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Classic
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Classic

Regular price $1,365.00
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The original. All of the quality materials and workmanship that we’ve built our reputation on, with minimalist features to take us back to our roots and budget-friendly pricing to boot.

Way back in 2000, after suffering through endless tears and repairs of our cheap “pool toy” quality boats, we had a dream of making a true wilderness worthy packraft—a boat that was light enough to fit in a backpack yet would not let you down in the cold, rocky rivers of the Alaskan Arctic. Thus, the original Alpacka Raft was born and a new era of packrafting began. Little did we know packrafts would not only change backcountry travel but also deliver a fun and an easy new way to enjoy your local rivers and lakes. As packrafting has evolved, so has our original line-up of the Alpacka, Yak, and Llama. We decided to return to our roots with the Classic, a simple, elegant packraft with options to fit every budget.

The Classic keeps it simple with our adventure tested Classic Hull, a no-fuss seating system, minimalist attachments, and bombproof materials and construction. Configure it exactly to your liking with Open, Cruiser Deck, Whitewater Deck, Removeable Whitewater Deck, and Self Bailing options. You can also add our innovative Cargo Fly zipper internal storage system with or without internal dry bags. Feeling the need for additional tie downs? You can add factory-installed grab loops, strap plates, D-Rings, and handles or check out our high-performance Expedition models, which include double D-Rings and handles standard.

  • Manufacturing: Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado
  • Hull: Classic Hull
  • Fit: Relaxed (See sizing and specifications)
  • Tube Diameter: 11.7-inch
  • Valve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
  • Attachments: 4 bow grab loops, 2 stern grab loops, and 2 strap plates
  • Seating: Classic Seat Bottom and Inflatable Seat Back
  • Build Configurations: Open, Whitewater Deck, or Removable WW Deck
  • Cargo Fly: Optional (roll-top internal dry bags sold separately)
  • Materials: Proprietary 210-denier high count nylon hull and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA).
  • Includes: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
  • Recommended Gear: Aqua-Bound Manta Ray, Werner Pack Tour, Astral V-8 PFD, Kokatat Swift Entry Drysuit
  •  AQUASEAL WARNING: Using the Aquaseal in the repair kit will expose you to toluene, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

The chart below shows our recommended size based on your sit length and the Classic’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 Classic is sized for a relaxed fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size can fully extend their legs and not touch the bow unless they point their toes when sitting in the boat. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit.

Sizing instructions

Sizing Chart

 

  Small (Alpaca) Medium (Yak) Large (Llama)
Paddler Sit Length 35–39in | 88-99cm 38–42in | 97–107cm 41–45in | 104–114cm
Exterior Length 89in | 226cm 92in | 234cm 95in | 241cm
Exterior Width 37.25in | 95cm 37.25in | 95cm 37.25in | 95cm
Interior Length 43in | 109cm 46in | 117cm 49in | 124cm
Interior Width at Hip 14.5in | 37cm 14.5in | 37cm 14.5in | 37cm
Max Capacity*** 400lbs | 181kg 400lbs | 181kg 400lbs | 181kg

 

*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.

 

Specifications

  Small (Alpaca)   Medium (Yak)   Large (Llama)  
Build Option Weight* Packed Size** Weight* Packed Size** Weight* Packed Size**
Open (OP)

5.5lb | 2.51kg

16x6.5in | 41x17cm 5.7lb | 2.58kg 16x7in | 41x18cm 5.8lb | 2.65kg

16x7.5in | 41x19cm

Open | Cargo Fly (CF) 5.8lb | 2.62kg 16x6.5in | 41x17cm 5.9lb | 2.69kg 16x7in | 41x18cm 6.1lb | 2.76kg 16x7.5in | 41x19cm
Whitewater Deck (WW) 7.0lb | 3.17kg 17x7in | 43x18cm 7.1lb | 3.23kg 17x7.5in | 43x19cm 7.4lb | 3.33kg 17x8in | 43x20cm
WW | CF 7.2lb | 3.28kg 17x7in | 43x18cm 7.4lb | 3.35kg 17x7.5in | 43x19cm 7.6lb | 3.45kg 17x8in | 43x20cm
Removable Whitewater Deck (WR) 7.3lb | 3.31kg 17x7.5in | 43x19cm 7.4lb | 3.35kg 17x8in | 43x20cm 7.7lb | 3.49kg 17x8.5in | 43x22cm
WR | CF 7.5lb | 3.40kg 17x7.5in | 43x19cm 7.6lb | 3.46kg 17x8in | 43x20cm 7.9lb | 3.58kg 17x8.5in | 43x22cm
 

*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.
**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.

 

Open

The Open configuration is our simplest, lightest, and most economical build configuration. It’s perfect for anything where you don’t need the extra protection and performance of a spray deck or self bailer.

 

Whitewater Deck

The most popular option, the standard Whitewater Deck is our driest and warmest configuration for the Classic. 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.

 

Removable WW Deck

The Removable WW Deck features the same cockpit as the standard Whitewater Deck, but with a perimeter zipper for converting to an open boat for more relaxing days. The Removable WW Deck maximizes versatility for the broadest range of paddling conditions.  It is drier than the Cruiser Deck, but not as dry as the standard Whitewater Deck in waves, splashes, and whitewater. The one-piece PEX coaming and ultralight spray skirt are included standard. Contact us if you need a XL or larger spray skirt tunnel size.

 

Cargo Fly Zipper

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.

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.