Built Worldwide

A messenger bag built with MYSTERY RANCH DNA.

This courier-style messenger bag features a main compartment with multiple pockets and a padded laptop sleeve. A spacious lid pocket provides ample room and easy access to small essentials on the go.

  • Built with 500D CORDURA® for long-haul durability
  • Comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap for heavy loads
  • Large main and lid compartments
  • Padded sleeve fits laptops up to 15"
  • Internal pockets for organization
  • Volume: 1200 cu-in (20 L)
  • Weight: 2 lb (0.9 kg)
  • Frame System: No Frame System
  • Country Of Manufacture: Philippines / Vietnam
  • Intended Use: Commute, Everyday Carry, Laptop Carry

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:

Marmot Warranty:

(888) 311-2900

Mon - Fri : 7:30am - 5pm (PST)


Boulder Mountain Repair:

2200 Central Ave. Suite F

Boulder, CO80301

(303) 499-3634


Rainy Pass Repair:

4415 Stone Way N.

Seattle, WA98103

(206) 523-8135


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

I own a tree company and this bag is essentially my portable office. It holds all of my tech gear, survey equipment and diagnostic equipment. The ability to cinch it down tight with a light load and expand to max capacity for a full loads leaves the bag stowed tight for any endeavor. Its great for travel as well and fits easily under an airline seat. I really couldnt think of any way to improve.

Thanks Guys,
There's more to making a high quality bag than materials and stitching. Mystery Ranch is one of the few companies that takes design to the next level. I've never had a MR pack that has the ridiculous design flaws that plague other manufacturers: ineffective frame systems, stacked pockets that are rendered virtually unusable, etc.

Mystery ranch bags are the most well thought out bags I've ever owned, and the Invader is no exception. Comfortable to wear, just the right amount of organization, and no useless features. Highly recommended.
Got this bag in all black to use as a daily work bag in the military. I've always been a fan of the single strap cross-shoulder style messenger bags (had an REI bag for years in this style but was much smaller and finally gave up) but this one takes it to a new level. The bag is my goto for photography, can easily fit my Nikon D80 with two lenses, an iPad, notebook, and a jacket with room to spare. Throw a tripod strapped to the outside and I'm set to go. It's traveled to New York back country, Ireland, England, Italy, and beyond on airlines in this role. The laptop sleeve is a good fit and even helps with keeping documents pressed nicely flat. The design makes it great for getting at the contents without dropping the bag or putting my camera in the dirt to change lenses or grab my rain jacket.

The exterior lid pocket is great with the straps placed halfway up creating that little fold in the picture which really seems to help tighten everything down and lets the zipper not be affected by the clinch straps. Interior organization has two "water bottle sleeves", one top and one bottom, which easily hold a 1 quart nalgeen or in my case extra camera lenses.

If you are an OCD packer like my you'll put all your laptops and notebooks in a very specific way, but if you weren't careful I could see the bag being uncomfortable as it becomes lumpy and unbalanced. Not the designs fault though, just how the style bag is. Food for thought before purchase.

Great job Mystery Ranch giving me an upgrade in my favorite bag style.