Classic Series- White Water Spray Skirt (Small, Medium, Large)

From: $25.00

The Classic keeps it simple with our adventure tested Classic Hull, a no fuss seating system, minimalist attachments, and bombproof materials and construction. This is the full white-water spray skirt option.  The spray skirt goes over the rafter’s shoulders and then attaches to the deck via a pex pole.  The pex pole slides into the attached deck, making a rigid circle that the spray skirt pops over.  This particular spray deck cannot be taken off- bringing up the only real down-side to this boat- its a little harder to get into.  That said, the attached deck is super helpful for laying your pack on and strapping it down because it won’t sink to the bottom of your raft and get wet.  It is the most comprehensive whitewater option in terms of keeping water out of your raft.  With a rain jacket and this spray skirt, you are prepared for the majority of conditions in spring, summer and fall, although if you’re pretty sure you’ll be swimming or you’re heading for a winter adventure, we recommend getting a dry suit.  The classics are capable of up to class III whitewater although if you’re planning on doing primarily whitewater, you might want to consider renting an Expedition or Gnarwhal.

Small- 5’8″ and Under
Medium- 5’8″ to 6′
Large- 6′ to 6′ 4″

Please note, it takes 2 business days (at least) to ship rafts and the above unavailable dates only reflect the dates those rafts are not in our inventory and ready to be shipped.

The following sizes of rafts are currently out of inventory for the following 2020 dates:

Size Small: 

Size Medium: 6/1

Size Large: 5/18 to 5/28

Please be advised, the price above does not include shipping.  Shipping is auto calculated at check-out.  Round trip shipping is $40/1 raft, $50/2 rafts, $60/ 3 rafts and $70/4 rafts for rafts shipped in Montana.  Rates for outside of Montana are as follows: Rafts shipped outside of Montana but still in the Western US are an additional $5 /package.  Rafts shipped East of the Mississippi are an additional $15/package (above the Montana rate).  Please call or email for all shipping rates for groups of 5 rafts or more or rentals outside of the continental US.  If there is a miscalculation on shipping we will refund/charge the card used to correct the miscalculation.  Card user will be notified before card is charged for this purpose.

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

The chart below shows our recommended size based on your sit length and the Classic’s fit profile. To determine your sit length, sit against a wall with your legs flat (wearing your preferred paddling shoes) and measure the distance from the wall to your heels. The Classic is sized for a relaxed fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size can fully extend their legs and not touch the bow unless they point their toes when sitting in the boat. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit.  Generally the Small (Alpacka) will fit rafters 5’8″ and under, Medium (Yak) will fit rafters 5’8″ to 6′ and Large (Llama) will fit rafters 6′ to 6’4″.  Rafters over 6’4″ should check out the Mule (size XL)

Sizing Chart

Small (Alpaca) Medium (Yak) Large (Llama)
Paddler Sit Length 35-39in | 88-99cm 38-42in | 97-107cm 41-45in | 104-114cm
Exterior Length 89in | 226cm 92in | 234cm 95in | 241cm
Exterior Width 37.25in | 95cm 37.25in | 95cm 37.25in | 95cm
Interior Length 43in | 109cm 46in | 117cm 49in | 124cm
Interior Width at Hip 14.5in | 37cm 14.5in | 37cm 14.5in | 37cm
Max Capacity* 400lbs | 181kg 400lbs | 181kg 400lbs | 181kg

*Max Capacity is the maximum total weight (paddlers and cargo) that the boat can reasonably carry in flatwater under ideal conditions. Actual capacity for any given trip will vary widely based on the paddler’s skill and water conditions. Please review our weight carrying capacity guide for further details.

Specifications
Small (Alpaca) Medium (Yak) Large (Llama)
Build Option Weight* Packed Size** Weight* Packed Size** Weight* Packed Size**
Whitewater Deck (WW) 7.0lb | 3.17kg 17x7in | 43x18cm 7.1lb | 3.23kg 17×7.5in | 43x19cm 7.4lb | 3.33kg 17x8in | 43x20cm

*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.
**Packed size is a reference measurement based on folding each lengthwise edge of the boat to the center and rolling from the bow. There are many other methods of rolling and folding boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.

Additional information

Weight 3.75 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 24 in