Tag Archives: slackrafts

Back in the sunny Summer Isles

Here we are back in the Summer Isles for the duration. Temptingly calm and sparkly out there right now, and we’re told it’s been fabulous weather these last few weeks. On his blog, this chap reported 28°C a couple of weeks ago near … Continue reading

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Preparing the Slackraft for Escalante

In a month I’m back in northern Arizona for an Expo and afterwards hope to have another crack at the Escalante River (left) in southern Utah. I had a good look around last year at both put-in and take-outs, doing … Continue reading

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Packrafts; alternatives to Alpacka

Updated summer 2018. Did you miss the general packraft intro? For sporty rivers, inshore use and touring, Alpacka’s comprehensive and innovative range lead the field for many years, but several alternatives are now on the market. Some copy the original Alpackas closely, some … Continue reading

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