Alpacka Raft Packrafts
Pack Raft Australia is the the Australian retailer of premium quality Alpacka Raft packrafts. We sell all current Alpacka packraft models, including the 2017 revised Alpacka Series, the performance Gnarwhal, Alpackalypse - the original whitewater packraft , lightweight minimalist packraft the Scout and the two person Gnu packraft for hunters, fishermen, families and adventure races alike. All Alpacka Rafts are hand made, built to order in Colorado, USA. Do yourself a favour, invest in the best, buy an Alpacka Raft packraft.
Alpacka Gnu - Two Person Packraft
Alpacka Gnu - Two Person Packraft
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.
The Gnu is a custom configurable packraft so we let you choose what's right for you, and place build orders direct with with our mates over at Alpacka Raft.
Hand crafted with utmost precision and pride in Colorado, USA, your new packraft is totally worth the wait.
*** All packrafts are built to order and will be delivered to you within 4-6 weeks.***
The Alpacka Gnu - Two person packraft
- Handmade in Colorado, USA
- New one-way valve that provides high pressure inflation and easy deflation with a quick twist of the valve core
- Available in 210d High Count Nylon, 400d Vectran® Tubes
- 840d Nylon Floor
- 4 bow grab loops, 4 stern grab loops, and 2 triangle lash points
- Configurable with an Open C2 Seat, Whitewater Decked C2 Seat, or an Open Touring Seat build options.
- Optional Cargo Fly with Roll-Top Internal Dry Bags
- Includes: Inflation bag, stuff sack, and repair kit.
*** ALL OUR PACKRAFTS ARE CUSTOM HAND MADE TO ORDER. DELIVERED TO YOU WITHIN 4-6 WEEKS.***
Alpacka's most versatile packraft. Whether you are an adventure racer seeking an edge on the competition, a C2 whitewater enthusiast, a fisherman looking for an ultralight backcountry drift boat, or a family looking to take the kids on an adventure, we’ve got a Gnu setup to meet your needs.
Note: If kneeling and running rapids or shallow areas with the C2 seat, we strongly recommend knee pads or some kind of knee protection!
Open – C2 Seat – The adventure racer’s favourite! The Gnu’s open C2 seating configuration features a single inflatable seat that runs lengthwise down the centre of the cockpit, which allows two paddlers to kneel in a straddling position over the seat with their knees wedged snugly between the seat and the tubes. This seating configuration mimics the seating position in a C2 style whitewater canoe and provides maximum edge control and paddling performance. Knee protection is highly recommended for shallow rocky rivers.
Whitewater – C2 Seat – Best for whitewater. The Whitewater C2 seating configuration adds a two position removable WW Deck to the C2 seating configuration. The WW Deck is essential for keeping the boat dry and maximising performance when running rapids.
Open – Touring Seat – New for 2017, Alpacka offers reversible touring seats, designed to provide a more traditional flat-water canoe style seating setup which is more comfortable on flat and easy water. The two touring seats can each be independently placed either wide side down which creates a one person kneeling saddle with a higher position and more cushion than the C2 seat or wide side up which creates a flat sitting seat on top of the tubes with ample leg room on the underside. The touring setup is perfect for families, fishermen seeking a backcountry drift boat, and more relaxing adventures in flat water and easy rivers. The Touring Seat is not recommended for whitewater.
Note – The C2 Seat and Touring Seats can be purchased separately and used in all configurations of the Gnu (give us a shout if you require a replacement or upgrade).
Cargo Fly – The Cargo Fly is the ultimate packraft gear storage solution. The three-piece system utilises an airtight and watertight zipper installed in the stern of the boat together with two gear storage dry bags which are clipped in place along the inside of the raft tubes. The system provides drier and more secure gear storage, improved paddling performance due to a lower centre of gravity, quicker transitions from packrafting to hiking, and the internal dry bags act as additional balanced air chambers for increased safety (even over a two-chamber packraft) in the event of a puncture. The Cargo Fly is perfect for expeditions, whitewater performance, and keeping your gear dry in any conditions. All Gnu models with a Cargo Fly come standard with our Ultralight Internal Dry Bags.
210-denier High Count Nylon – Alpacka Raft's standard packraft tube fabric is a USA woven 210-denier High Count Nylon, which is coated on one side with a highly UV resistant heavy polyurethane film custom developed by our USA supplier for our packrafts. We only coat one side because it provides significantly higher tear strength than a double coated fabric. Made in the USA fabrics and coatings are more expensive than similar materials sourced overseas, but they provide significantly better urethane adhesion, fabric durability, and overall quality. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Vectran® is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer (LCP), which is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminium. In a packraft, Vectran® fabrics provide exceptional tear strength and rigidity (due to its lower stretch) than comparable Nylon deniers, which results in a stiffer higher performance hull. While a Vectran® hull is much more resistant to tears than Nylon, it has a lower urethane bond strength and its higher rigidity makes it slightly more prone to punctures (ever do that science experiment with a soft balloon v firm ballon and a needle?). Vectran® is extremely challenging to work with and the team at Alpacka have spent years developing techniques to incorporate this advanced fabric into their packraft manufacturing.
400-denier Vectran® – Alpacka's 400-denier Vectran® offering is the burliest tube fabric across their packraft lineup, but it’s also significantly heavier and bulkier than standard fabrics. It is a great option if you are looking for the toughest boat possible where weight and bulk are not significant considerations.
Sizing and Specifications
Exterior Length - 323cm
Exterior Width - 101.5cm
Interior Length - 167.5cm
Interior Width - 45.5cm
(Configuration - Weight - Packed Size)
Touring (T) C2 - 4.51kg - 28x56cm
TC2/Cargo Fly (CF) - 4.62kg - 28x56cm
C2 Open - 2.95kg - 26x56cm
C2 Open/CF 4.31kg - 26x56cm
WW C2 - 5.95kg - 31x61cm
WW C2/CF - 6.07kg - 31x61cm