this is the best around town daypack i've ever owned, bar none. it *is* heavy, but this gives it good structural support which makes it (for me) very comfortable.
the only suggestion i might make, for non-serious use (like mine), would be to make the hip belt removable, like those that slip in through slits in the rear padding, hooking in place via a bit of velcro (as evil as velcro is) in the middle.
i definitely recommend this daypack.
A technical daypack for backcountry blitzes.
At 19 liters, the FRAZIER features a front “stick-it” pocket with stretch woven gussets and compression straps to store all kinds of gear on the exterior of the pack. The main lid compartment has a zippered pocket and offers full access to the bag. You’ll find exterior tool docking points – ice axe, trekking poles, etc. – as well as hydration compatibility. Side water bottle pockets as well as zippered compartments on the waist belt for smaller items.
- 420D twill rip nylon fabric and YKK® zippers
- Zippered lid pocket to organize essentials
- “Stick-it” feature provides easy-access storage
- Hydration reservoir compatible
- Water bottle pockets keep hydration handy
- Fixed harnessing
- Volume: 1159 cu-in (19 L)
- Weight: 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
- Dimensions: 20"x11"x10" (51x28x25cm)
- Country Of Manufacture: Philippines / Vietnam
- Intended Use: Climbing, Hiking
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.
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.
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#).
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 agree with the other reviewer that this is an almost perfect around town and daypack. I love the lid zip and side pockets. The fully padded shoulder straps are also great when carrying heavier equipment around. But it's annoying fatal flaw is that the hip belt is permanently attached. It's not a small hip belt, so if you don't need it or want it, it's always in the way. I really wish MR would make it a removable option, which would make this pack even more versatile.