There is lots of great outdoor gear out there, but every so often a really cool new toy comes along. Alpacka rafts qualify for the “real cool” label. They are small, ultralight inflatable rafts. Why are they cool? Because they allow you to hike through remote areas, and cross large rivers along the way in style. Especially in the north this is pretty useful. Check out the kinds of trips people dream up with these.
Update: My Alpacka Classic raft has taken me to some great places in the Rockies and Alaska!