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Terraplane Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars The new Terraplane is an excellent pack for expedition use and other “heavy hauler” users, where it is necessary to haul loads up to 80 or more pounds and still be comfortable. The various Terraplane versions have developed a well-deserved reputation for stability and comfort for these situations. Best used for expeditions, and other extended backpacking uses where heavy loads will be carried. Weight: 6.8 lb/3.1kg Capacity: 5000 cu-in/82 L List Price: $485 Background: Note: At the request of… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good pack. Dana designs great packs that will last and this is no exception. Full review


rated 3 of 5 stars Bomber construction, with decent features, but lacks in carry comfort. I have long been a fan of Mystery Ranch products, and the earlier incarnation of Dana Design when they were still made in the U.S. It's difficult to find a brand more dedicated to amazing quality and innovation in a fairly stagnant industry. The three-zip design makes for easy access to contents within, but takes a bit more effort to open and close than a traditional panel or top loader. Classic 500 D Cordura means durability… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is unsurpassed for heavy, bulky loads. Why own such a large heavy pack? Here's my reason. I hike in the Sierra where a bear barrel is required in most places. Food is the heaviest item I carry. For trips lasting 2 to 3 weeks I use a Bearikade expedition bear barrel, the largest model. It will fit either horizontally or vertically in the G7000, which also has a side zipper for easier access to the main compartment.  The pack will also accommodate all my other gear such as tent, sleeping… Full review


rated 3 of 5 stars I have a love-hate relationship with this pack. It is really comfortable; the frame system carries 50 lb loads really well. I have had this pack for 4 years and it’s held up really well. The only noticeable damage was when an uncovered ice screw cut the side a bit. When I have the pack stuffed completely full is where it shines. What I don’t like is when the back is less than full, the top removable  compartment slides back off the pack. Which shifts the center of gravity uncomfortably backward. Full review

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Dana Gleason, founder of Dana Design, started Mystery Ranch in 2000.

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Bozeman, MT 59715

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