If you’re reading this from your office, congrats.
You just survived Rainpocalypse 2014.
If you’re reading this from your sofa while household miscellanea floats past your window, here, have a life raft:
The Alpackalypse, a just-released one-man watercraft that packs down to the size of a sleeping bag but navigates whitewater — and floodwater, we think — with aplomb.
The Alpackalyspe is the newest offering from the adventure set at Alpacka Rafts.
Their aim: to build a high-performance boat they could carry on their backs during overland journeys.
Their solution: inflatable tubes made from Vectran, a synthetic polymer lighter than nylon but sporting five times the tensile strength of steel.
Vectran means the Alpackalypse weighs in at a shade over 10 lbs. but rides like a kayak. Check out this video to see in action.
Like a kayak, it sports a heavy-duty seat, spray skirt and hip pads.
It’s also engineered with AP’s heralded multi-point rigging system, which braces rider to craft and increases control and rolling ability.
Which’ll come in handy when you’re waist-deep in Class IV.
Or, like, Lombard Street.