Packraft Store

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. We are passionate packrafters and have tried and tested every brand in our store and 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.

"Afternoon Michaela. 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 👍👍"

Andy, United Kingdom

"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."

Laurence, France

Great service! Thanks!

Jouni, Finland

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We always try to offer the best prices in Europe for all the packrafting gear in our store. If you find a better deal on an Alpacka, or any of the products we offer, simply contact us and we will do our best to match the price!

Be careful when ordering from shops outside the EU (USA, Norway, etc): you will be charged net prices and upon delivery you will have to pay between 20-30% more for import taxes and VAT.

At Packraft Europe the packraft prices you see are the final prices and already including ALL shipping, import costs and VAT !

What is Packrafting ?

Read our beginner’s guide to packrafting and find out everything you want to know about packrafts! 

What is a packraft,  how much do packrafts weigh, how to choose a packraft? Get tips about packrafting paddles and packrafting gear! Learn about bikerafting and packrafting with kids or dogs. Packraft test, 2 person packrafts, ultralight packrafts, whitewater packrafts, packraft canoes - discover which is the best packraft for you!

Packraft Whitewater Rescue Courses

Packraft Europe is the first Rescue 3 Europe training provider dedicated to and specializing in Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) training and certification for packrafters.

Whitewater rescue training provides the knowledge, skills and training needed to identify the risks and hazards involved in moving water and the techniques needed to help avoid these risks, to self rescue, and to help others in a rescue scenario.

Get 10% off your next safety & rescue course with every packraft purchase!

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 young 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. Find out how you can join us in helping to protect the rivers we all love.

Packrafting Blog

2020 European Packrafting Meet-up & Testival

2020 European Packrafting Meet-up & Testival

This is a very special year and even if the Meet-up happened at a different time and place than originally scheduled, we are stoked that it was still possible!

It was the 3rd edition of the European Packrafting Meet-up, and it feels like it just keeps getting better and better every year :-) The 2020 Meet-up united around 50 participants from 10 nationalities at Salza river in Wildalpen, Austria, which turned out a to be a perfect location for running different workshops and clinics right in front of the campground.

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Bikerafting along the Carretera Austral, Chile

An epic adventure by packraft and bike - Bikerafting along the Carretera Austral from Puerto Montt to El Chalten. 1180km on bike - 360km on  packraft - 30 days riding

The Carretera Austral is today what should be on every cyclist’s radar:  a gem. The 1240 km of asphalt and dirt roads lead you to areas of incredible scenic beauty, from lush forests to snow-covered peaks, waterfalls and lagoons, while these images spark within you a sense of adventure like only such remoteness can arouse.

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Family Packrafting Guide

We often get asked about packrafting with kids and/ or packrafting as a family. So we decided to share a few of our experiences and some recommendations in order to make it a little easier for you to get started, or perhaps help improve your family packrafting experiences. Our first family packrafting trip was when our eldest daughter was less than a year old and many other adventures have since followed.

Why Alpacka Raft ?

Alpacka Raft created the modern packraft, they have been producing packrafts for over 20 years. They are 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: Alpacka is dedicated to innovation and creating the best packrafts on the planet. As a result they remain the industry leaders in packraft innovation and design. They are often copied and many of the designs and innovations you see on other packrafts 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. Self Bailer, Cruiser Deck, Removable Whitewater Deck, Whitewater Deck are the main configuration options. For those who want a truly unique raft, there is the custom color option. For somebody new to packrafing, that's a lot to think about, but 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 since they are more durable they remain in use for a longer period of time thus 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. Be careful with cheaper packrafts that are manufactured in Asia! The material used and the care taken during production is just not the same, even if it is claimed to be. 

Alpacka offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty: Most other brands offer up to 3 years and that’s probably for a reason. There are Alpacka packrafts still in use that are almost 20 years old. Alpacka packrafts also hold their second hand value and if one of their packrafts really is beyond re-sale, it can be shipped back to us 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 fantastic tool to explore nature and get outside, and this hopefully motivates everybody to make choices that help protect the environment and our planet.