I’ve been using this pack for day hikes, mountain biking, bow hunting Arizona and Alaska, air travel....you name it. It’s absolutely my go to pack for any minimalistic gear needs.
Yes, the pack costs quite a bit...but once cry once. This thing is tough, zippers, materials and USA Made tough.
Compact assault pack for everyday carry.
For the shortest of missions, the ASAP is our smallest assault pack. Its 3-ZIP design allows quick access to the bag’s interior and can easily carry a radio. Inside are multiple hydration configuration options.
- 500D CORDURA® fabric
- YKK® zippers
- 3-ZIP design for quick access
- Futura Yoke provides rapid adjustment for differing torso lengths
- MOLLE on interior body panel for attaching accessories
- Port at top of body panel opens from either side for antennae, cables, and/or hydration
- Two internal sleeves with compression straps each accommodate water bladders up to 3L each
- Zippered compartment inside the lid with additional zipper pocket to keep small items accessible
- Velcro on lid for identification and patches
- MOLLE on exterior for attaching additional accessories
- Removable 1" re-Direct waist belt
- Recommended accessory: MYSTERY RANCH Radio Wrap
- Volume: 900 cu-in (15 L)
- Weight: 3 lbs (1.4 kg)
- Dimensions: 16"x10"x6" (40x30x15cm)
- Frame System: Futura Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Intended Use: Assault Pack, Daypack, Range Bag
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 amazing for any time of rough and active adventures. I've been running this pack through the gauntlet for the past year, and this little pack can handle just about anything. I have consistently taken this pack on day hikes(short overnight hikes even) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
I have had this loaded with over 35lbs of heavy and bulky camera equipment and tripods. I have attached multiple external pouches using the PALS webbing on the interior and exterior of the pack, as well as attached lash points and straps to carry large tripods.
I purchased an aftermarket panel and accessories that allow me to completely reconfigure the internal load out of this bag in seconds. I have been trail running and fallen and scraped along rocks and trees, and my pack still looks fabulous.
When properly adjusted, this pack feels like it is a piece of armor, that is articulated and built just for you. Even when the pack is fully loaded, with external pouches and sleeping bags and equipment strapped to it, I could still run and move easily and hardly noticed the weight.
Some critiques of this bag are that there is a lack of internal organization/options. The twin water bladder pockets sewn into the main compartment hinder organization, rather than assist, unless you are carrying water bladders.
This pack is excellent for scrambling over jagged, sharp boulders and rocky terrain and day hikes. I would even recommend this pack for hunters who get out and stalk their prey.
What is it with the 1" belt.
2" webbing is not that much more in cost to use and it radically improves the load carrying.
I would have loved this but I returned it because it uses a 1" belt and I immediately knew i would get the cut.
Dana invented the OSL belt. It just blows me away that you are not giving an option for a real belt.
a 2" belt with a flare that has molle attachments for clip pouches/radio/etc.