This is Packrafting! A packraft is an inflatable, whitewater capable boat that packs down to the size of a small sleeping bag and only weights 2-3kg, so you can easily take it with you in a backpack on your adventures! Alpacka Raft invented the modern packraft 20 years ago and through continuous research & development, the quality, performance and durability of Alpacka’s packrafts is still unreached by any other brand.
Get inspired and informed by some of the best packrafting videos from around the world! Adventure films, beginners guide, whitewater tricks, bikerafting, conservation films and much more. No matter if you are just curious about packrafting or are a seasoned packrafter - there is something for everybody!
100 Miles from Fly Out Media - This trip was not a first descent on an unnamed river. It was not some epic of mankind’s quest through the uncharted. But, after going 100 river miles without seeing another human soul, it felt like it. To revel in the unknown is the greatest thrill for an angler. And when it’s all over, the fishing, the adventure, and the solitude all culminate into a shared experience with the company you keep. Related Products: Oryx, Forager, Shred Apart Paddle
Waiau-Toa Odyssey from Resonate - 3 adventurers, a film-maker and a photographer set off on a 6 day, 300km unsupported journey. By combining bikepacking and packrafting, they link together white-water rivers and backcountry tracks through some of New Zealand’s underappreciated wilderness areas. Related Products: Alpacka Series, Paddles, Bikerafting
Fluid Trails by Salsa Cycles. Fluid Trails follows three adventurers as they make their way across Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand via mountain bike and packraft. Related Products: Alpacka Series, Paddles, Bikerafting
Salmon Fly from Water Bear - Two friends use a packraft to chase rumors of solitude, hungry trout, and classic whitewater during the peak of the salmon fly hatch. Related Products: Oryx, Forager, Shred Apart Paddle
Show Up and Blow Up: Mexico by Luc Mehl. Conservationist, adventurer, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Luc Mehl’s film of packrafting some of Veracruz, Mexico’s whitewater classics. Related Products: Whitewater Series, Paddles
Refuge a Short Film from Fly Out Media - The chaos of ordinary life can make us weary. 24-hour news, social media, celebrity culture, smart phones, and political jib-jab are exhausting. Over time and repetition, it all can make life seem ugly. In America, we are lucky to be owners of the most beautiful places through our public lands – truly our nation’s greatest invention. We all have sanctuary; we have a place to heal. We all have a place to escape, take a deep breath, and find refuge. The most exotic of which exists in Alaska’s far north, inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Related Products: Alpacka Series, Paddles
Nabesna to McCarthy from LaceMine29.com - Adventurer, cyclist, and Alpacka Raft ambassador Mike Curiak’s film of fatbiking and packrafting from Nabesna to McCarthy in Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains. Related Products: Caribou, Paddles
Packrafting in Venice from Urban Packrafter.
Packrafting Nepal by Injuring Eternity.
Packrafting 101: Getting Ready for the River by Media Feliz - The basics of inflation, tempering, and getting your boat ready to go for the first time.
Packrafting 101: Strokes & Eddy Turns by Media Feliz - The basic building block skills that every paddler must develop to navigate a river safely.
Packrafting 101: River Navigation by Media Feliz - The essential skills and techniques for downriver travel.
Whitewater Series Setup by Alpacka Raft - How to set up your Whitewater Series Alpacka Raft. Video covers seat, foot brace, backband, and thigh strap installation and techniques for getting the best fit. Note: Some of the designs and products (like the backband stabilizers) have changed since the video was made, but the methods are still relevant for the best fit and installation.
How to Inflate Your Packraft by Alpacka Raft - How to use your inflation bag, temper, and deflate your Alpacka Raft.
Basic Field Repair for Packrafts by Alpacka Raft. The basics that you need to know to keep your packraft in good condition in the field and to make repairs as needed.