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G7000

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

12-Bar

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

Glacier

rated 5 of 5 stars Stunningly well made backpack — American made in an age of Chinese imitations, with the most flawless fit, finish, function and design of any backpack on the market.   I've worn packs from Mountainsmith, Dana Design, Gregory, REI, Jansport, and North Face, and nothing compares to this. The harness is lush, overbuilt without being heavy, comfortable and easily and infinitely adjustable.  I can't emphasize the durability enough. Pull on straps as hard as you'd like.  They aren't coming off. The… Full review

Snapdragon

rated 5 of 5 stars First impressions of a new acquisition are excellent. This is a large daypack, 2300 cubic inches of volume. This pack does not have a lot of divisions or pockets, just a main compartment and a small zippered top pocket. It does have two full-sized water bottle carriers, one on each side, that will easily hold a one liter nalgene bottle. First, the pack is exceptionally well-built and solid. Sturdy fabrics, no loose stitches, webbing and hardware is heavy duty. It has two daisy chains running down… Full review

Groove

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pack I have ever owned. Carried 60 plus lbs. with ease. In my opinion MR should have just upgraded the pack design and left the harness and suspension as they were. Instead they came out with the G5000 a decent pack but nowhere near the comfort or quality of the suspension or harness of the Grove. I had mine for eight years and just passed it on to a buddy of mine and he loves it. As for me I had to go with MR Grizzle to get a suspension as close as the Groove. The Grizzle suspension is a step… Full review

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Backstory

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

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1750 Evergreen Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715
USA

phone: (406) 585-1428
fax: (406) 585-1792

website: www.mysteryranch.com
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