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Alpacka Raft Gnarwhal Whitewater

Looking for the do-it-all whitewater boat? Look no further! New for 2017, the Gnarwhal is a boat that hikes, and paddles, whatever you can. With a refined hull design and a plethora of new features, this boat will surely become a new favorite.,
Article number: GnarWW-Short-Multi
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Dreams do come true! Far more than adding thigh straps to the standard packraft, the Gnarwhal is an evolutionary leap in packrafting performance.

The Gnarwhal combines an all new 12-inch diameter high volume hull with a Cargo Fly and the latest innovations in seating, backband, and thigh straps. This enbles a new level of performance and comfort that will change what you think a packraft can do.

The heart of the Gnarwhal is the new 12-inch high-volume stern and hull design that maximizes stability, predictability, and forgiveness in challenging whitewater. No other packraft comes close when taking on steep creeks, fast glacial rivers, and Grand Canyon sized waves, boils, and eddy lines.

The Gnarwhal cockpit comes standard with our custom foam backband, patent pending 4-point thigh strap system, and whitewater seating system. This new seat consists of a 3/4 length inflatable seat with an inflatable footrest. This all adds up to a combat rollable boat with extraordinary comfort and packability. Our Cargo Fly system also comes standard on the Gnarwhal, and the high-volume hull allows you to carry more gear than ever before without compromising balance.

The 2017 Whitewater Deck is an updated design with a larger cockpit, one-piece coaming, and a more secure Velcro free spray skirt/deck interface. Also included is a lightweight, packable Sil-Nylon spray skirt.

Gnarwhal WW Weights


**Sizing is done differently than standard Alpaca rafts! See size chart below**

  • Patent-pending high-volume hull design (New for 2017)
  • New one-way valve that provides high pressure inflation and easy deflation with a quick twist of the valve core
  • Cargo Fly with Standard Internal Dry Bags
  • Custom Foam Backband and patent-pending 4-Point Thigh Straps standard
  • 4 bow grab loops and 2 stern grab loops
  • 840d Nylon Floor with extended stern coverage
  • Includes: Inflation bag, stuff sack, and basic repair kit.
  • Available in 210d High Count Nylon, 100/200d Vectran®, or 400d Vectran®Tubes
  • Handmade in Mancos, Colorado

Sizing Chart

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 sufficient 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.


Gnarwhal Size Chart

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