Gnarwhal- Whitewater Series

With its next generation Rally Hull design, ergonomic seating, and 4-point thigh straps, the Gnarwhal is our most stable and forgiving whitewater packraft. Ideal for building skills and confidence, carrying heavy loads, and charging hard on high volume runs.  All gnarwhal rentals include 12Liter Alpacka dry bags standard.

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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 western, continental US (west of the Mississippi and not Alaska or Hawaii).  Please call for shipping rates of 5 or more rafts and shipping on rafts to other locations not covered in the flat rate.

The following sizes are currently unavailable for the specified dates

Medium 2/25/20 to 3/12

Large 5/13/20 to 5/28/20

X Large 5/13/20 to 5/28/20

 

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 Gnarwhal’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 Gnarwhal is sized for a whitewater fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size will be able to deeply bend their knees for maximum engagement in the thigh straps for the most secure high-performance fit. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit.

Sizing Chart

Medium Large X-Large
Paddler Sit Length 39-43in | 99-109cm 42-46in | 107-117cm 45-50in | 114-127cm
Exterior Length 94in | 239cm 97in | 246cm 100in | 254cm
Exterior Width 38in | 97cm 38in | 97cm 38in | 97cm
Interior Length 43in | 109cm 46in | 117cm 49in | 124cm
Width at Hips 15in | 38cm 15in | 38cm 15in | 38cm
Max Capacity* 450lb | 204kg 450lb | 204kg 450lb | 204kg

 

*The Gnarwhal fit does not correspond to the Alpacka Series. The Gnarwhal uses the paddler’s inseam as the sizing is based on the effective cockpit length. Proper fit is based on achieving sufficent knee bend between the backband and the foot brace to fully engage the thigh straps.  If you are on the border of sizing, we recommend sizing down to the smaller size as the backband is easier to adjust to a longer inseam.

 

Additional information

Weight 3.75 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 24 in