The Alpacka Ranger is the solo/ one person plus+ version of the Forager, with slightly scaled down design it still has plenty of room for all of your extra gear, a child or four legged friend. Originally designed for hunters and fisherman the Ranger with its stable self bailing floor is the perfect packraft for adventures where maximum comfort and easy paddling with plenty of extra space are desired.
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! Alpacka 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. It’s also a great boat for bringing kids up to age 10 before they want to do their own paddling.
While the self bailing floor can handle Class III whitewater, we recommend a more maneuverable model like the Gnarwhal for whitwater focused river trips.
The Ranger is also the perfect river based solo hunting and fishing packraft. At under 5.5kgs, 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 Aquabound Shred Carbon 205cm paddle with the Ranger.
*Weight includes all components except inflation bag and repair kit.
**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.