I have this pack's predecessor, which I purchased for training and ultimately deployment to Afghanistan while a member of the 82nd Airborne Division to Afghanistan as an infantryman. It performed beyond admirably, and I literally could not overpack it. It suffered through many patrols, horrific heat, and the beating all bags take in the desert. After that I came back and have continued to use it, for training and as an EDC while back CONUS. I have now had it for 6 years, and it shows very little signs of wear. I wish I could change the pattern (my bad, I didn't know they'd have the sense to run away from UCP so quickly), but that's the only thing I would change. BA bag, made by a BA company. Thanks.
The original 3 DAY ASSAULT PACK.
We've taken the classic design of the 3 DAY ASSAULT and streamlined the exterior by removing and updating features, making it the best pack for versatility and mobility. It has three rows of external MOLLE webbing, giving you options to expand, and side compression straps minimize bulk. The 3 ZIP provided easy access to sustainment gear, ammo, IFAKs and tactical radios.
- 500D CORDURA® fabric and YKK® zippers
- Bolstered Ventilation and Stability (BVS) system increases stability of the pack over armor
- Three rows of MOLLE on front panels
- Internal sleeves and ports integrate up to three hydration reservoirs
- Zipper port for radio and antennae access
- Radio inputs, outputs and antennas route easily through the three urethane coated zippered ports
- Velcro on lid for identification and patches
- Waist belt stows away when not in use
- Futura Yoke provides rapid adjustment for differing torso lengths
- NSN#: Coyote 8465-01-610-5633
- Volume: 1800 cu-in (30 L)
- Weight: 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
- Dimensions: 18"x11.5"x8.5" (46x29x22cm)
- Frame System: Futura Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Assault and Sustainment, Assault Pack, Daypack
Frequenty Asked Questions
We're moving to a kitted system so that we can design and build packs and frames that are optimized for integration based on the function of the product. There are some cool new things in the works. In the meantime, we may be able to accommodate pack only orders based on available inventory - contact MR Customer Service or call 1.833.548.1999
As much as we would like to be able to offer our military/LE/ firefighter customers a discount on our packs, we have government contracts in these markets that prevent us from doing so.
MYSTERY RANCH accepts returns for a refund within 60 days of the original purchase date. Items must be returned in brand new, unused condition, and shipping charges are non-refundable. Please give us a call at 1.833.548.1999, and we can get you set up with a Return Authorization (RA#).
The only repair that we can offer on Dana Design products is a replacement back foam pad on packs with the ArcFlex body panel design. We can ship the foam to you and you can easily install it yourself without having to send the pack in to be repaired. Replacement back foam pads are $15.00 plus $5.00 for shipping. For any other Dana Design pack repairs, please contact Marmot or try the following reputable gear repair companies:
We are not set up to perform custom work on individual orders and no, we cannot build a pack for you in a custom color. If your concern is in regards to sizing please give us a call at 406.548.3234.
Also, please know that modifying your MYSTERY RANCH pack may void the lifetime warranty, so please think first before you start ripping straps off and cutting holes in your pack to make it more aerodynamic for winged flight.
First, start by washing your pack with hot water in the shower. Use a mild detergent like Dawn to get minor dirt and grime out of your pack. Dry the pack out of direct sunlight. DO NOT USE HARSH CHEMICALS TO CLEAN YOUR PACK. If you need to get odors/blood out of your hunting pack, please use Atsko Sport-Wash Laundry Detergent
For full cleaning and care instructions, see here
We always recommend that you size down for the waist belt. If you fall in-between sizes on the yoke, we recommend that you size up.
Why did you add a production facility in the Philippines and Vietnam?
MYSTERY RANCH added these facilities because of the increased demand for our product. We needed the additional facilities to build for customers who don't require (Berry Compliant) US production and / or don't want to pay a premium price for products built in the U.S.A. With these additional offshore facilities, we are able to focus our domestic facilities on the Berry Compliant orders.
How do I know if the pack I want is made in the US, PH, or VN?
It will be noted on the product page on our website and you are always welcome to call us and ask if you don't see the "US" or "world" icons that denote production location.
Is the quality of the packs the same?
Yes, absolutely! We carefully select the highest quality materials and ensure that all production facilities adopt our quality standards and techniques to deliver products consistent with the MYSTERY RANCH legacy. Our distributors who have received product from the US, PH, or VN are unable to tell the difference without looking at the label.
How do you ensure consistent quality?
Our factory resources use the protocol defined by our team in our production packages in order to deliver consistent quality gear. Upon introduction of new products, our product engineers visit our factory resources to work with them to develop new styles. As the product goes to production, our QA and QC teams will then visit our US, PH, and VN factories to ensure the finished goods meet our MYSTERY RANCH standards.
I belong to a french mountain special unit. I bought this bag 3 years ago. And I think it was the best idea I had for years!
everything is perfect on it. You can travel in all over over the world without problem. I used it in countries where you need to trust on your stuff and it made it perfectly; especialy with a plate carrier.
but not only for warfare, I use it on moutain for a 2 or 3 years travel in high mountain areas and it fits so much with skis/ice axes/rope/clothes/food etc...
to be true I also pack my parapente glider inside for hiking.
I'm not sure to buy an other one because it's a lifetime backpack...
(sorry for my english...)
I had that bag like 3 months on my back and i have to say its probably the best rucksack you can buy.
I carried that bag through south america, asia, europe and i never really felt the weight of the bag and i carried like 25-30Kg per use.
I was mostly the time under rough conditions and the bag i can say, swallows damage pretty good.
Thanks for producing such a great product.