ANFIBIO ALPHA XC
One of the most compact and lightest packrafts in robust design and full size. Ideal for ultralight trekking and extensive land water tours.
The facts speak for themselves: less than 1.5 kg, pack size in range of 1.5 L, but still robust - that's the Anfibio Alpha XC.
The boat is paddled kayak style and is inflated with a big nylon inflation bag, which attaches to the boat via a screw-in valve.
No inflatable is indestructible of course, but in the (unlikely) event of sustaining damage, repairs can be done within a few minutes in the field with Patch`n Go, which bonds permanently to the urethane surface. Small pinholes can be sealed with Stormsure, a liquid urethane sealant.
Options are available at additional costs.
When purchasing with the raft, the options are added at a discounted price.
Ultralight and universal
XC stands for cross country, as the packraft is so light and compact that you can carry it with ease over long distances. The inner dimension provides enough space for an adult. The boat has 5 tie downs (2 at the stern and 3 at the bow) for attaching luggage and grab loops.
Slim and light design
The Alpha XC is also compact in its dimensions. Tube diameter tapers to 25cm on the on the side, while bow and stern (symmetrical) have a diameter of 38cm to ensure the necessary buoyancy. The parallel hull has a total width of 84cm.
The boat has an inflatable seat with an integrated backrest. To save weight and space, this can be replaced be by pieces of luggage (or similar dry bags, sleeping mats).
Material and workmanship
The Anfibio Alpha XC is made of special fabric (210/420 urethane nylon), which has a high tear and abrasion resistance despite the low weight. In particular, the smooth and shiny surface of the tubes coating is very scratch resistant.
All seams on the boat are welded, the tube seams are additionally sewn. It is a completely glue free construction. This saves weight and costs! We grant an extended 3-year warranty on materials and workmanship.
The Alpha XC is the pocket-sized boat. A true go anywhere anytime boat for those who value portability; ideal for hikes to high alpine lakes, calm rivers, fjords and those secret fishing spots. As well as being small in size, with the seat fitted it is also comfortable on longer river floats.
The low weight and the small pack size make the Alpha XC particularly interesting for long distance trekking. Of course, it is also suitable for:
easy river travel
classic packrafting trips
trekking with crossing rivers
expeditions and adventure races
spelunking and canyoneering
alpine lake fishing
Since the model does not feature a spray skirt and has a smaller tube diameter, it is not recommended for whitewater (max. class 1).
Check out this test on Gear Junkie: https://gearjunkie.com/anfibio-packrafting-store-alpha-xc-review
Baffled comfort seat with integrated backrest
Repair fabric (spare tube and floor material)
tubes: tubes: 210den Urethan-Nylon (single-sided, multiple coating and surface finish)
floor:420den Urethan-Nylon (double-sided, multiple coating and surface finish)
seat: Nylon 210D/118T laminated
Parallel sided hull, flat bow, 5 grap loops (3 bow, 2 stern), main one way valve
Speed: 4-5 km/h
Workmanship - Complete glue-free construction, Sewn and welded seams
Seat: 270g (removable)
Pack strap: 25g
Inflation bag: 110g
Repair fabric: 50g
Tube diameter: 25cm
Pack size: about 30 x 20cm
Speed: 4 km
Available colors: Sunny Yellow