Expedition

€1.733,00

Incl. VAT

Higher performance than the Classic, but lighter and more packable than the Wolverine, the Expedition earns its name by combining Alpacka's high-performance Rally Hull with classic seating, a backband, and lightweight carrying handles. The result is a quiver killer packraft built for making miles on big backcountry adventures with occasional moderate whitewater. You can also add thigh straps for a lightweight backcountry whitewater boat.

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 go-to packraft for explorers for nearly two decades has been the Classic, but even the gold standard can be improved with new innovations. With the Expedition, we’ve elevated the backcountry packraft platform to a new level of performance, comfort, and efficiency for epic backcountry adventures.

The Expedition is built with the same high-performance Rally Hull found on the Wolverine, but with a focus to minimize the weight and bulk by using a classic seat bottom, foam backband, and lightweight carrying handles. Keeping in line with its epic backcountry adventure DNA, the Expedition comes standard with a Cargo Fly with roll-top internal dry bags, and either a Whitewater Deck or Removeable Whitewater Deck. If you want something a little more whitewater capable but not the full outfitting of the Whitewater Series, you can add thigh straps now or get them retrofit in the future.

Expedition Features:

  • 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 lightweight carrying handles, 2 double D-Rings, and 2 strap plates
  • Seating: Classic Seat Bottom and Adjustable Foam Backband
  • 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). Custom Multi-Color and Vectran upgrade options available
  • Includes: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
  • Recommended Gear: TNP Carbon Rapa 4 piece paddle or Aqua-Bound Whiskey 4 piece paddle, Astral Willis 515 PFD and Kokatat Swift Entry Drysuit.

Expedition Build Configurations:

  • Whitewater Deck: The most popular option, the standard Whitewater Deck is the 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: Alpacka's 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 roll-top 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.

 

EXPEDITION SIZING & SPECIFICATIONS

 

Small

Medium

Large

Paddler Sit Length

84 – 102cm

91 – 109cm

99 – 117cm

Exterior Length

231cm

239cm

246cm

Exterior Width

91cm

91cm

91cm

Interior Length

109cm

117cm

124cm

Width at Hips

38cm

38cm

38cm

Width at Foot Brace

30cm

30cm

30cm

Max Capacity*

159kg

159kg

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. 

EXPEDITION WEIGHTS AND PACKED SIZE

 

WW

WR

 

Weight*

Packed Size**

Weight*

Packed Size**

Small

3.60kg

43x18cm

3.69kg

43x18cm

Medium

3.66kg

43x19cm

3.74kg

43x19cm

Large

3.71kg

43x20cm

3.80kg

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.