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Alpacka Forager

Our largest and burliest packraft, the self-bailing Forager delivers two-person seating and massive cargo capacity in a super stable backpackable package. Whether you are doing fly in Alaska river trips, running western whitewater classics, big game hunting in remote areas, or fly fishing in the backcountry, the Forager is big and tough enough to handle any adventure.

Not sure which raft to choose? Learn about our various models of rafts, including personal testing comments to help you choose the best packraft for you.

Not sure what size to get? Read more on the specifications of each raft, plus the best way to find the right size & fit for you.

 

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$4,050.00

Description

Product Description

Packrafting is often described as an out-of-the-box adventure sport because it allows you to combine both land and water travel in the backcountry. Yet, the Forager goes further and lets you think outside the packraft box with unrivalled durability, stability, and cargo capacity in a backpackable package. Want to keep it light? The Forager is light enough to backpack for two. Want to load it up? The Forager’s XL Cargo Fly will take hundreds of pounds of cargo and keep it safe and dry while improving stability and handling. Want to save hundreds on raft rental costs? You can pack a Forager and two sets of paddling gear into a single duffel and fly anywhere in the world for the cost of only a checked bag. Want to run whitewater? We’ve loaded the Forager up with 12 days of food and equipment, plus two Gnarwhals as spare boats, for a self-support winter run down the Grand Canyon, successfully paddling through all of the major rapids along the way. If you are looking for a two-person packraft that can handle everything from a classic western river trip, to fly-in trips to the remote areas of Alaska, to self-supported big game hunting, to backcountry drift boat fishing, to worldwide travel, the Forager has all your bases covered.

Due to the seating configuration, the Forager is best paddled with a canoe-style paddle. However, it can be paddled by a single stern paddler with a kayak paddle so that the front paddler can fish, take pictures, make lunch, etc. We recommend the Aquabound Shred-Apart paddle with the Forager, with the 240cm version being preferred.

Forager passenger platform seats are sold separately.

 

Sizing and Specifications

Fabric420d Nylon
Exterior Length124in | 315cm
Exterior Width43in | 109cm
Interior Length70in | 178cm
Interior Width18in | 46cm
Weight with Cargo Fly*13.9b | 6.3kg
Packed Size**20x10in | 51x25cm
Max Capacity***1000lb | 453kg

*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 centre 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.
***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.

Additional information

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 51 × 25 × 25 cm