It is always a good idea to test a packraft before buying it! You can read all the online reviews but nothing is the same as touching, feeling and paddling a packraft in person.
You can test packrafts and packrafting gear in any of our courses. The half day Introduction to Packrafting Course is ideal for people totally new to packrafting and curious to try it out. It is designed to give you a little overview of packrafting and additionally to testing different packrafting gear, you will also learn basic river reading skills and fundamental paddling techniques.
Another good opportunity to test packrafts is any of the events we attend. We organize the anual European Packrafting Meet-up & Testival where you can test packrafts, and we attend other paddling events all over Europe. Check our events page for more details.
Last but not least, have a look at our training partners across Europe. They use packrafts from Alpacka Raft, so by booking any course or expedition with them, you will also get to know the packrafts from Alpacka.
If all these options don't work for you, contact us and we will try to find a solution!
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Gosausee lake at Packraft Europe's headquarters in Gosau, Salzkammergut, Austria (about 1h drive from Salzburg).