Way back in 2000, after suffering through endless tears and repairs of our cheap “pool toy” quality boats, we had a dream of making a true wilderness worthy packraft—a boat that was light enough to fit in a backpack yet would not let you down in the cold, rocky rivers of the Alaskan Arctic. Thus, the original Alpacka Raft was born and a new era of packrafting began. Little did we know packrafts would not only change backcountry travel but also deliver a fun and an easy new way to enjoy your local rivers and lakes. As packrafting has evolved, so has our original line-up of the Alpacka, Yak, and Llama. We decided to return to our roots with the Classic, a simple, elegant packraft with options to fit every budget.
The Classic keeps it simple with our adventure tested Classic Hull, a no-fuss seating system, minimalist attachments, and bombproof materials and construction. Configure it exactly to your liking with Open, Whitewater Deck, and Removeable Whitewater Deck build configurations. You can also add our innovative Cargo Fly zipper internal storage system with or without internal dry bags. Feeling the need for additional tie downs? You can add grab loops.
OPEN: this configuration is our simplest, lightest, and most economical build configuration. It’s perfect for anything where you don’t need the extra protection and performance of a spray deck or self bailer.
WHITEWATER DECK: the most popular option, the standard Whitewater Deck is our driest and warmest configuration for the Classic. 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 and includes a one-piece PEX coaming, and an ultralight secure fitting spray skirt.
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. It is drier than the Cruiser Deck, but not as dry as the standard Whitewater Deck in waves, splashes, and whitewater. The one-piece PEX coaming and ultralight spray skirt are included standard.