Made by the company that first introduced e-bikes to the hunting/angling community, the QuietKat Ranger offers a great cargo capacity and range. It’s made to take almost anything thrown at it, with elegant design elements like a rear hub motor that’ll power you home if your chain breaks mid-trip.
Unlike efforts made by latecomers to the world of serious overlanding, QuietKat has included a rack and the option to tow a trailer into the backwoods. Even if you choose the smaller 750W motor version, it offers a huge 120 Nm of torque that’ll get you and your catch up even the steepest of mountainsides.
Built like a tank, right down to the mottled color scheme, this electric bike is very much at home in the wilderness and will take quite some abuse.
There are better e-bikes that can go further with bigger batteries, but you’ll have to pay considerably more. That said, a reasonable trip of 7.5 miles out and back (two hours of riding) is feasible with the 614 Wh battery.
Reasons to Buy
Designed by experts in overlanding electric bikes, the QuietKat Ranger is an excellent mid-priced e-bike that’s very much at home in the sticks. You’ll want this to access hunting or fishing grounds that may previously have been half a day’s hike away, cutting that down to just a couple of hours.
Durable and with high-quality components, the Ranger will get you there — and more importantly, home — after you’ve been wherever “there” may be.
Things to Consider
Common to many overlanding e-bikes in this price class, the Ranger’s range isn’t amazing. You should bank on 7.5 to 10 miles of radius for a trip in most terrain with a heavier rider. If you have another $1,000, this will get you a better QuietKat e-bike in terms of range and payload capacity.