Caribou- Ultralight Hunting, Bikerafting

From: $25.00

When you want to go ultralight but an Alpacka Scout just isn’t going to be able to haul all your gear…..the all new Alpacka Caribou!  Whether you’re bikerafting or backcountry hunting this raft can haul your gear and you but still only weighs 5lbs!  There is an in-tube storage zipper but dry bags are not included.  Rental also includes  3×14″ Titan-Straps and 1×25″ Titan-Strap to strap down whatever you’re hauling.

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Please be advised, the price above does not include shipping.  Round trip shipping is $40/1 raft, $50/2 rafts, $60/ 3 rafts and $70/4 rafts.  Shipping covers the cost to ship a paddle for each raft as well (pfds may add to the shipping cost).  Shipping can be added as an item in your cart or charged off the credit card you list in your waiver.  Flat rate shipping is only valid for the lower-48.  Please call for shipping rates of 5 or more rafts.

Also, our booking system isn’t working perfectly, so if the days you want are unavailable, it doesn’t hurt to call or email us to double check that it isn’t an error on our website!  406-272-6468 backcountrypackrafts@gmail.com

Cargo Fly No Yes
Exterior Length 97″ / 246cm 97″ / 246cm
Exterior Width 38″ / 97cm 38″ / 97cm
Interior Length 48.5″ / 123cm 48.5″ / 123cm
Interior Width at Hips 14.5″ / 37cm 14.5″ / 37cm
Weight* 4lb 12oz / 2.15kg 5lb 0oz / 2.27kg
Packed Size 17”x6” 18”x6”

*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit.

Alpacka Website Description:

“Thirty-one years ago I had never heard of anybody else lashing a bike onto a boat before. It was my own idea, with my first mountain bike in 1987. I wanted to explore an area for moose hunting on the far side of the Delta River, a big glacier river in the Alaska Range. I used a Sherpa Packraft to get across. I rode buffalo trails, ended up shooting a moose, used the bike to wheel meat to the river, and then I ferried it all over in my raft.” ~Legacy Ambassador, Roman Dial. He acquired his first Alpacka Raft in the early 2000s.

For many years, the only way to carry your gear on large, multi-sport packraft adventures was either inside the boat on the floor, or mounted to the bow. However, in 2011, we changed the game completely when we invented the Cargo Fly internal gear storage system. This design not only kept your gear drier, it also dramatically increased handling and whitewater performance. However, it didn’t solve the problem of carrying large bulky items like bicycles, big game animals, and large packs on the bow.

Welcome the Caribou with our latest innovation, the Late Rise Bow, that combines the stability and load carrying ability of a rockerless hull with the whitewater and wave performance of a rockered hull. Unlike anything else on the market, the Late Rise Bow still provides a rocker to shed waves and whitewater, but it moves beginning of the rocker in front of the bow’s mounted load. The result is a broad stable platform for mounting bulky and heavy items like bicycles that carries them high and keeps them out of the water when paddling. And, the load remains balanced and stable on both water and land.

To keep the weight and bulk at an absolute minimum, while preserving our legendary durability, we utilized the same lightweight 210-denier high count nylon fabric as the Scout and the 840-denier floor featured in our other packrafts. The result is an ultralight, full-size bikeraft or ultralight hunting raft that rolls up small for stashing in a pack or on your handlebar roll. It’s also available with a Cargo Fly, for keeping bulky gear on the bow and loose gear inside and dry.

Additional information

Weight 3.75 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 24 in