Named after the 254,000 acre Lee Metcalf Wilderness just south of Bozeman, Montana, this is the minimalist hunter’s go-to pack. From day trips to week long adventures, the Metcalf does it all. The NICE Metcalf incorporates a top loading shroud with a full length side access zipper entry. Ten compression straps ensure your load is never going to loosen or shift, regardless of the weight. Fully expanded, with the Alpine Lid the bag reaches 4200 cubic inches, fully compressed you won’t even know it’s there. With the bag operating as an attachment for the carbon/fiberglass NICE Frame you can haul out your harvest between the bag and frame without having to drop any of your gear. For 2014 we decreased bag weight and added a few new features like an exterior detail pocket and an overload shelf. As always, Mystery Ranch’s time tested sewing standards reinforced with a lifetime warranty ensure this pack will handle whatever you can throw at it, season after season.