Tag Archives: Supai Flatwater Canyon II

Cape Wrath Trail ~ a Coigach-Assynt variant

The 200-ish mile Cape Wrath Trail from Fort William to the top of Sutherland was cooked up in the early 90s by David Paterson, a photographer who’d just come off a job shooting the West Highland Way. Paterson wondered if you … Continue reading

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Supai Flatwater Canyon II packraft review

Full trip report here (mostly walking) June 2015: Supai Matkat review At a verified 670g (23.6oz) including an added grab line, Supai Adventure Gear’s Flatwater Canyon II ($300/€290) must be among the world’s lightest and most compact boats. Before a winter storm blew … Continue reading

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Replacing twist-lock valve on Alpacka

Ages ago I must have over-tightened the twist-lock mouth inflation valve cap on my Yak, probably ham-fisted ahead of a tense crossing. Actually it’s not so hard to do to the cheapo plasticy valves. And once you’ve gone too far … 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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