The Flight Monster is a the whole package when it come to Hot Shot commercial travel and spiking out. One crew member can fit a pinch more than the required gear needed for long interagency assignments.
One crew can easily fit all sleeping bags and thermarests into 10 flight monsters for the standard Hot shot spike out.
The multiple features designed into this gear make this a highly versatile cargo pack for all wildland fire operators. I especially like the ability to stow the back pack straps for a more streamlined profile when internal and cargo net helicopter missions are assigned. The compression features designed into the pack make it easy to achieve a low profile when loading less gear.
This gear is water resistant and super durable. There is few reasons the flight monster wouldn't last 10-20 years on a Hot Shot crew before needing replacement. Do it!
Should the product or size you're looking for not be available to order online, please call us at 406.585.1428 for availability information and backorder options.
Overgrown, Full-Featured, and Built to Last.
Designed to meet the travel needs of Hotshots and all other module types, the Flight Monster is a high volume duffel bag with low-profile compression. Multiple carry options stow for streamlined transport, whether by road or air, and the bag itself rolls to stow small when not in use. Best of all, a segregated, compressible laundry bag keeps your dirties quarantined.
- Ultra-wide opening for ease of packing and access
- Segregated and compressible laundry bag quarantines dirties
- Designed to comply with commercial airline regulations of 62 maximum linear inches for checked baggage
- Carry options all stow securely for streamlined professionalism and air-travel safety, be it fixed-wing, rotor-wing, or a tuna-net sling-load
- Backpack straps allow for carrying over long distances and packing out of spike camp
- Haul handles for traditional carry
- Padded 2” duffel-style shoulder strap
- Orange web indicates harnessing components and stowage
- Four compression straps minimize form factor when not fully loaded
- Zippered, full length side pockets ideal for tent, sleeping pad, or other storage needs
- ID window for contact card or Red Card
- Internal detail pockets
- Interior 200d yellow liner improves visibility
- Built primarily of custom spec’d 500d and 1000d Cordura® with Teflon® and PU coatings for weather-proofing and extreme longevity
- Uretek® coated YKK® #10 Zippers with nickel plated sliders provide exceptional weather-resistance and durability
- Volume: 6548 cu-in (107 L)
- Weight: 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
- Dimensions: 34"x19"x16" (86cm x 48cm x 40cm)
- Country Of Manufacture: Philippines
- Intended Use: Cargo
Frequently 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 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 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:
2200 Central Ave. Suite F
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 are in need of a different size yoke or waist belt, please give us a call at 406-585-1428.
Why did you add production facilities 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.
For more information please contact MR Customer Service or call 406-585-1428
This is a huge improvement over the standard issued Red Bag for many reasons. First, it is not red! Second, the size will hold everything you could possibly want for even a 21 day assignment. Third, the stow away straps make it easier to load/unload without snagging. Lastly, the built-in laundry bag is genius. It allows the filthy stuff not to contact the clean stuff and that is awesome. The quality you can only get from Mystery Ranch!
Available in Red? Then I can call it my "Red bag"!