|Dimensions||43 × 15 × 15 mm|
Boats will be in stock from the beginning of October.
If you order your boat before Oct you can choose the deposit option. For orders Oct onwards please choose full payment as this is required before we send your new toy out to you
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. For hunters and fishermen, the Ranger will carry a mid-sized big game animal and has enough space to carry your dog for waterfowl or upland hunting.
Looking for other options? Check out our Custom Lab Packrafts or the full range. All orders, other than what we have in stock, have a min wait time of about 4 months. Go to the Alpackaraft website to find the Custom Lap form to really customize your boat. Download the form, fill it in and send it our way. firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all the other option just keep browsing the range of boats on our site
Alpacka Raft – Ranger (In Stock from Oct 2021)
Thirty-one years ago I had never heard of anybody else lashing a bike onto a boat before. It was my own idea, with my first mountain bike in 1987. I wanted to explore an area for moose hunting on the far side of the Delta River, a big glacier river in the Alaska Range. I used a Sherpa Packraft to get across. I rode buffalo trails, ended up shooting a moose, used the bike to wheel meat to the river, and then I ferried it all over in my raft.” ~Legacy Ambassador, Roman Dial. He acquired his first Alpacka Raft in the early 2000s.
For many years, the only way to carry your gear on large, multi-sport packraft adventures was either inside the boat on the floor, or mounted to the bow. However, in 2011, we changed the game completely when we invented the Cargo Fly internal gear storage system. This design not only kept your gear drier, it also dramatically increased handling and whitewater performance. However, it didn’t solve the problem of carrying large bulky items like bicycles, big game animals, and large packs on the bow.
Welcome the Caribou with our latest innovation, the Late Rise Bow, that combines the stability and load carrying ability of a rockerless hull with the whitewater and wave performance of a rockered hull. Unlike anything else on the market, the Late Rise Bow still provides a rocker to shed waves and whitewater, but it moves beginning of the rocker in front of the bow’s mounted load. The result is a broad stable platform for mounting bulky and heavy items like bicycles that carries them high and keeps them out of the water when paddling. And, the load remains balanced and stable on both water and land.
To keep the weight and bulk at an absolute minimum, while preserving our legendary durability, we utilized the same lightweight 210-denier high count nylon fabric as the Scout and the 840-denier floor featured in our other packrafts. The result is an ultralight, full-size bikeraft or ultralight hunting raft that rolls up small for stashing in a pack or on your handlebar roll. It’s also available with a Cargo Fly, for keeping bulky gear on the bow and loose gear inside and dry.
Note: Due to the specialized bags utilized by most bike-packers, Cargo Fly models do not include internal dry bags or internal attachments for clipping dry bags in place. However, internal dry bags can be purchased separately and used in the Caribou without the internal attachments.
- Manufacturing: Made to Order in Mancos, Colorado
- Shape: Cargo Hull
- Tube Diameter: 12.4-inch
- Valve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflation
- Attachments: 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.
- Seating: Full length inflatable floor, lace in paddler seat, and inflatable back rest
- Build Configurations: Self Bailing
- Cargo Fly: Standard (Internal dry bags sold separately)
- Materials: 210-denier, 330-denier, and 420-denier nylon hull options and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA).
- Includes: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair Kit
- AQUASEAL 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.
Sizing and Sepecifications
Sizing and Specifications
|Exterior Length||112in | 284cm|
|Exterior Width||40.75in | 104cm|
|Interior Length||58.75in | 149cm|
|Interior Width||16in | 41cm|
|Weight*||10.1-11.3lb | 4.58-5.13kg|
|Packed Size**||18x10in | 46x25cm|
|Max Capacity***||750lb | 340kg|
*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.
Self Bailing: The Ranger is available only in a self bailing configuration.
Cargo Fly Zipper: Our Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Ranger. Extra-large internal dry bags may be purchased separately. 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. Note: The Ranger does not have internal attachments for dry bags. This allows the boat to be packed according to the particular cargo of each trip.
Hull: Proprietary 210-denier, 330-denier or 420-denier nylon, single side laminated with pigmented polyurethane film (Made in USA)
Floor: Proprietary 840-denier ballistics nylon, laminated on both sides with polyurethane film (Made in USA).
Seating: 200-denier oxford nylon and 210-denier high count nylons, with proprietary polyurethane laminate films (Made in USA).
Accessories: All grab loops and similar attachments are manufactured in-house in Mancos, Colorado out of scrap floor materials and USA-made webbing. Small parts and fasteners are Made in USA, when available, and sourced from industry leaders like Duraflex, YKK, and ITW-Nexus.