3 tube patches. Minor zipper repair near base. Weld at base of T-zip had small leak and was patched with aqua-seal. Had discussion with Alpacka on this type of zipper issue and their opinion was that when leak is contained to near base of zipper repairs are pretty effective and that type of zipper is unlikely the result of overall zipper rot which can cause widespread leaks. Seat bubbled up (basically just a little fatter than it should be) but still fits in sleeve and holds air fine. Minor aquaseal repair on seat.
Self bailer, thigh straps (installed by us) and backband! In-tube storage (cargo fly) includes 2 internal dry bags.
Despite having a few patches, it holds air great and the zipper hasn’t had any issues and should be a good for quite a while with proper maintenance. The thigh straps and backband make this almost as capable as any gnarwhal in terms of whitewater ability.
Number of seasons: 2