|Dimensions||43 × 20 × 20 mm|
Boats will be in stock from the beginning of October. Only a few selected models available. Be quick and secure yours.
If you order your boat before Oct you can choose the deposit option. For orders Oct onwards please choose full payment as this is required before we send your new toy out to you
The ever-popular Expedition is now even better. The Expedition is the same great lightweight packraft, but now includes thigh strap and foot brace attachments standard (Thigh straps and WW foot brace sold separately), making it the ultimate do-everything, backcountry adventure boat.
Looking for other options? Check out our Custom Lab Packrafts or the full range. All orders, other than what we have in stock, have a min wait time of about 4 months. Go to the Alpackaraft website to find the Custom Lap form to really customize your boat. Download the form, fill it in and send it our way. email@example.com.
For all the other option just keep browsing the range of boats on our site
Alpacka Expedition – (In Stock from Oct 2021)
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, thigh strap and foot brace attachments, 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.
- 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 and Adjustable Foam Backband. Optional Patented 4-point Thigh Straps and WW Footbrace.
- Build Configurations: Whitewater Deck or Removable WW Deck
- Cargo Fly: Standard including roll-top internal dry bags
- 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
- AQUASEAL 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 to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Sizing and Sepecifications
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.
|Paddler Sit Length||33-40in | 84-102cm||36-43in | 91-109cm||39-46in | 99-117cm|
|Exterior Length||91in | 231cm||94in | 239cm||97in | 246cm|
|Exterior Width||36in | 91cm||36in | 91cm||36in | 91cm|
|Interior Length||43in | 109cm||46in | 117cm||49in | 124cm|
|Width at Hips||15in | 38cm||15in | 38cm||15in | 38cm|
|Max Capacity*||350lb | 159kg||350lb | 159kg||350lb | 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.
|Whitewater Deck (WW)||Removable Whitewater Deck (WR)|
|Weight||Packed Size||Weight||Packed Size|
|Small||7.9lb | 3.60kg||17x7in | 43x18cm||8.1lb | 3.69kg||17x7in | 43x18cm|
|Medium||8.1lb | 3.66kg||17×7.5in | 43x19cm||8.3lb | 3.74kg||17×7.5in | 43x19cm|
|Large||8.2lb | 3.71kg||17x8in | 43x20cm||8.4lb | 3.80kg||17x8in | 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.
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 WW 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 Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Expedition and includes roll-top dry bags. 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. The included internal dry 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.
Hull: Proprietary 210-denier high count nylon, single side laminated with pigmented polyurethane film (Made in USA)
Floor: Proprietary 840-denier ballistics nylon, laminated on both sides with polyurethane film (Made in USA).
Seat: 200-denier oxford nylon, with single side polyurethane laminate (Made in USA).
Accessories: All grab loops and similar attachments are manufactured in house in Mancos, Colorado out of scrap floor materials and USA made webbing. Small parts and fasteners are Made in USA, when available, and sourced from industry leaders like Duraflex, YKK, and ITW-Nexus.