|Dimensions||51 × 27 × 27 mm|
The Classic – The Iconic Original Alpacka Raft
The gold standard by which everything else is measured, the Classic delivers adventure-driven fun from your backyard to the backcountry. All of the quality materials and workmanship that we’ve built our reputation on, with minimalist features to take us back to our roots and budget-friendly pricing to boot.
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US$900 – US$1,425
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 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 factory installed grab loops, strap plates, D-Rings, and handles or check out our high-performance Expedition models, which include double D-Rings and handles standard.
- Manufacturing: Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado
- Shape: Classic Hull
- Tube Diameter: 11.7-inch
- Fit: Relaxed (See sizing and specifications)
- Valve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
- Attachments: 4 bow grab loops, 2 stern grab loops, and 2 strap plates
- Seating: Classic Seat Bottom and Inflatable Seat Back
- Build Configurations: Open, Whitewater Deck, or Removable WW Deck
- Cargo Fly: Optional (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: Aqua-Bound Manta Ray, Werner Shuna, Astral V-8 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 Classic’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 Classic is sized for a relaxed fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size can fully extend their legs and not touch the bow unless they point their toes when sitting in the boat. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit.
|Small (Alpaca)||Medium (Yak)||Large (Llama)|
|Paddler Sit Length||35-39in | 88-99cm||38-42in | 97-107cm||41-45in | 104-114cm|
|Exterior Length||89in | 226cm||92in | 234cm||95in | 241cm|
|Exterior Width||37.25in | 95cm||37.25in | 95cm||37.25in | 95cm|
|Interior Length||43in | 109cm||46in | 117cm||49in | 124cm|
|Interior Width at Hip||14.5in | 37cm||14.5in | 37cm||14.5in | 37cm|
|Max Capacity*||400lbs | 181kg||400lbs | 181kg||400lbs | 181kg|
*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.
|Small (Alpaca)||Medium (Yak)||Large (Llama)|
|Build Option||Weight*||Packed Size**||Weight*||Packed Size**||Weight*||Packed Size**|
|Open (OP)||5.5lb | 2.51kg||16×6.5in | 41x17cm||5.7lb | 2.58kg||16x7in | 41x18cm||5.8lb | 2.65kg||16×7.5in | 41x19cm|
|Open (OP) | Cargo Fly (CF)||5.8lb | 2.62kg||16×6.5in | 41x17cm||5.9lb | 2.69kg||16x7in | 41x18cm||6.1lb | 2.76kg||16×7.5in | 41x19cm|
|Whitewater Deck (WW)||7.0lb | 3.17kg||17x7in | 43x18cm||7.1lb | 3.23kg||17×7.5in | 43x19cm||7.4lb | 3.33kg||17x8in | 43x20cm|
|WW | CF||7.2lb | 3.28kg||17x7in | 43x18cm||7.4lb | 3.35kg||17×7.5in | 43x19cm||7.6lb | 3.45kg||17x8in | 43x20cm|
|Removable Whitewater Deck (WR)||7.3lb | 3.31kg||17×7.5in | 43x19cm||7.4lb | 3.35kg||17x8in | 43x20cm||7.7lb | 3.49kg||17×8.5in | 43x22cm|
|WR | CF||7.5lb | 3.40kg||17×7.5in | 43x19cm||7.6lb | 3.46kg||17x8in | 43x20cm||7.9lb | 3.58kg||17×8.5in | 43x22cm|
*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 boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.
Open: The Open 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, one-piece pex coaming, and an ultralight secure fitting spray skirt.
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. It is drier than the Cruiser Deck, but not as dry as the standard Whitewater Deck in waves, splashes, and whitewater.
Cargo Fly Zipper: The Cargo Fly is the ultimate packraft gear storage solution, which features an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to load 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 Cargo Fly is perfect for expeditions, whitewater performance, and keeping your gear dry in any conditions. Internal dry bags are an optional upgrade on all Classic models with a Cargo Fly. The 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.