Polaris Ranger Doors Analysis: A Complete Overview And Buyer's Guide
Dec 9th 2018
Whether you’re looking to stay warm by keeping heat in the cab of your Polaris Ranger during those chilly winter months, or attempting to child-proof your machine to reduce the risk of losing a kid on the trail, aftermarket Polaris Ranger doors are multifaceted UTV accessories that provide a multitude of benefits.
With options for all budgets -- ranging from mesh netting and Polaris Ranger suicide doors to full soft doors and cab enclosures -- many riders choose non-Polaris-branded aftermarket side-by-side doors for their rigs when shopping at Everything Polaris Ranger. While price and customer service obviously come into play, a major reason why people have strayed from OEM parts is quality -- with fitment being a key issue. With regards to OEM Polaris doors -- even doors that have been properly hinged and adjusted -- there are often finger-sized gaps, alignment issues, and rattling noises experienced by riders after install. Most of these problems can be remedied with a little ingenuity. You could buy a cab seal kit, stuff a few shims in the problem areas, or use foam and automotive weatherstripping to seal your Polaris Ranger doors up tighter than a frog’s ass. But with so many quality side-by-side doors on the market, why would you go through all this trouble when you can easily avoid it by perching a quality Polaris Ranger Door set to begin with? With this in mind, let’s investigate some of the better door options out there for Polaris Ranger Mid-Size, Polaris Ranger Full-Size, Polaris Ranger Crew, and Polaris General vehicles.
Polaris Ranger Doors
Polaris Ranger Mesh Doors
Despite their lack of rigidity, mesh netting Polaris Ranger doors can give you added safety and peace of mind. They’ll prevent you, your equipment, and other passengers from falling out of the UTV, without blocking you from the fresh air and open feel of the great outdoors. Unlike polycarbonate doors and metal doors for the Polaris Ranger, which get extremely hot in the blistering summer sun, you can rest your arms on mesh-style UTV doors without getting burned. It should be noted, however, that it’s not super comfortable to do so, and some mesh doors out there do sag over time.
Polaris Ranger Half Doors
As a nice middle ground between Polaris Ranger mesh doors and Polaris Ranger full doors, half doors for the Polaris Ranger offer riders a solid barrier without restricting in-cab airflow. When coupled with a half windshield, half Polaris Ranger doors do help to reduce dust, but they don’t eliminate it completely. If you ride in dry and dusty areas, one thing you can do is seal the storage compartments under the seats. This way, although you might get dusty, your cargo, supplies, and gear won't! Aftermarket UTV part makers like High Lifter make great half doors for the Polaris Ranger lineup, and so does the off-road firm SuperATV. And because we have a great relationship with both companies, we are able to offer their products on Everything Polaris Ranger at the most competitive prices around!
Polaris Ranger Soft Doors
Polaris Ranger soft doors -- often made from polymer fabrics, vinyl, and canvas -- like the ones by Seizmik, GCL UTV, and Spike Powersports are cheap yet functional. They don’t provide as much protection as full Polaris Ranger hard doors (as soft doors often lack a complete seal around the top or perimeter), but at a fraction of the cost, full soft doors are often the better choice for many riders -- especially those on a budget. Plus, the higher quality soft doors for the Polaris Ranger latch really well at high speeds/during windy days, and are easy to both put on and remove.
Polaris Ranger soft doors are lightweight with either zip-down or Velcro windows, and they are easy to store if you choose to remove them during the summertime. Take note of warranties as well. Seizmik is notorious for its lifetime warranty policy. Even if you break a Seizmik door and it’s 100% your fault, they will still replace the broken components, no questions asked.
Polaris Ranger Full-Length Hard Doors
For those that don’t want to dick around in the garage all day to obtain a tight seal, a perfect latch, and a non-rattle hinge, a full Polaris Ranger poly door may be worth the extra cost. And if you find some with power windows, you’ll be cruising down the trail like royalty. Spike Powersports makes a good solid full door, and so does SuperATV -- the latter even coming with graphics that'll match your machine.
With Polaris Ranger doors, as with many things in life, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The best door for you will depend on the particular Ranger model you own, the conditions where you ride, as well as the things that are important to you. If you like airflow, half doors are probably your best bet. If you ride in winter and hate the cold, full canvas and poly doors would likely suit you well. Whatever your needs may be and regardless of how many digits are in your bank account, Everything Polaris Ranger has the right Polaris Ranger doors for you!