In case you haven’t heard, we’re giving away an Alpacka Raft!

These lightweight, packable boats will change your perspective on what’s possible in the backcountry. Weighing only 4-5 pounds, they are tough and capable of handling rowdy water.

MikeCuriak sends it in Lower Jalacingo Creek, Mexico. (Photo by Todd Tumolo)

The giveaway is alongside Gregg’s Okavango expedition: Anyone who donates $50 or more to ASC before his return to the States on August 27 is entered to win. All donations will go directly toward remote wildlife research platforms.

Alpacka Rafts retail for between $785-1,850, and they will take you to some of the wildest landscapes on Earth. Enter now for a chance to win a packraft, and to support a great cause. Let’s raise $5,000!

What is Packrafting?

The first Alpacka Raft was built for a trek across Alaska’s Brooks Range. More than a decade later, the company is still designing and hand-building these simple, durable boats, “each one [with] a little personality of its own.”

Alpacka Raft uses the following criteria to explain the sport:

  • The Convenience Test: “A packraft is a boat small, light, and portable enough that you can personally carry or move it without significant exertion or special equipment.”
  • The Bicycle Test: “A packraft, plus all necessary equipment, is a boat that can be carried while riding a bike around town.”


Packrafting the Arahura River, New Zealand (Photo by Luke Walker)

Learn more about Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation on our Field Notes blog, and at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. Enter to win an Alpacka Raft by donating $50 or more to ASC before August 27.