December 5, 2021
When Alpacka Raft's Thor Tingey returned from yet another epic packrafting trip (a combination of backpacking and rafting) with his raft weighted down by patches (again), he and his seamstress mother set out to solve the problem once and for all. With the help of First Southwest Bank, these long-lasting, high-quality rafts have redefined the curious sport. From navigating technical slot canyons to floating in the solace of an alpine lake with fishing pole in hand, every Alpacka Raft is built to be the most effective packraft in the world for whatever adventure calls.
The impact of the company extends beyond stem and stern to their surrounding community, including the launching and sponsorship of the Mancos Valley River Film Festival, and participating in conservation-motivated letters to Colorado senators.