So small and light that you won’t even notice it in your pack. Alpacka cut a pound off the original Scout by using new fabrics that shave weight while maintaining high durability. They also added the option of a lightweight seat that makes for a much more comfortable paddling position. The Scout features 10-inch diameter tubes and no bells and whistles to keep the weight and bulk to the absolute minimum. Its everything you need for fastpacking, canyoneering, river crossings, and mountain lake fishing.
- Handmade in Mancos, Colorado
- 10” diameter tubes
- One-way valve that provides high pressure inflation and easy deflation with a quick twist of the valve core
- 1 stern grab loop
- New optional seat
- Includes: Inflation bag, stuff sack, repair kit.
For the Scout, Alpacka optimized weight savings and packability while maintaining sufficient tear strengths for the Scout’s intended uses. The Scout tube fabric is a similar 210-denier High Count Nylon base fabric to their standard tube fabrics, but with a light polyurethane coating on both sides to minimize weight while maintaining air retention. The Scout packraft floor is a 420-denier weight version of Alpacka’s 840-denier standard floor, which significantly reduces the weight and bulk of the overall boat.
When Alpacka started making packraft’s, the concept of a packraft was incredibly simple. Just a lightweight boat that you could fit in a pack and use to cross rivers, paddle out into lakes, and eat up the miles on a long traverse. Over the years, the packraft concept has evolved substantially to become the lightweight, warm, dry, and whitewater worthy boats found in the Alpacka Series, Whitewater Series, and Cargo Series.
Early on, as Alpacka started bringing new ideas into the Alpacka Series like spray decks, they realized the need to continue to offer a packraft that spoke to the original elemental concept that originally brought us into the sport. They introduced the Scout in 2008 to meet that need and little has changed since that time. To keep it simple and lightweight, they made the Scout with 10-inch diameter tubes and absolutely no bells and whistles.
For latest Scout brings a little bit of both worlds. First, working with new lighter fabrics including a 400-denier floor material, they were able to cut the weight down to 1.24kgs. Second, they recognized that even the most elemental packraft still can use a few creature comforts so they came up with an optional seat that you can bring or leave at home depending on your adventure.
|Ext. Length||72” (183cm)|
|Ext. Width||34” (88cm)|
|Cockpit Length||41” (104cm)|
|Cockpit Width||16” (41cm)|
|Weight||2lb 12oz / 1.24kg|
|Packed Size||16” x 5”|