The Ranger is the solo version of the Forager, with scaled down design that makes it perfect for one person. For river trips, it has tons of room for all of your gear and even your dog or a cooler, with maximum comfort and easy paddling for a multi-week adventure. Also an ideal hunting and fishing solo packraft.
Want a bit more space and capacity than the Mule, but don’t need the two person size and weight of the Forager? The Ranger is built just for you! We took the design of the Forager and scaled it down to make it more comfortable and easier to paddle for the solo paddler. But it still has plenty of space for all of your gear for a multi-week river trip, including bringing your dog or a small hard cooler. It’s also a great boat for bringing kids up to age 10 before they want to do their own paddling. That makes it our choice for long classic river trips like the San Juan, Dolores, Montana’s Flathead system, and the big Alaska rivers. While the self bailing floor can handle Class III whitewater, we recommend a more maneuverable model like the Gnarwhal for whitewater focused river trips.
The Ranger is also the perfect river based solo hunting and fishing packraft. At under 12lbs, its light enough to be backpacked into a remote river but offers plenty of carrying capacity for medium to large big game like caribou, deer, elk, and sheep or bringing along the dog on an upland or waterfowl hunt. The extra space also makes it great for carrying rods on river fishing trips.
We recommend the Shred 205 Carbon paddle for the Ranger.
Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado
Temper Assist Valve for inflation and deflation
4 bow grab loops, 1 bow handle, 4 stern grab loops, 2 stern strap plates, and 4 lightweight D-rings on sides for lashing cargo.
Full length inflatable floor, lace in paddler seat, and inflatable back rest
Standard (Internal Dry Bags sold separately)
Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
California Proposition 65 Warning
Using the Aquaseal in the repair kit will expose you to toluene, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
The Ranger is available only in a self bailing configuration.
Our innovative Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Ranger. The Cargo Fly features an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to store your gear inside the tubes. The system provides drier and more secure gear storage and improved paddling performance due to a lower center of gravity.
Internal Dry Bags may be purchased separately and are designed to work with the Cargo Fly system. The bags clip in place along each side of the tubes with a side release buckle and allow for better organization and weight balance than placing the contents of your pack loose inside the Cargo Fly. They also act as additional balanced air chambers to make it easier to get to shore in the event of a puncture.
*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.
**Packed size is a reference measurement based on folding each lengthwise edge of the boat to the center and rolling from the bow. There are many other methods of rolling and folding the boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.
***Max Capacity is the maximum total weight (paddlers and cargo) that the boat can reasonably carry in flatwater under ideal conditions. Actual capacity for any given trip will vary widely based on the paddler’s skill and water conditions. Please review our weight carrying capacity guide for further details.