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RTS - Alpacka Classic - The Original Packraft

RTS - Alpacka Classic - The Original Packraft

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Regular price £899.00 GBP
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The gold standard by which everything else is measured! The Alpacka Classic delivers adventure driven fun from your backyard to the backcountry. All of the quality materials and workmanship that Alpacka Raft have built their reputation on, with minimalist features that take us back to their roots and budget friendly pricing.

Way back in 2000, after suffering through endless tears and repairs of cheap “pool toy” quality boats, Alpacka Raft's CEO Thor Tingey 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. Thor asked his mother Sheri Tingey to build him a packraft and the original Alpacka Raft was born and so began the new era of modern packrafting. Little did Thor and Sheri know that their 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 have the original packrafts from Alpacka Raft. In respect to their roots, Alpacka continues with the Classic: a simple, elegant packraft with an updated hull design and options to fit every budget. The Alpacka Classic is the most copied packraft in the world today, and with good reason. 

The Classic keeps it simple with the adventure tested Classic Hull, a no fuss seating system, minimalist attachments, and bombproof materials and construction.

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- 1 person lightweight paddle touring
- Flat water paddling, lakes and easy river tours
- Whitewater tours (Class I & II)
- Bikerafting
- 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


MANUFACTURING: Hand made by Alpacka Raft in Colorado, USA

SHAPE: Classic Hull

TUBE DIAMETER: 11.7-inch

FIT: Relaxed (See sizing and specifications below)

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


CARGO FLY: Optional (Internal zippered 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. T Zip lube is included with boats that come with a Cargo Fly


OPEN: The Open configuration is the 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.

CARGO FLY: The Cargo Fly is the ultimate packraft gear storage solution featuring 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 centre of gravity. The Cargo Fly is perfect for expeditions, whitewater performance, and keeping your gear dry in any conditions. Zippered Internal dry bags are an optional upgrade. 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.


The sizing 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.

Paddler Sit Length - 88 - 99cm
Exterior Length - 226cm
Exterior Width - 95cm
Interior Length - 109cm
Width at Hips - 37cm
Weight Open* - 2450grams
Weight Open w/ Cargo Fly* - 2590grams
Packed Size Open** - 41x17cm
Max Capacity*** 181kgs

Paddler Sit Length - 97 - 107cm
Exterior Length - 234cm
Exterior Width - 95cm
Interior Length - 117cm
Width at Hips - 37cm
Weight Open* - 2580grams
Weight Open w/ Cargo Fly* - 2690grams
Packed Size Open** - 41x18cm
Max Capacity*** 181kgs

Paddler Sit Length - 104 - 114cm
Exterior Length - 241cm
Exterior Width - 95cm
Interior Length - 124cm
Width at Hips - 37cm
Weight Open* - 2650grams
Weight Open w/ Cargo Fly* - 2760grams
Packed Size Open** - 41x19cm
Max Capacity*** 181kgs

*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