First, let me say that the Mystery Ranch folks are so nice and telephone accessible that it is easily worth a star, thus my rating is two stars instead of one. Now for the bad news. Two deficiencies in this product: First; no instructions. I know it should be easy enough to figure out but it takes longer than it should for forty bucks. And now for the real knock--the three attachment bucket are too small for the webbing on both my Marshall and Dragon Slayer packs. ( I have an old Alpine LTW that it may fit, but I replaced that as my main pack very recently with the Marshall.) And I know larger buckles exist--the Marshall's sternum strap uses a pair of them. For that matter, so does the Dragon Slayer. Like most of my purchases from trusted manufacturers, the receipt hit the shredder 30 seconds after unpacking the Rib, so I won't be returning it. But I won't be using it either, unless I go on a nostalgia trip with the LTW, assuming it will fit that pack. Not that big a deal overall, but how could MR not get an appropriate size buckle on this otherwise well designed piece of equipment? Or have I really missed the boat here?
Like a second set of hands to hold necessities.
The Wet Rib mounts to your pack harnessing, keeping a water bottle or other essential items close and accessible. Great for cold weather when hydration bladder tubes freeze up, this pouch will keep you on the move as you stay hydrated. Having easy access to your map and that delicious Cliff Bar is a bonus.
- 500D CORDURA®
- Connected bottle pocket with top cinch closure
- Zippered pocket for quick access to key essentials
- Volume: 200 cu-in (3 L) + water bottle
- Weight: 5 oz (142 g)
- Country Of Manufacture: Imported
- Intended Use: Hydration, Water Storage
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 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 a production facility in the Philippines?
We added a production facility at Clark Field in the Philippines because we needed the capacity to build for customers both domestic and abroad who don't require (Berry compliant) U.S. production and / or don't want to pay a premium for products built in the U.S.A
How do I know if the pack I want is made in the US or PI?
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. We still seek out the highest quality materials and construction methods available. We have rigorously run through every product and inspected them ourselves to certify the quality of a good matches our US standards. The quality is the same, so much that we have to mark the product so we don't confuse the two ourselves. Our distributors who have received product from the U.S. and from Clark Field have not been able to tell the difference without looking at the label.
How do you ensure the quality is the same?
Our sewers at Clark Field are trained using the same protocol we use in the United States. We spend the time to send our trainers and inspectors to the P.I. to consult and educate the sewers on our methods and quality standards. The short of it: PI production workers are trained by our people, they are our people.
Will Warranty or Repair procedures change?
No, our warranty and repair will remain the same regardless of production location. We hang our hat on being the most durable and comfortable packs on the market and that will not change.
For more information please contact MR Customer Service or call 406-585-1428