Alpacka Raft, the manufacturer of packrafts, announced it launched three new packrafts to meet the needs of a diverse group of paddlers.
Weighing 5.8 pounds, including a whitewater deck and cargo fly, the Refuge navigates challenging landscapes. Capable of tackling a Class III rapid, the craft is designed for experienced packrafters who paddle and hike through rugged terrain on multi-day adventures.
For alternative adventures, Alpacka redesigned its best-selling Scout. Weighing 3.8 pounds, the craft’s 10-inch hull offers better tracking and paddling performance. With added legroom, it comfortably fits paddlers up to 6-feet, 2-inches tall.
“The Scout is, and always has been, more of a minimalist packraft,” said Alpacka Raft CEO, Thor Tingey. “These improvements, especially the added space, make it a viable option for more packrafters looking to canyoneer or cast a line in a high alpine lake.”
At just 2.25 pounds, the Ghost is the lightest packraft Alpacka makes. Its designed for flatwater ultra-running adventures, high alpine lakes, river crossings, and canyoneering. The craft is built with 70D ripstop nylon with single-layer seams to reduce weight.
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