I've owned this pack for over 3 years now. It's done literally 100's of miles in the Rocky Mountains and been on just about every continent. I'm not really into the whole EDC trend and I do find that this pack may be a little too technical for EDC, for me anyway. I think it comes into its own on day trips in the outdoors and international travel where there is extended carry with moderate weights. I do not have the live wing upgrade but he hip belt works well without it as long as the weight is below 40lbs. I have a bigger pack by Mystery Ranch with the NICE Frame for longer expeditions and meat hauling. This 3 days assualt pack also works very well as a carry-on bag, and through airports. I wish I would have had gear like this when I was humping rucks in the military.
The biggest benefit to a Mystery Ranch product that I've seen is the quality and tightness of the stitching. I've handled and carried gear from many manufacturers including one of their most touted competitors, and upon inspection, Mystery Ranch is head and shoulders above them in construction. I own about half a dozen products from different competitors in the same price range. I've concluded that Mystery Ranch is the most durable and well put together. My 3 day assault pack is as good as the day I bought it. All the paint is worn off the zipper pulls and they are bronze colored now and I've even dusted it with some paint for custom camouflage. At this point I'm thinking this pack will be with me until the end of my active life. Thanks Mystery Ranch. Please don't change the quality.
The original every day carry.
With room for sustainment gear, extra ammo, IFAKs and all manner of tactical radios, our 3 Day Assault Pack was designed to be the last word in every day carry. MOLLE webbing on the sides and inside back panel gives you options to expand. Side compression straps minimize bulk when not fully loaded.
- 3-Zip design for quick access
- PALS webbing accommodates MOLLE accessories
- Internal sleeves and ports integrate up to three hydration reservoirs
- Radio inputs, outputs and antennas route easily through the three urethane coated zippered ports
- Medical pallet or computer pocket module available
- Velcro on lid for identification and patches
- Volume: 2000 cu-in (32.8 L)
- Weight: 5 lbs 1 oz (2.3 kg)
- Dimensions: 18"x11.5"x8.5" (46x29x22cm)
- Frame System: Futura Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Everyday Carry, Patrol, Urban Assault
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 mean time, we may be able to accommodate pack only orders based on available inventory - contact MR Customer Service or call 406-585-1428
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.
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:
Mon - Fri : 7:30am - 5pm (PST)
Boulder Mountain Repair:
2744 47th St.
Rainy Pass Repair:
4415 Stone Way N.
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 406-585-1428.
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
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.
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 406-585-1428, and we can get you set up with a Return Authorization (RA#).
If you think that you qualify for a pro discount, please give us a call at 406-585-1428. Thanks!
If you are in need of a different size yoke or waist belt, please give us a call at 406-585-1428.
Why did you add a production facility in the Philippines?
We added a production facility at Clark Field in the Philippines because we needed the capacity to build for customers both domestic and abroad who don't require (Berry compliant) U.S. production and / or don't want to pay a premium for products built in the U.S.A
How do I know if the pack I want is made in the US or PI?
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. We still seek out the highest quality materials and construction methods available. We have rigorously run through every product and inspected them ourselves to certify the quality of a good matches our US standards. The quality is the same, so much that we have to mark the product so we don't confuse the two ourselves. Our distributors who have received product from the U.S. and from Clark Field have not been able to tell the difference without looking at the label.
How do you ensure the quality is the same?
Our sewers at Clark Field are trained using the same protocol we use in the United States. We spend the time to send our trainers and inspectors to the P.I. to consult and educate the sewers on our methods and quality standards. The short of it: PI production workers are trained by our people, they are our people.
Will Warranty or Repair procedures change?
No, our warranty and repair will remain the same regardless of production location. We hang our hat on being the most durable and comfortable packs on the market and that will not change.
For more information please contact MR Customer Service or call 406-585-1428
I like this bag a lot. I use it daily, for school (college), regularly on hikes, trips, camping, biking, etc, and it meets every need. It's made well, out of durable materials. I don't worry about damaging it on anything, nor do I worry about the things inside the bag getting damaged (when used within reason, of course). It's not an lightweight bag though, just in case you weren't aware of that. That being said, it's not overly heavy for it's construction, and it's zippers are top of the line. I bought it with the padded waistband, which is a must if you are putting any meaningful weight inside, because between the should straps and the waistband, loads are carried very comfortably, easily, and securely for long periods of time. The top lid does tend to flop down over the main pocket then I don't want it to, but that's not a big problem, just a minor annoyance. Also, the strap lengths are quite long, and I'm not a big fan of the roll-over-velcro-up retention system, because it can make adjusting straps troublesome. Owner for nearly a year, and feel this deserves 5 stars, for completely meeting my expectations.