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RTS - Alpacka Refuge - Lightweight Packraft

RTS - Alpacka Refuge - Lightweight Packraft

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The Alpacka Refuge Lightweight Packraft is the ultimate urban and wilderness adventure packraft!  Weighing only 2.49kgs! and packing down smaller than standard size packrafts it is perfect for single, multiday and multiweek adventures with equal parts walking and floating.

It utilizes the same 10” hull as the newly redesigned Alpacka 2022 Scout, but also includes a standard Whitewater deck and cargo fly to fit enough gear for longer trips or multi day trips. When comparing the Refuge to the Classic, it is lightweight and compact, but doesn’t offer as much carrying capacity, durability, or stability as the classic.

Experienced whitewater paddlers should be able to paddle the occasional Class III rapid in the Refuge, but whitewater and eddylines will be more difficult for novice paddlers. The Refuge is ideal for people wanting a lightweight packraft on hand at all times ready for adventure or for the experienced packrafter who can limit their pack weight to 25kgs for a 14-day trip.

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BEST USE

- Hiking & touring
- Flat water paddling, lakes and easy river tours
- Whitewater tours (up to class 3)
- Urban Packrafting
- Wilderness Packrafting
- Canyoneering, exploration, micro adventures
- Fast packing, adventure races, geocaching
- Adventures when small and ultralight gear matters most

FEATURES

MANUFACTURING: Hand made by Alpacka Raft in Colorado, USA

SHAPE: Classic Hull

TUBE DIAMETER: 10 inch

VALVE: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation

ATTACHMENTS: 4 Bow Grab Loops, 1 Stern Grab Loops, 2 Strap Plates, and 1 Seat Toggle

SEATING & RIGGING: Scout Seat and Inflatable Back Rest Included

BUILD CONFIGURATIONS: Whitewater Deck (Includes include one-piece PEX coaming and ultralight spray skirt)

CARGO FLY: Standard (Size Small Internal Dry Bags sold separately)

MATERIALS: Proprietary lightweight 210-denier high count nylon hull and 420-denier 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

RECOMMENDED GEAR: Astral Willis 515 PFD Swimvest, Aquabound Whiskey 4 Piece Paddle 205cm, TNP Rapa Carbon 4 Piece Paddle 200-210, Alpacka Pack-A-Pump, The Packraft Handbook

BUILD CONFIGURATIONS

WHITEWATER DECK: The Whitewater Refuge comes standard with the Whitewater Deck, Alpackas driest and warmest configuration. 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 and includes a one-piece PEX coaming, and an ultralight secure fitting spray skirt. Contact us if you need a XL or larger spray skirt tunnel size.

CARGO FLY: A standard option on the Refuge, the Cargo Fly 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. The Cargo Fly is perfect for expeditions, whitewater performance, and keeping your gear dry in any conditions. Size Small 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. They also act as additional balanced air chambers to make it easier to get to shore in the event of a puncture.

SIZING & SPECIFICATIONS

MEDIUM:
Paddler Sit Length 97-107cm
Exterior Length 221cm
Exterior Width 88cm
Interior Length 118cm
Interior Width 38cm
Weight* 2.6kg
Packed Size** 38x18cm
Max Capacity*** 113kg

LARGE:
Paddler Sit Length 104-114cm
Exterior Length 227cm
Exterior Width 88cm
Interior Length 126cm
Interior Width 38cm
Weight* 2.7kg
Packed Size** 38x20cm
Max Capacity*** 125kg


*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, and repair kit. The Refuge base weight (without seat, backrest, coaming, and skirt) is 2.13kgs.

**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.