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Packraft Group Test: Alpacka Yak

Packraft Test Intro • Supai Matkat • MRS Microraft  • Aire BAKraft • Nortik Trekraft • Summary It was time to hop into my boat – a 2014 model Yak. You can read more about it here. There’s no real need to go on about it too much as … Continue reading

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Packraft Group Test: Nortik Trekraft

Packraft Test Intro • Supai Matkat • MRS Microraft  • Aire BAKraft • Alpacka Yak • Summary After a chilly lunch at East Lock, sheltering against the wind behind a couple of upturned boats, it was my turn to try the Nortik Trekraft. The day before I had all … Continue reading

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Packraft Group Test: Summary

Packraft Test Intro • Supai Matkat • MRS Microraft  • Aire BAKraft • Nortik Trekraft • Alpacka Yak One tends to compare new boats against Alpacka because they were the innovators who took the whole packrafting game forward. Now that I’ve tried the competition I can see the gap between the Colorado-made boats and the two similar … Continue reading

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Packraft Group Test: Supai Matkat

Packraft Test Intro  • MRS Microraft  • Aire BAKraft • Nortik Trekraft • Alpacka Yak • Summary Like ultralight? See Anfibio Alpha XC Among other things Supai Adventure Gear (moto: ‘Where every ounce counts‘) makes what have become to be known as ‘crossrafts’, ultralight packrafts suited to gentle flatwater floats, canyoneering … Continue reading

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Packraft Group Test: MRS Microraft

Packraft Test Intro • Supai Matkat  • Aire BAKraft • Nortik Trekraft • Alpacka Yak • Summary See also Anfibio Alpha XC – 2018 After being pulled out of the Matkat this was much more like. I was gliding along, whoosing forward with each paddle stroke, tucked under the deck … Continue reading

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Packraft Group Test: Aire BAKraft

Packraft Test Intro • Supai Matkat • MRS Microraft  •  Nortik Trekraft • Alpacka Yak • Summary A muddy bank below Porters chute and it was my chance to mount the BAKraft – that’s ‘BAK’ as in Backcountry Airlight Kayak. The … Continue reading

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