments, and our special performance fit.

Product Description

Alpacka Raft was born out of a 700-mile traverse of Alaska’s Brooks Range guided only by a topo-map. Expeditions are in our blood. More than just a trip, an expedition means testing your limits, pushing into the unknown, and sometimes enduring a bit of suffering on the way. Weight is at a premium, but so is performance. To be successful, you make choices between nice to have, and need to have.

The Expedition is higher performance than the Classic, but is lighter and more packable than the Wolverine. It earns its name by combining our high-performance Rally Hull with classic seating, backband, patented 4-point thigh straps, whitewater footbrace, and our special performance fit. The result, Alpacka Raft's most versatile packraft, for big backcountry adventure miles, weekend excursions, and your local whitewater runs—The perfect packraft for every type of trip you take.

Features

Manufacturing

Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado

Shape

Rally Hull

Tube Diameter

10.6-inch

Fit

Performance (See sizing and specifications)

Valve

Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation

Attachments

4 bow grab loops, 2 stern grab loops, 2 double D-Rings, 2 ankle loops, 2 multi-slot strap plates, and 2 strap plates.

Seating & Rigging

Classic Seat Bottom, Adjustable Foam Backband, Patented 4-point Thigh Straps, and WW Footbrace

Build Configurations

Whitewater Deck or Removable WW Deck (Includes include one-piece PEX coaming and ultralight spray skirt)

Cargo Fly

Standard (Internal Dry Bags sold separately)

Materials

Proprietary 210-denier high count nylon hull and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA).

Includes

Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit

Recommended Gear

Werner Corryvreckan, Sherpa, or Aqua-Bound Whiskey paddles, Astral YTV PFD, Kokatat Swift Entry Drysuit

California Proposition 65 Warning

Using the Aquaseal in the repair kit will expose you to toluene, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go towww.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Build Configurations

Whitewater Deck

The most popular option, the standard Whitewater Deck is our driest and warmest configuration for the Expedition. It is ideal for all water types in cool climates and the highest performance option for whitewater. The Whitewater Deck features a large kayak style cockpit, one-piece pex coaming, and an ultralight secure fitting spray skirt with shoulder straps.

Removable Whitewater Deck

The Removable WW Deck features the same cockpit as the standard Whitewater Deck, but with a perimeter zipper for converting to an open boat for more relaxing days. The Removable WW Deck maximizes versatility for the broadest range of paddling conditions.  The standard WW deck is a drier option, and a better choice for cold water and extended whitewater.

Cargo Fly Zipper

Our innovative Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Expedition. The Cargo Fly features an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to store your gear inside the tubes. The system provides drier and more secure gear storage and improved paddling performance due to a lower center of gravity.

Internal Dry Bags may be purchased separately and are designed to work with the Cargo Fly system. The bags clip in place along each side of the tubes with a side release buckle and allow for better organization and weight balance than placing the contents of your pack loose inside the Cargo Fly. They also act as additional balanced air chambers to make it easier to get to shore in the event of a puncture.

Sizing & Specifications

The chart below shows our recommended size based on your sit length and the Expedition’s fit profile. To determine your sit length, sit against a wall with your legs flat (wearing your preferred paddling shoes) and measure the distance from the wall to your heels. The Expedition is sized for a performance fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size can press their feet against the bow when straightening their legs which provides better control than a relaxed fit and more all-day comfort than the whitewater fit. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit. We recommend sizing down or getting a whitewater foot brace if you are going to add thigh straps.


Sizing Chart

SmallMediumLarge
Paddler Sit Length33-40in | 84-102cm36-43in | 91-109cm39-46in | 99-117cm
Exterior Length91in | 231cm94in | 239cm97in | 246cm
Exterior Width36in | 91cm36in | 91cm36in | 91cm
Interior Length43in | 109cm46in | 117cm49in | 124cm
Width at Hips15in | 38cm15in | 38cm15in | 38cm
Max Capacity*350lb | 159kg350lb | 159kg350lb | 159kg

*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.

Specifications

WW Deck (Weight)WW Deck (Packed Size)WR Deck (Weight)WR Deck (Packed Size)
Small7.9lb | 3.60kg17x7in | 43x18cm8.1lb | 3.69kg17x7in | 43x18cm
Medium8.1lb | 3.66kg17x7.5in | 43x19cm8.3lb | 3.74kg17x7.5in | 43x19cm
Large8.2lb | 3.71kg17x8in | 43x20cm8.4lb | 3.80kg17x8in | 43x20cm

*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.

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