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RTS - Alpacka Wolverine - Whitewater Packraft

RTS - Alpacka Wolverine - Whitewater Packraft

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Regular price €1.725,00 EUR
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The Wolverine is the perfect blend of quick engagement, predictable edge control, and precision handling to hit those tight lines that make the difference between just making it to the bottom and running a rapid with style.

The Wolverine is built with Alpacka's Rally Hull, high-performance whitewater rigging, Cargo Fly zipper internal storage system, and available with a Whitewater Deck or as a Self Bailer. The Rally Hull is the high performance whitewater hull with a center panel stern for stability and forgiveness and a rockered bow for punching over holes and carving eddy turns.

The Alpacka Wolverine is lower volume than the Gnarwhal for quicker engagement and predictable edging. The whitewater rigging includes an adjustable foam backband, ¾ length seat and foot brace and Alpackas patented 4-point thigh straps.

Having a hard time to choose between the Wolverine and the Gnarwhal? Keep reading our recommendations in Best Use to help you choose between those two high performance whitewater packrafts!

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BEST USE

Trying to choose between the mid-volume Wolverine and the high-volume Gnarwhal?

You’ll love the Wolverine if you want squeeze as much as you can out of a rapid with a quick and easy to edge packraft that likes to hit every eddy and play feature, and boof off every lip. You’ll love the Gnarwhal if you want a forgiving and easy to paddle packraft that takes the intimidation out of paddling moderate whitewater, if you want to charge hard in bigger water and features, or if you need to carry a large cargo load on a long trip.

Both the Wolverine and Gnarwhal can be paddled up to class IV and reliably rolled by skilled boaters with thigh straps, but the Wolverine roll is a bit easier for most people.

The Gnarwhal and Wolverine are sized to fit most average sized adults, but larger and heavier (over 182cm and 100kgs) paddlers will fit better in the Gnarwhal while smaller and lighter paddlers (under 170cm and 75kgs) will fit better in the Wolverine. 

FEATURES

MANUFACTURING: Hand made by Alpacka Raft in Colorado, USA

SHAPE: Rally hull

TUBE DIAMETER: 10.6-inch

FIT: Whitewater (See sizing and specifications)

VALVE: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation

ATTACHMENTS: 4 bow grab loops, 2 stern grab loops, 2 double D-Rings, 2 ankle loops, 2 multi-slot strap plates, and 2 strap plates

SEATING & RIGGING: 3/4 Length WW Seat, WW Foot Brace, Adjustable Foam Backband, Patented 4-point Thigh Straps

BUILD CONFIGURATIONS: Whitewater Deck or Self Bailer

CARGO FLY: Standard (Internal Dry Bags sold separately)

MATERIALS: Proprietary 210-denier high count nylon hull and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA). 420d nylon hull is available for a heavy duty option.

INCLUDES: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit. T Zip lube is included with boats that come with a Cargo Fly | Whitewater Deck Models also include one-piece PEX coaming and ultralight spray skirt

BUILD CONFIGURATIONS

WHITEWATER DECK: The Wolverine with a Whitewater Deck, maximizes performance in difficult whitewater. The Whitewater Deck features a large kayak style cockpit, one-piece pex coaming, and an ultralight spray skirt. Because the Whitewater Deck will not fill with water when pushing through a wave or hole, it maintains more speed and can punch through larger waves and stickier holes than the self bailing configuration.

SELF BAILER: The Wolverine Self Bailer is perfect for warmer conditions, quick entry and exit, and anyone that prefers a self bailing setup. It is slightly slower than the WW deck version when punching through waves and small holes, but it tends to stabilize in these situations which helps boaters navigate through tricky spots. If you swim, no dumping is required and you can just self rescue right back in. The seating system for the Wolverine features a 5-inch (13cm) thick seat. Please note, there is a gap between the seat and the footbrace where your feet may be wet.

CARGO FLY ZIPPER: Alpackas innovative Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Wolverine and 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.

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. The zippered drybags also act as additional balanced air chambers to make it easier to get to shore in the event of a puncture.

SIZING & SPECIFICATIONS

The sizing below shows our recommended size based on your sit length and the Wolverine’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 Wolverine is sized for a whitewater fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size will be able to deeply bend their knees for maximum engagement in the thigh straps for the most secure high-performance fit. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit.

SMALL
Paddler Sit Length - 91 - 104cm
Exterior Length - 229cm
Exterior Width - 91cm
Interior Length - 107cm
Width at Hips - 38cm
Weight Whitewater Deck* - 3,95kg
Packed Size Whitewater Deck ** - 51x24cm
Weight Selfbailer* - 3,36kg
Packed Size Selfbailer** - 51x19cm
Max Capacity*** 159kgs

MEDIUM
Paddler Sit Length - 99 - 109cm
Exterior Length - 234cm
Exterior Width - 91cm
Interior Length - 112cm
Width at Hips - 38cm
Weight* - 4000grams
Weight Whitewater Deck* - 4,04kg
Packed Size Whitewater Deck ** - 51x25cm
Weight Selfbailer** - 3,45kg
Packed Size Selfbailer** - 51x20cm
Max Capacity*** 159kgs

LARGE
Paddler Sit Length - 107 - 117cm
Exterior Length - 241cm
Exterior Width - 91cm
Interior Length - 122cm
Width at Hips - 38cm
Weight* - 4120grams
Weight Whitewater Deck* - 4,17kg
Packed Size Whitewater Deck ** - 51x27cm
Weight Selfbailer* - 3,54kg
Packed Size Selfbailer** - 51x22cm
Max Capacity*** 159kgs

*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.