So, for the last 5 years, I spent a lot of time with a Mystery ranch pack on my back. Lately it’s been the newest Metcalf which is phenomenal in so many ways. I had a chance to try out for the last four days, the new Cabinet. The size, shape and load shelf on this is absolutely perfect. Comfortable is an understatement. There’s also not a ton of material flopping around when you’re hiking. If you’re debating between say the Mule or Metcalf as in one being small or too large, go with the Cabinet! A ton of features without being too big. And the load shelf is by far my favorite out of all of their packs. I Believe you could spend four days in the back country hauling enough gear with this pack alone. The one negative I would have to say about their back country packs is the waist belts are too narrow and with loads of 80 pounds and up, there’s just too much pressure on such a small waist belt and can dig into the hips a little. It’s by far The narrowest waist belt out of any pack on the market. If Mystery Ranch would correct that one issue, they would have hands-down the best out there. Hope to see that change in 2019. You Absolutely will not regret the purchase of th absolutely will not regret the purchase of the Cabinet.
The day hunting pack that transforms.
Good things may come in small packages, but great things have expansion capability. While hunters loved our legendary Crewcab, it wasn’t originally designed for hunting. Not a problem. The Cabinet has all the great elements of the Crewcab – low profile, expandable Overload Shelf™ that optimizes weight placement and tubular pockets for organization. Yet, it’s also been streamlined for the hunting mission and re-engineered to mate with our ingenious, new Guide Light Frame™. This is the dayhunting pack you’ve been asking for.
- Built with 500D CORDURA® for long-haul durability
- Panel loading pocket for full access to internal contents(kill kit, rain gear, knifes, food, stove)
- Flat front pocket for maps, internal mesh detail pocket for essentials
- Two tubular pockets, for quick access to a scope, rain gear, keep your cooking essentials separate
- Dedicated hydration pocket with toggle loop for any type of bladder to easy refill with a water filtration system
- Overload Shelf™ to maintain your sustainment gear in the bag and haul out meat on the first trek back to the truck
- Available in GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Subalpine pattern to seamlessly add another layer of superior gear to your system
- Volume: 2685 cu-in (44 L)
- Weight: 5.7 lb (2.58 kg)
- Frame System: Guide Light Frame
- Country Of Manufacture: Philippines / Vietnam
- Intended Use: Day Hunts
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.
I used the cabinet on a five day elk hunt .It was a pleasure to carry lots of room for all my gear. I was blown away by how well it worked packing out two elk . this pack is pure genius .The best part was no two mile walk back to camp to get a pack frame .Also it very easy to use.