Kelty Ranger Doug 2 Person Dome Tent Review

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Kelty's Ranger Doug 2 With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Kelty
  • Model: Ranger Doug
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $239.95
  • Manufacturer: Kelty
  • Model: Ranger Doug
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $239.95

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The Ranger Doug With the Fly Off

Kelty Ranger Doug 2 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Ranger Doug 2

Fly Closed Ranger Doug 2

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Navy Blue, Camo
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Noiseless pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 68D Polyester No-See-Um Mesh
  • Full Fly: 68D Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1800 mm
  • Floor Materials: 68D Polyester
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1800 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Pressfit
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: N/A
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminium
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 31 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 7 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 12 Oz
    Trail Weight: 5 Lbs. 4 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 18 x 6 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 13.40 sq. ft.
    (2 x 6.7 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Campers who bought the tent mentioned: Extremely easy to set up, and the poles are all color-coded. I love the overhead storage and the height of the center. You will definitely be able to find it in a crowded campsite. The first night in the rain resulted in it staying bone dry on the inside.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

People who purchased the tent said: My only two dislikes were the latch system for tying back the screen or fly and the round stakes. A few more pockets would be nice, though.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Ranger Doug 2 has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 7, which is a little bit smaller than the average height of the 211 various 2 person tents we have studied. With 31 square feet of room inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, another camper during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one can generally make a nice choice for campers that prefer spending lots of time outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

Many of the great points about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them simple to carry around. In nearly all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very easy to set up. In good weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the different sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the top. The simplest dome tent should have a square footprint, slanted sides a couple of poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Below you can find a list of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Ranger Doug can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not even have to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Affords you a place to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is good to see Kelty has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your gear.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is simpler to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. Breathable. The Ranger Doug's interior uses a mesh fabric on the inside of the tent, and this helps maximize the flow of air. With the extra ventilation, and this tent is great for use in the summer.
  6. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the entire body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1800mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  7. Other sizes are available. Kelty has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  8. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 2 person dome tent providing this much room. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $167.982

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 31 square feet, the Ranger Doug 2 is smaller than quite a lot of the 211 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 8% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, The floor may be made of 68D Polyester but it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of attributes to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.3 STARS

Kelty's Ranger Doug 2 tent is ideal for backpacking. Here are a few other things not noted above which, we found and liked, while researching the model: Poles insert easily into sleeves making set up seamless and fast, EZ-Zip vestibule with fully taped seams and Proven geodesic structure is reliable & quiet in the wind.

With wonderful ratings, and a center height of 3' and 31 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own small studio. It enables you to enjoy some really enjoyable time hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this page looking for suggestions about this actual tent, we think, it would make for a good acquisition. If you simply happened to arrive on this website while looking for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent previously, it is probably a good thing to check out a few more similar tents also.

Value for money: As far as value for money, this tent is without a doubt cheaper than the usual cost of all the two hundred and ninety-two, two-person tents we have looked at, this just by itself does not make it remarkable value for money. We also need to think about other areas in detail, as we do with each tent.

When we measure the score of a tent, we scrutinize a good deal of stuff, finding areas where the tent could beat other near-identical tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.3 and the price statistics above, we can recognize that with a cost of $167.982 The Ranger Doug 2 is a fair deal and astonishingly competitively priced when compared with similar tents.

Its overall score shows that the build and space the tent gives you were not skimped on to finish up with a price significantly below the usual price for similar tents. It is also worth noting it is reduced by 30% from the manufactures MSRP. It will make an excellent choice for nearly all campers looking for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to camp in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Kelty Ranger Doug Model

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