I used this pack for a long time, I used it for my last few months in the military, and I now use it to go camping and going on expeditions with my girlfriend, This pack is not only spacious, large, and organized, but is very comfortable. I only hoped that it came in a variety of other colors like grey, black, green, etc. Otherwise it is an excellent pack
A tactical expedition pack with room for everything.
For extended RECCE missions or bulkier items, the 6500 is our classic top loading tactical expedition pack. One of our most popular packs, this classic top-loading design features our Speedzip™ sleeping bag compartment on the bottom and a removable Day Pack lid. Based on the NICE Frame system, this pack can carry 70 pounds in comfort and will stabilize loads surpassing 100 pounds. A side zipper allows quick access to the internal contents of bag.
- Built of custom spec’d 500D CORDURA® with Teflon® and PU coatings for maximum durability, UV, and weather protection
- IR Compliant YKK® zippers
- The NICE Frame is a rigid yet dynamic system that moves with you. The frame consists of three vertical and three horizontal carbon fiber stays and a full fabric panel between the stays that absorbs shock and increases the flexibility of the frame. This patented construction allows the frame to flex with your body, resulting in top-down load transfer to comfortably carry heavy loads. The Futura Yoke easily macro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame.
- The BVS – Bolstered Ventilation and Stability system– allows for a stable, secure fit over body armor.
- Classic top-loading design for easy packing
- PALS webbing accommodates MOLLE accessories
- Speedzip™ compartment for quick access to sleeping bag
- Side bottle pockets keep hydration handy
- Removable Daypack Lid with shoulder straps to move further without all sustainment gear
- Vertical back long pockets
- Side zipper access
- Volume: 6500 cu-in (106 L)
- Weight: 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
- Dimensions: 29"x14.5"x10" (74x37x25cm)
- Frame System: NICE Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Expeditions, Extended Missions, Load-Hauling
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#).
PLEASE NOTE: All Closeout Sales are Final
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.
This pack is Awesome! I work in the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare industry and have logged more than 850 field days (rough estimate of 6 years working more than half the year on expedition) with this pack already and it's still going strong! Only things that have needed replacing are a few buckles. This bag has seen more field time than most guides will ever see in their professional lives and more than any weekend warrior will see period, all it shows for it is a minor wear hole in the exterior pocket and the material of the yoke has the lightest amount of fraying. I've never been able to fill this bag despite food, water, gear, and toys. It's been packed to 95-100 lbs and doesn't feel much heavier (once it's on) then it did at 60lbs. It's awesome!
I used this pack during multiple military deployments to Afghanistan. Outstanding piece of equipment. Extremely well designed and very durable. In my opinion it is one of the very best, if not the best, packs on the market for long term missions or civilian backpacking trips. Highly recommend it.