Sheri - A film from Alpacka Raft

Sheri Tingey defied the odds and expectations of those around her by starting a company at age 50 that revolutionized the outdoor industry and changed the way paddle sports in the backcountry are viewed around the world.

'Sheri' is an incredible story about Sheri's life, the hurdles she overcame to launch her company, and the brilliance and commitment she brings to her projects every day. It is the story of her son, Thor Tingey, who built the company alongside his mother, but has only recently begun to fully grasp her level of dedication and what she has created not just for him, but for adventurers around the world who use packrafts to access remote and wild waterways. Sheri’s story will both warm and inspire audiences as they learn about how one woman's lifelong passion for design and innovation culminates in her most impressive design feat to date.

Watch the Film

Double Rainbows and the Doors of Destiny

Packrafting the John Day River with first-time paddler Scott Nechemias. Read his trip report at Aqua Bound.

Aqua Bound Blog

Bow Bag Testing in John Day Country

Putting the Sockdolager bow bag through it's paces on a three day hike-in, float out trip of Central Oregon's John Day River.

Field Notes