The Gnarwhal Whitewater Series (Medium, Large)

From: $45.00

With its next generation Rally Hull design, ergonomic seating, and 4-point thigh straps, the Gnarwhal is our most stable and forgiving whitewater packraft. Ideal for building skills and confidence, carrying heavy loads, and charging hard on high volume runs.  All Gnarwhal rentals include the T-Zip cargo fly/in-tube storage, in- adjustable back-band, whitewater spray skirt, thigh straps and foot pillow standard.

2 internal clip-in dry bags (approximately 40L) and a 12L bow bag ($3/day extra for each add-on) will help keep your gear in place and dry.

The following sizes are currently unavailable for the specified dates in 2022

Medium-  4/22 to 6/17, 6/23 to 7/11, 7/20 to 12/31

Large – 3/18 to 4/12, 5/2 to 5/25, 6/7 to 6/17, 7/2 to 7/8, 7/20 to 8/3

If the raft you want isn’t available for your desired dates, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly as it may be an error in our system. Contact info: 406-272-6468 backcountrypackrafts@gmail.com

See sit lengths in description for sizing

Shipping

Shipping is auto calculated at check-out.  Round trip shipping is $40/1 raft, $50/2 rafts, $60/ 3 rafts and $70/4 rafts for rafts shipped in Montana.  Rafts shipped outside of Montana start at $50/1 raft and go up from there depending on the shipping time and number of rafts.   If shipping is incorrect at checkout, your card will be refunded/charged accordingly.  Please see shipping rate chart in FAQ for more info.

The following sizes are currently unavailable for the specified dates in 2022

Medium-  4/22 to 6/17, 6/23 to 7/11, 7/20 to 12/31

Large – 3/18 to 4/12, 5/2 to 5/25, 6/7 to 6/17, 7/2 to 7/8, 7/20 to 8/3

When in Doubt, Contact Us About Availability

Because of the variability in transit days our business model creates unique challenges for booking software and makes it difficult to display a 100% accurate availability calendar.  If the raft you want isn’t available for your desired dates, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly as it may be an error in our system.  In many cases we can also ship the day after you book and override the default 6 day transit buffer.  We highly recommend contacting us directly for groups of 4 or more as well.  Contact info: 406-272-6468 backcountrypackrafts@gmail.com  

The chart below shows our recommended size based on your sit length and the Gnarwhal’s fit profile. To determine your sit length, sit against a wall with your legs flat (wearing your preferred paddling shoes) and measure the distance from the wall to your heels. The Gnarwhal is sized for a whitewater fit, meaning that a typical paddler in the recommended size will be able to deeply bend their knees for maximum engagement in the thigh straps for the most secure high-performance fit. You can size up or down for a more performance or relaxed fit.

Sizing Chart
Medium Large X-Large
Paddler Sit Length 39-43in | 99-109cm 42-46in | 107-117cm 45-50in | 114-127cm
Exterior Length 94in | 239cm 97in | 246cm 100in | 254cm
Exterior Width 38in | 97cm 38in | 97cm 38in | 97cm
Interior Length 43in | 109cm 46in | 117cm 49in | 124cm
Width at Hips 15in | 38cm 15in | 38cm 15in | 38cm
Max Capacity* 450lb | 204kg 450lb | 204kg 450lb | 204kg

 

*The Gnarwhal fit does not correspond to the Alpacka Series. The Gnarwhal uses the paddler’s inseam as the sizing is based on the effective cockpit length. Proper fit is based on achieving sufficent knee bend between the backband and the foot brace to fully engage the thigh straps.  If you are on the border of sizing, we recommend sizing down to the smaller size as the backband is easier to adjust to a longer inseam.

 

Additional information

Weight 3.75 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 24 in

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