Any News On The Alpacka Drysuit

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RyanMiller
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Any News On The Alpacka Drysuit

Post by RyanMiller » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:08 am

Im shopping now, I would be bummed to spend that kind of money only to have theirs drop a month later and decide I want it. Any info out there?
ahh, nice marmot

John N
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Re: Any News On The Alpacka Drysuit

Post by John N » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:55 pm

I am curious about this too. I will be dropping bank at rei for a drysuit soon and would much rather buy alpacka. I was actually disgusted with the enormous size of my dividend this year.

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Re: Any News On The Alpacka Drysuit

Post by John N » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:17 am

Well I purchased the Kokatat Tropos Supernova semi-dry suit, but I got it from REI. If this thread leads to a reply I can always take it back. Any news out there?

Shaggy
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Re: Any News On The Alpacka Drysuit

Post by Shaggy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:58 pm

I know Sheri's working hard to try to get it online, but she and the workshop are pretty snowed. The hope at Alpacka was to have it out by April sometime, but a bunch of stuff happened over this winter, which tied up everyone's extra time in Mancos. The big challenge is that it takes a totally different production line, some different equipment, materials, skills, etc.... so it can't just be rolled in with the boats.

I just talked to Sheri about it today. A big concern is that the winters delays have run it into summer season, when everyone usually gets pulled into boat building. So... I wish Alpacka had a timeline for it, but there's too much uncertainty to say. I'm crossing my fingers.
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AeroNautiCal
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Re: Any News On The Alpacka Drysuit

Post by AeroNautiCal » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:06 am

After reading 'A Long Trek Home', I'm definitely going to wait for this, I doubt that there's been a more thoroughly tested outfit made. Image

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