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RTS - 2023 Alpacka Expedition - Versatile Packraft

RTS - 2023 Alpacka Expedition - Versatile Packraft

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The Expedition is the ultimate do-everything, backcountry adventure boat. 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, backband and patented 4-point thigh straps and whitewater foot brace.

The result is an extremely versatile packraft, for big backcountry adventure miles, weekend excursions, and your local whitewater runs—The perfect packraft for every type of trip you take.

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 '23 model Expedition has an improvement to the Backband / Thigh Strap attachment points, and the thigh straps are now mostly RF welded instead of the traditional method of stitching. The result is a lighter and more durable overall system for the backband and thigh straps.

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BEST USE

- 1 person lightweight paddle touring
- Flat water paddling, lakes and easy river tours
- Whitewater tours (Class 1-III)
- Exploration, micro adventures
- Expeditions, adventure races, geocaching for 1 persons
- Great family packraft for fun at the lake, sea and on the river
- Lightweight 1 person packraft and sailing boat dingy

FEATURES

MANUFACTURING: Hand made by Alpacka Raft in Mancos, Colorado, USA

SHAPE: Rally Hull

TUBE DIAMTETER: 10.6-inch

FIT: Performance (See sizing and specifications below)

VALVE: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation

ATTACHMENTS: 4 bow grab loops, 2 stern grab loops, 2 double D-Rings, 2 ankle loops, 2 multi-slot strap plates, and 2 strap plates

SEATING & RIGGING: Classic Seat Bottom, Adjustable Foam Backband, 4-point Thigh Straps and Whitewater Footbrace

BUILD CONFIGURATIONS: Whitewater Deck or Removable Whitewater Deck

CARGO FLY: Standard (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, Basic Repair Kit, T Zip lube, Thigh Straps and Whitewater Footbrace

RECOMMENDED GEAR: Astral Blue Jacket PFD Swimvest, TNP Rapa Carbon 4 Piece Paddle, Internal Drybags

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 WHITEWATER 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: Alpackas innovative Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Expedition and is the ultimate packraft gear storage solution. It 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.

Internal Dry Bags may be purchased separately and are designed to work with the Cargo Fly system. The 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. The zippered drybags also act as additional balanced air chambers to make it easier to get to shore in the event of a puncture.

SIZING & SPECIFICATIONS

The sizing below shows our recommended size based on your sit length and the Expedition’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 Expedition is sized for a performance fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size can press their feet against the bow when straightening their legs which provides better control than a relaxed fit and more all-day comfort than the whitewater fit. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit. We recommend sizing down for better whitewater performance when using thighstraps and footbrace (sold separetely).

SMALL:
Paddler Sit Length - 84 - 102cm
Exterior Length - 231cm
Exterior Width - 91cm
Interior Length - 109cm
Width at Hips - 38cm
Weight Whitewater Deck* - 3600grams
Weight Removable Whitewater Deck* - 3690grams
Packed Size Whitewater Deck** - 43x18cm
Packed Size Removable Whitewater Deck** - 43x18cm
Max Capacity*** 159kgs

MEDIUM:
Paddler Sit Length - 91 - 109cm
Exterior Length - 239cm
Exterior Width - 91cm
Interior Length - 117cm
Width at Hips - 38cm
Weight Whitewater Deck* - 3660grams
Weight Removable Whitewater Deck* - 3740grams
Packed Size Whitewater Deck** - 43x19cm
Packed Size Removable Whitewater Deck** - 43x19cm
Max Capacity*** 159kgs

LARGE:
Paddler Sit Length - 99 - 117cm
Exterior Length - 246cm
Exterior Width - 91cm
Interior Length - 124cm
Width at Hips - 38cm
Weight Whitewater Deck* - 3710grams
Weight Removable Whitewater Deck* - 3800grams
Packed Size Whitewater Deck** - 43x20cm
Packed Size Removable Whitewater Deck** - 43x20cm
Max Capacity*** 159kgs

*Weight includes all components except inflation bag and repair kit.

**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.

***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.