2019 Tandem Series - The Forager
2019 Tandem Series - The Forager
Alpacka Raft’s largest and burliest packraft, the self bailing Forager delivers two-person seating and massive cargo capacity in a super stable backpackable package. Whether you are doing fly in Alaska river trips, running Snowy River whitewater, big game hunting in remote areas, or fly fishing in the backcountry, the Forager is big and tough enough to handle any adventure.
Manufacturing: Made to Order in Colorado, USA
Shape: Cargo Hull
Tube Diameter: 13.1-inch
Valve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
Attachments: 2 bow D-ring grab loops, 2 stern D-ring grab loops, 8 lightweight D-rings on sides for lashing cargo, and 1 bow handle with 2 d-rings
Seating: Full length inflatable floor, optional platform seat for front passenger
Build Configurations: Self Bailing
Cargo Fly: Standard (roll-top internal dry bags sold separately)
Materials: Proprietary 420-denier nylon hull and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA). 400-denier Vectran upgrade option available
Includes: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
Our listed pricing on all Alpacka Raft packrafts is in Australian Dollars ($AUD). We save you the headache and complete customs clearance and all import paperwork for you and deliver to your door. Our pricing is inclusive of all applicable import duties, taxes & customs broker/clearance fees.
Hand crafted with utmost precision and pride in Colorado, USA, your new packraft is totally worth the wait.
*** All Built to Order packrafts will be delivered to you within 4-6 weeks ***
Packrafting is often described as an out-of-the-box adventure sport because it allows you to combine both land and water travel in the backcountry. Yet, the Forager goes further and lets you think outside the packraft box with unrivaled durability, stability, and cargo capacity in a backpackable package. Want to keep it light? The Forager is light enough to backpack for two. Want to load it up? The Forager’s XL Cargo Fly will take hundreds of kilos of cargo and keep it safe and dry while improving stability and handling. Want to save hundreds on raft rental costs? You can pack a Forager and two sets of paddling gear into a single duffel and fly anywhere in the world for the cost of only a checked bag. Want to run whitewater? We’ve loaded the Forager up with 12-days of food and equipment, plus two Gnarwhals as spare boats, for a self-support winter run down the Grand Canyon, successfully paddling through all of the major rapids along the way. If you are looking for a two person packraft that can handle everything from a classic western river trip, to fly in trips to the remote areas of the kimberley, to self-supported big game hunting, to backcountry drift boat fishing, to worldwide travel, the Forager has all your bases covered.
Due to the seating configuration, the Forager is best paddled with a canoe style paddle. However, it can be paddled by a single stern paddler with a kayak paddle so that the front paddler can fish, take pictures, make lunch, etc.
Size and Specifications
Self Bailing: The Forager is available only in a self bailing configuration.
Cargo Fly Zipper: The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly TiZip internal storage system comes standard on the Forager. The Cargo Fly features an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to store 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.
Standard: Proprietary 420-denier nylon, single side laminated with pigmented polyurethane film (Made in USA)
Vectran: 400-denier high performance liquid crystal polymer yarn (five times stronger than steel). Higher tear strength and rigidity than nylon, but more susceptible to scrapes and pinholes. Four week minimum lead time. Made in USA.
Floor: Proprietary 840-denier ballistics nylon, laminated on both sides with polyurethane film (Made in USA).
Seating: 200-denier oxford nylon and 210-denier high count nylons, with proprietary polyurethane laminate films (Made in USA).
Accessories: All grab loops and similar attachments are manufactured in house in Mancos, Colorado out of scrap floor materials and USA made webbing. Small parts and fasteners are Made in USA, when available, and sourced from industry leaders like Duraflex, YKK, and ITW-Nexus.