The backpacking packrafter (or packrafting backpacker) interested in long traverses of wild landscapes needs a boat that is as light as possible, while still providing protection from the elements and the occasional splashy rapid. The Alpacka Refuge Packraft may be the only boat on the market that fits this category so well. It features a spray deck, upturned bow, extended stern, and smaller tubes (i.e., smaller than a traditional whitewater packraft). All for a weight of less than six pounds.