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Alpacka Raft is a community of genuine, self-reliant and creative eccentrics, enthusiastic about unique adventure and passionate about their product. The first Alpacka packraft was built in basement in Chugiak, Alaska in fall 2000. Since then, Alpacka has consistently pushed the boundaries of design, reliability, advanced materials, and offers an established infrastructure for customer service that allows for quick and easy repairs or upgrades. Every Alpacka Raft packraft is manufactured by hand in Alpacka’s factory in Mancos, Colorado. Find out more at www.alpackaraft.com.
IR is a paddlesports gear design house, manufacturer and repair center with a focus on whitewater. IR also manufactures small batches of limited edition and one-off technical garments made from the world's most advanced technical fabrics that are perfect for everything from sending a summit to apres adventures at the bar. IR is staffed by paddlers who pride themselves on excellent customer service, sustainable manufacturing and are every bit as excited about the products they make as their customers are. To learn more about the IR philosophy and their constantly evolving product offerings, visit immersionresearch.com.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear is deeply rooted in the practice of ultralight and uncomplicated adventuring. Crafted using revolutionary, 100% waterproof Dyneema© Composite Fabrics, their backpacks, shelters, and accessories function as an integrated system, all grounded in the philosophy of Essentialism. Their mission–to build the best backcountry gear in the world–can only be achieved by creating highly refined gear that features precisely what’s needed. And nothing more. Visit www.hyperlitemountaingear.com
Kokopelli was founded on the single principle of innovation. In the early years this meant they were solely focused on innovating their packrafts. As they expanded, this has grown into a focus of innovating the sport through three foundational pillars: Performance, Education, and Community. Performance represents the continual development of high end packrafts made out of cutting edge materials, with design and user experience as our primary focus. They seek to grow the sport responsibly through proper education and safety training through our own means, as well as with affiliated partners. They understand that packrafting is a special sport and every packrafter out there in the community shares a unique connection with one another through their passion for this incredible activity. They build relationships through opportunities paddling with our fellow packrafters, as well as engaging with their followers off the water; whether it’s joining together to help promote a good cause or grabbing a brew at the local pub.
Four Corners Guides With 50+ years collective experience in backcountry adventures and almost as much in the outdoor industry, Steve “Doom” Fassbinder and Lizzy Scully know what it takes to live and play in the world’s wildest areas. Out of a desire to share their passion with others, they created Four Corners Guides. Doom and Lizzy met through outdoor industry connections. They climbed “The Cruise” in the Black Canyon on their first date, the “Naked Edge” in Eldorado Canyon shortly thereafter, and after soloing to the summit of the First Flatiron on election day 2016 decided they were a match made on granite. The summer after Lizzy moved to Mancos, the duo bought an idyllic, remote cabin and 35 acres at the tip of WeberMountain. Obsessed with adventuring, it only made sense for them to pursue a dream they both shared of running a base camp, now called Scullbinder Ranch, and adventure guide service together, with Steve the head “Bikeraft Guide” and Lizzy running the business. The couple thrives on sharing the wild, remote places they know and love and the challenging experiences they regularly have with friends, family, and now, with you, Four Corners Guides’ guests.
From big adventures to easy-livin, Bedrock Sandals® are built to free your outdoor soul. In 2011, Nick and Dan handmade the first Bedrock Sandals for themselves and friends while working river restoration jobs in Northern California. We were looking for a lighter-weight, more freedom feeling sandal for our outdoor and everyday needs. We hope you'll strap on our sandals for many adventures to come, get them re-souled if need be, and keep on taking the trail as we thoughtfully design and test our newest answer to your adventure footwear needs. Visit bedrocksandals.com to check out their lineup.
MRS is committed to manufacturing top-grade packrafts. Founded in 2007, they have been field-testing their products for adventures near and far. Their packrafts are highly recognized by customers in Europe and Asia, and can be found around the world, from Scandinavia to the Alps, from the Himalayas to Hokkaido. Now, MRS is excited to offer their lightweight and reliable packrafts to North American customers. To learn more about MRS packrafts and their line up, visit www.microrafting.com.
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