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Welcome to Packraft Europe! We are Alpacka Raft dealers for the European Union and deliver Alpacka packrafts and packrafting equipment to any country within the EU.
In our packrafting store we provide high quality packrafts and equipment, specifically chosen for performance, durability and safety. Because we are passionate packrafters and have tried and tested every brand in our store, we only offer the products we stand 100% behind. This is the same gear we personally use and trust. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or just learning, we want to make sure you get the best advice and gear for YOU. Contact us now for specialized service and advice. We are happy to help.
THE PACKRAFT THAT STARTED A REVOLUTION!
Alpacka Raft created the modern packraft! It all started in the year 2000, when a mother built her son the first Alpacka packraft and created a revolution within the outdoor industry. After more than 20 years Alpacka Raft remains a family business built on passion and innovation. They are the world leaders in packrafting design and remain dedicated to creating the most innovative premium packrafts available. Tried and tested in the most extreme expeditions around the world. Performance, Durability, Safety, no other packraft comes close to an Alpacka.
Just a few lines to tell you how very, very pleased I am with my Alpacka! (Alpacka Classic). A wonderful boat. Easy to set up and remarkably light and stable. Paddling the Alpacka is a great way to be on the water! Thanks for your help and advice when I purchased the boat.
Andy, United Kingdom
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the outstanding customer service, the seat arrived yesterday just in time for the Norway trip. I will definitely be using you guys again. Many thanks Andy 👍👍
A big thank you for your advice for the choice of the model and for your answers (in French!) always relevant and fast. The follow-up was excellent.
We are in business to save europes rivers!
FOR OUR CHILDREN,
FOR OUR HOME PLANET,
FOR OUR LEGACY.
We care deeply for our natural world, and believe that once someone has paddled a river or explored a wild place they will also be inspired to do what they can to help protect it.
We are passionate about protecting what few wild rivers and forests remain in the world. Although we are only a small family business we feel it is our duty to do what we can. As individuals, parents and business owners it is our responsibility to ensure future generations still have these wild places to explore. We encourage everyone to get outside, take a hike, explore a forest and paddle a river.
1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions.
As members of the 1% for the planet network we pledge 1% of our total annual sales to grassroots environmental groups to help protect the rivers of Europe.
SAVE THE BLUE HEART OF EUROPE
Is a coalition of NGOs who have launched the campaign “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” in order to raise awareness about the imminent dam craze on the Balkan peninsula and to spare the most valuable rivers and river stretches from destruction.
FREE RIVERS FUND
Free Rivers Fund partners the paddlesport industry with river protection activists to provide funding for those fighting to keep our rivers dam free.
BALKAN RIVER DEFENCE
DEFEND: the remaining free flowing rivers of Europe. EXPOSE: hydropower as unsustainable energy. PROVIDE: alternatives through science, education, creativity + adventure sports. SUPPORT: a network of local river activists.
WHY ALPACKA RAFT?
Alpacka Raft created the modern packraft, they have been producing packrafts for over 20 years. They are the first, the original and still the best.
We at Packraft Europe have been using their boats on packrafting adventures for many years now. When it comes to choosing our own personal outdoor gear we refuse to compromise on quality, performance, durability or safety. We apply the same philosophy to the products we offer our customers. This is why we exclusively work with Alpacka Raft.
Tried and tested in the most extreme expeditions around the world, no other packraft comes close to an Alpacka. Alpacka Raft's bottom line is driven by passion, dedication to design, innovation, and creating the best packrafts available. Period.
Innovation: Because Alpacka Raft is dedicated to innovation and creating the best packrafts on the planet the result is that they remain the global industry leaders in packraft innovation and design. They are often copied and many of the designs and innovations you see on other packrafts first originated from Alpacka: from the classic hull shape to the waterproof zippered cargo fly for internal gear storage, the list goes on.
Sizes, Configurations & Color: There are not only different models to choose the perfect packraft for every need, but also different sizes and configurations, so that the raft fits the size of the paddler perfectly. Open, Self Bailer, Removable Whitewater Deck and Whitewater Deck are the main configuration options. For those who want a truly unique and amazing packraft, there is also the Custom Lab. For somebody new to packrafting, that's a lot to think about, so contact us for free advice, we are happy to help!
Quality & Durability: We love Patagonias slogan of "Repair-Reuse-Recycle". We would add a 4th line: “Buy Quality”. If you have to buy something new, buy the highest quality available. High quality products are not only more pleasurable to use they are also better for the environment because they are more durable and they remain in use for a longer period of time thus avoiding and reducing the need to produce more.
All Alpacka packrafts are hand crafted by Alpacka Raft in Mancos, Colorado, USA, with highest standards for material and production. Every raft is inspected and tested before shipment by the highly skilled craftsmen and women of Alpacka Raft, most of them being packrafters themselves. Imagine that, an amazing high quality packraft that is built by packrafters for packrafters!
Alpacka offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty: All of the advantages of buying an Alpacka Raft are backed up by their Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Packraft Europe is also the official Alpacka Raft warranty and repair centre for Europe so in the rare case that you have an issue we can fix your raft and get it back to you quickly.
Alpacka packrafts also hold their second hand value (There are Alpacka packrafts still in use that are almost 20 years old) and if one of their packrafts really is beyond re-sale, it can be shipped back to Packraft Europe or the Alpacka factory to be repaired and donated for use by schools and conservation projects.
Alpacka and the environment: Alpacka Raft is committed to reducing their environmental impact now and for future generations to come. Packraft manufacturing impacts the environment because packrafts are built from petroleum based raw materials and shipped around the globe. But the amount of impact can vary widely based on the materials and manufacturing used. Alpacka Raft is the industry leader in all social and environmental practices.
Conservation: Both Alpacka Raft and Packraft Europe care deeply for the environment and both dedicate funds and time to environmental causes. Alpacka Raft not only supports American conservation efforts but also local initiatives in other countries, for example Alpacka Raft supports Balkan River Defence who are working to protect some of the last free flowing rivers in Europe. Here at Packraft Europe we are 1% for the planet members and actively work to raise funds and awareness for river protection and conservation.
Last but not least, buying a packraft leaves a footprint, that’s true. But it also leaves a mark in the life of their users. It is a amazing tool to explore nature and get outside, and this hopefully motivates everybody to make choices that help protect the environment and our planet.